What we're about

The Toronto Guitar Meetup is your destination for guitar related learning, jams, workshops, and activities. Some of our events are free and for others, there is a fee which will be clearly indicated.

If you have any guitar related questions we are here to answer them. We have over 30 instructors and professional musicians connected with our meetup who specialize in every music style and have extensive experience working with all ages and levels of guitarists.

Guitar Jams, Workshops and Activities
The Toronto Guitar Meetup is pleased to host guitar jams, auditions and workshops throughout the year for our members. These events are often led by Toronto Guitar School instructors or internationally respected musicians or professional clinicians.  If you have an idea for an interesting guitar related event, workshop or activity please let us know.

Private Lessons, Group Classes, Rock Bands and Ensembles at the Toronto Guitar School
For those interested in private or semi-private music lessons, you can visit www.torontoguitarschool.com or call 416-707-1077. The Toronto Guitar School offers music lessons in every major instrument for all ages and levels. In addition to private lessons, the Toronto Guitar School offers a wide variety of group classes in guitar, ukulele, songwriting, and theory as well as numerous Rock Bands and ensembles that rehearse weekly that you can join for as little as $20/session.

If you have any questions or suggestions that would make your meetup experience more enjoyable, please email us at info@torontoguitarschool.com.

On behalf of the Toronto Guitar Meetup I welcome you to our musical community!

Yours in music,

Glen Alan

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Upcoming events (3)

FREE Band & Ensemble Auditions - In-Person / Online

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AUDITION SCHEDULE

6:00 PM – Orientation and Auditions

6:30 PM – Play with Different Bands and Socialize with Other Participants

7:30 PM – Band Placements Announced and Questions Answered

EXCITING NEWS! All Bands that are currently participating in the band program have the opportunity to perform at Toronto's Premiere live music venue The Jazz Bistro at the end of every term. Even if you are not in a band and want to join us for our next showcase you can email the school at [masked] to reserve your tickets.

IN-PERSON AUDITION INFORMATION
Social distancing and PPE measures will be in place and as this audition occurs indoors at the Toronto Guitar School's Yonge and Dundas Location (116 Bond Street) a face mask must be worn upon entering the building until further notice.

WANT TO AUDITION ONLINE?
Please email us to book your online audition with a Toronto Guitar School Instructor no later than 2 days prior to the actual in-person audition. All bands rehearse in person and you can either join an existing band or an entirely new band that starts up after the audition.

CAN'T MAKE THE AUDITION DATE?
Just join our next audition or call the school to arrange an in-person audition interview at a later time. However it is strongly encouraged that you do your best to attend the audition as new bands are formed during this time.

ALL INSTRUMENTS ARE WELCOME!
Vocals, Piano/Keys, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Ukulele, Woodwind and Brass Instruments etc. We have bands for every level and age from teens to adults.

A WIDE VARIETY OF BANDS ARE OFFERED
Rock, Metal, Pop, Indie Rock, R&B/Funk, Jazz, Indian Fusion, Folk & Country are offered and our band program runs 7 days a week.

WHAT TO EXPECT
During your audition, a Toronto Guitar School instructor will interview you about your past experience, playing ability, musical interests and hear you play. After the audition session, each participant will be put into groups to get ready for band rehearsals!

HOW IT WORKS
Bring your instrument to the audition so you can meet and jam with others. We will provide all the necessary amps and sound equipment you will need for the audition. A drum set, piano and/or keyboard, guitar amps and a PA will be available for those that need it. You’ll also get a chance to tour our studio space and have all your questions answered. Each band is supervised by a Toronto Guitar School instructor who assists with the running or organization of the rehearsals. Members get to select the pieces they want to learn and determine the stylistic and artistic direction of the group.

WHAT IT COSTS
Every effort is made to put everyone in a band following the audition. Weekly rehearsals are a minimum 1 hour in length and range in cost from $20 – $35 per session depending on the size of the group, the number of instructors involved and length of the rehearsal.

FOCUS ON LIVE PERFORMANCE
Mint Music and The Toronto Guitar School have a proud tradition of organizing free band showcases 3 times a year which your group is encouraged to perform at. A full PA, Backline and Professional Sound Engineer are provided at no extra cost. Other performance opportunities, professional recording, and video services also exist.

OUR BAND INSTRUCTORS

Andre Valerio – Guitar, Bass and Keyboards
Rock Band, Jazz and Funk Band Instructor
http://www.torontoguitarschool.com/team/andre-valerio/

Kendra Grittani - Cello
Rock Band & Classical Ensemble
https://www.torontoguitarschool.com/team/kendra-grittani/

Camila Milla – Guitar and Bass
Rock Band and Teen Band Instructor
https://www.torontoguitarschool.com/team/camilamilla/

Jack James – Bass and Guitar
Rock and RnB Band Instructor
https://www.torontoguitarschool.com/team/jack-james-lemaire/

Laura Wilson – Voice and Keyboards
Rock Band and RnB Band Instructor
https://www.torontoguitarschool.com/team/laurawilson/

Jinu Isac – Piano/Drums
Funk Band, Jazz and RnB Band Instructor and Drummer
https://www.torontoguitarschool.com/team/jinuisac/

James Sawyer – Guitar and Bass
Metal Band Instructor
http://www.torontoguitarschool.com/team/james-sawyer-guitar-bass-drums-rock-metal-band-instructor/

Danny J - Guitar, Bass, Drums, Engineer, and Producer
Rock Band Instructor
https://www.torontoguitarschool.com/team/dannyj/

We look forward to meeting everyone and welcoming you into our musical community!

