Our Program

Our intensive after-school program enhances social development through music education. We give children in Toronto's priority neighbourhoods access to ten hours of music instruction per week throughout the school year. We provide a daily nutritious snack, musical instruments and instruction all at no cost to the child's family.

We work with students in grades one through eight. Our students do not require previous musical experience or training. All we ask is enthusiasm, commitment and dedication to learning.

Our teachers and instructors are skilled, dedicated professional artists and musicians. Their passion and dedication drives our program.

Teamwork and cooperation are fundamental to Sistema Toronto. Our orchestras, choirs, and percussion ensembles are models that teach the children cooperation, mutual support, and respect for each other’s abilities.

Our immersive musical instruction teaches our students valuable life skills:

  • Working toward a common goal
  • Establishing empathy and trust
  • Building confidence, self-esteem, resiliency, and perseverance
  • Creating and improvising
  • Leadership.

We build stronger communities as we transform the lives of our children. The children grow and thrive as engaged citizens and future leaders. A happy and fulfilled child makes for a happier family, and that’s the basis for a vigorous, healthy community


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Our Program