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The Ontario Academy Of Music & Art offers Canada-wide one-on-one remote Music & Art lessons to children and adults of different levels (Absolute Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced, ARCT & LRCM).

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25 November 2021

Excellent program, the teacher is great, my daughter is enjoying her Piano classes.

4 November 2021

Communicative, responsive, always trying to accommodate my schedule, and the teacher is great.
Overall I am happy with this school.

26 October 2021

Reliable and approachable. The teachers are very professional and they want the best for their students.

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Reply from Ontario Academy of Music and Art

Thank you very much, Stephanie. Your feedback is much appreciated. Truly Yours, OAOM Team,

20 October 2021

I got a response within 10 minutes after placing my request. The trial class was informative and I can not wait for my next actual class.

18 October 2021

Outstanding program! Very quick response from the staff member. My daughters are enrolled in both music and art programs: both teachers are professionals and extremely nice.
I am highly recommending this school.
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10 October 2021

Excellent program and the teacher is outstanding. My son started playing within one a month and he is enjoying it so much. I highly recommend this Academy to anyone who wants to get results fast. More...

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9 October 2021

Piano Lessons

They responded on my request shortly after I posted it. Overall introduction was very informative. Definitely recommend them.

22 September 2021

An exceptional Music school and they teach Canada-wide. I love the program and the teacher is a young, enthusiastic, and extremely patient person who knows how to approach teenagers. My son is enjoying piano classes. Yes, I will recommend this school to others. More...

8 September 2021

I enrolled my daughter in this Academy and wanted her to learn some basic Piano: she end up loving the program and now preparing for an upcoming test. Seeing how well my child play who had no prior experience in such a short time makes me so happy. Her teacher is great and highly professional.
Yes, I recommend this Academy, and the programs they teach.
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4 August 2021

Piano Lessons

Excellent. Nice course and teacher is good

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Reply from Ontario Academy of Music and Art

Thank you so much for the great review, Amee. Truly Yours, The Ontario Academy Of Music & Art

17 May 2021

My son had his fifth lesson with this Academy and I hear him playing way better than he was before with the previous teacher that was teaching him for 2 years with minimal results. This Academy is very worth it and they deliver what they promise I just wish I knew about them a long time ago. More...

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Reply from Ontario Academy of Music and Art

Dear Yndira, Thank you very much for your review. Your time and effort in sharing your experience with our Academy are much appreciated.

15 April 2021

I just wanted to take a minute to express my sincere appreciation to the Ontario Academy of Music&Art and the piano teacher for providing the highest level of education to my son Anderson. For the past year, my son mastered his piano skills, developed so many new techniques, and he wants to continue as a professional musician, and that's been our dream since he was very little. His teacher is not only a great musician but also a compassionate individual who truly cares for others.
Finding this school was a blessing for us and I highly recommend this educational establishment!
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Reply from Ontario Academy of Music and Art

Thank you very much for the great review, Mr.Jason. Truly Yours, The Ontario Academy Of Music & Art

23 March 2021

I was very skeptical regarding online education in general, not to say online music lessons, but my daughter advanced a lot within a couple of months after I enrolled her in this school. I am not a musician: however, I can see that the program they are teaching here is different, and I regret that I didn't find them a few years ago when my daughter was starting taking piano classes and doing her first steps in music.
Also, I would like to mention my daughter's teacher, Ms. Rima, she is a true professional, very patient with my daughter, and cares for her students. I am happy I found a good school for my daughter.
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29 January 2021

This is a great school with a great music and art program. My son has been taking twice week Piano lessons and once a week art class. Both teachers are true professionals and overall we are happy with the services provided. I recommend the Academy to parents who really care for their children's education.
The prices are reasonable as well. It's worth it.
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21 January 2021

Professional and skilled teachers, great customer care team, always open to accommodate schedule changes to support parents who have a rocky schedule. My daughters like their Violin teacher and they are really interested in continuing their education. More...

