University Settlement Music & Arts School

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University Settlement Music & Arts School

Founded in 1921, The University Settlement Music & Arts School is one of North America's oldest community music schools. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the School offers quality lessons to everyone in a welcoming, familial atmosphere. 

We function in the belief that arts education should be a right, not a privilege, and that lessons should be available to everyone, regardless of age, ethnicity, preceived talent, disability or ability to pay.

At the Music & Arts School, our year is divided into 4 terms (Fall, Winter, Spring, & Summer) that correspond to the Public School year. The total number of weeks varies from term to term. Students must register or re-register for each term. Specific registration dates are available from the School office. 

Individual Lessons

  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Voice
  • Violin
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Flute
  • Viola
  • Accordion
  • Recorder
  • Theory
  • Ear-Training
  • Drum Set/ Percussion
  • Introductory Cello

Group Classes: during the Fall, Winter and Spring terms only

  • Ear-Training (5-6 Years)
  • Ear-Training Level 1-4
  • Ear-Training for Adults
  • RCM Harmony Preparation
  • RCM Theory Preparation
  • RCM Counterpoint

Traditional Dance Classes:

  • Ballet
  • Tap
  • Jazz
  • Children’s Choir
  • Settlement Singers Choir
  • Adult Chamber Music: Classical and Jazz
  • Junior Chamber Music
  • Computer Music


*Please contact the school or visit its website for further information (fees, schedules, registration, etc) or the latest updates.