Toronto Guitar School held it’s last RockBand & Ensemble Auditions on Saturday December 7th 2019. As soon as health restrictions are lifted we look forward to resuming Rockbands and Ensembles. If you want to play in a band please contact us and we will let you know when auditions and bands start up again. It’s always FREE to audition!
All instruments (Vocals, Piano/Keys, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Ukulele, Woodwind and Brass Instruments etc) are welcome! We have bands for every level and age from teens to adults.
We will be aiming to start up new additional bands (Rock, Metal, Pop, Indie Rock, R&B/Funk, Jazz, Indian Fusion & Folk) that rehearse during the week and weekend and fill a few spots in 4 of our Rock Bands, Teen Band, Jazz Band and Funk Band that rehearse weekly.
Here’s a video link to our Funk Band’s recent rehearsal:
WHAT TO EXPECT
During your audition, a Toronto Guitar School instructor will interview you about your past experience, playing ability, musical interests and hear you play. After the audition session, each member will be put into groups to get ready for band rehearsals!
HOW IT WORKS
Bring your instrument to the audition so you can meet and jam with others. We will provide all the necessary amps and sound equipment you will need for the audition. A drum set, piano and/or keyboard, guitar amps and a PA will be available for those that need it. You’ll also get a chance to tour our studios and have all your questions answered. Each group will be supervised by a Toronto Guitar School instructor who will assist with the running or organization of the rehearsals. Members get to select the pieces they want to learn and determine the stylistic and artistic direction of the group.
Members that come to the Rockband auditions will have the opportunity to attend weekly rehearsals at a mutually convenient time. Every effort is made to put everyone in a band by the week following the audition. Weekly rehearsals are 1 hour in length and range in cost per session depending on the size of the group and the number of instructors involved.
Mint Music and The Toronto Guitar School have organized free school concerts 3 times a year open to the public at which all groups were encouraged to perform. Other performance opportunities, professional recording, and video services also exist for those that are interested.
SOME OF OUR BAND INSTRUCTORS:
Andre Valerio – Guitar, Mandolin, and Piano Teacher
RockBand, Jazz Band Instructor
Glen Alan – Voice, Piano, Guitar, and Ukulele Teacher
Rock Band and Ukulele Ensemble Instructor
George Chenery – Bass and Guitar Teacher
RockBand and Jazz Band Instructor
Jinu Isac – Drum Teacher
Rock and R&B Instructor
James Sawyer – Guitar and Bass Teacher
Metal Band Instructor
For our complete roster of teachers click here
As a special thank you for those that join our RockBand program, you will get:
A GIFT CERTIFICATE for 50% OFF a 1 HOUR PRIVATE MUSIC LESSON at the Toronto Guitar School or Mint Music – a savings of $37.50!*
- This offer only applies to new students to the Toronto Guitar School or Mint Music. Offer expires on the last class of your RockBand session. Subject to teacher availability. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.
We look forward to meeting everyone and welcoming you into our musical community!