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 (4)

FREE Band & Ensemble Auditions - In-Person and Online

Mint Music Yonge & Dundas

Thanks to everyone who made it out to our latest Rock Band Audition this January! We had a great turnout and we added members to some of our December bands and formed some new ones!

Presently we are especially looking for bassists, drummers, lead and backup vocalists, keyboardists and brass and woodwind players to fill a few of our bands that currently rehearse on a weekly basis. Please email [masked] or call[masked] to arrange a free private audition if you don't want to wait until February to join a band.

AUDITION SCHEDULE

5:00 PM – Orientation and Auditions

5:30 PM – Play with Different Bands and Socialize with Other Participants

6:30 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 our Student Showcases that occur 3-4 times per year. Last year we also held our December Showcase at one of Toronto's premiere live music venues The Jazz Bistro and hope to do a similar event in the near future. Some of our bands also perform on their own outside of our school concerts, have recorded demos and have even done professional music videos at Mint Music's Recording Studios.

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 are welcome to audition. 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
Although every effort is made to put everyone in a band following the audition ensure you come prepared and show up on-time. Weekly rehearsals are a minimum 1 hour in length and range in cost $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

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

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

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

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

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

Danny J - Guitar Instructor and Engineer
Rock Band and Teen Band Instructor
https://www.torontoguitarschool.com/team/dannyj/

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

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Beginner Guitar Course - 10 Classes

Mint Music Yonge & Dundas

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, engaging 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: Thursday, February 23rd, 6:00-7:00 PM
Class 2: Thursday, March 2nd, 6:00-7:00 PM
Class 3: Thursday, March 9th, 6:00-7:00 PM
School Closed for March Break
Class 4: Thursday, March 16th, 6:00-7:00 PM
Class 5: Thursday, March 23rd, 6:00-7:00 PM
Class 6: Thursday, March 30th 6:00-7:00 PM
Class 7: Thursday, April 6th, 6:00-7:00 PM
Class 8: Thursday, April 13th, 6:00-7:00 PM
Class 9: Thursday, April 20th, 6:00-7:00 PM
Class 10: Thursday, April 27th, 6:00-7:00 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:

Reserve your spot by prepaying only $280 for the entire course and save a minimum of $87.50!

You will Receive:

• $50 off the regular course cost of $330
• 50% discount on a one-time special introductory offer for a 1-hour private music lesson (Savings of $37.50)*
• A one-time offer to all students that complete the course to receive the lowest possible price on private lessons with the Toronto Guitar School provided you sign up for 10 or more private lessons within 2 weeks of completing the course.

* 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 us at [masked] or phone[masked] to arrange payment and to receive payment instructions. Payment must be received in full to ensure your spot is reserved.

Beginner Guitar Course - 10 Classes

Mint Music Yonge & Dundas

CA$280.00

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, engaging 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, April 3rd, 6:30-7:30 PM
Class 2: Monday, April 10th, 6:30-7:30 PM
Class 3: Monday, April 17th, 6:30-7:30 PM
Class 4: Monday, April 24th, 6:30-7:30 PM
Class 5: Monday, May 1st, 6:30-7:30 PM
Class 6: Monday, May 8th 6:30-7:30 PM
Class 7: Monday, May 15th, 6:30-7:30 PM
No Class Victoria Day Long Weekend
Class 8: Monday, May 29th, 6:30-7:30 PM
Class 9: Monday, June 5th, 6:30-7:30 PM
Class 10: Monday, June 12th, 6:30-7:30 PM

SPECIAL OFFER:

Reserve your spot by prepaying only $280 for the entire course and save a minimum of $87.50!

You will Receive:

• $50 off the regular course cost of $330
• 50% discount on a one-time special introductory offer for a 1-hour private music lesson (Savings of $37.50)*
• A one-time offer to all students that complete the course to receive the lowest possible price on private lessons with the Toronto Guitar School provided you sign up for 10 or more private lessons within 2 weeks of completing the course.

* 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 us at [masked] or phone[masked] to arrange payment and to receive payment instructions. Payment must be received in full to ensure your spot is reserved.

Beginner Guitar Course - 10 Classes

Mint Music Yonge & Dundas

CA$280.00

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, engaging 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, April 16th, 2:10-3:10 PM
Class 2: Sunday, April 23rd, 2:10-3:10 PM
Class 3: Sunday, April 30th, 2:10-3:10 PM
Class 4: Sunday, March 7th, 2:10-3:10 PM
Class 5: Sunday, May 14th, 2:10-3:10 PM
No Class Victoria Day Long Weekend
Class 6: Sunday, May 28th 2:10-3:10 PM
Class 7: Sunday, June 4th, 2:10-3:10 PM
Class 8: Sunday, June 11th, 2:10-3:10 PM
Class 9: Sunday, June 18th, 2:10-3:10 PM
Class 10: Sunday, June 25th, 2:10-3:10 PM

SPECIAL OFFER:

Reserve your spot by prepaying only $280 for the entire course and save a minimum of $87.50!

You will Receive:

• $50 off the regular course cost of $330
• 50% discount on a one-time special introductory offer for a 1-hour private music lesson (Savings of $37.50)*
• A one-time offer to all students that complete the course to receive the lowest possible price on private lessons with the Toronto Guitar School provided you sign up for 10 or more private lessons within 2 weeks of completing the course.

* 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 us at [masked] or phone[masked] to arrange payment and to receive payment instructions. Payment must be received in full to ensure your spot is reserved.

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