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In this ensemble-format course, children expand their musical skill set and knowledge while discovering the joy of playing music as a band! Learning to work together towards the common goal of performance, children explore important musical concepts together in a supportive atmosphere, preparing them for the next step in their musical development. Ensembles meet weekly to rehearse under the direction of an experienced CMS coach, a professional musician who draws upon their onstage experience to help students reach their full musical potential. These courses are open to all children aged 9 to 12. No previous musical experience is required.

Combining important musical concepts with visual aids and physical motion, the Orff approach to music instruction creates an immersive and inclusive environment for children that builds confidence while fostering inner creativity. Orff instrumentation and repertoire are designed around the specific learning requirements of children. Taking turns playing an assortment of Orff instrumentation and repertoire, students explore how each instrument plays its own role within the larger ensemble. Many of the concepts and skills are directly transferrable across all instruments, and this course is the ideal preparation for the CMS Youth Jazz Ensemble courses.


“Since the beginning of time, children have not liked to study. They would much rather play, and if you have their interests at heart, you will let them learn while they play; they will find that what they have mastered is child’s play.”
- Carl Orff

Winter Program Information

  • The 2024 winter term will run January 20 - June22
  • The last date to register for the fall term is Wednesday, January 17
  • There will be no classes held on statutory holiday weekend (Feb 17, March 30, May 18)
  • All classes will be conducted at Humber College Lakeshore Campus on Saturday, between 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Winter 2024 Term

Private Lesson (All Instruments) 30min Private Lesson $836
60min Private Lesson $1,520
Children Children's Musicianship $575
Children's Music: Orff Ensemble (Ages 8-11) $1,100
Youth Youth Jazz Ensemble (Ages 12-18) $1,320
Advanced Youth Jazz Ensemble (Ages 14-18)  $1,520