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Dr. Kristin Force
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Dr. Gillian Turnbull
Dr. Nina Soyfer
Dr. Deborah Hui
Patrick Jang
Jessica Todd
Christina Marcu
Jennifer Wakefield
Jacqueline Mokrzewski
Paul Mark
Asher Farber
Phyllis Zhong
Sean King
Yegee Lee
Anastasia Kulikova
Saman Shahi
Ariel Shetzen
Peter Dick
Snowzei Chau
Lindsay Clark
Holly Chaplin
Anton R. Tajanlangit
Michele Comrie
Caroline Corkum
Ted Crosby
Courtney Waldie
John Cobb
Karen See
Lori Sand

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the best age to learn piano?

A: Any age! No, we are not kidding, when it comes to piano lessons Toronto, the best age to start is whenever you want! We have taught students of any age! The three things you need to start your private piano lessons is an interest in music, the ability to independently move your fingers and a big enough hand to be on five white keys, that is it!

Q: Are piano lessons good for ADHD?

A: Yes, Toronto piano lessons are an excellent way for children and adults who are struggling with ADHD to settle down and focus. Our piano lessons for kids are taught by piano teachers who have worked with kids and ADHD for years. From basic musicality to advanced study, our teachers will be able to work with your child as they progress through our accredited program.

Q: How many years does it take to learn the piano?

A: Naturally, it will depend on what you define as learning. You will be able to play the piano in just a few months, but to be able to perform intricate pieces; it will take a couple of years. There are many variables on how fast someone can pick up the piano, especially if you are taking piano lessons for adults. But even for the most senior students, our seasoned teachers will be able to guide you throughout your journey in tickling the ivories.

Q: How many hours a day should you practice the piano?

A: Here at Neighbour Note - music school Toronto, we want you to learn to love to play every day. However, in terms of straight practice, between one to four hours per day is suggested. Anything over four hours will lead to bad habits, and other issues moving forward.

Q: Can piano be self taught?

A: It can, but you may struggle from simple things such as posture and hand placement. It is strongly suggested that you reach out to our team for a music lesson. Plus, with our easy to access studio and piano lessons in Etobicoke, it is easier to utilize the expert teachers at Neighbour Note!

Q: What should I know before learning piano?

A: You do not need to know much for your first piano lesson! That is why our piano teachers are here, but rudimentary music theory may help you progress quicker than other students who come in with no music knowledge. No matter what, when you look for piano lessons near me, you should look to the experts at Neighbour Note first!

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Jennifer Carson
John is incredibly knowledgeable, kind and patient with my daughter (who is a chatter box). She really enjoys her lessons and he has instilled the love of guitar in her! Highly recommend John as a teacher and the Neighbour note!
SMC King
I have been taking guitar lessons with John for two months. Even though I started out with no prior experience, I appreciated that from the very beginning John's lessons are structured to teach you new chords that you can use to play songs you know. Lessons are fun and John sprinkles bits of music theory throughout, always thoughtfully and patiently answering my questions. Thank you, John!
Eric Somerville
At 5 years old I wasn't sure how well my son would adapt to music lessons. John creates a very flexible and accommodating space where learning is fun.
colleen reich
John is very friendly, flexible and an extremely talented and gifted musician/teacher. He has made it fun and easy for me to learn the guitar as an adult. I would highly recommend him!
Amanda Benn
I’ve been playing guitar for 10+ years but have been in a progress plateau for a while. I decided I wanted to improve (and wanted an after work hobby!) and found Neighbour Note. Working with John has been such a pleasure! He’s patient, laidback, and explains the theory behind what we’re learning in an easy to understand way. I’ve most definitely noticed an improvement in my finger picking skills and an increase in confidence which is exactly what I wanted! Definitely recommend Neighbour Note to anyone at any skill level.
Miranda Amoroso
I started taking guitar lessons with John at neighborhood note as an adult with some prior experience. He has been very patient and has structured lessons in accordance with my interests, while making lessons engaging and fun. I really look forward to lessons, and enjoy the readings and practice given as homework. I especially appreciate that he sends videos explaining thing we went over in lessons, which really help to solidify concepts.
paulina tchernikov
Honestly the best music lessons I’ve had compared to other places. I worked with John and he was always patient and kind during the learning process. He’s an easy person to ask questions, always corrected my technique, gave out easy short videos to follow for homework, was always flexible for rescheduling (make up lessons), and had a fast contact response. He helped me orient my personal style of playing and didn’t push any specific style onto me. I walked in knowing nothing about guitar and after I left I understood my way around the instrument (to where I could learn songs on my own). He made the lessons fun and he was always a great teacher. Thanks John!
Andrew Guy
My 10 year old daughter has had an excellent experience starting guitar with Neighbour Note. They are friendly and accommodating and she enjoys going every week.
Shannon Johnson
My 9 year old daughter has been taking guitar lessons with John for 4 months and absolutely loves them. The lessons are easy to follow and engaging and John provides feedback and follow up when new chords are learnt so she can more easily practice new material at home. Wonderful experience!
Tuyen Do
This is my 5 years old son first drum lessons, he loves it and loved his teacher. John has a great personality and is always willing to help, he even teach my son piano lessons when he wonder. I highly recommend Neighbour Note.
Carly Biggart
My daughter really enjoyed Neighbour Note. John, the instructor, was amazing at personalizing the piano lessons by her; teaching her snippets of her favourite songs. Daily practice was meant to be digestible . I cannot say enough good things about this company. Very flexible and great teachers.
My son started taking piano lessons when he was five and a half years old. After 6 months he wanted to quit. At this time we switched teachers to John Force. I couldn't believe the change! My son started to love the piano and would look forward to lessons. It has been over 2 years now and he is still going strong. John is patient, makes learning fun - he just know how to motivate kids. I couldn't recommend him enough.
Leigh Ann Wayland
My son loved his guitar lessons and my daughter was thrilled with her piano lessons. I was so happy to be in the comfort of my home as I witnessed my children's weekly improvements. Well done Neighbour Note and thank you!
Bob Harbarton
We could not be happier with Neighbour Note! They have an amazing teaching faculty consisting of University and College Professors, High School and Elementary School Teachers, and Rock Stars! Our piano lessons with Neighbour Note have been fantastic. I truly believe they are the best music school in all of Toronto! You rock Neighbour Note!