Courses offered at TSSP in 2019-20

TSSP is thrilled to be offering a Comprehensive Theory Program starting with Levels 1-5 (Grade 1-5 Practical), including musicianship with Susan Hamblin Dennis.

Class is scheduled on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM. Class is filling up quickly.

Dr. Tom Green, Chief Examiner for RCM Exams will be teaching Level 6/7 Theory and Level 8, as well as Level 9 History or Harmony.
Dr. Green may be available for one or two individual lessons also.
Classes are Wednesday between 7 and 9:30 PM.
Dr. Green has many decades of experience teaching all levels of Theory and History. We are so honoured to have him teach at TSSP.

All Theory Courses are open to students not registered at TSSP for Private lessons.

Suzuki Violin and Cello Group Classes are an essential component of the Suzuki Method. Students studying with teachers outside TSSP are welcome to join.

Violin classes are on Thursdays at Deer Park Public School, 23 Ferndale Avenue between 5 and 6:30.

Cello class scheduled to be confirmed shortly.

Cello group concert

The Group Class focuses on technique, review of repertoire and prepares young players for playing together in ensembles and feel the camaraderie of a group.

Early Childhood Music Class 

Tuesday mornings, 10:30 AM. Newborn to Age 3

Introduces concepts of melody, rhythm, singing, and movement in preparation for taking formal instruction. A great way to make friends with other parents.

Instructor Eslin McKay

Violin beginner group

Junior Orchestra

An Introductory reading ensemble for string players ages 8-12. Bi-weekly at Deer Park Public School, Thursdays 6-6:45.

Instructor Julian Fisher

Junior orchestra

Chamber Music

An excellent way to interact with peers and have a great time polishing pieces for performance. Ensembles include Piano Trios, String Quartets, Piano Ensembles, String duos. etc. Open to young people and adults Groups coached by a TSSP Faculty member. Scheduling flexible.

Chamber music
Piano ensemble

Monthly Celtic Fiddle Jam 

Enjoy playing through fiddle repertoire with like-minded players.

Instructor Jennifer Melvin

Class on weekend evenings. TBA

Monthly Cello Jam

A fun get-together for adult cellists.

Toronto School for Strings Orchestra

This group rehearses weekly. No audition required. Intermediate/ Grade 3 minimum level.

Repertoire includes original scores, arrangements of symphonic works and some popular music.

Thursday 7:45-9:30, Deer Park Public School.

TSSO orchestra

Viola Ensemble

Let’s not forget the viola. Intermediate level.


Parent Education Seminar

An inspiring and motivational talk by Clayton Scott, esteemed piano teacher, music educator, and RCM Theory Examiner. With many decades of experience working with children and teens, Clayton has helped them to love music and want to continue learning. 

Saturday, October 26

Working through challenging times in our children’s musical journey. An opportunity to share ideas and experiences. Led by Dr. Debra Stein, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Sick Kids Hospital. 


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