19 January 2021

I enrolled my 12 y/o son two months ago and so far everything is looking great. He likes his teacher, she is very patient with him, never rush or push him. She is a professional and intelligent person who tries to educate my son and keep the process fun. The prices are very reasonable and the management and the staff are very nice and responsive, it's a great and professional team overall.
We are happy so far, thank you!
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7 January 2021

My son has been taking classes for two months and we are happy with the results he's been portraiting. He has LD and we were told that taking Music lessons will be beneficial for him. His teacher and therapist both noticed that his reading got better and he is more relaxed at school as well as home.
I really like this Academy and I find them very busy, however, they are always on top of the students and they provide feedback if need be.
Yes, I highly recommend the Ontario Academy of Music and Art.
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21 December 2020

We enrolled our children 3 months ago and I can say that our kids are enjoying Music and Art classes with the Ontario Academy of music and art so very much. The teachers are great, and the program is customized to each student's needs. Within the first month, my wife and I started noticing that our kids are actually playing new songs and working on different technical skills that they are never done with their previous teachers. I also would like to mention the customer service and the management team, which always goes above and beyond to meet parents' expectations.
I am glad my friends recommended this school to us and this is a small token of our appreciation to spread the word as well.

Thank you and happy holidays!
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30 November 2020

What I like most about this school that they provide a high quality of education and they care for students. My son has a mild ASD and had a music teacher in the past who was rude and eventually made my son quit the lessons, however, I was referred to this Academy and they made me believe that it is possible for children with autism to be enrolled in music and art programs. So far the learning process been smooth, my son loves his piano teacher, and recently he was transferred to level 2. I can't find enough words to impress my gratitude for this school, and his teachers. More...

25 November 2020

I love my Piano teacher. She is nice, full of knowledge, and has a great personality. It's extremely easy for me to learn from her and I am so happy I found this school. I learn a lot during the class and already able to play my favorite songs. More...

17 November 2020

I never write feedback but I thought I will leave a review since I found this school by word of mouth and I am so thankful for it. Great program, great teachers. My son is enrolled in both Art and Music programs and he is enjoying it so very much. In such a short time of 3 weeks, we could see progress in his play, and also Art program helps him a lot since he has some minor issues with motor skills. I want to thank both Art and Music teachers, and also the administrative staff for their hard work. Thank you all! More...

11 November 2020

I highly recommend this Academy to people who truly want their children to be professional and educated.
Academic Education is extremely important and it took me a while to find the right institution with great teaching staff. I heard about this Academy from my community and decided to get in touch. I had a long conversation with the owner who is also a teacher, after discussing step by step the program and the future development plan, I decided to enroll my kids and so far I am amazed by the quality of education my kids are receiving. The teacher is strict and my kids are getting feedback after every class which keeps them motivated and make them practice on a daily basis and I already seeing results.
Thank you.
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2 November 2020

Great experience. I am an adult and I signed with the Academy 3 months ago, my teacher Ms.Lusine is great: kind and professional. She designed a special program for me that suits my individual learning needs so we focus on what I really want to learn. I am in New-York, and glad that they offer remote lessons.
Highly recommend this institution.
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28 October 2020

My daughter loves her violin teacher and I notice progress. Taking into account that the classes are held online this school is doing great and the teachers are professionals. Overall I am happy and I recommend this school. More...

20 October 2020

I am so happy with this Academy. My daughter's teacher is a professional, patient, and kind person. It was important to find the right school that will show actual progress and result and that they will care for students' performance, and I finally found them. I highly recommend the Ontario Academy of music and art to anyone who wants to succeed in Music. More...

7 October 2020

I am extremely happy with this Academy. The instructors are very educated people with an ample of patience and passion for music and art. Both my kids 5 and 8 years old are enjoying their classes and they love their teachers. I highly recommend this educational establishment. More...

17 September 2020

I enrolled my kids with this school and the whole experience was outstanding.
Mr. Steven is an amazing Guitar instructor and Ms. Lusine is a great Piano teacher. My kids love their teachers and they enjoy the lessons so very much.
I highly recommend this institution.
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Reply from Ontario Academy of Music and Art

Dear Karen, Thank you so very much for your review. We are so happy that your children are enjoying the classes. Our staff strives to provide the best education and we are so proud to have teachers like Mr.Steven and Ms.Lusine as a part of our team. Truly Yours, Ontario Academy Of Music And Art

28 July 2020

Great school and professional teachers! My son got 96 on the RCM exam for level 6 and all that because his teacher is amazing, she is very caring and patient. I am so proud to see my son enjoying his lessons and doing great in Piano. Thank you very much! More...

