Social Transformation Through Music

Sistema Toronto is a social development program that builds a sense of community, self-respect, and mutual support in children. Our free, intensive, ensemble-based music lessons inspire children at risk to realize their full potential as students and citizens through the pursuit of musical excellence. 


Peter Oundjian on Sistema Toronto and Music Education
Our Music Ambassador discusses the value of social education through the arts.

Peter Oundjian Q&A
Sistema Toronto students ask Maestro Peter Oundjian of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra some hard-hitting questions.

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Sistema Stories: Mathanki
Sistema Toronto - Military Trail student and her family share their experience.

Sistema Stories: Choedak & Dhadho
Sistema Toronto - Parkdale brothers discuss their journey as Sistema students.

Sistema Stories: Tamiya and Zidane
Sistema Toronto - Yorkwoods students on what music education means to them.

A Music Lesson with Yo-Yo Ma
Our musical ambassador sat down with Sistema Toronto students for a very special music lesson.

A Music Lesson with Yo-Yo Ma from MMabbott on Vimeo.

By the Numbers

  • 36
    Music teachers helping
  • 250
    students and families for
  • 125,000
    annual learning hours in
  • 4
    priority neighbourhoods in the GTA.
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