Music Lessons

As a recent article from the Globe and Mail says: “Music is an essential part of a child’s cognitive development.” Progressive Academy believes that a balanced school program includes exposure to the arts, including music. Every student attending Progressive Academy gets regular class music lessons as a part of the regular school day. 

In addition to this we offer private music lessons, in a variety of instruments, that students can take during the day. 

If you are interested in music lessons for your child, please fill in the form below. Students may join the program at any point in the year, however the program is filled on a first-come first-serve basis. Once the form has been sent in, Reinette will contact you with information. In the meantime, take some time to meet our music teachers and take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page.



In-school Package Kindergarten-High School

(40 (30 private and 10 group) lessons … $850)

** books included

The lessons will be 25 minutes long and happen once a week. The group lessons will happen approximately once a month (sometimes twice). The variety of private and small group lessons will enhance the skills of playing music, as well as performing music and learning along side others. There will be a recital for the students to showcase their talents during the last week of May, 2018.

In-School Package JK

(20 lessons … $400)

** books included

Teaching 3 and 4 year olds music is a much discussed topic among music teachers. Reinette has decided that building the foundations of music is important no matter how young and has included them in the piano program. The junior kindergarteners will have a 20 minute private lesson once a week and they will have chance to play in the recital at the end of the year during the last week of May, 2018.


(30 lessons for … $850)

These piano lessons are for those students who would like to enroll in after school lessons. They will be 30 minutes long and once a week. These lessons are open to students in Progressive Academy who do not have an appropriate schedule time to be pulled from class, as well as for students who are not enrolled in Progressive Academy.




(30 lessons for … $850)

The in and after­ school lessons are 30 minutes long and once a week for students who are interested in learning how to play the drums. Drums set the pace and the tempo for music. There is a reason that you will find drums in almost every genre of music, ranging from African tribal songs to pop hits. Coordination, enhanced creative and social skills, and increasing your understanding of music are reasons as to why one would want to learn how to play the drums. The drum lessons offered will be focused on the typical rock kit, however other styles are available depending on the interest of the student.




(30 lessons for … $850) – taught by Stan

** books included

The in and after­ school lessons are 30 minutes long and once a week for students who are interested in learning how to play guitar. This program is for students who want to learn the skills involved in being able to pick up an age­ old instrument developed from 4000 years ago and perfected during the 16th century. Guitars have many different voices to choose from: acoustic, electric, classical, and more.



(30 lessons for … $850) – taught by Linnea

The in ­school lessons are 30 minutes long and once a week for students who are interested in learning how to develop their vocal chords and singing voice. There are physical, mental and emotional benefits in learning how to sing, and don’t be fooled – anyone can learn, even if you believe yourself to be tone ­deaf.