Both acoustic and electric guitar lessons are offered to students in a variety of styles including rock, blues, country, and classical genres for students age 6 and above. We balance musicianship and fun so you can learn your favourite song or riff!
Beginning students can expect to work on chords, simple strums, and basic elements such as rhythm and harmony in their guitar lessons. Guitar lessons for intermediate and advanced students focus on scales, bass runs, dexterity , and dynamics while learning to play the songs you love. Our guitar lessons include theory, ear training, sight reading, and technique.
Why Choose Us?
13 Benefits of Becoming a Marsman Music Student
A wide variety of instruments to study in ONE location
We offer private lessons in Guitar, Voice, Piano, Drums, Bass, Violin, Woodwinds, Brass and Ukulele. Visit our Instruments page to learn more.
Qualified and experienced teachers
We have 21 music teachers, all with either university training or professional performance experience. Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. We are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs. 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. You and your family will receive the best music education in a caring, enthusiastic and supportive environment.
Music classes and lessons that children and adults LOVE
Do you have a school-age child? Whether they want to experience piano lessons for the first time, or take their music to the next level, we personalize lessons to accomplish your dreams.
Are you an adult looking for a creative outlet, or want to learn a new musical skill? Adults appreciate personalized lessons. This ensures that YOU get to choose what your goals are, and meet them in a way that works best for you. Read our real customer testimonials!
We always welcome beginners
We welcome children just starting to learn music, adults picking a fun new hobby, or advanced students wishing to take their playing to the next level. Our music teachers are experienced working with students of all ages and abilities and will work with you to help you achieve your musical goals.
Play the music you want to learn
We help you achieve your musical goals. Our music instructors teach a wide range of musical styles including classical, folk, pop, rock, musical theatre, jazz and sacred music. Your music lessons are tailored to fit your goals and interests.
A wide range of music lesson times available seven days a week
Individual lessons are available seven days a week to accommodate your busy schedule. Contact us to arrange a lesson time that works for you.
A proven track record of excellence since 2008
Marsman has a proven track record of offering quality music, guitar, voice, singing, piano and drum lessons in East Scarborough year round. We have a strong acceptance record for students auditioning for arts schools in the GTA.
A comfortable parent's lounge for our clients
For our individual lessons, instead of waiting in a music retail store showroom, our clients enjoy a waiting area with comfortable chairs, kids toys, magazines and free Wi-Fi. We also provide observation windows on every door so that you can watch your child’s lesson while you wait. Or if you prefer you can sit in on their lesson anytime you like.
Music recitals twice a year
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.
Our optional recitals are low-stress and provide a great opportunity to share music with others, and to experience musical progress. In January and June many of our students choose to perform in our biannual recitals. We hold these at the Melville Presbyterian Church within minutes of Marsman.
Admin team ready to serve you
Our office team members are available at the front desk to assist our clients quickly and professionally. They would love to give you a tour of our facility as well as answer any questions you may have about taking music lessons at our school.
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Just minutes off of the 401, Marsman Music is convenient to residents in Scarborough and Pickering. Want to do some grocery shopping while your child is in a lesson? Coppa's Fresh Market is just next door, as well as a pet store and a pharmacy on the other side. Click for our contact info and map.
Marsman Music gives back - donations and discounts
We give back to the community in the form of donations to community and school events. We support local food banks with annual food donations and local schools including Wm. G. Miller, Charlottetown Public School. We are also proud to partner with community organizations such as the Centennial Community and Recreational Association (CCRA)
We also offer family discounts as we want to make music education as affordable and accessible as we can. Our referral program gives you the opportunity to receive additional lesson discounts and entries into our quarterly prize draw. As a benefit of being a Marsman student, you’ll receive our monthly newsletter which features information about special events, quarterly contests and Marsman member news.
Month to Month lessons
Marsman does not require semester minimums for lessons. Every student here is on a 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.