Grace O’Malley’s Open Mic
Every Wednesday starting at 8 pm
Grace O’Malleys Open Mic Night is excellent. Hosted by the incredibly talented Tim Hicks I highly recommend checking it out. If you are interested in singing your music or covers this is a great place to go. It is an awesome venue and you are guaranteed to have a fun night. Not just for solo performers, I have gone as a group of four to have the opportunity to sing our songs with harmonies. Go and check it out and then see what you might like to do! Gracies is located at 15 Duncan Street, just north of King Street between University and John Street.
The musicians hub
The Rehearsal Factory provides clean, comfortable & secure fully equipped hourly & monthly rehearsal studios, music stores, full showcase/production studios, live off the floor recording & equipment rental.
Corktown Ukulele Jam
A room full of people with ukuleles?
The Corktown Ukulele Jam happens every Wednesday 8 - 11pm. The Jam takes place in the Corktown Lounge of Toronto's legendary Dominion on Queen 500 Queen Street East, Toronto. Show up any Wednesday evening for a sense of how they roll and what packs the house week after week!
Nurturing and promoting excellence in the dramatic arts
If you are an actor-singer-dancer please be sure to check out Theatre Ontario. They are a huge resource for all things in the dramatic arts. They have all the audition postings for shows and projects going on in Ontario at their office located at 215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 210, Toronto. You can also become a member for a small fee and they will email all the postings to you as well as information about training in all areas of the dramatic arts.
Toronto Reference Library
Your local sheet music resource
The 5th floor of the library is a sea of sheet music. I highly recommend making a trip to the library and exploring this endless resource. They also have aisles and aisles of monologues and plays if you are an actor, as well as an audio section where you can listen to pretty much every album ever recorded. The Reference Library is located at 789 Yonge Street.
My Pop Choir
“forget your troubles, c’mon get happy…!”
My Pop Choir is for people who love to sing for the sheer joy of it. You don’t have to audition. You don’t have to sing alone. You don’t have to do anything you’re uncomfortable with. You don’t need experience or know how to read music! You just have to show up, join the group and sing your heart out! My Pop Choir has choirs in numerous locations throughout the GTA.
League of Rock
Join a Band, Learn from Pros and Record a CD
It’s like joining any sports league, but you get to write, jam and record in a great band for 10 weeks. Get with friends who share licks, teach each other, and rock out loud! League of Rock is located at 33 Chaplin Crescent, Toronto.
Download sheet music
Download sheet music instantly from musicnotes.com. They have an endless collection. They also offer different kinds of sheet music with chords, melody line, easy piano, regular accompaniment, you name it. Check out the website and type in your song keywords into the search window to get started. You can have sheet music for your song in minutes.
Songwriter’s Assoc of Canada
Dedicated to Canadian composers, lyricists and songwriters
S.A.C. is a friendly community of songwriters who support each other in the creative journey. They also advocate on behalf of songwriters to protect the value of their work. Membership privileges including opportunities to network, getting your music heard, as well as honing the craft. You can also protect your work through the Canadian Song Vault, or have your music assessed through the Song Assessment Service.
Introducing a whole new take on voice over training
Canada’s most awarded commercial production company is now offering voice over training and reels services for new and experienced performers. Check out all the classes they have to offer. Pirate Toronto is located at 260 King Street East, Suite 507.
The Girls Can
Because anything boys can do... girls can to
The Girls’s Can music studio was founded by Toronto songwriter and music producer Amanda Bentley. The goal of her studio is to provide a safe, fun and interactive music school for women and girls of all ages. Her in house recording studio enables her to record lessons while offering insight into the music industry. Her aim is to apply her student’s knowledge to real world situations, encouraging students to learn about music equipment, the industry and performance. The Girls Can is located at 674 Kingston Road, Toronto.
All things music
Itunes is a great place to find karaoke tracks for the songs you want to sing. Simply go to your online itunes store and type in the key words of the artist and song you want to sing with the word karaoke into the search window. This is a great way to buy single tracks.
Canada's karaoke superstore
Singer's Choice offers a vast array of karaoke music and karaoke products. If you are looking for a karaoke for your songs or an album of songs by your favourite artists, Singer’s Choice will be a great place to look. Also, check out their extensive online catalogue.
Your ultimate choral resource
Choirs Ontario fosters a vibrant and inclusive choral community by providing resources, creating opportunities and engaging Ontario's diverse population in the transformative power of choral music. Check out their Choir Directory to find choirs all over Toronto and Ontario.
An amateur music club for singers and players
Downtown Jam is an amateur music club located in Toronto’s historic Distillery District. If you are looking to hook up with other musicians and just have fun jamming, I highly recommend you check out the Downtown Jam.
Everything you need to know to break into the animation voice-over industry
Tooned In! classes will teach you: what it takes to be a brilliant Animation Voice Actor; how to create original Cartoon Characters; how to land the Toon Job you’ve always wanted; how to become a utility talent; how to get out of your own way; how to have fun falling on your butt; how to put all your personalities to work for you so they make you money, and more...
Beyond the Beat
Recording studio and music instruction
Beyond the Beat music studio provides the highest quality music instruction, performance opportunities and recording in a creative and supportive environment. Beyond the Beat combines excellent teachers with leading edge technology to ensure that students have the tools to achieve their goals. BTB is located in the Beach at 463 Woodbine Avenue, Toronto.
Creative space for the performing arts
Fraser Studios hosts a variety of performing arts classes, from theatre classes to audition and film acting classes. Classes range from on-camera acting, scene study and acting technique to voice, movement, body and breath work. Fully equipped studios are now available for film casting along with multiple studios set as Rehearsal Space for your theatre production, film, instruction or project.
Search the web
There is so many different websites that offer sheet music, lyric sheets, karaoke tracks, etc... Simply type in your keywords in your search engine and start exploring!
Canadian Musician Magazine
The magazine for all things in Canadian music
Canadian Musician magazine is Canada's magazine for professional and amateur musicians. Published since 1979, the magazine covers prominent Canadian artists, the latest gear, technique and the business of music. Published bi-monthly, Canadian Musician features regular columns on Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Percussion, Brass, Woodwinds, Vocal, MIDI, Business, Songwriting, Live Sound, Recording and On-Line Music. Also included are classified ads, opportunities for musicians, new releases and new products.