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The Columbus Centre School of Music is committed to the development and diffusion of music both within the Italian–Canadian community and the community at large. Our music school gives students the opportunity to explore their musical passion. Our instructors have a breadth of musical periods, genres and varied teaching techniques. Our instructors cater to each individual interest, whether the aim is for leisurely fun or for preparation for the Royal Conservatory of Music and school-entry exams.


We offer a wide variety of music lessons that are open to anyone of any skill level. Our seasonal one-on-one private lessons in vocals, guitar, piano, violin, flute, clarinet, or drums are taught by our professional instructors. For over 30 years, our music program has developed into one of the most prominent in the community, and the progress of our students is widely admired by those who attend our two annual recitals. For those who excel in our music academy, we have made available scholarship options so they can continue to practice with us and continue to grow as students of the arts.


In addition to in-person classes, the Columbus Centre School of Music is also offering online music classes! Our music instructors will be teaching private lessons virtually via apps such as ZOOM, Facetime or Skype. Lessons are available in piano, vocal, violin, guitar and drums. Open to new and existing students. To inquire about virtual lessons, please contact: cultural@villacharities.com

2021/2022 Programs and Pricing

Private Lessons (for both children and adults)

  • Drums – in-person and online
  • Guitar/Ukulele – in-person and online
  • Music Production (Ages 10+) – in-person and online
  • Piano – in-person and online 
  • Saxophone – in-person and online
  • Woodwind (e.g. Clarinet, Flute) – in-person and online
  • Violin – in-person and online
  • Voice – in-person and online
Class Time (Price per class)Fall Term (13 Weeks)Winter Term (10 Weeks)Spring Term (12 Weeks)
30 minutes$487.50$375.00$450.00
45 minutes$643.50$495.00$594.00
60 minutes$832.00$640.00$768.00
TermsProgram DatesWeeks
Fall TermMonday, September 13, 2021 – Monday, December 13, 202113 Weeks
Winter TermMonday, January 10, 2022 – Monday, March 28, 202210 Weeks
Spring TermMonday, April 4, 2022 – Monday, June 27, 202212 Weeks
Dates to RememberNo Class
Thanksgiving DayMonday, October 11
Christmas DaySaturday, December 25
Boxing DaySunday, December 26
New Year's DaySaturday, January 1
Family DayMonday, February 21
March BreakMarch 14 - March 18
Good FridayFriday, April 15
Victoria DayMonday, May 23

Pricing & Schedules are subject to change without notice.


Columbus Centre School of Music welcomes back returning and new students – both children and adults. We are committed to the level of instruction we provide and will work together to place you or your child with the appropriate instructor based on your needs and interest. Registration for music programs is ongoing. If there is a particular day, time or instrument you wish to learn, please contact the Arts, Youth & Culture Department.

Online Registration

New Students: Click “Register” and fill out the registration form and parent/student information, then select a class you wish to enroll in.


Currently enrolled families: To log in, enter the email address you gave us on your registration form or created when you registered online or you CLICK “Forgot my Password” and you will be guided on how to create a new password.


Registration is complete when the online registration and payment have been received and processed by the Arts, Youth & Culture Department. Lessons will not begin until registration is complete.


Payment due in full, upon registration. We accept credit cards, debit, cheques and cash (exact amount). NSF cheques will be charged a $30.00 service charge. Payments must be re-submitted within 48 hours. Payments are accepted in full or in 3 installments.


5% discount on additional siblings.

5% multiple instrument discount if taking two or more instruments.

5% early bird discount when registering between August 9 and 13 and for paying for a full year.

Discounts cannot be combined.

Refund Policy

Full year registrants (music private lessons): Tiered refund policy (before fourth lesson). Inquire for full details.

The Arts, Youth & Culture department reserves the right to change program dates, times, rooms and instructors during the year. We will strive to provide two weeks notice.

Register online, by email or contact us by phone:


Angelita Papa

Arts & Culture Coordinator

Phone: 416-789- 7011 Ext. 248

Email: cultural@villacharities.com