Everything you need to know to register for music lessons.
Strings: violin, viola, cello, doublebass
Woodwinds: recorder, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon
Brass: trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba
We also offer music theory, harmony and counterpoint lessons in preperation for music exams.
Ensembles: Junior String group, Junior Orchestra (please ask your teacher).
Weekly lessons are from 15 to 60 minutes in length.
Please download full season information, registration form and school policies below.
INFORMATION FOR THE 2019-2020 SEASON
FIRST TERM: Tuesday September 3, 2019 to Sunday, December 15, 2019 – 15 weeks
SECOND TERM: Monday, January 6, 2020 to Sunday March 15, 2020 – 10 weeks
THIRD TERM: Monday, March 23, 2020 to Sunday June 14, 2020 – 12 weeks
ENSEMBLES: Start date to be determined by teacher.
There are NO lessons on the following dates: (automatically deducted from your tuition).
Monday September 2, 2019 (Labour Day)
Monday October 14, 2019 (Thanksgiving)
Monday February 17, 2020 (Family Day)
Friday April 10, 2020 (Good Friday)
Monday April 13, 2020 (Easter)
Monday May 18, 2020 (Victoria Day)
There are lessons on school PD days.
IMPORTANT DATES: Wednesday December 18, 2019 - First term music school recital (subject to change).
April 14-24, 2020 Porcupine Music Festival de Musique.
April 26, 2020 Final Concert Porcupine Music Festival de Musique.
We Love Music Marathon June 6, 2020 (subject to change).
August 10-14, 2020 - TSO Music Camp (subject to change).
FEES: Individual lessons $46 per hour
Group Lessons $23 per hour
ENSEMBLE FEES: Youth Orchestra/Senior Strings/Intermediate Strings/junior Strings $200 per year
Chamber Groups $150 per term
SIBLING DISCOUNT: Each additional sibling enrolled in lessons will receive a 5% discount on tuition towards
the lessons of lesser value. (Not applicable for ensembles and theory.)
PAYMENT OF FEES: Fees will be charged on a semester basis. Payment is due at the beginning of each
semester. Payment may be made by cash, cheque, or credit card.
REFUNDS: A student will have three weeks to withdraw and receive a refund during any semester.
The refund will cover the full fee for the term, minus the cost of the three weeks lesson.
After the completion of three weeks the student is financially responsible for the rest of
MISSED LESSONS: Lessons lost due to student’s absence cannot be reimbursed or rescheduled.
PARENTAL ATTENDANCE AT LESSONS: Parents and/or guardians are encouraged to attend the child’s lesson.
For students ages 7 and under, it is mandatory.
Named after the late Timmins Symphony Orchestra Conductor Geoffrey James Lee, in our centre of learning excellence, music lessons are taught by a professional and experience Faculty that encourages learning in a warm and nurturing atmosphere.
The benefits of music lessons are proven: we see increased reading and math scores for children, and adults are more relaxed, become deeply engaged and perform better in the work place. Both individual and group lessons are offered, and advanced students are encouraged to join one of the school of music’s several ensembles and bands and work towards becoming a symphony member. Call us today about registering for music lessons!
The Timmins Symphony Orchestra Geoffrey James Lee School of Music is a nonprofit community school of music, registered charitable number 11925 9158 RR0001