Individual instruction programs

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The Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts is Manitoba’s premier house for advanced musical instruction and it is home to a musical community that is wonderfully varied and truly harmonious.

Learn a new instrument or dust off an instrument you haven’t played in a while with one-on-one in-person or virtual music lessons. Our highly-qualified faculty members teach a wide range of instruments and musical styles.

Lessons for all disciplines are available on-site. Students are welcome to have their lessons virtually if that’s what they would prefer.





Weekly Individual Lessons (30-min, 45-min or 1hr)



Lessons starting at $25 per 30-min lesson



Register for Full Year or 12-Week Seasonal Sessions




Flexible lesson times to fit your schedule



Customized learning plans, developed by our highly qualified faculty, to help you progress faster and further




Payment options to fit your budget




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Meet with our faculty before registering to make sure you find the right student/teacher combination and ensure the best learning experience possible.



A little more about our Individual instruction program

A Shorter Learning Curve

Having the same teacher for two or even 10 years can make the musical journey smoother, shorter, more comfortable and more fun. At the MCMA, our teacher/student matching service makes this possible.

And if you need nuanced instruction—you can move on and yet still maintain all your important musical connections.

Choosing a Teacher

When there are many faculty to choose from (as we have at the MCMA), it’s important to make the best match possible. This is because the student/teacher combination always has an impact on the student’s learning, achieving and enjoyment of their musical experience.

That’s why you can’t register on-line for instruction at the MCMA. Our process includes a face-to-face meeting with Student Services; assessing the student needs and matching them with a Faculty member. It may even include a free consultation/trial lesson so we can make the best recommendation.

If you have a specific teacher in mind, please call the Student Services office to find out more about available lesson slots in their schedule.

Choosing Your Instrument

Individual Instruction (one-on-one instruction) is available for virtually every instrument, genre and voice.  Lessons are available for piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, fiddling, voice, guitar, ukulele, drum kit, percussion, saxophone, flute, clarinet, recorder, french horn, harmonica, accordion, mandolin, just to name a few! And if we don’t have an accredited instructor for the instrument you wish to study, we will seek to find one for you.

Don’t know which instrument to choose? Let us help—we can find the instrument that sings to and with you.


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—just contact Student Services for more information.

Location, Phone & Hours

Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts  (MAP)
1B01 Bryce Hall
University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  
R3B 2E9
Phone: 204.988.7650
Email: info@mcma.ca

Our hours are made to accommodate your schedule.

Regular hours (September to June):
Monday to Thursday: 10 am–8:45 pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 9 am–4:45 pm
Sunday: Closed

Summer hours (July and August):
Monday to Thursday: 10 am–5 pm
Friday–Sunday: Closed

School Term & Lessons

The regular academic year starts in September and runs until June. However, students are welcome to register at any time.

Beginning students generally start with a half hour lesson once a week.

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.