The Twelfth Fret - Guitarists' Pro Shop
2132 Danforth Ave Toronto Canada | Sales: 416-423-2132 | Service: 416-423-1554 |

The Twelfth Fret School of Music

The Twelfth Fret offers one-on-one music lessons with qualified teachers, and we also host, many in our shop,  a series of events and small group workshops.     These workshops let you hear from great players how they’ve learned and how they approach music.

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LESSONS    Click Here to Learn More

The Twelfth Fret School of Music offers on-site lessons for electric & acoustic guitar, bass, mandolin, violin/fiddle and banjo.

The Twelfth Fret School of Music employs seven professional guitar teachers and two bass teachers, all with extensive teaching and playing experience in pop, rock, blues, jazz, country, bluegrass, folk, modern fingerstyle and classical idioms.

Comprehensive theory instruction is also available.

Lessons available

12:00 – 6:00 Mon-Thursday

12:00 – 7:00 Friday
11:00 – 5:00 Saturday

* After hours lessons available on Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


* $26.00 per 1/2 hour private lesson
* initial booking is 5 lessons
* subsequent bookings are monthly

Please call Ed Kopala during business hours on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday for lesson booking inquiries

EVENTS    Click Here to Learn More!

The Twelfth Fret regularly hosts small musical events in our shop, after hours, featuring local and visiting artists, as well as demonstration tours by manufacturers.    Because these are in our shop, attendance is limited, and the price of entry usually gets you an equal-value gift card (redeemable during business hours).   It’s a lot of fun and a great deal!

Below are some of the events we’ve hosted.

Eddie Poirier – Bluegrass At The Twelfth Fret

Recently, Ian Perry of the Banjo Newsletter magazine brought Canadian bluegrass legend Eddy Poirier and Gerry McCaie to The Twelfth Fret.

The Twelfth Fret’s 2015 Boxing Week Sale

Check out The Twelfth Fret's 2015 Boxing Week Sale Flyer!

The Twelfth Fret’s 2015 Christmas Gift Idea List

The Twelfth Fret's 2015 Christmas Gift Idea List is here!

Eastman Sale at The Twelfth Fret!

Until January 2nd, all Eastman flat top guitars, archtop guitars, and mandolins except for the MD300 series, come with a $100 Twelfth Fret gift certificate!

Paul Bartlett – A Whiter Shade of Pale

Here's Toronto finger-style guitarist Paul Bartlett performing "A Whiter Shade of Pale", written by Procol Harum's Gary Brooker, Keith Reid and Matthew Fisher and first

J. P. Cormier At The Twelfth Fret Monday Nov 16 2015

On Monday November 16th, The Twelfth Fret features J. P. Cormier! From 7PM to 8:30 PM at our shop at 2132 Danforth Avenue, at

Five Ways to Improve Your Guitar Playing - The Twelfth Fret

Five Ways to Improve Your Guitar Playing

During the fifteen years I’ve been teaching at The Twelfth Fret I’ve noticed my beginner and intermediate students seem to hit the same road blocks.

William Laskin Art Deco Guitar 2012 full front view

William Laskin Art Deco Steel String Video

Here is the William Laskin Art Deco Steel String guitar played by David Martin, one of the teachers at The Twelfth Fret School of

Guitar Workshop Plus Summer 2013 Sessions

Our friends at Guitar Workshop Plus dropped by with posters for their upcoming Guitar Workshop Plus Summer 2013 Sessions in Toronto and Vancouver! They are