For those who are new to OTOB, we offer one on one instruction with some of Toronto’s top musicians and teachers. If you can’t decide which teacher or instrument to choose then you might want to start with trial lessons! You can book either two or four trial lessons beginning any time of year and try different teachers, times, and instruments! 

AT WHAT AGE CAN KIDS START PRIVATE LESSONS?

We start private lessons at different ages depending on the instrument. Below are the starting ages for various lessons offered at OTOB:

Age 6+ – drums, violin, piano, ukulele

Age 7+ – guitar, bass

Age 6+ voice (Darcy Welch)

Age 8+ voice (Shilpa Sharma)

Age 10+ – electronic music/DJ

Purchase Trial Lessons 

Do you need an instrument to take trial lessons?

ABSOLUTELY! We recommend Cask Music (just down the street from us!) or Long and McQuade for guitars and ukuleles. For violins, we recommend Remenyi House of Music. You can get away with taking a couple of in-person trial lessons for piano and drums without an instrument, however, we recommend having one before starting lessons as you will need to practice at home. If you’re taking online lessons you’ll definitely need an instrument 🙂

 

RATES FOR TRIAL LESSONS 2022/23

30-minute lessons – $79 for two trial lessons/$158 for four trial lessons

45-minute lessons – $118.50 for two trial lessons/$237 for four trial lessons

60-minute lessons – $158 for two trial lessons/$316 for four trial lessons

 

Have Questions or want to check out the schedule? Please contact the office at 647 343 7272 or info@ontheoffbeat.ca. Get started by purchasing your trial lesson package or inquire at the bottom of the page:

Purchase Trial Lessons 

Check out some student performances below!

Check out more of our at-home student recital videos on our Vimeo channel!

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