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Private Lessons

Private lessons provide the most impactful experience in music education. Our teachers are equipped to prepare students for formal musical examinations, professional/semi-professional performances and casual play with friends and family. In person, one-on-one lessons under the guidance of our teachers provides personalized instruction that corrects errors in technique, builds upon the experience and abilities of the student and focuses on tricks of the trade, as appropriate for the student.

We offer lessons in vocals, guitar, ukulele, piano, drums, saxophone and more.

To schedule your private or semi private lessons, please contact Kate Ritchie, our School Manager ( or 613-627-2762) so that we are able to match you up with the teacher who best suits your interests and abilities.


Private Lesson Rates:

Private Lessons are available in 4 lesson packages. Each lesson is 30 minutes. 

Cost: $99/Lesson Package ($99 for 4 30-minute lessons)

The fine print:

Cancellation Policy
At BSOMA we maintain a 7 day cancellation policy regardless of reason for absence. If 7 days of notice is received, a credit for the cancelled class will be given, and applied at a later date with no penalty. No refunds or credits will be given if fewer than 7 days of notice is not given. To cancel a lesson you must email Kate Ritchie at

Provided your lessons are paid for in advance, the date and time you have booked is yours until you withdraw from your lessons. You will, however, forfeit your lesson date and time if you do not come to class without notice twice in a row.

Lessons are purchased in blocks of at least 4 sessions. Lessons can be purchased over the phone with credit card at 613-627-2762 or 613-798-8950 ext. 0. They can also be paid for in person at BSOMA or Dovercourt with credit, or debit. 

Refunds and Withdrawals

There are no refunds given for unused private lesson credits, but the credit can be transferred to a friend or family member new to BSOMA. Full credit will be given to those who withdraw from a group class up to one week in advance of the program start date of the course. Pro-rated refunds for withdrawal will be given with a medical certificate for all programs. Private Lessons are non-refundable. There will be a $20 administrative fee charged for all refunds and returned payments.