Learning piano is in large part about the practise you do during the week, between lessons, to prepare your lesson material. While we can certainly arrange a first initial lesson for you, it won't be worthwhile having a second lesson unless you have access to an instrument to practise on.
Buying a piano:
Either a real acoustic piano or a keyboard/digital piano would be suitable. If you prefer a digital piano, we recommend purchasing an instrument with the full 88 keys and a weighted action (sometimes called hammer action).
Click here to find out more about Piano Teachers Connect's recommended pianos and keyboards, and to buy a piano online.
Renting a piano:
Ideally, students should have a piano or digital piano at home to practise on. If you don't want to invest in purchasing an instrument, it is possible to hire one in the beginning.Click here for more information about piano rentals
Practising at a piano studio:
It is also possible to practise at piano practise studios, available at hourly rates (and sometimes even free at libraries).
Click here for more information on piano practise rooms.
Which options best describe the styles of music you or the student(s) may be interested in learning or improving on?
Would you (or the student) like to have lessons in your (or their) own home?
What is the postal code of your (or the student's) workplace (if you are interested in having lessons near work)?
If there are any other locations in Toronto that would be convenient for you (or the student) to travel to please list them for us here.
All of our students begin with one lesson booking, to meet their teacher before deciding whether to continue on with weekly lessons.
Please select three possible times for a first initial lesson.
Would you like to make a payment now? (This will prioritise your request, and get your lesson booking(s) confirmed as fast as possible.)
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Payments: (1) The hourly rate of $50.00 per hour, OR basic fee of $40.00 per single 45-minute lesson or $30.00 per single half-hour lesson, plus a $10.00 travel fee when lessons take place in the Student’s home, AND/OR plus a $10 administrative fee when lessons occur on a non-weekly ad hoc basis, shall be paid to Jonah Cristall-Clarke, Director (hereinafter referred to as "Director") of Piano Teachers Connect (hereinafter referred to as "PTC") by the Sponsor (as entered above).
(2) Payments shall be made on a monthly basis, in advance for all lessons scheduled in that month, and must be received no later than 7 days before the first lesson in that month.
(3) Fees shall be paid to the Director only. At no time shall any amount be paid by the Student or the Sponsor directly to the Student’s assigned piano teacher. No PTC assigned piano teacher shall ask for or accept any payment from a Student or Sponsor.
Cancellations & Refunds: (4) Where the Student or Sponsor cancels a scheduled lesson with at least 5 working days’ notice before that lesson, a fee refund or lesson credit shall be given for that lesson. Notice given after 5:00 p.m. shall be considered as the following working day. Notice of such a cancellation and request for a refund must be submitted to the Director only (not the assigned piano teacher). Otherwise the full fee for that lesson will be charged.
(5) Where the Student’s assigned piano teacher cancels a scheduled lesson, a fee refund or lesson credit shall be given for that lesson.
Rescheduling: (6) The Student or Sponsor may submit a request to reschedule a lesson without penalty by giving at least 24 hours’ notice. A lesson may only be rescheduled to another time within that same week or by adding time onto one or more future bookings. A request for rescheduling a lesson must be submitted to the Student’s assigned piano teacher.
Missed Lessons: (7) Where the Student misses a lesson and the Student or Sponsor fails to give at least 5 working days’ notice of cancellation, or submit a request to reschedule with at least 24 hours’ notice, the Student or Sponsor shall forfeit the full fee for that lesson. No refund or credit will be given for such missed lessons and they cannot be rescheduled or made up at another time.
Reassignment: (8) At the request of the Student or Sponsor, and/or at the Director’s discretion, the Director may reassign a student from one PTC teacher to another, with appropriate notice to the parties affected.
Termination: (9) The Student or Sponsor may discontinue lessons and terminate this agreement at any time by notifying the Director and giving a minimum of 5 working days’ notice before the Student’s next scheduled lesson. Similarly, the Director may at his discretion terminate this agreement by notifying the Student or Sponsor and giving a minimum of 5 working days’ notice before the Student’s next scheduled lesson.
(10) Notwithstanding section 9 above, the Director may at his discretion immediately terminate this agreement where a Student or Sponsor is found in violation of sections 1, 2 or 3 above.
(11) Upon termination under section 9 or 10 above, the Student and/or Sponsor agree(s) not to take piano lessons from any current or former PTC teacher for a period of one year.
Notice: (12) For the purposes of this agreement, verifiable e-mail, voicemail, or SMS messages to/from the Director or the Student or Sponsor, may constitute "notice" given under sections 4, 6, 7 & 9 above. The time and date of any such relevant e-mail or voicemail messages shall be deemed as the time when notice was given, regardless of when such communication is actually read or heard.
We recommend hour-long lessons for adult students and for students aged 12 and up, 45-minute lessons for children aged 8 to 11, and half-hour lessons for children under age 8. If you are interested in purchasing piano lessons as a gift, or in a short-term package of lessons, please use one of the last two options below.