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Best Wishes for the Holiday Season!

Warmest Wishes for the Holiday Season!

PLUS: Earn your collectible $25 Gift Card for Returning Students Only

After ​Dec 10th, Winter registration will be open to all students, so make sure you guarantee your spot with your Academy teacher and lock in your current returning student rate for our busiest session. The ​Winter session has a start date of ​January or February.

PLUS enjoy a $25 Gift Card from ​our music store , All You Need Music. You can use your card right away or collect them to buy your dream instrument. (Valid for two years!)

Registration is quick and easy and can be done online, by phone (phone numbers listed below), or simply send us an email and we’ll take care of it for you. Your personal e-card code will be sent to you by email by ​December 11, 2014. Make sure to look for it in your Inbox! ​​

You can register online by visiting us at or give us a call at one of the numbers below and we will take care of it for you!

If you have already registered for the ​Winter session before ​December 10th, your teacher will be in touch with you soon to pre-book your lesson time and you will receive your gift card shortly​!

Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season!
The Canada Music Academy Team

*Terms & Regulations: In order to qualify, you must register and confirm your Winter registration with a first payment by ​December 10th, 2014. The Winter session must be completed in order to stay qualified for this offer.
Toronto Music School: 416-207-0884

Ottawa Music School: 613-667-0519

Brockville Music School: 613-342-0471

Waterloo Region Music School: 519-489-4759

Kingston Region Music School: 613-767-9208

Montreal Academy of Music: 514-376-8742



John Rudolph, Principle percussionist of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, giving a Masterclass at All You Need Music

Check out the some highlights from our exciting masterclass led by John Rudolph, Principle percussionist of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra!

The Canada Music Academy and Canada’s Music Store, All You Need Music, collaborated with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra to offer this class exclusively to our students and clients.

It was a fantastic opportunity to study with one of the leading percussionists in the world and not an evening any of us are soon to forget.



Dear Student and Parents,

Happy New Year! Welcome to the 2013 winter session at the Canada Music Academy.

CMA Director with TSO Conductor, Peter Oundjian, Nov 2012

CMA Director with TSO Conductor, Peter Oundjian, Nov 2012

We hope your holiday was a safe and happy one, and that you had the opportunity to share some of your new musical achievements with family and friends! We also hope this year brings you a little closer to

your musical dreams and vision.

It is our goal to make sure you receive the best quality and support in your music education with our team of hand selected, award-winning certified music teachers. As one of Canada’s leading music schools we feel privileged to have introduced thousands of students of all ages to the joy of music and we are glad you have chosen us as your music school.

Community Support 

This year we recommit ourselves to supporting our community. With our Academy scholarship fund, and with instrument donations from our partner store, All You Need Music, we are committed to continue

Canadian Music Competition Winners with Gryphon Trio's Jamie Parker

Canadian Music Competition Winners with Gryphon Trio’s Jamie Parker

creating and supporting music programs in elementary schools and high-schools across Canada, and support parents and teachers who understand the value of music education in our children’s’ futures.

If you have an instrument you’d like to donate please contact us and we will make sure it goes to a young student in need.

We have supported the wonderful work of the Ottawa Children Treatment Centre, Children’s Wish Foundation, Tindale St. George amongst many other charity organizations helping youth in our cities. We are committed to continue supporting these efforts.

Arts and Youth Support 

10 Time Grammy Award Winner George Benson Supports the CMA Scholarship Fund

10 Time Grammy Award Winner George Benson Supports the CMA Scholarship Fund

We have worked with multi-Grammy award-winning musicians such as Bobby McFerrin and George Benson, and helped bring the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Oliver Jones to smaller city audiences who normally would not have the opportunity to host artists of this caliber.

We also continue to support young professional musicians by giving them new opportunities to travel and perform across Canada.

We have supported inspirational learning opportunities for young musicians, including the Canadian Music Competition winners and Lion’s club winners, in collaboration with the Brockville Concert Association, the CMC and the Gryphon Trio.

We have created musical exchanges across Canada and supported Juno award winning musicians with performance and teaching opportunities through our school and our association with Canadian Jazz festivals such as the 1000 Islands Jazz Festival, of which our Director, is also the Chair. We work hard to keep music and music education alive and vibrant.

Helping You Get There: Affordable Instruments and Rentals 

We have developed a wonderful program for instrument rentals in collaboration with our partner store, All You Need Music, giving our student the opportunity to rent instruments for as little as $15 per month, with the added benefit of applying the full 100% of your first three months to the purchase of your instrument should you decide to buy it.

We want to make sure you love your lessons, your instrument, and as a consequence, ensure your experience gives you years of musical enjoyment! Contact us for more information about rentals or your educational discounts.


