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The Michael Johnston Music Studio presented From Scotland With Love, Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the Revue Cinema in Toronto.

Featuring a Q&A and acoustic set with King Creosote (from Scotland) & Michael Johnston.

Announcing Toronto Girls! Music Camp:


The 10th-annual Michael Johnston Music Studio Recitals & Spring Celebrations were held at Lula Lounge over three Sundays: March 26, April 2 and April 9, 2017.

From one our parents:

“CONGRATULATIONS on yet another stunningly beautiful afternoon of sweet soulfulness!!

Your recital is so clearly rooted in caring positivity which is the perfect ground the experience the magical rush of taking a risk. Our kids tires were so pumped afterwards – they floated home, wishing they could do it all over again.

I was exhausted afterwards (in the best way). I honestly cannot imagine how you and your teachers must have felt afterwards!!!

Thank you so much for giving this remarkable day to our kids…”


Over 200 performers took to the Hugh’s Room stage for the 9th-annual Michael Johnston Music Studio Recitals & Spring Celebration over four Sundays in April 2016.

One of the many highlights was this performance by accordion student Anthony, accompanied by Michael on drums:

Recital Poster Gallery

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Photos from Howard Fall Fete – October 19, 2013

Our very own Annie McDonald and Michael Johnston volunteer their time to present the talent shows at Howard Public School. They organize auditions, program the performances, host the event, and accompanied some of the students.

Thanks to both Charles Losa and Josh Randell for the photographs.



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Ghislain, one of our piano/voice instructors (left) plays “Autumn Leaves” with our drum student, Henry

AnthonyAnthony, one of our accordion students, plays “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC (no, that’s not a typo)

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One of our guitar/voice students, Lena, playing teachersrecital2013

Michael (far left) performs an original song at the 2013 recital with fellow instructors (from L) Sara Ciantar, Charles James, Steven Foster and Suzy Wilde