Reinventing Lessons at Home
Starting Fall 2016 ABC Academy is bringing its 5-Star Service to the most convenient place imaginable – YOUR HOME!
PLEASE NOTE: The ABC @HOME program is in an initial testing phase in 2016-17. The program terms are subject to change at any time.
Why Choose ABC @Home?
Finding quality in education is as important to you as it is for us to provide it. Many other in-home services lack the training, infrastructure and – most importantly – the respect for the value of teachers’ time.
When you choose ABC @Home, you are getting the exact same level of service and quality that you would at our campus locations. This premium service acknowledges the value of your professional teacher’s extensive years of education and experience, combined with ABC’s proprietary training, and student-parent-teacher support systems.
How Do ABC @Home Lessons Work?
In-home lessons are set up throughout Toronto with our core teaching team members, based on a zoned system that allows for your teacher to make the most of their schedule and time.
On the map below, you’ll see what lessons are available in which areas, on what days, and in what zones. These are firmly set.
How do Tuition Fees Work?
We require minimum, non-refundable commitments of 2 month increments. All Payments are administered by pre-authorized payment using a void cheque or PAP form (our preferred methods of payment), or Credit Card, and are set up bill automatically to the end of the period (either School Year or Summer).
Tuition is based on the average of all the teaching days in the School Year, or Summer Period. For more information, see our standard tuition page.
There are 3 tuition Zones. Using the marker for each instrument on the map, you can see how many zones are available. Distances are measured by using Google Maps’ directions exclusively, based on either walking distance (Zone 1 only) or Transit travel time.
Zone 1 – Your Teacher will walk up to 1km from the centre of the zone, and there is no additional charge for this zone; These are our regular rates.
Zone 2 – up to 30 minutes of Transit travel time. Lessons in this zone are approximately $10 more per lesson than our regular rates.
Zone 3 – up to 45 minutes of Transit travel time. Lessons in this zone are approximately $15 more per lesson than our regular rates.
Exceptions and Restrictions
For Safety, Security, and Quality reasons, we have some procedural exceptions and restrictions on our In-home Service. Please accept our apologies if this means we are unable to serve your needs.
Parental Presence – A parent must be on-site for all lessons where the student is a minor (under 19 years of age).
Teacher Safety – Our teachers may decline your lessons for any number of reasons related to their safety, or if they perceive that there is some concern related to yours.
Exclusion Zone – Because our campuses serve some areas we do not provide our in-home service within the following street boundaries:
East/West • Yonge St. / Old Weston & Rail Tracks
North/South • Lawrence Ave. / Bloor St.
Click here for the full Exclusion Zone Map.
If you live within an Exclusion Zone, we’ll require you to come to an ABC Academy campus for your lessons.
Multiple children at the same address – If you have multiple children at your address, whether your own or a neighbour, ABC will waive the travel portion of your fees for each additional child.
Proper Teaching Environment – You must provide a proper environment in which your student may learn, and in which your teacher may teach. A dedicated room with the equipment necessary (music stand at a minimum), and a general lack of interruption (other children’s noise, TV/Radio, etc.) are expected. Successful lessons require these conditions.