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Reply from Ontario Academy of Music and Art

Dear Jin, Congratulations!!! We are extremely proud of our students! We are looking forward to another year of success for Jaremy. Truly Yours, Ontario Academy Of Music And Art

16 July 2020

Great school, great teachers. My son is taking online classes and he is doing great. He is so excited, and I am so proud of the results he is portraiting. Thanks, OAOM!

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Reply from Ontario Academy of Music and Art

Dear Nelli, Thank you so much for your kind review. Truly Yours, Ontario Academy Of Music And Art

2 July 2020

After a very long search (almost a year), seems like we found the right school for our 10 years old son and 7 years old daughter. I found this school on Bark and decided to contact them. After a very long conversation with the owner who is also now the teacher of my son, I knew that I am dealing with professionals. I shared my negative experience with the previous teachers and schools that my kids been enrolled in the past, and what was the main issue for them quitting every time. We both agreed to do a trial month and see how they will communicate since the lessons are remote due to pandemic. It's been already 3 months and my kids are enjoying the Piano lessons. They love their teachers, practicing every and each day, and a few days ago my daughter enrolled in Vocal class. This is fantastic and we are so happy & thankful to the teachers and staff for keeping the high standards of music and art education. More...

16 June 2020

I had 8 classes so far and I've never been happier and motivated as I am now. My instructor is highly educated and professional. I always wanted to find a teacher who will have a European educational background, and who can teach both, European and also Americal styles and genres and here, I have one of the best Artists in Canada.
I am so happy with the quality this institution provides. I also enrolled in Art classes for adults, which I am starting next month.
Thank you Ms.Saribekyan and the Ontario Academy Of Music And Art team.
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12 June 2020

My daughter is taking Violin classes for almost a year and since the end of March, she is continuing her lessons via Zoom. The lessons are very productive and informative, her teacher is a true professional. I really recommend this school to anyone who is seeking for academic classical education. More...

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Reply from Ontario Academy of Music and Art

Dear Andre, Thank you very much for your 5-star review. We are so proud to be integrated only by professional teachers who are providing the highest quality of Music&Art education, and we appreciate students and their parents for putting their trust in us!

12 June 2020

My son is taking Piano and Art classes and he is enjoying very much both. Both teachers are amazing, they are very patient, professional and knowledgeable. The Piano teacher, Ms.Lusin has Ph.D in Music and that's an honor to learn from such a professional musician. My son got 95 in RCM exam, I am so proud and appreciate the teacher so much! Thank you very much Ontario Academy Of Music And Art. More...

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Reply from Ontario Academy of Music and Art

Dear Maribel, Thank you for your review. We are so proud of your son, Daniel. He is smart and talented. We are looking forward to seeing his future achievements and success in Music and Art.

12 June 2020

I had two classes so far and it's been awesome. I am so happy with my teacher, Ms.Lucy is very knowledgable and so much fun. Looking forward to my next class.

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Reply from Ontario Academy of Music and Art

Dear Anna, Thanks a lot for your feedback. Ms.Lucy is one of our senior Piano and Voice teacher. She's enjoying working with adults who wants to learn Music. Thanks again!

11 June 2020

I found this school on Bark and I can not find enough words to describe how happy and thankful I am. My son quit Piano lessons last year because of the very negative experience he had with his previous teacher, the teacher was mean and he was feeling very discouraged and as result, he lost his interest in the instrument and music overall. When pandemic hit and schools closed down, I started looking for Music teachers to restart Piano lessons to keep my son busy. I found a few schools but the Ontario Academy Of Music And Art caught my attention. The response from the administrator was very professional, the consultation with the teacher, and overall the back and forth communication was fast and informative. My son's teacher is an amazing person, she is a true example of how teachers should be! For the past two months, my son did much more than during the whole year with his previous teacher. He learned the right posture, theory, and most importantly he is playing his favorite songs and enjoying the learning process. Ms. Saribekyan is a very professional, kind, and knowledgable teacher, I can't find enough words to thank you for encouraging my son, rebuilding his enthusiasm towards music. More...

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Reply from Ontario Academy of Music and Art

Dear Caihong, Thank you very much for your review. It means a lot to us. Our teachers' goal and main focus are to empower students and engage them in learning. We believe that everybody can play and learn instruments and have fun.

8 June 2020

I am so happy with this school. I have 2 kids, 8 and 6 years old, and both of them taking Music and Art classes. I enrolled them two years ago and my son, who is playing Violin won the first place in the competition. My daughter is also doing great, she is enjoying her piano lessons and love to practice at home on her own. The teachers are patient and very knowledgeable. High quality of music education. Thank you! More...

