CBY Music & Performing Arts in Waterdown

What We Offer

Qualified teachers

The team at CBY boasts some impressive credentials and enviable resumes

Our teachers have graduated from the likes of Sheridan College, Queen’s University and Ryerson University, all holding Bachelor of Arts degrees in the arts. Some of our team members have also gone on to earn teaching degrees in music and performing arts.

Our team is also made up of active and celebrated industry professionals, with multiple best actress awards, musical theatre awards and a gold selling album certification to their names. Many of our teachers have starred in major commercial projects, including Air Canada, Tim Horton’s, Sony Music and Ubisoft.

CBY is a member of ORMTA (Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association), NATS National Association of Teachers of Singing), and MusicOntario. CBY also earned full RCM accreditation in 2018 for voice and piano instruction and received two medals of excellence awarded by Conservatory Canada in 2021. CBY also won the “Entrepreneur of the Year” for 2021 at the Flamborough Chamber of Commerce’s OBAA awards night.

Qualified teachers

The team at CBY boasts some impressive credentials and enviable resumes

Our teachers have graduated from the likes of Sheridan College, Queen’s University and Ryerson University, all holding Bachelor of Arts degrees in the arts. Some of our team members have also gone on to earn teaching degrees in music and performing arts.

Our team is also made up of active and celebrated industry professionals, with multiple best actress awards, musical theatre awards and a gold selling album certification to their names. Many of our teachers have starred in major commercial projects, including Air Canada, Tim Horton’s, Sony Music and Ubisoft.

CBY is a member of ORMTA (Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association), NATS National Association of Teachers of Singing), and MusicOntario. CBY also earned full RCM accreditation in 2018 for voice and piano instruction and received two medals of excellence awarded by Conservatory Canada in 2021. CBY also won the “Entrepreneur of the Year” for 2021 at the Flamborough Chamber of Commerce’s OBAA awards night.

Unique Opportunities

We develop the next generation of Canadian artists by constantly offering opportunities outside of lessons to help our students reach their full potential.

We believe that the real education takes place experientially, which is why we leverage our established presence in the arts community to give students access to unique growth opportunities. These include:

  • Regional and provincial competitions.
  • Leading roles in professional and amateur musical theatre productions.
  • Exclusive access to one of the biggest talent agencies in Canada.
  • Two major studio concerts per year.
  • Recording and releasing original music on our record label.
Our students demonstrate growth as they learn.

Measurable Achievements

It’s very important to us that our students demonstrate measurable growth as they learn. We build personalized learning plans for each student based on their goals and work closely with their families to ensure support breeds success. And with many of our students taking part in exams, festivals, concerts and full-scale musical productions throughout the year, celebrating their demonstrable achievements in performing arts becomes a frequent experience.

Industry Access

We have deep connections with the performing arts industry and are proud to make these connections available to our students.

We offer regular masterclasses with some of the biggest industry professionals today, all of who meet and engage with our students and offer them advice, knowledge and inspiration.

Recent associates who have led masterclasses at CBY include award-winning Canadian stage and TV actor Vanessa Sears, Broadway and TV star J. Elaine Marcos and award-winning Canadian Broadway performer, Rhett George.

We enjoy a close relationship with one of Canada’s largest talent agencies and host an agent showcase once a year for our students to showcase their talents and potentially kick start their professional career.

We are also closely aligned with local community theatre groups, community youth organizations, charities, radio stations, press and dance studios, all of whom add unique value to the CBY student experience.