At The North York String Academy, we believe that all children have ability and that talent can be nurtured. Investing in music lessons for your child is investing in their future!

The North York String Academy is open to children ages 4 to 17 who wish to study the violin through a curriculum that includes private and group lessons, chamber music, theory and masterclasses, and performance opportunities. Instruction is based upon the methods and philosophies of Shinichi Suzuki, Paul Rolland, and Mimi Zweig. Students participate in weekly individual lessons and biweekly group classes. Additional Academy curriculum explores music history and theory, choir, and Suzuki Graduation recitals. Suzuki repertoire provides the framework of the String Academy private and group lesson curriculum because of its well-conceived progression of pieces. Supplemental pieces are included along the way, and transition into RCM conservatory preparation and competitions can also be encouraged once a healthy foundation is established.

The North York String Academy also offers lessons to adult students through our Adult Violin Lessons stream. Beginner, amateur, and advanced violin lessons are offered, with optional concert and performance opportunities. Orchestral and chamber music focused lessons are also available. Outreach is an important part of our mission here at North York String Academy – we believe that music is a gift to be shared with others! Each year, we present a recital to members of our community who do not have access to traditional concert venues.

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What instruments do you teach at the North York String Academy?

We offer violin, viola, and cello lessons at North York String Academy. Book your free trial lesson today, or register today by emailing us at northyorkstringacademy@gmail.com.

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.

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