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We Help Busy Families
Fit Music Lessons Into Their Life



We provide specialized private and group lessons that are tailored for adults, catering from beginners to advance.

Top 10 Reasons to Choose Footprints Music School

1. Customized tailored musical lessons designed to perfectly align with your individual needs:

Immerse yourself in the best musical studio experience available. With two convenient locations in Toronto and Hamilton, we proudly serve aspiring musicians of all ages, starting from 4 years old and beyond. We understand that each student possesses their own unique learning style, and our dedicated staff is committed to making your musical journey enjoyable, educational, and completely stress-free. Join us and unlock your musical potential today!

2. Guaranteed to be safe and secure: 

In today's world, ensuring the safety of all individuals is a top priority. To offer peace of mind to everyone, our facilities are equipped with Nest or Waze camera systems. These advanced monitoring systems allow for constant vigilance and provide a sense of security to all, ensuring a safe and comfortable environment for everyone involved.

3. Highly qualified and caring musical instructors:

After more than 20 years of teaching experience and 14+ years of running Footprints Music, we have discovered the perfect combination of personality traits that make our instructors truly magical when it comes to teaching lessons.

4. Proudly offering free recitals for all:

We are deeply grateful for your decision to choose us, and as a token of our appreciation, we offer our recitals to you completely free of charge.

5. Over a decade of musical teaching success:

With Alex Hobcraft and Rachael Shay as our esteemed co-owners, both having flourished in the field of musical teaching for over 20 years, our unmatched success rate in guiding students to achieve their goals in exams, personal growth, and lessons speaks for itself.

6. Spacious musical classrooms set us apart:

Unlike many music schools that conduct lessons in cramped and uninspiring rooms, Footprints Music offers remarkable teachers and spacious lesson rooms equipped with everything students need for an exceptional learning experience. Say goodbye to closet-sized spaces and embrace the ideal environment for musical growth and enjoyment.

7. Flexible options to suit your preferences, offering private, semi-private, or group classes:

Experience the freedom of choice with our diverse range of learning options, including 1-1, semi-private, and group classes. We prioritize creating an environment that best suits your child's needs. Our lessons encompass a wide array of instruments, such as piano, guitar, ukulele, drums, and voice. For semi-private and group classes, we offer piano, guitar, ukulele, and voice lessons. Contact us today for schedules and detailed information about skill levels.

8. Accessible staff, just a message or call away:

At our school, communication is paramount. Our dedicated staff prioritizes prompt responses, answering emails, texts, and calls on the same day 99% of the time, ensuring you never have to wait in anticipation. For quick and efficient communication, texts are the preferred method. Feel free to reach out to us at 647-961-6683.

9. Lesson Management System (LMS):

Stay on track with our comprehensive Learning Management System (LMS), which includes features such as weekly lesson notes, practice time tracking, billing, lesson cancellation, and more. We provide the tools you need to monitor progress effortlessly, ensuring a smooth and organized learning experience.

10. Community-minded and actively involved with community groups:

We understand the significance of being a positive influence in the community. Both owners, Alex Hobcraft and Rachael Shay, actively contribute to the local BIA, schools, and communities. Their dedication is evident through the donation of thousands of dollars in free lessons to support fundraising efforts in North Toronto and West Hamilton schools. We take pride in giving back to the community that supports us.

To conclude: 

We fully understand that choosing the right musical studio and instructor can be a daunting task. However, we want to instill confidence in our ability to meet your needs. With a near-perfect track record of musical success in Hamilton and a deep passion for music, we are dedicated to providing an exceptional learning experience tailored to your individual goals and aspirations.


FootPrints Music School has been featured on prominent local media outlets, including CBC News and CHCH-TV, showcasing its excellence in music education.



In 2019, we had the honour of being featured on CHCH TV, where we were interviewed by Tim Bolen at our newly opened Hamilton location.



We were fortunate to have our two locations highlighted on CBC NEWS, providing us with a great opportunity to showcase our business.



Discover the educational wonders of YouTube and delve deeper into the world of FootPrintsMusic on our YouTube channel.

Two Locations


Experience the pinnacle of musical education at our second location in Hamilton, situated on the vibrant 206 Locke Street. As the premier destination for music lessons in the city of Hamilton, our musical studio offers an unparalleled learning environment that combines top-notch instruction, cutting-edge facilities, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Led by a team of highly skilled instructors, we provide personalized lessons tailored to individuals of all ages and proficiency levels. Immerse yourself in our spacious and well-equipped studios, where you can explore the world of music and refine your musical talents. With our unwavering dedication to student growth and achievement, our Hamilton location is the perfect place to embark on a transformative musical journey. Join us and discover the extraordinary joy of music on Locke Street in Hamilton.

Our Dream Team

Musical Dedication. Musical Expertise. Musical Passion.

This is our extraordinary in-house team! We take immense pride in introducing our exceptional musical instrument and singing coaches who are dedicated to helping you reach your full musical potential. What sets our team apart is not only their exceptional expertise but also their vibrant culture and work philosophy. We believe in fostering a supportive and nurturing environment that allows our students to thrive. With each instructor bringing their unique personality and character, we strive to create a deep connection with our students, fostering a strong bond that enhances the learning experience. Get to know our incredible team and discover the passion and dedication they bring to every lesson.

Best Musical Studio in Hamilton

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding our services, locations, or our ability to elevate your musical talent to new heights, we encourage you to reach out to us today. We are here to address any inquiries you may have and provide the necessary information to guide you on your musical journey. Don't hesitate to contact us - we look forward to meeting you!


How much do your music lessons in Hamilton cost?

Music lesson costs typically range from $$23 to $75 per 30 to 60-minute session. Prices vary based on Group or Private lessons.


Considering factors beyond cost, we create an environment for a successful learning experience.


Can I learn a new instrument without having musical talent?

Absolutely! Improvement hinges on one crucial factor - consistency. Practicing every day is the key. Consistency is the key to improvement. While talent helps beginners, every musician faces challenges and must practice consistently to progress.


I'm 34 years old.  Is it too late to start learning music? 

Learning an instrument as an adult may come with challenges, with time management being a significant factor. While it can be more challenging to find time for regular lessons and practice, it's certainly not impossible. We recommend carving out dedicated time for your musical pursuits and making music a priority in your schedule.


How long until someone can
play music?

At the first lesson, we encourage each student to share a song they'd like to learn. We understand that everyone learns at their own unique pace, influenced by factors such as their schedule, focus, and individual talent. Our approach is tailored to accommodate these differences and provide a personalized learning experience for each student.

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Do I need and instrument to start lessons? 

While it's possible to start learning without an instrument, we highly recommend having one for optimal progress. Having your own instrument allows you to practice regularly and get comfortable with it. If you don't have one yet, don't worry! We have expertise in guiding students on the best instruments to buy, based on your preferences and needs. We'll assist you in making the right choice to kickstart your musical journey successfully.

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