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 NOT currently being offered. Please check back in the future for updates.
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).
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:
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.
Do You Have a Child Under 5?
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The teacher is great – and I can see myself improving with each lesson.
Jason Hogan, Adult Piano Student
I would recommend ABC Academy for any student that wants to improve. I like it because I have improved my mark in Music at School.
Richard Hastie, Baritone Horn Student
I would like to thank ABC for making music so accessible for my four children, especially for the youngest one. They absolutely love their teachers and are learning quickly. I thought it would be harder to start piano and guitar, but ABC makes it simple.
Axelle Vaughan, Parent of Ethan, Theo, Tessa, and Taï
Awesome people and teachers. Strong programs. Fun teachers. Good hospitality.
Katya Murphy, Clarinet Student
ABC Academy is great because of the personal, individual lesson, as well as working at your own pace. I wouldn’t want to learn anywhere else!
Matthew Shewaye, Guitar and Rock Band Student
I really like my guitar lessons and teacher. I say all this because I think that playing guitar is fun. Also, when things get hard, I keep on practising every day – Practice Makes Perfect!
Ayla Devlin, Guitar Student
This school has taught me a lot – like how to sight-read and most of the notes in half a season, and the teachers are really nice and understanding. I’m happy I chose this music school overall.
Fiona Estifanos, Guitar Student
This school is awesome – there are nice and very helpful teachers.
Michelle Novello, Student
I’m 38 years old and I just started playing trumpet last summer. I’ve been studying with ABC the whole time and I have learned a ton, and had a great time doing it. My teacher is great and makes sure I work hard. Thanks to my teacher, ABC and the gang for making ABC such a welcoming place for an old dog like me to learn a new trick.
Vladimir Jon Cubrt, Adult Trumpet Student
ABC has provided my three children more than a top quality musical education. The committed, kind, and talented instructors have contributed to their development as people.
Alejandra Bravo, Parent of Galya, Felix, and Oscar
Along with teaching her the discipline required to play an instrument, ABC has provided her with an atmosphere in which she has discovered an infinite joy and appreciation of music. By joining the Rock Band program this year, she has also learned to appreciate the importance of working, in harmony, with others. Most of all, ABC is a FUN place to learn. Many thanks to the teachers and staff.
Amanda Tower, Parent
Great Teachers, Friendly and real Professional.
Margaux Latrech, Flute Student
My son began guitar lessons at the age of 5, with all the attention span one might expect of a 5-year old. I’ve been so impressed with the patience and good humour his teachers have displayed! Now 7, Simon loves playing music, especially at recitals, and I am a very proud mum :)
Leslie Ambedian, Parent of Guitar Student Simon
The teachers make sure you play the best that you possibly can.
Sarah Shewaye, Violin and Rock Band Student
I take Vocal and Piano lessons with different teachers and I’ve learned so much. All the teachers are nice to me as they’ve gotten to know me, and they always encourage me to learn new things.
Sara Brandao, Voice, Piano, and Rock Band Student
I love being at ABC Academy, it really inspires me to learn more music. I enjoy the violin and I like my teacher. Everyone who works at ABC Academy is nice. Love it.
Emily Brandao, Violin Student
We wanted to expose our son to music and what we got from ABC is a highly educated teacher who is teaching our son to aim higher, be confident, and play beautiful music. Our son loves the school.
Usha Tomar, Parent of Guitar Student Shray
Great teachers, Patient
Suzie Dufour, Parent of Violin Student Marianne
ABC has given my daughter Natina so much confidence performing in front of an audience. The director, instructors, and office staff are so positive. I highly recommend ABC to anyone, young or “older” when wanting to learn music.
Anne-Marie Smith, Parent of Drum Student Natina
I love that ABC Academy has:
• Great Teachers
• Make it Fun to Learn
• Has Nice, Friendly People
5 out of 5!
Rachel Lewars, Piano Student
My son Owen is excelling as a bass guitarist thanks to the instruction at ABC. We really appreciate the professionalism of the teachers and the hands-on management of the school. It’s clear that the director truly cares about each student’s success.
Kat Spiwak, Parent of Bass and Rock Band Student Owen
The ABC Academy has given my daughter, Bernice, to appreciate what music – through her Violin – is all about. Through her experience, she has studied hard to learn her lessons well, and learned to be patient. In the process she has loved what the Academy has taught her.