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Accessible for All

The Canadian Bureau for the Advancement of Music strives to provide affordable and accessible group piano lessons for every elementary student who wishes to learn music. First year classes cost $10.25 an hour. Our annual registration, a one-time fee for your convenience, is $90.00, which covers the CBAM program in school for the entire year. We also provide a family rate for two or more children at $86.00 per child.

The annual registration fee covers the cost of office administration, insurance, processing school board permits, on-going development of eight levels practical and theory curriculum and the syllabus, scheduling of annual CBAM examinations, teacher workshops and training. Included in the annual fee is a school board fee of $44. This fee is paid by CBAM to school boards to process school board permits and for the use of schools for CBAM piano class lessons and recitals.


Weekly classes last one hour. Minimum enrollment for each child is one full nine week term. A special CBAM progress report card is issued to each child at the end of each 9 week term. There are approximately four 9 week terms per school year (September to June).

Practice books, performance books, and theory books are provided at an additional cost. Classes take place in familiar elementary school settings, as extracurricular programs. Each student may require a different number of books, depending on their progress. We work hard to make our program interesting and fun and most children enjoy learning in a group environment. Although a piano or keyboard at home is not required at first, it is important to understand that there is a daily need for home practice.

Teachers provide individual attention to one student at a tome at the piano, as other students focus on written theory and educational games and activities. The Eight Level Theory curriculum progresses systematically up to the Royal Conservatory’s  Intermediary level.


Costs will differ as a student advances. Here’s a breakdown of our pricing structure:

- 1st year $92.25/term $

- 2rd year $99.00/term $11.00/hour
- 3rd year $105.75/term $11.75/hour
- 4th year $112.50/term $12.50/hour
- 5th year $117.00/term $13.00/hour

Advanced $123.75/term $13.75/hour

To connect your child with all the benefits CBAM classes provide, get in touch today.

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