Programs

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 instruments and musical styles. We offer music lessons for beginners as well as for those in need of advanced musical instruction. Located in downtown Winnipeg, our music school offers music lessons for children as well as adults, from guitar and piano lessons to voice lessons and more! 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 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.

Fees

Instructor rates vary depending on the academic credentials and teaching experience of each instructor. 30 minute lessons range from $20–$30 per lesson, 45 minute lessons from $30–$45 per lesson and 60 minute lessons from $40–$60 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 the same time.

Group classes

Group music classes for children

Ages 0-7

Our early childhood group music classes are a fun and engaging place to introduce your child to early musical concepts such as basic rhythms and matching pitch. Our highly qualified music instructors use the Orff method with your child incorporating singing, movement and percussion instruments.

Group music classes for adults

Ages 16+

We have an array of group music classes designed for adults at every stage of their musical journey, including workshops, musical theatre and music appreciation classes. The instruction is impeccable, and you’ll find friends who love music just as much as you do!

Intro to Instruments-2:30 pm

Is your child ready to start private lessons? Have they participated in early childhood programs and are curious about what comes next? This group class will introduce children to a […]

Sold Out $60.00

Intro to Musical Theatre-1:30 pm

Do you have a preschooler who loves to sing, dance, play dress up, and tell stories with music? Are you curious to see if they are the next musical theatre […]

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Intro to Musical Theatre-2:30 pm

Do you have a preschooler who loves to sing, dance, play dress up, and tell stories with music? Are you curious to see if they are the next musical theatre […]

Register $50.00 5 tickets left

Musical Storytime-9:30 am

What can we find as we tiptoe through the forest, fly through space, or zoom around in a car? This group will explore various themes each week through singing, movement, […]

Sold Out $110.00

Adventures in Music-10:30 am

This un-parented group will use a variety of instruments, movement songs, and familiar tunes to create a fun space for connecting and making music. It is a great class for […]

Register $110.00 8 tickets left

Musical Storytime-11:30 am

What can we find as we tiptoe through the forest, fly through space, or zoom around in a car? This group will explore various themes each week through singing, movement, […]

Register $110.00 8 tickets left

Adventures in Music-12:30 pm

This un-parented group will use a variety of instruments, movement songs, and familiar tunes to create a fun space for connecting and making music. It is a great class for […]

Register $110.00 5 tickets left

Intro to Piano-1:30 pm

Does your child show interest in piano and is looking to explore that before committing to private lessons? Intro to Piano is a four week introductory group class focusing on […]

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Intro to Brass-2:30 pm

Is your child thinking about taking band at school? Are they interested in a brass instrument but don’t know where to start? Local brass Guru Todd Martin will use instruments […]

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Intro to Voice-1:30 pm

Do you have a child who LOVES to sing? Have they perhaps participated in some group music classes and are ready to learn more about their voice as an instrument? […]

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Intro to Fiddling-2:30 pm

Grade 2/3-RCM and up, all ages welcome. Are you a violin player who is interested in trying fiddling? Do you love the idea of playing traditional music and learning tunes […]

Register $75.00 9 tickets left

Musical Theatre for Adults

This class is all about FUN! It’s designed for all of us who have ever wanted to dance and sing our way out of the theatre after watching a musical! […]

Sold Out $190.00

Intro to Fiddling-2:30 pm

Grade 2/3-RCM and up, all ages welcome. Are you a violin player who is interested in trying fiddling? Do you love the idea of playing traditional music and learning tunes […]

Register $75.00 9 tickets left