Calgary Piano Lessons & Music Schools

Alberta Piano Lessons | Canadian Tour Of Music Schools


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Written by Trevor Baron

I’m a certified online piano and theory teacher accredited by the Royal Conservatory of Music; I specialize in providing personalized online lessons using platforms such as Skype and Zoom.

June 13, 2024

Bach To Basics Music - Live Online Piano & Theory Lessons in Calgary

Hello I’m Trevor and welcome to the Canadian Tour of Music Schools! Before we begin, I’d like to welcome you to my studio Bach to Basics Music. I offer live online piano and theory lessons tailored to meet your individual needs. You can see what students are saying here.

With over 25 years of experience as a certified Royal Conservatory of Music teacher, I’m committed to helping adults and children ages 7+ achieve their musical goals.

Why choose my studio? Learn from home via Skype or Zoom, with flexible scheduling to suit your lifestyle. Enjoy personalized one-on-one instruction covering everything from classical and modern styles of piano to advanced theory and RCM exam preparation. Contact Me  to schedule a Free Trial Lesson and get started. Now on with the Tour!

About Calgary Alberta

The fourth stop on our Canadian tour of music schools is in Calgary. Welcome to Calgary, Alberta. Here’s an overview of Calgary’s music schools and the local music scene! 

City website:
Population: 1.336 million (2017)

Piano Lessons in Calgary

While my studio specializes in providing online piano and theory lessons, through Skype or Zoom, here are some music schools that might strike the right chord if you’re looking for in-person piano lessons in Calgary, Alberta. These aren’t endorsements, just friendly suggestions to help guide your musical journey.

1. Mount Royal University Conservatory:

  • Provides a wide range of music programs, including private and group lessons, speech arts & drama, orchestras, choirs, and ensembles. They have a strong reputation built over a century for providing high-quality musical education. The school regularly hosts [performance opportunities and events].
  • Website: Mount Royal University Conservatory

2. Sonata Yamaha Music School:

  • Offers group and private lessons for various instruments, following the Yamaha Music Education System. It has multiple locations and serves over 800 students.
  • Website: Sonata Yamaha Music School

3. School of Rock Calgary:

  • Provides performance-based music education with programs for kids and adults. They offer private lessons and group rehearsals, focusing on real-world music performance.
  • Website: School of Rock Calgary

4. Chinook School of Music:

  • Provides lessons in various instruments, including piano, guitar, voice, violin, cello, flute, ukulele, drums, and more. They provide both in-person and online lessons and focus on all styles and genres of music.
  • Website: Chinook School of Music

5. Calgary Music Academy:

  • The Calgary Music Academy provides classical music lessons, focusing on violin, cello, voice, piano, chamber performance, theory, and composition. It also provides masterclasses and regular concerts.
  • Website: Calgary Music Academy

Calgary’s music schools offer a rich tapestry of educational programs catering to various age groups and skill levels. This ensures that students in Calgary can access comprehensive musical training that suits their unique needs and aspirations. For those students interested in a more personalized approach, Calgary is home to many private music teachers who provide piano lessons.

Immerse Yourself in the Rhythms of Calgary, Alberta

Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Calgary, Alberta, is a dynamic city with a thriving music scene that captivates visitors worldwide. Known for its energetic festivals, diverse venues, and vibrant arts culture, Calgary offers an unforgettable musical experience for all who visit.

Iconic Music Venues and Live Performances

Calgary boasts an impressive array of music venues that cater to all genres and styles. The legendary Scotiabank Saddledome hosts large-scale concerts by international superstars. At the same time, smaller, intimate venues like the Ironwood Stage and Grill and The Palomino Smokehouse offer cozy settings for live performances by local and emerging artists. The National Music Centre at Studio Bell is a must-visit for its incredible architecture, interactive exhibits, and live music events. Other venues, such as the Aussie Rules Piano Bar in Calgary, provide great entertainment for a night out with friends and family.

Festivals that Celebrate Music

Calgary’s music festival scene is second to none. The Calgary Folk Music Festival, held annually at Prince’s Island Park, is a beloved event that draws music lovers to enjoy a diverse lineup of artists in a picturesque outdoor setting. The Sled Island Music & Arts Festival is another highlight, featuring an eclectic mix of music, film, and art across multiple venues in the city. For jazz enthusiasts, the Calgary Jazz Festival showcases world-class talent and offers performances in various intimate and grand settings.

Supporting Local Talent

Calgary’s music community is a beacon of support for local talent. Venues like Broken City and The Blues Can provide platforms for emerging artists to perform and connect with audiences. This nurturing environment ensures that new and diverse voices are continually discovered and celebrated. If you like piano players, Jan Lisiecki is a Calgary-born piano player; another piano player on the rise is Kevin Chen. If you’re into a great show, check out the Dueling Piano Kings and see where they play. Calgary supports local talent.

Music Education and Workshops

Calgary offers a wealth of opportunities for those interested in music education. The Mount Royal University Conservatory provides top-tier instruction for all ages, including lessons, workshops, and masterclasses. The National Music Centre also hosts various educational programs, such as hands-on instrument sessions and music production workshops, making it a fantastic resource for aspiring musicians. Calgary also offers excellent piano lessons for those specifically interested in learning the piano through its schools and private instructors. Private music teachers offer a wealth of options for lessons on other instruments. You can check out Beethoven At Home and the Music Teachers Directory for local listings.

Exploring Beyond the Music

For that inspirational break, step away from the piano, stop the lessons, and rejuvenate your mind with some local sightseeing. Calgary’s cultural richness extends beyond its music scene. The city has numerous attractions, including the Calgary Tower, the Glenbow Museum, and the Calgary Zoo, and you can stroll through history at Heritage Park. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the city’s extensive pathway system and proximity to the stunning landscapes of Banff and Kananaskis Country.


Calgary, Alberta, is a vibrant hub for music lovers, offering an exciting blend of world-class performances, local talent, and unique cultural experiences. Whether attending a major festival, discovering new artists at a local venue, or engaging in a music workshop, Calgary’s dynamic music scene promises to inspire and entertain. Come and experience the rhythmic heartbeat of Calgary – a city where music and culture thrive.

Begin Your Musical Journey Now!

Online Piano & Theory Lessons

Elevate your piano skills from the comfort of your home with live online piano and theory lessons through Skpye or Zoom for aults and children ages seven and up. Ready to get started? Contact me for more information on enrolling or book your free trial lesson to get started. Why wait? Let’s begin your exciting music journey together.

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