Guitar Level 1 - 10 Class Beginner Guitar Course

Needs a location

CA$250.00

Our Guitar Level 1 Course for Beginner Guitarists is our most popular guitar class for brand new beginner guitarists. This course makes learning the guitar fun, easy and rewarding.

Don't wait too long to register and prepay for this course as our Beginner 1 Courses often sell out before the 1st class begins. Class sizes are small and limited to only 6 people.

Glen Alan bio: https://www.torontoguitarschool.com/team/glen-alan/

Requirements:

No prior knowledge of the guitar is necessary just a willingness to have fun and make some new friends! If you do not own a guitar do not worry, we have acoustic guitars available for both rental and purchase.

Learn to:

  • How to strum and fingerpick
  • Learn the correct positioning for holding and playing the guitar
  • Understand how to read the guitar tab, basic music notation, theory and chord charts
  • Play popular rock songs by artists such as Pink Floyd, The Eagles, The Beatles, Coldplay, John Mayer, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and many more.
  • Learn essential open chords such as A through G Major and A through G minor
  • Play the 12 bar blues
  • Learn the basic major scale necessary for soloing
  • Play in a group and jam with other guitarists
  • Apply basic music fundamentals to learn any song

For more information please email at [masked] or phone[masked].

Toronto Guitar School Instructor: Glen Alan

CLASS SCHEDULE

Class 1: Sunday, October 16th, 2:15-3:15 PM
Class 2: Sunday, October 23rd, 2:15-3:15 PM
Class 3: Sunday, October 30th, 2:15-3:15 PM
Class 4: Sunday, November 6th, 2:15-3:15 PM
Class 5: Sunday, November 13th, 2:15-3:15 PM
Class 6: Sunday, November 20th, 2:15-3:15 PM
Class 7: Sunday, November 27th, 2:15-3:15 PM
Class 8: Sunday, December 4th, 2:15-3:15 PM
Class 9: Sunday, December 11th, 2:15-3:15 PM
Class 10: Sunday, December 18th, 2:15-3:15 PM

  • Please Note: All Toronto Guitar School students must also pay a one-time registration fee of $30 per term. There are 4 terms at the Toronto Guitar School - fall, winter, spring and summer.

SPECIAL OFFER:

Pre-pay for this guitar course before the first class begins and SAVE $87.50!

You will Receive:

• $50 off the regular course cost of $300
• 50% discount on a one-time special introductory offer for a 1-hour private music lesson (Savings of $37.50)*

* This offer may not be combined with any other special offers or discounts. Must be redeemed before the last day of course. Subject to availability.

Payments can be made through email transfer using the school email address [masked] Please email or phone to arrange payment and to receive payment instructions.

Payment must be received 24 hours prior to the start of the class to receive the discounted price otherwise the regular course rate applies.

Feel free to visit us email us at [masked] or phone[masked] if you have any further questions.

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Guitar Level 1 - 10 Class Beginner Guitar Course

Needs a location

CA$250.00

Our Guitar Level 1 Course for Beginner Guitarists is our most popular guitar class for brand new beginner guitarists. This course makes learning the guitar fun, easy and rewarding.

Don't wait too long to register and prepay for this course as our Beginner 1 Courses often sell out before the 1st class begins. Class sizes are small and limited to only 6 people.

Glen Alan bio: https://www.torontoguitarschool.com/team/glen-alan/

Requirements:

No prior knowledge of the guitar is necessary just a willingness to have fun and make some new friends! If you do not own a guitar do not worry, we have acoustic guitars available for both rental and purchase.

Learn to:

  • How to strum and fingerpick
  • Learn the correct positioning for holding and playing the guitar
  • Understand how to read the guitar tab, basic music notation, theory and chord charts
  • Play popular rock songs by artists such as Pink Floyd, The Eagles, The Beatles, Coldplay, John Mayer, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and many more.
  • Learn essential open chords such as A through G Major and A through G minor
  • Play the 12 bar blues
  • Learn the basic major scale necessary for soloing
  • Play in a group and jam with other guitarists
  • Apply basic music fundamentals to learn any song

For more information please email at [masked] or phone[masked].

Toronto Guitar School Instructor: Glen Alan

CLASS SCHEDULE

Class 1: Monday, January 9th, 6:15-7:15 PM
Class 2: Monday, January 16th, 6:15-7:15 PM
Class 3: Monday, January 23rd, 6:15-7:15 PM
Class 4: Monday, January 30th, 6:15-7:15 PM
Class 5: Monday, February 6th, 6:15-7:15 PM
Class 6: Monday, February, 13th 6:15-7:15 PM
Class 7: Monday, February 20th, 6:15-7:15 PM
Class 8: Monday, February 27th, 6:15-7:15 PM
Class 9: Monday, March 6th, 6:15-7:15 PM
School Closed for March Break
Class 10: Monday, March 20th, 6:15-7:15 PM

  • Please Note: All Toronto Guitar School students must also pay a one-time registration fee of $30 per term. There are 4 terms at the Toronto Guitar School - fall, winter, spring and summer.

SPECIAL OFFER:

Pre-pay for this guitar course before the first class begins and SAVE $87.50!

You will Receive:

• $50 off the regular course cost of $300
• 50% discount on a one-time special introductory offer for a 1-hour private music lesson (Savings of $37.50)*

* This offer may not be combined with any other special offers or discounts. Must be redeemed before the last day of course. Subject to availability.

Payments can be made through email transfer using the school email address [masked]
Please email or phone to arrange payment and to receive payment instructions.

Payment must be received 24 hours prior to the start of the class to receive the discounted price otherwise the regular course rate applies.

Feel free to visit us email us at [masked] or phone[masked] if you have any further questions.

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