Frequently asked questions

  • 1. How do we register for classes?
  • Please come register at the school. We enjoy meeting you. Fill out the form and you can even start the same day!
  • 2. How much does it cost?
  • The class costs $22.00 for 30 minutes and is given one-to-one (private lessons). Private lessons enable a more personalized approach.
  • 3. Are there any scholarships or ways to encourage the students?
  • We offer 9 scholarships in three categories. Everyone gets a chance!
  • 4. How many teachers does the school have?
  • We have about 30 teachers to fit any learning style.
  • 5. Which instruments do you teach?
  • Piano, Keyboard, Violin, Drums, Guitar (acoustic and electric), Bass Guitar, Ukelele, Voice, Clarinet, Flute, Acccordeon, Saxophone, Trumpet and Song Composition. Something for any taste!
  • 6. What is the registration fee?
  • There is a $30.00 registration fee per family to join our school.
  • 7. Do students pay the registration fee every year?
  • No. As long as the student maintains an active status, it is paid once.
  • 8. Do you prepare for competitions?
  • Yes! Each year we have over 160 students participating in competitions across the province.
  • 9. Do you prepare for uniform Royal Conservatory of Music exams?
  • Yes. Our teachers are qualified and know the ins and outs of the program.
  • 10. Can I rent an instrument? How much does it cost?
  • Yes! Renting costs $36.00 per month if you do not want to commit to buying an instrument right away.
  • 11. Do you have books?
  • Yes. All teaching materials are conveniently available at the school. Quebec Music School gets preferential pricing which is passed onto its students!
  • 12. Are there group classes?
  • Yes. There are two group lessons: music theory and music initiation for young children (2-5 years).
  • 13. Are there classes for toddlers?
  • Yes. Music Initiation classes are designed to give your child a positive and amusing first experience with music.
  • 14. Is there a choir or ensemble?
  • Yes, there is an ensemble of violists. We are working on a choir.
  • 15. Do you give tax receipts?
  • Yes. Parents of our musicians can get a tax credit up to $500 per child per school year by enrolling in music lessons. The government realizes how important music education is, and parents can get a relief.
  • 16. Will the students get prizes and medals?
  • Yes. Each year our students bring back over 120 medals from different sources: interprovincial competitions, uniform music exams, and scholarships. We are proud of our medalists and we enjoy every step of their journey.
  • 17. When should the payment be done?
  • Payment is required at the beginning of the month.
  • 18. If the student could not come, is there a refund?
  • We understand, life can get hectic! We require a notice in case of an absence. We will then attempt to reschedule the class at no additional cost to the student. The lesson will not be refunded, but rescheduled.
  • 19. Do you give make-up lessons?
  • Yes. It is to the school’s discretion and depends on the teacher’s availability. Maximum of 3 per year.
  • 20. Can I change teachers?
  • Yes. We will do what it takes to make your experience enjoyable.
  • 21. How far in advance do you have to advise of an absence?
  • As soon as possible, minimum 4 hours is required. Otherwise, the lesson cannot be made-up.
  • 22. If I refer a friend, do you give any discounts?
  • Yes. Please see the secretary for more info.
  • 23. Do you have theory classes?
  • Yes. All levels and ages.
  • 24. How many days a week you are open?
  • We open 6 days a week and we plan to work on Sundays.
  • 25. Is there an official website of the music school?
  • Yes, it is bilingual: http://www.ecole-de-musique.ca/