It's time to get the band together!
Neighbour Note offers fun and exciting group programs for all ages and skill levels. When students join one of our stimulating courses, they will be paired up with friends of similar age and skill levels, provided with a creative structure to work from, and then given free rein to play!
With hands-on instruction from our expert staff, students will obtain the framework for success through playing, songwriting, and collaboration. Each program teaches students to become accountable, work as a team, and strive toward a goal all while having fun in the learning process.
Whether they're a beginner or an experienced rocker, we've got the course for them.
Little Rockers (Introduction Series)
The ultimate course for beginner musicians. By exposing beginners to a range of different instruments and giving them a basic rehearsing structure to work from, we let them start finding their musical groove and have them playing classics in no time!
Little Rockers (Intermediate Series)
All of our music programs provide a great deal of motivation, stimulation, gratification, recognition, and fun. In order to participate in any of the Neighbour Note music programs, you must be at least seven years of age. Students will be placed into groups of similar age, ability, and musical preference. All Neighbour Note music programs run for nine months of the year.
String Initiative (Chamber Music Program)
The String Initiative is designed for aspiring string instrumentalists who wish to learn the collaborative aspects of music making. While one-on-one lessons are one of the most important components in learning how to play an instrument, the process of collective music making is difficult, if not, impossible to recreate in a lesson format. For this reason, the String Initiative will allow students to experience the process of playing chamber music and will provide a more enriching musical experience for all involved.
The String Initiative is run by award-winning graduates of the University of Toronto's graduate music programs, specifically members from the Interro Quartet which includes violinists Adam Despinic and Dr. Steve Koh, violist Maxime Despax, and cellist Sebastian Ostertag.
Songwriting and Recording
All experience levels are welcome, you may come with your own songs to be worked on or start fresh at the beginning of the program. This program is once a week for an hour in length.