• #TemporaryWebsite

    The BAR Institute is an arts-based not-for-profit music education incorporation in its first year of curriculum & workshops.

     

    For more information, please contact us below regarding our curriculum, rates, methods, location, and our various community engagement events.

  • ABOUT

    This is an independent platform making elite education and mentorship accessible.

     

    Everyone learns together in a constructive community environment,

    to develop a base foundation towards professional development.

     

    $10 drop-in workshops run 50 weeks a year.

    These workshops are supplemented with free programming supported by public granting organizations for specific communities and more advanced development.

  • WHO ARE WE FOR?

    All Instruments   All Levels   All Perspectives

    Our legacy is our participants and their successes.

    Independence with constructive direction is the key to artistic freedom.

    Our mandate is to guide participants to activate their own development.

     

    This program is for anyone who wants to learn everything.

    This is for the people in love with music with a passion.

     

    We are not here to make money off of independent artists.

    Information cannot be owned... but it's our job to help manage it.

    We are demystifying the art, sharing the best information that we can.

    INSTRUMENTALIST

    Developing

    Is there a disconnected feeling with a new instrument?

     

    Is a lack of technique or knowledge dampening creativity?

     

    Are music lessons too expensive or lacking relevant outcomes?

    BEATMAKER

    Developing

    Is there more guess work than ideal for composing?

     

    Is transitioning to live shows with artists intimidating?

     

    Is there a lack of communication skills when working with others?

    RAPPER / SINGER

    Developing

    Is writing verses stronger than hooks or vice versa?

     

    Is it a struggle to write an impactful bridge?

     

    Are to 2-chord loops or YouTube beats slowing artistic growth?

    PLAYER / DIRECTOR

    Professional

    Are gigs fulfilling with artists consistently progressing?

     

    Is it hard to unlock approaches to generalized concepts?

    PRODUCER

    Professional

    Are sessions with vocalists lacking tangible productivity?

     

    Are musicians able to deliver what you ask of them?

    ARTIST

    Professional

    Is there concern about vocal health for an upcoming tour?

     

    Is communication a struggle in collaborating with others?

  • WORKSHOPS

    UPCOMING SERIES

    The BAR Institute presents

    FALL SEMESTER

    This program is for any youth ages 13-18, prior experience is not required. We are accepting participants to register by e-mail at:

     

    BARinstitute@gmail.com

     

    ... or by filling in the contact form below. Feel free to request more information, as this is an intensive program.

     

    Instruments include but are not limited to:


    Drums

    Bass

    Guitar

    Keyboards

    Singers

    Rappers

    Horn Players
    String Players

     

    We will focus on hip-hop, soul, and R&B music, but the group's taste will also determine the songs discussed.

     

    Sessions run every Sunday 12pm-3pm starting October, downtown Toronto at 876 Dundas Street W, close to Trinity Bellwoods park and Dundas/Bathurst intersection.

     

    Please feel free to reach out below in our contact form with any inquiries.

  • OPEN PROGRAMS

    COMMUNITY CURRICULUM @ 876 Studio

    Weekly every Tuesday. 50 weeks a year.

    Facilitators donate their time 50 weeks a year.

    $10 drop-in to cover venue rental.

     

    RSVP here:

    The Community Curriculum

     

    Register For Materials here:

    Module 1

  • PAST PROJECTS

    2016 ArtReach

    Pilot Project

    Currently accepting applications! Message us for info :)

    2018 VIBE Arts & Platform A

    Micro-grant Program

    The BAR Institute presents PARENTS

    This was a workshop designed for music artists with

    young children seeking professional development,

    childcare, and youth music lessons for ages 2-5.

    2017 TakingITGlobal

    Fellowship Program

    Funding to develop the business from a

    grassroots not-for-profit to an incorporation.

    2016 Children's Peace Theatre

    Skwaabeywis Seed Grant

    This project was our first intensively

    emotional hip-hop performance series,

    and remains as our flagship motive of the

    program towards professional development.

  • CONTACT

    Ask lots of tough questions...

    876 Studio

    876 Dundas Street West
    Toronto, ON
    Canada
    Tuesday 5pm-8pm