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Cello  •  Drums  •  Flute  •  Oboe  •  Clarinet  •  Saxophone  •  Trumpet  •  Horn  •  Trombone  •  Euphonium  •  Tuba

TFS & ABC Academy

2017-18 Lesson Registration is Open!  Call Now To Register!

ABC Academy of Music is delighted to work with Toronto French School to enhance the community of one of Canada’s finest educational institutions.  Our mission with your students is to leverage the concrete benefits of musical training to benefit personal and professional potential.

Lessons are available to all Junior and Senior School students, on all instruments we offer.  Lessons are held at the Senior School.

If your young student is in the music program, our commitment is to start lessons with the enhancement of skill and enjoyment of their academic musical effort, and to use that as a launching pad for even more fun playing beyond.

Not in the Music program?  Lessons are open to all students – for a new skill, interest, and fun!

We will be offering all of our standard instrumental lessons as long as there is enough demand.

The details are on this dedicated TFS section of our website. If anything is in any way confusing, just call our office.  We want to make your experience an easy one. If you keep scrolling, you’ll get to meet our teachers!

for how to get started

Registration is Open

We do registration at any time, and independently of the semester-based system you may be used to.  This means you can start any time!

Registration Year-over-Year

Each spring TFS students that are taking lessons will have a priority registration period of 1 week to retain their existing time(s) for the fall.  The following week will be for changing times.  The third week and onwards will be open registration for any TFS student.

Below are our intended instruments for offer at TFS campus.  Lessons a given instrument will be offered if we can reach a reasonable minimum number of students and teaching time for our faculty.  At the time of writing some instruments may be delayed to February 2017.  We encourage you to register for these as soon as possible to help us secure the minimum time we need to guarantee a teacher will come.

Lesson Times

Lessons will occur between Tuesday and Thursday each week, aligned to the TFS school year schedule to minimize interruptions.  Lesson times will vary by instrument, which may be limited in some cases.

Below are our suggestions for lesson lengths.  If you are still unsure, for whatever reason, please just give us a call in the office, and we’ll help you out straight away.

30 minutes

  • Beginners up to 11-12 years of age, depending on attention span.

45 minutes

  • Beginners 12+,
  • younger students with 2 or more years experience on an instrument,
  • at the recommendation of a previous or ABC teacher

60 minutes

  • Experienced players,
  • with 2+ years of experience,
  • coming from a lesson length of at least 45 min.,
  • at the recommendation of a previous or ABC teacher

Exceptions to the above that start at 45 minutes: Oboe, Bassoon, French Horn, Cello

Tuition Fees

Your monthly billing is based on the average of the cost of all of the lessons for your lesson day for the whole school year.  We do this to keep your billing the same each month.  We’ve carefully engineered the schedule for the school year so that all days and costs are the same for the 2017-18 year.  There are 33 lessons during the school year, and you are not billed for holidays, only the days that lessons are scheduled.

30 minutes


45 minutes


60 minutes


Please note: that for French Horn Lessons only lessons will be on Mondays, with rates of $152.23/45 minutes, and $182.70/60 minutes.  Lesson rates are the same, but factor out added statutory holidays.


Our preferred method of payment is Void Cheque/PAP form.  We can accept credit cards as well, but prefer the first method.

You can send your Void Cheque/PAP form by email (feel free to take a photo of your cheque), which we will provide to you when you register.

Registration & Re-Registration

When you register or re-register (for the fall, for example), you will be charged for the month (or remainder of the month) to hold your spot.

Please Note

Your lesson time cannot be confirmed (fully booked) until we have received your payment information.

TFS has a selection of Band and Orchestral instruments that may be rented directly from on an annual basis (or half the year if you start now).  What could be simpler?  Please reach out to Mr. Price at school for more information.

For other instruments, please call us in the office.  We will be happy to advise you on sources for rentals or purchases.  We don’t handle those ourselves, but would be delighted to assist with guidance and resources.

This may be a possibility for some instruments.

We will need to have a clear idea of how many students we have for those instruments – and then work to add a teaching slot to the schedule for you.

In order for this to happen we’ll need to do a complete registration for you (minus the day/time of the lesson) and we’ll then be able to make arrangements.  There will be no billing to your account until we have confirmed the day-time with you in person.

Ready to Play?  Call Now: 416-651-7529
Meet Your Amazing TFS Teaching Team!

Just click the instrument or class you are interested in, and choose a teacher!

Latest ABC@TFS News

5 February 2018

31 January 2018

No Lessons February 8th

Hello Lawrence Park (TFS) Lesson Students! Please remember that there are no Lessons on Thursday, February 8th, due to parent-teacher interviews at TFS. We'll see you the following week! Looking ahead, you should also note that March Break runs 2 weeks in March, from March 12-23, inclusive.   See you soon!


Hello Everybody, Please note that the date of our Spring Recital has changed.  It will now be held on Sunday, April 29th. It will still be at the Root Down Studio, at 225 Geary Ave.  As always, we'll have short sessions, likely starting at noon, and Registration should be available by the 10th of April. Rhythm Kids are welcome and encouraged to come see other children play musical instruments - an important part of a well-rounded Music Education!  Call us closer to the date for details.   If you have any questions about this in the meantime, please give the office a call at 416-651-7529.  Thank you!

7 December 2017

Dec. Make-ups v.2

Hello Everybody! Please click here for the newest version of the make-up schedule.  We recommend deleting the last version to avoid confusion. Important Notes About Make-Ups You must confirm your time by phone: 416-651-7529. Not able to make it? You must call for this, too, or you could lose your make-up. If you do not confirm you will lose your make-up(s). In some cases your make-up may be scheduled ahead of the make-up week (Jonny, Abigail, & Cynthia's students take note!) Make-ups do not carry past the end of June. Your lesson time may not be the same as normal, may be longer, and you may have additional days/times. Take care to see you don’t miss this. If you are owed make-ups, and you do not see your name listed, it is because we are unable to schedule your make-up at this time. You can call with questions.

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