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Waterdown's #1 Choice For Music Lessons

Now In Our 21st Year!

About Waterdown Music Academy

Waterdown Music Academy has given over 150,000 lessons to students ages five to adult since opening in 2001. Our proven track record of excellence, professional teaching staff and great customer service keep families coming back year after year.

8 Benefits of Becoming a Waterdown Music Academy Student

No Long-Term Contracts

Lessons are weekly, with tuition billed monthly. Take lessons for as long as you want! If you're ready to start, you have nothing to lose; our students truly want to be here and we won't commit you to a long term contract.

Free Makeup Lessons

Need to miss a lesson? No problem. Just sign up for one of our free group makeup lessons. Yes, free!

Qualified Teaching Staff

Our warm and friendly teachers have post-secondary and/or Royal Conservatory of Music accreditation as well as professional performance and teaching experience.

Trophies & Rewards to Celebrate Progress

We're the only school in Waterdown that gives students awesome wristbands and trophies as rewards for completing challenges. We love to see the smiles on our students' faces when they're rewarded for practicing!

A Proven Track Record of Excellence

Our students have achieved at the highest levels, from earning 1st Class Honours from the Royal Conservatory of Music to placing first in music festivals to earning admission to schools such as the world-renowned Berklee College of Music.

Two Free Recitals Every Year

We're pleased to provide our students with optional, free performance opportunities such as our Winter and Spring Student Showcases, neighbourhood carolling and other community events.

Four-Point Family Safety Plan

Our students' well-being is our top priority; that's why our safety plan includes security cameras in each classroom, windows in classroom doors, background checks for teachers and an open-door policy that allows parents to be present in the classroom whenever they like.

Lessons on Popular Instruments

Our students take private lessons for piano, guitar, voice (singing), drums, bass, ukulele, flute, music theory and songwriting. We even offer the internationally-recognized Kindermusik program for toddlers and preschoolers - all in one location!

Climb The Musical Ladder at WMA!

At Waterdown Music Academy, we go the extra mile to encourage your kids to practice and learn!

As the only school in the area motivating its students with the internationally-recognized Musical Ladder System, our students stay engaged and motivated to move up to the next level.

Every three months, teachers work with their students to come up with an achievable goal to meet in their lessons. Once the goal is met, students earn wristbands and personalized trophies.

And the best part? It's completely free for all Waterdown Music Academy students!

  • Students Earn Trophies & Wristbands In Their Lessons!
  • Students Earn Trophies & Wristbands In Their Lessons!
  • Students Earn Trophies & Wristbands In Their Lessons!
  • Students Earn Trophies & Wristbands In Their Lessons!

Testimonials & Reviews

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    My daughter, Crystal, has been taking piano lessons at Waterdown Music Academy for 5 years. Her teacher is cheerful, encouraging, dedicated and experienced. Crystal is passionate about playing the piano, thanks to her teacher. Even though we have moved out of Waterdown we still continue taking lessons at the Academy, regardless of the longer drive.
    Lan Gao
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    William has been taking guitar lessons with Waterdown Music Academy for 3 years. His teacher is great and he looks forward to his lessons every week. He has learned a lot – after just 1 year of lessons, William was asked to play in the Senior Jazz Band at school.
    Claudia Tremblay's Facebook Review
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    My kids and I really love this place! They have a great variety of classes with experienced and friendly professionals. We are very happy here.
    Jessica Smith's Google Review
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    The teaching style at Waterdown Music Academy has been a key factor in our son’s progress. The method is age appropriate, fun and engaging. The fact that our son sees this progress has made it more appealing to continue his lessons. When he plays, people often ask "where does he go for lessons?" This shows how his ability to play well is linked to how well he is being taught.
    Mitra Brown
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    I am so impressed by the level of professionalism at this innovative school. You are not a number; you and your child are important to the staff, and they make sure to take the time with you that you require to make learning music a fun and positive experience for the whole family. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend (and have already many times) Waterdown Music Academy.
    Pam Skidmore
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    Our son has been a happy member of the Waterdown Music Academy community for years. His instructor has been instrumental in encouraging him to embrace challenging pieces on the piano. The program and staff at the Academy provide more than grounding in musical theory... they inspire a love for music. We should know: our piano gets a workout because he enjoys playing EVERY day.
    Ian Pettigrew
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    My daughter looks forward to her music lessons. Friendly staff who work well with young kids. I highly recommend Waterdown Music Academy.
    Steph P's Google Review
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    My three children have been attending lessons at Waterdown Music Academy for four years. I have been very pleased with the service I have received. The studio is well-organized and updates on upcoming events are provided in a timely fashion. My children enjoy music lessons and I have found that the teachers conduct their lessons in a professional manner while making it fun for the children to learn.
    Kelly Sawyer
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    Amazingly patient with kids, and they bring out the drive in them to be better. My daughter has made leaps and bounds on the piano. And best of all, she wants to keep going.
    Austin Dumas' Google Review

Ready to Start?

No long contracts and no big upfront payments make it easy to get started.

Signing up is simple. Since we only offer lessons on a month-to-month basis there are no semester minimums, no complicated contracts and no annual material or performance fees. Just give us a call at 905-690-8010, text us at 519-489-0626 or write to 7839271 to get started.

Weekly lessons are a half-hour each and are available Monday through Saturday. Enrolment is first-come, first-served. Contact us today to arrange your first lesson!

Lessons are $34 / half-hour

A one-time registration fee of $25 applies (due at time of registration).

Our Academy in Action

Student performance videos, Musical Ladder rewards, recitals and more!

Kal aces Weezer's Say it Ain't So, accompanied by his teacher.


Graden performs the Naoka Ikeda composition Shooting Stars in Summer.


CHCH's Terra@Home stops by for an interview with our Academy Director.


A peek at our Musical Ladder trophies, wristbands and certificates. Our students love earning these in lessons!


A full house for our Winter Showcase (pre-COVID, of course!). Our academy offers two free, optional recitals per year.


The 'Master'-level Musical Ladder trophy is awarded at our Winter Showcase, celebrating 10 years of lessons at WMA!

About Us

Established in 2001, Waterdown Music Academy is Waterdown's longest-running music school. Winner of multiple Flamborough Review Reader's Choice Awards, our school has grown based on its great reputation and word-of-mouth in the community. Prior to June 2019, Waterdown Music Academy was known as Keynote Music Studio.

Contact Us

Phone: 905-690-8010
Text: 519-489-0626
Email: 2738907

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279 Dundas Street East - Waterdown, ON
(at the corner of Dundas St. & Hamilton St. in the Subway Restaurant plaza)

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