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What to Bring to Your Lesson

  • You need to bring your instrument.
    • A violin can be rented from a number of businesses. We recommend Bella Music. They have a rent to own policy. You can find them at 11002-150 street             (780) 988-2352.

    A notebook for your teacher to write in. This helps you to know what and how to practice.

Pianists will need to have an instrument at home. An electronic keyboard is not enough. The best choice is a fully functioning upright or grand piano. The minimum requirement is a DIGITAL piano with 88 WEIGHTED KEYS and the option to change from light, to medium, to hard weight. For more information contact your teacher.



Deadlines for RCM Exams

Deadline for CC Exams

Music Festival Information



1. Daly Family Scholarship

In honour of performer and teacher Eileen Arnold Daly (1920-2008) funds have been donated to Taylor by family members to assist with the education of students, specifically piano students.

2. Taylor Conservatory Student Scholarships

Money raised by faculty performances and odd fund raisers will be pooled and divided between studio teachers for annual awards for their best students. These students will also perform in an annual awards recital to be held in June of each year.

Other scholarships will arise as we continue to grow and develop. Stay tuned to see how we do with supporting our students!



Undergrad Credit for Music Training at Taylor

The quality of music instruction at Taylor has long been recognized by other academic institutions, and Taylor now offers expanded opportunities for our Conservatory students to earn credit towards a degree program.

Many of the music lessons at the Conservatory of Music qualify for transferable credit to other institutions. Flute, piano, violin, voice – why not get credit while you learn? Study under our excellent instructors and gain a second valuable benefit, saving time and money during your post-secondary efforts down the road! 

Contact our admissions department to ask for details and to make sure that you qualify -- and make sure you take advantage of this great opportunity.

Community Choir

Performance Classes

There are currently 2 opportunities for students to develop their musical gifts through performance classes. These choirs are great fun and offer significant value, and public performances are always well attended. Both ensembles will perform at the Legislature in December 2015.


The Taylor Flute Ensemble is a 32-week program beginning September 16th. The ensemble is conducted by flautist Dorie Gold with rehearsals taking place in Studio A of the Conservatory. Please note the new day and time Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.

The cost to participate is $400 for the year. The fee includes two concert performances, all music and a music folder.

This exciting opportunity to participate in a community flute choir is open to beginner and intermediate adults.


Contact Dorie directly at


Whirlwinds Junior Flute Ensemble starts up again September 19th. Join them Saturday mornings from 10:30 to 11:45.

This group is for children ages 10 to 15. Learn to play in an ensemble setting and gain experience performing in a group.

Each player must be able to play a B-flat scale and read dotted-eighth rhythms.

Cost for the year is $400 and includes 32 rehearsals, 2 concerts, all music and a music folder.


Contact Dorie directly at

studentstallPrivate Instruction for Children

The minimum age requirement for private lessons at the Conservatory of Music at Taylor is age 6. In certain circumstances children may be accepted at age 5, depending on the individual teacher.

Our violin teachers have experience teaching both the Suzuki Method and the Royal Conservatory exam program.

If you would like to take a trial lesson (30 minute lesson at the teacher's current fee) with a teacher of your choice please contact the director. Trial lessons are only available if the instructor's studio is not full.

For more information, contact Conservatory Director Leslie Mahr.