Locomotion Music

In Home & Online Music Lessons Since 2008




Locomotion Music

In Home & Online Music Lessons Since 2008

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In Home Lessons

Online Lessons


Learn about our in home & online lessons. We teach all instruments for students ages 5 and up with any level of experience.

In Home Lessons

Online Lessons


Learn about our in home & online lessons. We teach all instruments for students ages 5 and up with any level of experience.

Why Choose Locomotion

In home private & customized lessons throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

Online lessons throughout Canada & the United States.

Over 40 teachers available who have completed an interview, reference check, audition, orientation & vulnerable sector screening check.

We teach ALL instruments to students ages 5 and up, adults too. Beginners to advanced students are welcome.


Our teachers can help you prepare for RCM exams, university entry exams, recitals, band prep & more.


30, 45 or 60 minute online or in home lessons.

No contracts, registration fees or taxes, ever!

Easy monthly payments online by e-transfer or credit card.

Yearly recital for all students with a certificate of achievement.

Receive a free lesson with our referral program.

School & community programs, music therapy, group lessons & music production available.

Split a 1 hour lesson between two people & split the cost.

About Us

Locomotion is a family run business providing in home and online music lessons throughout the GTA since 2008. Music, relationships and community are at the core of who we are. Our goal is to inspire creativity in our students so they can fall in love with music, while developing skills and techniques to grow as a musician.

Our Community Connection

We build engaging and dynamic partnerships with community organizations such as schools, community centres, retirement homes  to develop impactful music programs that meet your needs & make music accessible to everyone. Lets discuss your partnership needs. 

What do our students have to say?

“Dave Viva has been my teacher for 9 years. He is more than my teacher; he is a friend. Dave knows exactly what his students want to learn and will tailor his teaching style to what works best for you. Dave knows how to gradually push his students to new level in their playing, consistently making new strides. I cannot recommend anyone else who puts this much effort and energy into teaching his students.”

– Cameron Gray (guitar and bass student)

“I will keep this simple. The folks at Locomotion Music are the best. My daughter and I have both had lessons with them for over a decade. They are the best. Period. The most talented, polite, reliable & enthusiastic teachers out there. What more could you want? Choose Locomotion for your musical tutoring. You will not regret it.”

– Mark Johnson (adult guitar student)

“Because of what some have called his energetic and “natural” style of playing, James has been a sought-after drum teacher. Through his irrepressible enthusiasm, James communicates his passion for music to his students. He is a compassionate, sensitive and energetic teacher who wants to bring the best out of all those who study with him.”

– Student

“What could be better than having a musical instructor come to your home? The teachers at Locomotion Music have been filling our home with music, fun and positive energy since our kids were in grade school. They are such a positive influence and musical perfectionists. They are part of our family and life has been such a joy having them instruct our boys. Our oldest son was accepted into the strings program at Etobicoke School of the Arts (ESA) and a large part of it was because of Dave Viva at Locomotion Music. The very best musical experience you can have.”

– Parent of students

Contact Us

Phone Number

(416) 895-3744

Open EveryDay

9AM - 8PM

Sean Purvis
My son & I have been taking lessons with Dave for a couple years now and we both can't wait until lesson day to arrive each week. Dave brings such incredible energy and experience with him. We feel so very lucky to have found him. My son had tried a couple of different teachers before we found Dave and since Dave has been with him his progress has grown exponentially. Thru Dave's tutelage my 11 year old son is now at the point where we never have difficulty getting him to practice and he very often sits down at the computer to learn some of his favourite band's songs. My wife and I couldn't be happier with Dave and Locomotion Music, we are so extremely pleased we found them. Thanks Dave and Locomotion, you guys are the absolute best!!!!
Sabrina Almeida
Locomotion Music made finding the right piano teacher for my daughter easy. Erica is amazing! Erica makes lesson fun and encourages my daughter to challenge herself. We are fortunate to have found Locomotion Music and Erica.
Tyrone Steer
Awesome school. The teachers are very flexible and customize your lesson plan to your particular needs and skill level. Very understanding and committed to your progress. Having lessons at home is also a huge bonus. Check them out!
Larissa Barr
My 2 children LOVE their teacher. She is positive, friendly and really connects with them - and they are learning! My son is getting really good at the drums and my daughter the keyboard. Shortly after my kids started their lessons I decided to start lessons for myself with locomotion and I'm really enjoying the experience. Sabrina and Dave, the owners are amazing. They are professional, understanding and experienced. I would highly recommended music lessons with Locomotion!
Adam Hayashi
Great experience. Peter has the patience of a saint and makes music fun (even when online) for my kids. Love that the kids have the flexibility to learn the songs they want, while Peter still manages to get in the basics and theory.
Samira Mohammed
I’m working with Natalie, she is so fun, supportive and has helped me find my voice. I feel so comfortable and confident, I’m actually excited to do my homework. Highly recommend working with her!!!!
Anna Mernieks
I'm taking guitar lessons with Dave and he's the best. His experience shows in the way that he comes to each session filled to the brim with lessons that are tailored for me. The pace is excellent - it's fast enough for me to stay focused, but whenever we come up to a gap in my knowledge he addresses it thoroughly. We've been using FaceTime and it works well. So grateful to be working on my core skills with Dave.
Stephanie Wallcraft
We've had a wonderful experience with Locomotion Music. Dave is an excellent guitar teacher who is patient with kids and keeps them engaged and moving at their own pace. We're not only thrilled with the lessons but also feel like part of the beautiful musical community this family-run business has created!
Rosie Basa
Peter has been a great teacher for my 7 year old. We have made a fairly seamless transition into virtual learning, thanks in large part to Peter's patience and willingness to adapt. Not only is Peter teaching my son how to play the guitar, but he is fostering his love for music.