Welcome to The Twelfth Fret Music School

Diverse Musical Expertise

Toronto seems to be a hotspot for top guitar teachers, and there is no exception when it comes to The Twelfth Fret Music School. Boasting an impressive faculty of talented, diverse, guitarists you are certain to find the support and assistance you need.

Expert, Experienced Teachers

The Twelfth Fret Music School is one of Toronto’s best guitarists’ music schools. Our location offers on-site lessons for electric & acoustic guitar, bass, mandolin, violin/fiddle and banjo.   The school 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.

Ready Support

We are ready to guide you through the next level of your playing experience; help you conquer a tough riff, or a style which is simply holding you back. Our teachers can meet with you and provide the support you need to go forward. You can meet for one lesson or a monthly refresher. Our support is ready to play.

Global Reputation

The Twelfth Fret has a 40 year history of providing expertise to guitarist’s the world over. When you take lesson you make yourself available to the resource not only through your teachers, but of the instrument you play. Our staff of luthiers are available to help ensure your instrument plays the way you want it to. Our sales team will help guide you to the instrument which works for you. And our teachers are always reviewing our broad selection of on-hand instruments. We feel this provides a total package for you and your musical goals. 

Most Recent Tips From Our Teachers

An Introduction to Fingerstyle Guitar

If you have ever wanted to expand your guitar playing beyond strumming an accompaniment chord part then finger-style guitar is great way to add variety to your playing and a great way to impress your friends too. In the following article I’m going to talk about some simple techniques to get any guitar player started down the road to finger-style playing and answer some of the most frequently asked questions – FAQS –  I get from students learning to finger-pick.

Time Management

Every now and then a student arrives for a lesson and complains that they cannot play up to the speed they would like. “Speed” meant literally; they can’t play fast. When they try, their lines sound sloppy and disjointed, with lots of unintentionally muted notes. They try over and over to increase the tempos and simplify their lines, but to no avail. This is actually a symptom of a larger issue. It’s an issue of technique for sure, but not

Free Introductory Lesson to New Students During 5th Annual Teach Music Week

The Twelfth Fret music school is participating in the “5th Annual “Teach Music Week” event taking place Monday, 18 March through Sunday, 24 March.  Teach Music Week helps to create more awareness for music education and the importance of music. We are offering a FREE introductory music lesson to new students who book during Teach Music Week! This annual week-long action invites musicians, music schools, music stores and other music organizations to offer a free lesson or class to new