The Community Music School is a fee-for-service outreach program for children and youth aged 3 to 18. The program offers Saturday music classes from September to June through Humber College’s Music Department, School of Creative and Performing Arts, Lakeshore Campus, Toronto.
Formed in 1980, this unique program was originally established to offer children and youth an alternative form of music education to traditional classical lessons. The School has since established itself as an innovator and leader in youth jazz education.
The School constantly strives to create new opportunities for youth to experience, explore and expand their knowledge and skill in music. In particular, the program has been actively working to develop new projects that provide talented youth within the GTA with progressive stepping-stones that help prepare students to compete for challenging international performance opportunities.
At the same time, the program remains firmly grounded in its commitment to provide a solid musical education that fosters the joy of making music in all of its students and helps to develop the discipline and commitment required for success.
Over the past 30 years, the School has established an international reputation as a leader in jazz education; built relationships and networks with local, regional, national and international organizations involved in music and music education; has helped thousands of students from across the GTA explore, develop and pursue their individual talent and aspirations with music; and has helped prepare some of Canada’s finest up and coming young artists for careers in the commercial / jazz performance field.
Musicfest Canada National Festival, The Canadian Association for Jazz Education, The International Association for Jazz Education, The TD Downtown Toronto Jazz Festival, the National Council for Community Services and Continuing Education and Humber College.
Humber College’s Community Music School has long fostered a joy of music making while helping budding musicians develop the skills and discipline required for long-term success.Read More
Cathy received the award for her creation of the Community Music program here at Humber College.Read More
To celebrate our 35th birthday, Humber's Community Music program hosted a “Jazz Hang” at The Rex Hotel on June 28th, 2015.
Anthony Fung attended the Community Music program from 2008 - 2010 and has just become the first Canadian to be accepted into the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.Read More
Lorne Lofsky teaches in Humber's Community Music program. He told us a bit about music, teaching, and a typical day in his life as a musician.Read More
Community Music alumnus Chris Donnelly represents a new generation of jazz pianists, composers and improvisers dedicated to creating programs that are engaging, entertaining and educating.Read More