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Reply from Ontario Academy of Music and Art

Dear Kim, Thank you so very much for your review. We truly appreciate it, and we are so proud to have talented students like Phoebe and Ken, who are doing great and enjoying the Music!

4 June 2020

One of the greatest Music schools in Toronto. I found them via Facebook ad and decided to enroll my 7 years old daughter. She is been taking classes for almost a year and I am so happy with the results she portraits so far . Her teacher Ms.Rima is very patient, professional, and knowledgeable. She always motivates, encourages, and supporting my daughter which is really important for children at that age.
I highly recommend this school to those who really want to see their kids succeed in the music.
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Reply from Ontario Academy of Music and Art

Dear Mariam, Thank you so much for such a great review. We truly appreciate the effort our students portray and we take pride in our innovative program. We strongly believe in the success of our students and we truly value parents' support from their end as well.

27 May 2020

To say I am happy that I found this school is an understatement. One of my closest friends told me about this school and I decided to give it a try. The owner was very quick in her response and she offered a free assessment to find out where my daughter was left. During her assessment, I could see that my daughter is so excited and she got along with the teacher very well. Its been already 6 months that my daughter taking private lessons, and from April 1st remotely via Zoom due to COVID-19 and honestly, I couldn't ask for more. She is always practicing at home, always excited about music classes and a few months ago she joined the Art class. I am beyond thankful and highly recommend this school. They really go above and beyond to reach every student's potential. More...

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Reply from Ontario Academy of Music and Art

Dear Ekaterina, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a great review. We are glad to hear you are happy with the results. At the Ontario Academy Of Music And Art, our goal is to endow students with professional skills and bring them closer to music and art, and there is nothing more rewarding than knowing and seeing the evidence that our teachers leave an impact on multiple lives. Thank you once again,

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In the Ontario Academy Of Music And Art we believe that Music and Art enable students to build a solid foundation for lifelong learning; to establish craftsmanship, imagination, and motivation. We are confident that, with classical training, anyone can play and perform any style of Music and Art.

Rima Saribekyan, founder of Ontario Academy Of Music and Art. Rima’s passion for the violin and piano began when she was just six years old, in her hometown Yerevan, in Armenia. Coming from a family of musicians she was first taught by her mother and inspired from a young age to pursue a professional career. As a child prodigy, she was accepted at the renowned Tchaikovsky Specialized Music School in Yerevan. After successfully graduating with an Honor diploma at the age of 15, Rima was accepted at Komitas State Conservatory of Music.
At the age of 20, she completed her Bachelor of Art. At the age of 21, she graduated with an Honor diploma and obtained her Master of Art from Yerevan State Conservatory of Music. Rima is also holding a Master of Arts degree from the University of Toronto.
Shortly after her graduation, she was invited to teach in Moscow-Russia. She conducted several violin master classes in the city of Moscow. She has recorded with prestigious Armenian and international musicians.
Rima has performed as a violin soloist with the Symphony Orchestra of Armenia and performed a number of charitable concerts to benefit children in different countries. She received masterclasses from renowned musicians in Europe and the USA and was part of the performance series as a chamber artist.

After immigrating to Canada, Rima was inspired to continue her journey as a musician and to teach and mentor the next generation of Canadians. Rima has taught private music lessons to students of all ages and all walks of life since 2008. Some of her students were accepted to study and continue their education in Germany and Canada. She is a registered teacher with the Royal Conservatory of Music.
She has developed a special training technique that enables students to become proficient in playing musical instruments within a couple of weeks.
Success in training students for years has inspired Rima to establish the Ontario Academy of Music and Art.
Being a diligent educator is important to Rima. She firmly believes that music enables students to build a solid foundation for lifelong learning; to establish craftsmanship, imagination, and motivation. She is confident that, with classical training, anyone can play and perform any style of music.

We strive to provide a safe and welcoming environment for students to learn and grow.
Through music, we engage students in activities that require them to be creative, disciplined, flexible, and work cooperatively with others.
Music and Art also help students explore their emotions. Various compositions, types of music, and art help them learn to articulate what they feel and why.
After completing the course with OAMA we keep in touch with our students, tracking their success, and engaging in ongoing mentorship.
We strive to uphold a friendly relationship with parents since they play an important role in the personal development of their children and provide huge support to our academy.

