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Registration For Fall Lessons

Get your registration in for fall lessons as space is filling up fast. Even offering lessons seven days a week, due to high demand our lesson slots & availability fill up quickly. Click here to Contact Us

Register now to avoid disappointment in September

TMC is now open by appointment only (please call or email to set up). If you haven't registered for the fall for regular lessons, 6 week trial or Showcase please do so as soon as possible so that you'll have a spot in September. Please note regular lessons and 6 week trials start after Labour Day (September long weekend) while Showcase begins in October. Have a wonderful summer! 

Stage & Screen is LIVE!

Stage & Screen Is Now On!

Our 2019 Year End Festival "Stage & Screen" has hit the stage! 6 incredible live shows over 5 days featuring over 420 TMC students takes place Saturday June 15th to Wednesday June 19th. Contact Us For Tickets To Stage & Screen

Festival 2019 Tickets

Stage & Screen Tickets Now Available

TMC 2019 Festival "Stage & Screen" tickets are now available at the front desk. Tickets are $10 per person (all ages) and performers are free. We ask that you please wait to receive your Festival Performance Day Letter at the Week 4 rehearsals (Friday May 31 through to Thursday June 6th) before purchasing tickets. 

Festival Performance Letters Going Out At Rehearsals

At the end of every rehearsal from Friday May 31st through to Thursday June 6th, performers will be given their Festival Performance Day(s). We ask that families wait until their performance date letter has been received before they purchase tickets. We understand that everyone wants to know now, but we ask that you please wait until the letter is received as the letters are not being prepared in advance of the rehearsal days. Thank you. 

TMC Festival 2019

The Music Cellar Presents "Stage & Screen" for 2019's Festival Theme!

Popular music from stage musicals and music-themed movies performed by hundreds of talented TMC students of ALL ages! 

Festival runs from Saturday June 15th to Wednesday June 19th in the Pauline-Boutal Hall in CCFM (340 Provencher). Tickets are $10 per person, performers free! Get your tickets in person at TMC!



The Music Cellar Goes Undercover  June 15-19th

All 6 shows were fantastic... Great Talent!

A full house for every show... Wow!

We're so proud!!





It's been a fantastic season for the Showcase Program 

In Term 1, six bands went into the T.A.G Recording Studio and were very impressed with the quality of the gear and the facilities and the skill of engineer Tom Koroluk. Songs were posted on iCloud to share with family and friends. All bands performed two sold out shows at the Park Theatre on January 7th.

Term 2 has eight bands back at T.A.G. Studios with the same great results.

The final performance will at the Park Theatre.

Matinee at 2:30 and Evening Performance at 6:30

Tickets $10.



On November 3rd, The Music Cellar was proud to host a "Guitar Talk" featuring our very own Darren Savard. Among many other accomplishments, Darren is the lead guitarist with country superstar, Dallas Smith and was the CCMA's Guitar Player of the Year in 2014.  Bass Player, Travis Switzer, added his musical perspective along with some humorous story telling! Travis has twice been named Bass Player of the Year and the two together gave a great presentation!  

ENCORE 88 2018

The piano/keyboard department presented our annual Encore 88 event  February 3rd and 4th at the Canad Inn. Once again the performers entertained appreciative audiences with a great variely of solos, duets and vocal accompaniment.  Congratulations everyone!!


The registration process is ongoing!

Please feel free to contact us by phone or voicemail regarding lessons and band programs. We'll be happy to provide information and answer any questions you have. We will also be pleased to send you our easy-to-complete registration form which gives you the opportunity to indicate your preferences regarding the day and time of the lessons. Feel free to call now if you are interested in joining us in September. 

It's been a great year so far and Festival time is right around the corner!





Keeping Their Music Alive!

June 16-20, 2017 at CCFM

TMC's annual Festival lived up to, and in fact surpassed our expectations! Performers were well rehearsed and presented six shows that were truly entertaining and inspiring! What talent.... Wow!




DrumTalk Festival 2017

The anual Winnipeg DrumTalk Festival will be taking place on Sunday, March 19th from 1 pm - 4 pm at River East Collegiate (295 Sutton Ave).  The featured artist will be Mark Kelso, with performances by the Winnipeg Blue Bomber Drum Line and the River East Percussion Ensemble.

Mark is one of Canada's most sought after drummers. He is a great musician, singer, producer, composer and band leader. Mark has been featured in the most notable magzines and is an endorsed clinician for Yamaha drums, Paiste cymbals and Evans drum heads.

Join us for an inspiring and educational opportunity!  And be eligible for some fantastic door prizes!!

(Please note that DrumTalk takes the place of drum lessons at The Music Cellar from March 13th to March 19th inclusively.)


Congratulations to our students for their excellent results in their Royal Conservatory of Music exams!

Katie Wilton; Grade 4 Piano Exam: First Class Honors 

Daniela Graca: Intermediate Rudiments Theory Exam: Honors with Distinction 

Preparation takes a great deal of time and committment. Well done!!


All six of the Showcase Bands performed at matinee and evening shows on January 15 at CCFM. We had an excellent turnout and the bands sounded great!

