Private music lessons are available during the day, after school, in the evening and on weekends. Generally, lessons run from September to June; however, many of our teachers offer private lessons throughout the summer months as well.
Interested in taking private music lessons at Place des Arts?
Call us at 604.664.1636 to book a trial lesson or to get more information about teacher availability and rates.
Registration for private music lessons must be done in person at Place des Arts.
Teacher Training Program
This program provides an opportunity for beginning piano students to study with a qualified junior teacher under the supervision of a seasoned faculty member at a reduced rate. Lessons are offered on Fridays and Saturdays only. Call for availability. Students registered with a junior piano teacher must also register for the Teacher Training Program Master Class (see below).
$16 per 30-minute lesson
Teacher Training Program Master Class
This master class is mandatory for all students taking piano lessons with a junior piano teacher from the Teacher Training Program. Each student will register for a total of seven master classes. Teacher Marjory Purdy.
Private Music Teachers
Why Choose Place des Arts for Music Study?
Place des Arts offers a warm, friendly learning environment where experienced, caring music instructors teach a variety of instruments from piano and guitar to winds, strings, percussion and brass. We make music accessible to everyone, from young children to senior citizens, and from recreational players to serious students.
addition to regular private music instruction, we offer many
complementary opportunities for students to hone their technical and
Every spring we host master classes led by guest teachers. These group classes allow our students to build skills by receiving instruction and learning from suggestions given to their fellow students by the guest teacher.
des Arts' music teachers perform in faculty concerts throughout the
year. These concerts are wonderful opportunities for students to learn
from watching and listening to their teachers play.
des Arts' students have many opportunities to perform themselves.
Monthly student concerts, art openings and other special events are just
some of the performance opportunities we provide. Many of our teachers
also hold studio recitals in which their students are invited to
Wide Range of Instruments
teachers offer a range of different teaching styles as well as
instruments to study. Many of our teachers offer trial lessons and/or
would be happy to speak with you in advance of your first lesson to help
you decide which instrument is right for you. Or you can always drop by
our annual open house in September to view our facilities and find out
more about Place des Arts' music program.
Most teachers offer trial lessons, space permitting, which provide an opportunity to meet the teacher and decide if he or she is a good fit for your learning style.
Fee levels vary by instructor and begin at $24 per 30-minute lesson.