Students Build Essential Life Skills – Beyond Music

Discover why so many families choose us. The success of our students inside and outside of the classroom, the outstanding minds of our faculty, access to Alberta’s best clinicians/musicians through our renown monthly masterclasses, and the availability of group, private, band, chamber, and performance opportunities are the foundation of the Classic Studios program. Classic Studios seeks to motivate and inspire the artist in everyone.

In 2018, 90% of our students who participated in the Sherwood Park Music Festival won gold or platinum in their class, but that’s only a small part of the story. Our students learn the value of discipline, study, music skills, public speaking, performance, and constructive criticism to name a few.

Why Classic Studios?

We are a family music school based in Sherwood Park and owned by a local pianist who strives to have the best musical education in Alberta. We have the best teachers because our Master Level instructors are chosen for their expertise and passion because we realize that their desire, skills, and achievements are passed on to students.

We believe that music can be transformative in changing lives and getting the necessary life skills.

Are We The Right Music School For You?

When you are searching for music schools, please consider the benefits of becoming a Classic Studios student and find out why we are Sherwood Park’s and Edmonton’s top choice for music lessons.

10 Benefits of Becoming a Classic Studios Student

Music Lessons in the Comfort of Your Own Home

Piano, Guitar, Drums, Bass, and Trumpet lessons in the comfort of your own home. Busy schedule? Save time and money. Tired of juggling multiple activities and driving in the Alberta cold? Let our school come into your home and give you the best music lesson experience in Alberta that no one else can offer.

The Finest in Quality Music Education

At Classic Studios, music education is our priority. There is always communication with the families on how your child is performing and what we can do to improve. Experience motivated, friendly and driven instructors who want you to succeed and are passionate about helping you find your own voice. We have teachers with either college training or professional performance experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your music lesson. We don’t run the risk of being bored in your lesson.

  • We provide a clear lesson plan complete with goals, achievement levels and performances.
  • We use a song based curriculum, so our students learn the songs they love while they get the academic benefits of music.
  • We don’t overbook our staff. Once you are enrolled with Classic Studios, you get the full benefit of our energy. We take good care of our team and therefore experience very low instructor turnover. Our faculty become friends and family. This way our students can look forward to a consistent learning experience.

A Proven Track Record of Excellence

Classic Studios is proud to share that in 2018, 90% of our students who participated in the Sherwood Park Music Festival won their classes! If you are interested in being competitive, we love a good challenge too. Visit our testimonial page to see what our students are saying.

Many students compete at the provincial and national level. Others have gone on to successfully complete auditions for music programs at Universities across Canada.

That’s great, but I’m not interested in being the next Lang Lang, I just want to have fun and learn the language of music. Fantastic! The studio has more graduates who are going into engineering who can play like Billy Joel and Elton John and that’s cool.

Do you know people that used to take band or piano for a couple of years and don’t play anymore, but wish they did? Why is that? They played for a couple of years and can’t play Happy Birthday? Well, many reasons, the number one being that they never learned “skills” on the piano. They were too busy learning their pieces for the recital. At CS, you learn a new language that you can use for life.

Flexibility in Music Times Available

We have one of the widest ranges of music lessons available days a week. Flexibility for preschoolers, homeschoolers, retirees, adults, & college students. Daytime options available and Saturday and Sunday times available.

Homeschoolers with multiple children can have their own curriculum that has them learning, creating and engaged as a family. Early-morning and lunch-time lessons are available for preschoolers, homeschoolers, retirees, college students and working professionals. Take advantage of our early-morning and lunch-time lesson spots.

Masterclass Community

This is the heart and soul of the studio and what makes it different from any other studio or school in the city. Your tuition includes Masterclasses.

These are monthly classes that have you performing as well as educating you about music and show business. Students get to perform on a Steinway piano in a professional recital hall. There are also special guest lecturers that are invited to share in these classes. Our lecturers include esteemed University of Alberta professors, local performing legends and national guests. Although we are a mobile school students get a chance to work with other students in a group setting. They get make new friends and play in a band and play duets and chamber music.

Recitals & Student Showcase With No Participation Fees

Every parent just wants to know how their child is doing and if they are really progressing. The best way for a parent to understand if their investment in lessons is really worth it, is to have their child participate in a recital. We even hold a award show like the Juno’s to have some fun and make the students feel like stars.

CS is a community-minded studio that gets involved in performing for senior’s homes, churches and community events. CS students have performed on Steinway pianos at the Piano Centre, the Yardbird Suite, The Fringe Festival, Sherwood Care Home, Summerwood Care home, The Royal Alex. CS is well connected to the music industry and provides a variety of performance opportunities throughout the year for growing students.

Full Service Music Lessons

The home studio boasts a grand 6’3 Petrof Piano, two Roland F120 Keyboards, two Yamaha CP300’s, Yamaha Montage, Nord Piano 3, Spire, as well as a bonanza of percussion instruments and games. The studio is with the times and has students using software such as Sibelius, Finale, Sonare, & Protools. The studio is technologically stocked and well connected and enables you to create the sickest, most contemporary sound you are going for.

Small is Beautiful – Innovation and Piano for Everyone

Not only do we teach from the age of 4 to adult but this is the only studio that has a 55 or better piano group (The Upper Hand Group) and adult beginner group classes that have daytime and evening flexibility. Classes are a maximum of 4-6 students.

The Popular Date-Night Lesson

Always wanted to do something engaging with your spouse or partner? Why not try date night piano? Not only will you acquire the valuable skill of learning a new language, you may very well fall in love with your partner all over again.

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Month-To-Month Lessons

CS does not require semester minimums for lessons. Every student is month-to-month basis.

If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long term contract.

It’s easy to take the next step: Lessons are first come, first serve, so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!

Now Offering In Home Private Lessons

Testimonials

I have been a student of Jan Janovsky for 6 years, and without the guidance, support and first-class tuition from Classic Studios I would not be the musician I am today. His ability to be a role model, mentor and giving all students the upmost respect has given many of his students the will to pursue music further, whether you want to play piano casually or as a possible career choice. On his part he gives 100% and expects the same for his students, which is shown by him doing 1-1 tutoring once a week and having free ‘Master Classes’ every month – where he brings all of his students together as one large class. The atmosphere is a lot more fun yet professional simultaneously, which in my opinion made classes here an amazing experience.

These are classes you would love to have your child attend to.Ben Collins