We managed to create a cabaret feel in the theatre with small tables on the floor. The smell of fresh popcorn and the availability of pop and coffee added to everyone's enjoyment of the music and the fun vibe. The term 2 shows have been confirmed for Saturday April 29th 


Five Showcase Bands recorded at Private Ear Recording Studios. Sound engineer Shawn Dealey was very impressed with the quality of preparation and the high degree of talent demonstrated by all the musicians and vocalists. The recordings will soon be available on SoundCloud to be shared with family and friends! 



It's hard to believe that we are well into the second term at The Music Cellar.  The schedule of weekly lessons is very busy, as is the Showcase Band Program schecdule. There have already been many special events, and others are planned. We'll keep you updated as details are confirmed. 

FOR THOSE STUDENTS WHO ARE INQUIRING ABOUT REGISTRATION, PLEASE NOTE THAT THAT WE WELCOME INQUIRIES AT ANY TIME.  Please leave a voice or email message to obtain more information about our programs and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Registration is a simple process, so be sure to let us know how we can help!

FESTIVAL 2016 HomeGrown Canadian!


Here's just a few of the responses we received....     "Wow!   Fantastic!    So much fun!   What an outstanding display of talent!    Beyond all expectations!"

Congratulations to each and every performer!  Thank you to all who attended! Your support means everything!



This past weekend 52 Music Cellar students recorded at the Exchange District Recording Studio. The studio's owner and engineer Shawn Dealey, brought his outstanding credentials to the sessions. The students had an extremely positive experience and Shawn "had a blast working with such very talented musicians!"


DIRECT FROM LAS VEGAS... "Combo Prime" performed at CCFM on Wednesday, March 16. 

This fantastic 6 piece jazz band from the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts put on a great concert!   The audience thoroughly enjoyed the band's musical selections and the musicians were thrilled with the opportunity.  



On Saturday, January 23, The Music Cellar's showcase bands recorded and performed. Recording sessions were done live in the Jazz Room at CCFM  and will be posted on iCloud once the mixing is done. Matinee and evening performances were held the following day. Both shows were sold out and the response to these very talented musicians and vocalists was outstanding!!


This workshop focused on developing a strong musical connection between drums and bass in the jazz setting. Feedback from the session was very positive!  Lucas Sader (drums), Keith Price (guitar), Luc Guenette (upright bass) and Alex Riel (electric bass) each contributed their perspective by using relevant song demonstrations and audience participation.  The plan is to continue with workshops on an annual basis with the hope of being a valuable resource to school band programs.


REGISTRATION for 2015-16

  • Send an email to or call (204)253-5170 if you are interested in registering for:
    • Private lessons
    • Band programs
    • "Make Music With Me" program for ages 4-6
  • We will respond promptly and provide you with all the information you need.


Each and every year, The Music Cellar hosts an educational event featuring a solo artist or a band, who presents exclusively to TMC students. Past events of this nature have been so well-received and it never fails that the audience leaves feeling inspired. This year will be no exception. We'll share the details as plans are confirmed!


  • This year we will be hosting a new concert event called "All About the Bass!." It will feature our bass students performing with a house band. The band will also made up of TMC students who will provide vocals, drums, guitar, and keyboard.
  • As well, The Music Cellar will be offering UPRIGHT BASS LESSONS. We are very excited to welcome Luc Guenette who will be offering instruction in acoustic upright bass. Luc is in his final year of the U of M music program and is a well-respected bass player. With previous teaching experience and passion for his chosen instrument, he will be a definite asset to those playing upright bass in school band programs. 



  • This exciting band program, under the direction of Keith Price, is in its fourth year with growing membership.
  • Included in the program is a weekly rehearsal of 60-75 minutes, as well as performance and recording opportunities.
  • Get the "full band experience" including song arrangement, composition, band marketing, stage set-up and tear-down.
  • Auditions were held on Sept. 26 in order to establish the levels of participating musicians. The talent level was fantastic!
  • Scheduling of the rehearsal will be completed this week, with the first sessions beginning Friday, October 9th.


  • For further information regarding drum events at The Music Cellar, please visit our other website:
  • We offer a very exciting program that is well-known and respected both locally and internationally! Check it out!!


  • 6 Full-Production Rock Shows! Fantastic music and wonderful talent!
  • Congratulations to all of the musicians who performed so well.
  • Thank You to the wonderful audiences who cheered them on!
  • Heartfelt appreciation to all who celebrated our 30th Anniversary with us!!
  • Fesitval 2016 is already booked for June 16-21st.




  • The turnout at the Indicator, Indicator event was fantastic, as was the feedback!
  • The audience loved the songs played by this innovative and energetic pop band.
  • The synched up video and live performance was awesome. And so was the Q and A, with some great questions from the students that were handled with humor and sincerity by the band.

ENCORE 88, Feb 6th and 7th, 2016

One of favorite events of the year, Encore 88, was held at the Canad Inn on the weekend of Feb 6th and 7th. Students performed a huge variety of contemporary and classical music, including several original compositions.  The arrangements were well thought out and played with talent and skill! As well, the vocal accompaniment added greatly to the enjoyment of the event! 

Interested in music lessons? Learn more about our programs.