Adult lessons

OTOB offers lessons for adults! Whether you are just starting out on an instrument or are wanting to pick back up after an extended break from practicing we have several highly qualified teachers who can help you at an stage. We offer lessons for adults either weekly or biweekly. Adults have the option of having lessons early afternoon or late evening (before and after the after school rush) or during the afternoon depending on availability.  For more information on our teachers please visit our teacher page for bios and more information. 



“I have only been coming to On the Off Beat for a couple of months but I am very impressed with the range and quality of their offerings: both myself (age 44) and my son (a toddler) have found classes there engaging and enjoyable. Carissa and Michael are friendly and full of good ideas and guidance for all kinds of musical endeavours, and the talent and poise of the teachers here have far exceeded expectations.” – Adult piano student


Adult Feature

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OTOB adult piano student Aaron Walker spent part of the summer at the Toronto Summer Music Festival Community Academy.

During an intensive week of practice, instruction and performance, Aaron had a chance to workshop several pieces he’d prepared with OTOB teacher William Lewans over the last year. The renowned Canadian pianist Jane Coop led three masterclasses and David Louie, a faculty member at the Glenn Gould school (the Royal Conservatory’s professional training arm) led a masterclass and provided private lessons. The week culminated in a public performance in Walter Hall at U of T, where Aaron got a chance to play on the Steinway concert grand (from memory!) In addition to deepening his relationship with the piano, the week also offered a chance to meet other pianists and musicians from across Toronto and Canada who come from a huge variety of professional spheres, but share a passion for music-making.