Our Story

Our story

The Michael Johnston Music Studio – located at 119A Roncesvalles Ave. in Toronto – teaches and celebrates music rooted in traditions of diverse Canadian communities. We are comfortable working in many musical styles: folk, pop, jazz, classical, blues, rock, country, indie, and various world musics.

Founded in Toronto in 2006 by Michael Johnston and his wife, Annie McDonald, the Michael Johnston Music Studio provides a wide range of music lessons to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

f7f1288e-acdc-4b35-a0bd-850c03319e64The Michael Johnston Music Studio started with a handful of students taking lessons in our apartment on Geoffrey Street in 2006.

From 2007 – 2010, hundreds of students came to our home studio on Ridley Gardens for lessons on piano, guitar, accordion, voice, songwriting, recording, and theory.

In September 2010, a new chapter began for the Michael Johnston Music Studio, with a dedicated music studio open at 119A Roncesvalles Avenue.

IMG_3296In 2017, the 10th-annual Michael Johnston Music Studio Student Recital and Spring Celebration was held over four Sundays in April. Over 200 student performers played piano, guitar, bass, drums, accordion and sing on stage at Lula Lounge in Toronto.

We love what we do!