Waterdown Music Academy - Piano, Guitar, Voice, Drums, Ukulele, Bass & Flute Lessons

Testimonials & Reviews

What Families Love About Waterdown Music Academy
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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
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Is there a discount for enrolling two or more of my children for lessons?

    Yes! When you enrol two or more children from the same household for lessons, you'll receive all lesson books for FREE! Also, the registration fee will apply only to the first child.

  • How long are we committed to lessons for? What if we want to stop?

    Our academy doesn't make you sign any long-term contract. Our students are here because they love their lessons, not because they're locked in. Our lessons are month-to-month… take lessons for as long as you want!

  • What happens if we need to miss a lesson?

    No problem! Just sign up for one of our FREE group lessons.

  • What age can kids start at?

    We start private lessons at age 5.

  • Do you teach adults as well?

    Yes! We have many adult students learning all instruments that we offer at our school.

    Fun fact: a study shows that while 20% of children learn to play music, 70% of adults WISH they had learned… check this off of your bucket list!

  • Do we need to have an instrument at home?

    It's important to own or rent an instrument of your own so that you can practice between lessons… but that doesn't mean that you have to buy an expensive instrument to get started!

    Many of our students start lessons on a 61-key portable keyboard. We have these available for rent for $20/month. They are also easily purchased from any music store, and often even Costco or Best Buy.

    While we don't sell instruments ourselves, we'd be happy to help make purchase recommendations if you're looking to buy your first guitar. And if you're not ready to purchase, we have 3/4-scale acoustic guitars (perfect for kids) available to rent for $20/month.

    Ukuleles are fairly inexpensive and easy to find - any local musical instrument retailer or Amazon should have them available.

    Electronic drum kits are a popular choice for beginners - we can help you out with making a rental or purchase decision when you're getting started with lessons. Another popular and inexpensive option for beginners is to purchase a "practice pad".

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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).

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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