Selecting the Right Music Teacher For You

What should I consider when looking for a music teacher?
  • Musical education - Has the teacher successfully completed certification in their area of musical expertise?
  • Level of experience - Have they taught students at your level?
  • Personality - Do you (and/or your child) get along with the teacher?
  • Studio atmosphere - Is the teacher's studio neat and inviting?  Free of distractions?
  • Type of program offered - Does the teacher provide instruction in the style of music you're interested in?  Do they offer preparation for exams, festivals, and recitals? What's their expectations for practicing?

Did you know...
"A person is excused from attendance at school if the person is absent from school for the purpose of receiving instruction in music and the period of absence does not exceed one-half day in any week."
Source: Part II - School Attendance, Section 21, 2(e)

Parents wishing this privilege for their children are advised to discuss this matter with their children's school teachers and principal.  The ORMTA is proud to have been a driving force behind obtaining this privilege.


Search our music teacher directory to find qualified music teachers in Ontario. You can take music lessons in many different instruments. ORMTA’s experienced teachers offer piano lessons, singing lessons, guitar lessons, violin lessons, theory lessons and more. So, whether you’re looking for a piano teacher or trying to find all the music teachers in your area, our music teacher directory is the place to start your search.

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