Yes, we provide remote education Canada wide and also worldwide, including China, Russia, and Europe.

Due to COVID-19, the Ontario Academy Of Music & Art switched to Online Education. Continuing Music and Art are vital at these difficult times. Staying connected with teachers, peers, being creative, positive, and collaborative not only restoring the inner peace of our students but also help them to achieve their goals and stay on track.

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Piano lessons are a great way to be introduced to the beautiful world of music. It’s never too early or late to start learning the piano. Some of our piano students are as young as three years old! Our training is tailored to accommodate each student’s learning curve and customized approach to their individual needs. With the help of our skilled teachers, our students learn to read music, improve techniques, and play a wide variety of genres. We prepare our students for Royal Conservatory Examinations, competitions, festivals, and more.
Additionally, we offer customized programs for adults’ beginner, adults professional, advanced, RCM Program, Pop, Jazz, Broadway, and other genres. We are proud to be integrated only by professional musicians and well-known artists -who are Registered Teachers of Royal Conservatory of Music and holds the highest grade of education such as Master’s Degree and Ph.D.

Ontario Academy Of Music And Art offering violin lessons to children, as young as 4 years old, adults’ beginner, adults professional, advanced. From mastering the proper violin posture to learning to read and play the violin, covering the foundation, and gradually moving on to more advanced material, our teachers are here to help students to explore this delicate instrument.
Our well-educated, experienced teachers will support and guide you all the way through your learning journey with their specially developed technique that incorporates Russian and European keys of Violin Academic education that enable students to become proficient in playing Violin within a couple of weeks.
Before you have an opportunity to purchase your instrument, as a student of Ontario Academy Of Music And Art you’ll have the privilege to use our classroom Instrument for practice at no cost.

Ontario Academy Of Music And Art offers Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced singing lessons that focus on breath control, ear training, pitch accuracy, vocal range, vibrato, intonation, and sight-reading.
We teach vocal students of all ages. Our younger students predominantly enjoy group lesson setting and interaction with same-age peers.
With the guidance of our highly trained vocal teachers, you will be able to read music, develop and improve your singing techniques. Students are also introduced to different types of genres including classical, rock, jazz, blues, pop, Broadway, and more.
We also successfully preparing students for exams, competitions, and auditions.

Ontario Academy Of Music And Art is happy to offer Guitar lessons to all levels and age groups. We are proud to have highly qualified teachers who strive to help students advance and accomplish their goals. Whether you are a beginner or studying to upgrade your technique for professional purposes, your lessons will be customized to suit your needs. Our teachers will teach you proper guitar posture and to read music, improve your technique, play a wide variety of musical genres including classical, rock, jazz, blues, pop, and more.
Before you have an opportunity to purchase your instrument, as a student of Ontario Academy Of Music And Art you’ll have the privilege to use our classroom Instrument for practice at no cost.

The study of theory is an essential component of well-rounded musical training and is intended to support practical studies to enhance and enrich the musical experience. Ontario Academy of Music and Art prepares students for RCM examination.
The RCM theory curriculum provides an effective, well-sequenced path for developing musical understanding and literacy. Theory studies begin with an introduction to the basic elements of music notation at the Elementary levels and culminate with structural and harmonic analysis at the Advanced levels.
Students are strongly encouraged to include the study of theory at every level, with examinations required as corequisites for comprehensive certificates from Level 5 and up.
Elementary Theory Levels: Prep theory form Level 1-4
Intermediate Certificate: Level 5- Level 8
Advanced Certificate: Level 9 Harmony, Level 10 History
Associate ( ARCT) Theory Certificate: ARCT History \ ARCT Harmony & Counterpoint / ARCT Analysis.

Ontario Academy Of Music And Art offers fun and exciting art classes, workshops, Art camps for children, and Painting Nights for adults. We offer small group drawing and painting classes for beginners as well as advanced students. We work with every student INDIVIDUALLY to make sure our students get the most out of the academic training while keeping the classes relaxed, enjoyable and fun — all in the unique environment of a REAL art gallery. All our classes are taught by a professional artist who gives individual attention and guidance to EVERY single student in the class.
Additionally -We are providing Art supplies. This includes oil paints, acrylic paints, watercolor paints, drawing paper, canvases, brushes, pencils, erasers, and more. You can also, bring your own art supplies and materials.