In-Class Lessons

  • Adult students and parents confirm that the student attending class:
    1. Does not have any symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, chills, cough, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, sore throat and runny or stuffy nose unrelated to allergies, loss of taste or smell, pink eye, long lasting headache or muscle ache, difficulty swallowing, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea)
    2. Has not been in contact with someone who is sick or tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days of the lesson.
    3. Has not returned from travel outside of Canada in the past 14 days.
    4. Will not attend lessons in person if answering yes to any of the above.
    5. Will inform the school as soon as possible if the student attending lessons or an immediate family member tests positive for COVID-19.
  • Masks are mandatory for all persons entering the premise.
  • Everyone entering the premise will have a temperature check.
  • Safety signs will be clearly placed on the front door, floor, walls and classrooms.
  • Appropriate social distance must be maintained as per government guidelines, even with masks and face shield.
  • The school waiting area will not be available to parents and guests until further notice. Only students will be allowed in.
  • Lesson time will be staggered to avoid congestion and provide time to sanitize between lessons. Students must be picked up promptly.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance, outside the washrooms, and in every classroom.
  • Students and teachers are required to sanitize their hands before each lesson.
  • Hand washing and sanitizing protocols will be posted on the front door, in the washrooms and in each classroom.
  • Common surfaces in the classrooms will be sanitized after each student.
  • Common areas of the school will be sanitized regularly.
  • Students are required to bring their books, pencils, erasers, drum sticks and any accessories that they need to every class. Books from the school library, school guitars, ukuleles and drum sticks are not available for use at this time.
  • No food or drinks will be allowed in the classrooms during the lesson.
  • The water filter and glasses have been temporarily removed. Students can bring a water bottle if required.
  • Voice students are required to wear a face shield and/or a mask through the entire lesson. Online voice lessons are recommended at this time.

During these unprecedented times, we are going the extra mile to ensure all of us stay safe while enjoying the activities we love. We wanted to give you as much information as possible on the measures we have put in place at Chorus Music. If you have any questions please call or e-mail us.

  • Starting with the air we breathe! We have had an air flow inspection performed at our facility with Air Filtration Solutions Canada. This type of test is mandatory for certain businesses, such as dental offices, to determine how long it takes for air to completely flow through a room. We felt it would be beneficial to go the extra mile and test the air flow in every classroom, so we could plan on leaving adequate amount of time between students. 
  • Allotting time between lessons also gives our teachers time to sanitize the rooms and common surfaces.
  • The music rooms have been reorganized in order to comply with social distancing protocols. Our piano rooms now have two pianos/keyboards placed at least 6 feet apart, so teachers will be seated at a different piano away from the students. Drum sets have also been placed more than 6 feet apart, and students are required to bring their own drum sticks and headphones to every class.
  • In regards to guitar, ukulele and violin, students are required to bring their own instruments to class as the school instruments will not be available for use this year. Students will have to tune their own instrument with the guidance of their teacher. Students will have to bring their own accessories such as tuners, capos, pics, shoulder rests, rosins etc.
  • Voice lessons will be held only in our larger rooms so we can have the required 9 feet distance between the instructor and the student. Students who are taking in-class voice lessons will be required to wear a mask and/or face shield throughout the lesson. We highly recommend voice students to take lessons online this year. 
  • Homework communication will also be different this year. For older students, they will have to write down their own homework. For younger students, teachers can record homework electronically if the students bring a device to class. Alternatively, the teacher will sanitize his/her hands and write the homework on a loose sheet of paper. Moreover, students will not have any access to our library books this year, and will have to bring their own books and writing utensils to each lesson. 
  • We have a mandatory mask requirement for anyone entering the premise. We recommend that students wear a mask and face shield for added protection, especially for younger students. All staff will be wearing both a mask and a face shield throughout the entire day. 
  • All high traffic or commonly used surfaces such as door handles and counter tops will be sanitized regularly. We will have hand sanitizer available at the front door, outside the washrooms and in every classroom. Everyone will be required to sanitize their hands as soon as they enter the premise, and before/after using the washrooms. 
  • To help minimize and reduce the traffic of people at the school, lesson start times will be staggered. Timely arrivals and pick-ups will help with smooth transitions. Sorry parents, it is drop off and pick up only this year as our waiting room will not be available for use. 
  • Our front desk staff will be working behind a plexi-glass panel for added safety of all. We hope our friendly waiting area can go back to normal in the near future. 
  • Students must make sure to follow the protocols posted on the front door. Students can come to the front door and line up outside if necessary. We will have markers placed 6 feet apart outside the front door. Please ensure that you / your children have your masks on before entering the premise. Only one student will be allowed to enter the vestibule area at a time (unless from the same household). Students must wait for the vestibule area to be completely clear before entering. This shouldn’t take long as the lesson time is staggered.

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Vocal and Instrumental Lessons

We provide classical and contemporary training for beginner to advanced levels in voice and a variety of instruments. We follow a curriculum that best suits each students goals and interest while providing structure. For students following contemporary genres, we have in house exams at the end of each level to evaluate and measure the students progress. For students pursuing certification programs in classical music, we follow the Royal Conservatory of Music curriculum and prepare students for practical and theory examinations. Learn more about RCM.

Private lessons are scheduled on a weekly basis from half hour to one hour in duration based on the students age and level. Along with playing/singing, students work on understanding the language of music by learning to read and write notes and training their ear. Weekly lessons with regular and consistent practice at home helps students progress effectively through levels and become proficient with their learning.

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Voice

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Piano

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Guitar

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Flute

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Clarinet

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Saxophone

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Violin

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Ukulele

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Drums

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Bongos

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Djembe

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Didgeridoo

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DJ & Electronic Music

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Music Production

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Theory

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RCM Exam Preparation

In-Class Lesson Enrollment

Enroll at any time during the year including summer.

Switching Programs

Switching programs is easy if students decide they wish to pursue a different instrument or voice. We can facilitate a change within 2 weeks. Lesson day and time may have to change based on instructor availability.

Withdrawal

Students are only committed to a month at a time. All we need is two weeks notice if withdrawing from a program.

Cancellation/Make-up Lesson Policy during COVID-19

Our make-up lesson policy has been designed to keep our students and staff safe, and to ensure they do not lose lessons/hours due to same day cancellations.

  • We will not be offering make-up lessons for any same day/last minute cancellations, missed lessons and time lost due to tardiness. Students can call the school even half an hour before the scheduled lesson and switch to an online lesson if they are unable to attend in person that day.
  • If an instructor cancels on short notice, another instructor will fill in or the lessons will be held online that day in accordance with the online lesson policy.
  • Up to 3 lessons cancelled by 8pm the night before the lesson can be made up each school term. There is no credit, refund or carry over of unused make-up lessons into the next school term. Students/parents are responsible for re-scheduling a make-up lesson. We cannot guarantee availability of any specific time/teacher for make-up lessons.
  • In the event we have to shut down on short notice due to COVID-19, remaining lessons during that month paid will be completed online.
*Available to new students only. One Free half hour trial lesson per student. Lesson must be scheduled ahead of time.
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