WELCOME TO THE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC ACADEMY
The International Music Academy was founded in 1996 and quickly established itself as the expert in private music education in York Region. Music education is an asset to our life and to your child's future. It has many positive effects on children's emotional and intellectual growth and it provides a sense of pride and accomplishment for the family. In addition, music education helps developing self-confidence and esteem, problem solving skills, co-ordination skills, self-expression, memory skills and concentration, goal setting, listening, team-work and much more. Taking music lessons is associated positively with intelligence and with academic abilities (see the conclusions of a research by the University of Toronto).
Sometimes, students who have been excelling in playing a musical instrument or singing for a year or longer, may lose their interest and motivation. They may find learning music not as thrilling and exciting as it used to be in the beginning. Through thorough research we have concluded that often those are the students who were taught without taking into consideration their natural learning style. Everyone learns in a different way: some students are more visual, others are more auditory, or more kinaesthetic (tactile), or intellectual. Discovering the personal learning style is of utmost importance for constructing a proper method of teaching that would vary substantially from one student to another. International Music Academy is one of the very few private music schools in the world that provides with a complimentary initial assessment. The purpose of the assessment is to discover the personal learning style of the student, his/her basic motor and auditory skills as related to music, and to create a personalised programme, tailored to the individual goals and objectives of the student. As a result, we have achieved one of the highest student retention rates in Canada – 89% over a 3-year period of time. We look forward to sharing with you our own passion for music and giving you the skills to enjoy music for the rest of your life.