Individual lessons

The Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts is Manitoba’s premier house for advanced musical instruction. Learn a new instrument or dust off an instrument you haven’t played in a while with one-on-one lessons. Our highly-qualified faculty members teach a wide range of musical styles and instruments, from piano to harmonica. We offer lessons for all ages, at all stages, for all disciplines. Meet with our faculty before registering to find the right student/instructor combination and ensure the best learning experience possible.

Our student/instructor matching service

The student/instructor combination has an impact on a student’s learning, achieving and enjoyment of their musical experience, so it’s important to make the best match possible. That’s why our process includes an assessment of the students’ needs to match them with a faculty member for a free consultation.

If you have a specific music teacher in mind, please call our office at 204-988-7650 to find out more about available lesson slots in their schedule.

Choosing your instrument

Individual instruction is available for virtually every genre and instrument, including piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, fiddling, voice, guitar, ukulele, drum kit, percussion, saxophone, flute, clarinet, recorder, french horn, harmonica, accordion and mandolin. If we don’t have an accredited instructor for the instrument you wish to study, we will seek to find one for you.


Instructor rates vary depending on the academic credentials and teaching experience of each instructor. 30 minute music lessons range from $25–$35 per lesson, 45 minute lessons from $37.50–$52.50 per lesson and 60 minute lessons from $50–$70 per lesson.

We offer payment options to fit your budget—please call our office at 204-988-7650 for more information.

Academic year and lessons

The regular academic year starts in September and runs until June. Students may register for either a full year or 12-week seasonal sessions.

Beginning students generally start with a half hour lesson once a week. Once a student’s skill level has moved up to an intermediate level, lesson times usually increase to 45 minutes once a week. Students with a high level of commitment who have progressed to advanced repertoire increase their lesson time to one hour per week.

We offer customized learning plans, developed by our highly qualified faculty, to help you progress faster and further.

Simultaneous lessons

Many families have two or more children playing different instruments at different levels at different times at different locations. If this is you, contact us as we will do everything we can to schedule all your students for music lessons at the same time.