How much do your lessons cost?

We offer lessons from very highly qualified teachers at three levels of experience, qualification and price: Associate, Artist, Maestro. Listed below is a brief description of each level.

  • 30 minute lessons start at $53.98 for Associate, $60.32 for Artist and $66.67 for Maestro level.
  • Our Introductory Special: 4 lessons for 30 minutes special is $172.74 (a 20% discount)
  • Please call the office for Artist/Maestro rates.

Lessons are typically taken weekly from September through June. Lessons are not scheduled over the Christmas Holidays or the March Break week observed by the public schools, except by special arrangement.

The basic run of lessons is 34, however, we encourage you to take lessons year-round.

Financial Assistance

Children whose parents have real financial need may apply to the Arts Access Fund.
The application must be renewed annually.

We have three basic fee levels:


Associate teachers are fully qualified music teachers with a University degree and are active performers in the musical community. Our Suzuki teachers have taken the Suzuki Association of the Americas Teacher Development and training.


Artist teachers have the qualifications of the Associate teachers, plus graduate-level work and additional experience. Includes prominent performers and/or Royal Conservatory Examiners.


Maestro is an Artist with additional experience. A very well-established musician/adjudicator/RCM Examiner in the greater community.

Whatever your need or experience, we will provide you with the right teacher.

Please call us to discuss the most appropriate teacher for your or your child’s musical development.

There is a $50.00 annual registration fee for individuals, to help offset administrative costs.

For families with two or more members taking lessons with us, the registration fee is $75. For families with more than 2 children, there is no additional registration fee. Students taking more than one instrument are only charged one individual fee.

For new students, there is an initial enrollment fee of $75.00.

Please read the TSSP Attendance Policy.


How to pay for lessons

Payment in full

If you pay for the year in full by cheque, cash or e-transfer, we can offer a 2% discount or credit.

Most people enroll in our monthly payment plan, which is ten equal payments charged to your credit card or bank account. The payments typically run from August 15 to May 15 of the year.

If your payment information changes, please contact us before the next scheduled billing.

Do not mail or e-mail credit card information. Billing information is best communicated in person, over the phone, or using our secure MindBody login. All enrolled students and parents have a login to see lessons and payments, and also to update payment information. If you need this information we are happy to provide it.

Paying by email money transfer

You can send Interac e-mail transfers to info@torontoschoolforstrings.com

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