FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What instruments do you teach at the North York String Academy?
We currently offer instruction for the violin at North York String Academy. Our Summer Camp features the opportunity for students of other instruments to participate in our Academy activities! Book your free trial lesson today, or register today for our Virtual Summer Camp 2021 to learn more.
What ages do you teach at the NYSA?
We teach students as early as the age of 4 to 17 as part of our Academy stream, as well as Adult students in our Adult Violin Lessons stream.
What is the Adult Violin Lesson Stream?
If you’ve always wanted to learn the violin, or are just starting out with a few years of experience and want to grow your skill and musicianship, Adult violin lessons are right for you! It’s never too late to learn an instrument, and many adult students find great pleasure and joy from learning an instrument later in life.
I don't have an instrument. Where can I rent or buy one?
There are a few violin shops in the GTA that sell instruments, but not all are reputable in providing instruments of all sizes and caliber. We recommend contacting The Soundpost, as they are highly equipped string specialists who are trained to find a quality instrument of the right size that fits your budget. They also offer a rent-to-own program, and music materials needed for lessons. Please visit the link here for more information.
Why learn music?
Your child will benefit from better overall mental function and health, will have enhanced sensory development, increased social skills, and build self-reliance, self-esteem, and self- awareness, helping them to be well adjusted. For teens, music lessons and community provide a sense of belonging, an emotional outlet, and physical benefits of better posture, stronger upper body strength, and improved motor skills. Enhanced extra-curricular skills and experience can be used for college and university applications. For students of all ages, music lessons provide an artistic pursuit, joy of community, reduced stress, a greater sensitivity and emotional awareness, and a means of connecting with others through a language without words.