Our Philosophy

Our philosophy

“Keep playing.”

(We’d trademark it if we knew how!)

We believe that music lessons should be, above all, fun.

Challenging, inspiring, eclectic, reflective, engaging, disciplined – yes! – but isn’t it time we all accepted that music-making should be, at its very core, joyful!

Over the years, we have made a simple but powerful discovery: if a student enjoys playing, playing (and progress) will continue.

We believe that feeling comfortable with the fundamentals is the first step on the road to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. We encourage our students to be involved with making decisions about what songs and artists they’d like to study; we supply arrangements and instruction based around that material.

The “Glee” songbook? The theme from “Le Destin Fabuleux d’Amelie?” Your favourite Neil Young song? The snippet of a tune that you made up yourself, that you think might make a great song? All are good starting points! Of course, we have our own suggestions and favourites that we’re happy to share.

We welcome everyone; our only pre-requisite is a love of music, and a desire to learn.