Wishing you a happy and healthy 2013!

Your Canada Music Academy Team


Best Wishes for the Holiday Season!

Happy holidays from the Canada Music Academy


Give the Gift of Music Lessons!

Give the Gift of Music Lessons!

The Canada Music Academy has the perfect gift for everyone on your list this year. Gift certificates for Canada’s best music school, the Canada Music Academy, are available by calling us at any of the numbers below. We can customize a package a lessons to fit your budget and offer lessons in a wide variety of instruments. Contact us today for more details!

Toronto Music School 416.207.0884

Waterloo Region Music School 519.489.4759 

Ottawa Music School 613.667.0519

Kingston Music School 613.767.9208

Brockville Music School 613.342.0471

Montreal Music School 514.376.8742


Thank you to Brockville Mayor, David L. Hendersonfor his continued support and well wishes for All You Need Music and the Canada Music Academy. Upon hearing of the one year celebration of our Brockville branch, he sent the encouraging letter below to the school director and part owner of the store, Samia O’Day.


I am especially happy to see your company thriving, your contributions  to the cultural fabric of the Brockville area are outstanding and  greatly appreciated, while your musical skills, even to my untrained ear are beautiful to experience.

Thank you for being part of our world


David L. Henderson Brockville Mayor

Canada Music Academy founder and director, Samia O’Day

As part of the Canada Music Academy’s one year anniversary celebration of the Brockville branch, the founder and director, Samia O’Day and three award winning Academy teachers, will be featured alongside internationally acclaimed violinist Adam Han-Gorski on October 28th 2012 at the Brockville Arts Center.

Aside from her role as founder and director of the Canada Music Academy and part owner of All You Need Music on Parkedale, Samia is also an award winning pianist, composer and teacher who has been featured as a soloist at Place des Arts with the McGill Symphony Orchestra, was the winner of the McGill Concerto Competition at age 17, won first place at the Canadian Music Competitions, and awarded the FACTOR Independent Artist Award for her original album. Samia has toured internationally as a classical pianist, composer, singer-songwriter and conducted youth orchestras in Montreal.  She is also a member of the board of the Brockville Concert Association and Co-chair of the 1000 Islands Jazz and Blues Festival. Samia continues to serve as director of all Academy branches and founded the Montreal Academy of Music 17 years ago. In 2008 she expanded to Toronto as the Canada Music Academy and has since then opened branches in Brockville in 2011 and Ottawa just this year. Samia is excited to be performing alongside Adam Han-Gorski and Montreal Academy teachers, Margaret Carey, Rémi Collard and Catharine Calderoni.

All You Need Music, which is fast becoming Canada’s BEST Music Store, is a proud sponsor of the event. Don’t miss your chance to see this impressive line up of world-class musicians perform. Tickets are 35$ for adults, 10$ for students, and FREE for kids under 18.

Visit  for more information on the performers. We hope to see you there!

Canada’s leading music school now providing musical education to Ottawa and surrounding areas

Canada Music Academy, the leading provider of musical education throughout Canada, is thrilled to announce that Ottawa will be home to the newest location of the academy.
With studios across the Greater Ottawa Area, Canada Music Academy is designed to make music education fun and exciting for its students, while still providing a structured learning approach that’s necessary to achieve tangible results and help students realize their musical dreams. With certified teachers from all musical genres, the academy offers instruction on a wide variety of instruments, with lessons customized to meet the individual needs of its student.

“Everything from country to jazz and classical to rock can be heard in the Nation’s Capital, and there is no better way to help develop our young aspiring musicians than with music lessons,” explained Samia O’Day Founder and Director at the Canada Music Academy.  “We are delighted with the opening of our newest school in Ottawa, and welcome all comers, young and old, from beginners to masters.”

Registration for the academy is quick and easy and can be done online at , as well as by phone (please consult our website for a location in the Ottawa area near you). Students wishing to purchase their musical instruments or accessories can also do so online at All You Need Music

About Canada Music Academy

For 17 years the Canada Music Academy has helped inspire thousands of students of all ages across Canada to seek their musical aspirations. The Academy has maintained its high standard by providing its own highly trained certified instructors, in an environment that is stimulating and educational at the students home or various studios conveniently located in Toronto, Ottawa, Waterloo, Kingston, and Brockville.

The Academy also operates an online store – All You Need Music – that caters to the specific needs of students as well as any music lover.
For more information on the Canada Music Academy please visit:

For more information, please contact:

Lisa Barroca
Canada Music Academy

All You Need Music’s Blues BBQ on Sunday closed out a successful 1000 Island’s Jazz festival! Check out the article from the Recorder and Times here: