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Private Instrument Lessons

One-on-one lessons at Kollari provide students with a personalized learning plan that is carried out by an expert instructor. Kollari’s private students range in age from 3 and up, and our instructors work with each student to form goals that are challenging, yet realistic and manageable for their lifestyle. Once students learn the fundamentals, Kollari programs place an emphasis on classical training, and our students are prepared for Royal Conservatory of Music examinations. Of course, the genre of study is up to the student, and some students choose to forego classical training for a pop, jazz, rock, or folk path. Many students also study different genres simultaneously. With guidance from our expert instructors, Kollari programs offer students the flexibility to steer their education into the direction that they find the most passion in.

Instruments Offered

  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Bass cello
  • Voice
  • Guitar
  • Ukulele
  • Percussion (drums)
  • Flute
  • Saxophone
  • Clarinet
  • Oboe
  • Bassoon
  • Trumpet
  • Horn
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba

Benefits

  • One-on-one instruction
  • A personalized learning plan
  • A unique-to-student pace
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Voice

Singing is a personal art. Our voice program reflects just this, with students working to find their inner strength of expression once they have mastered the basic techniques. At Kollari, students are provided with a safe and enthusiastic environment for exploring this part of them, which allows students to grow not only as singers, but also as artists. Our voice program develops students from beginners to be ready for university or college music education, should it be the path that students wish to pursue.

Strings

At Kollari, we believe that any student who has music in their heart can learn to play the violin, viola, cello, and contrabass with the beauty of expression and interpretation. Kollari offers a rich string program that features a technique and performance driven curriculum for our advanced students, as well as free membership to the Kollari Junior & Senior String Orchestra for all students to enjoy. Our strings program develops students from beginners to be ready for university or college music education, should it be the path that students wish to pursue.

Guitar

Kollari’s guitar program is uniquely comprehensive, with students having the option to study acoustic, electric, bass, and classical guitar simultaneously. Our curriculum links fretboard navigation skills, technique, musicality, and creative energy to accelerate learning on this instrument, and allow students to reach their full potential in whatever style they choose to learn. Our guitar program develops students from beginners to be ready for university or college music education, should it be the path that students wish to pursue.

Ukulele

The ukulele is a fun and cheerful instrument that fits well to a range of students, from younger to older, beginner to advanced. Many of our voice students enjoy learning the ukulele simultaneously to complement their singing. Our program allows students to develop strong strumming skills and a solid understanding of chords, which they can use to enjoy the ukulele in both performance and social settings.

Brass

Kollari’s brass program has an unmatched curriculum that is based on understanding tone production and articulation, range, and reading ability. Kollari brass students also have the opportunity to join a jazz band, and take part in regular jam sessions. Our brass program develops students from beginners to be ready for university or college music education, should it be the path that students wish to pursue.

Percussion

With a focus on performance, our program offers students flexibility in studying across all styles and areas of percussion. With the highest sound quality equipment and classrooms, Kollari percussionists leave each lesson motivated and energized. Students also have the opportunity to join a jazz band, rock band, and take part in regular jam sessions. Our percussion program develops students from beginners to be ready for university or college music education, should it be the path that students wish to pursue.

Woodwinds

At Kollari, our woodwind program features the most up-to-date strategies for fostering healthy practice habits that lead to great sound and technique. Kollari woodwind students also have the opportunity to join a jazz band, and take part in regular jam sessions. Our woodwind program develops students from beginners to be ready for university or college music education, should it be the path that students wish to pursue.

Piano

Kollari’s piano is committed to excellence and to teaching the concepts necessary to become great pianists in a way that is catered to the learning style and needs of each individual student. Our piano program is comprehensive, and once students have built a solid understanding of the fundamentals, they begin to study the Royal Conservatory method, while still enjoying music from many different genres, such as pop and jazz. Our piano program develops students from beginners to be ready for university or college music education, should it be the path that students wish to pursue.

Theory Classes

Kollari believes that learning the language of music is a critical step in becoming a musician.  Our theory programs start with students learning concepts of rhythm and notation, an understanding of harmony, counterpoint composition, as well as the history of various composers and their works. Our program prepares students for Royal Conservatory theory exams.

What Clients Say

  • “My daughter, Martina, has been educated musically by Yevi and Mimosa Kollari for over 10 years now. They developed Martina’s musical skills and most importantly they showed her to play with passion. The Kollari’s are very dedicated in helping their students grow to become successful musicians and confident persons.”

    James Ortiz Luis

    Vaughan, Ontario

  • “My dream has always been to sing on stage! Kollari Institute of Music has helped me achieve that dream and so much more. The teachers are passionate about teaching and that passion transforms our dreams into reality. I started lessons with Kollari Institute of Music almost five years ago. To date my entire family are taking music lessons with the school… What I love the most about this establishment is the way Miss Mossa and Dr Yevi treat us. We are NOT students – we are their family, their children, and their friends! Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do for us.”

    Mari Faraone

    Vaughan, Ontario

  • “My children have been attending music lessons at the Kollari Institute of Music for 8 years. I am very pleased with the level of commitment by the staff to engage my children to explore their artistic ability with the piano, guitar and singing. My childrens’ teachers are exceptional in their ability to teach, collaborate, and bring them to new heights! This music school has provided many opportunities for my children to showcase their talents through RCM, music performances, and other opportunities for competitions and band programs. The director Mimosa, has been a pleasure to work with since the first day I walked in. She is flexible, supportive and has helped to motivate my children to learn music in a warm and inviting environment. Thank you for bringing music into my home!”

    Anita Brant-Bonavota

    Vaughan, Ontario

  • “Our children Mark and Naomi have been with the school for more than 15 years and have experienced great teaching in violin and piano. I dare say that Mimosa and Yevi give their very best to each child and are always willing to accommodate requests or address any concerns we may have. Monthly concerts at the school and the annual Christmas concerts at the Richmond Hill Performing Arts Centre provide the students the exuberance of public performance, the pride of personal accomplishment and the focused discipline required for it. You will never sense this school as a business entity. It is a place where music thrives enriching the lives of young and upcoming musicians.”

    Yohani Lewis

    Vaughan, Ontario