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  LIVEJAM Workshop launches Monday March 15
During March break, an awesome opportunity for all Allegro students - play in a band setting and learn from some of Toronto's best pros - Allegro's gigging instructors. Don't miss out! Register now at the front counter to reserve your spot.
For details visit the LIVEJAM web site.
  Allegro student performs guitar solo (Dec 10, 2009)
At a recent concert, Christopher Mahoney and his school band performed The Beatles "Come Together." Christopher played an awesome guitar solo!! Hey Christopher, good to see you putting your music lessons to use. We're proud of you here at Allegro.
  Instructor Neil Hendry - new album due out this Christmas
Neil was born into a musical family. Son of Hugh Hendry (1944-1994), guitarist for the Saskatchewan folk band the Prairie Higglers, Neil shares his father's passion for songwriting, singing and playing. Neil is a superb guitarist and valued teacher in his second year with Allegro Music. Gigs, tunes and a dose of humor at Blues & fingerstyle enthusiasts - check out this web site!
If you're passionate about listening to, playing and learning fingerstyle guitar, the FingerstyleBlues site will keep you immersed for hours. Maintained by Allegro Music instructor Sean Sewell, the site is an excellent blues guitar resource, featuring online tutorials and information on blues, guitars and guitarists. Instructor Patrick Bailey - music with a message
He's the main composer and lyricist - his band cranks out original songs, refreshing in style and sound. Humanity's relationship with nature is their springboard for inspiration. The band is full of talent including former Allegro instructor Ed Vitton and student Howard Pasternak. They are called Powdered Hoof: tunes, news and more on their WEBSITE. Well worth a visit!
  Get your brogue on! (Oct 31, 2009)
Brogue - Toronto's New Irish Dance Sensation - will be appearing live at My Place's East Coast Village. Join Allegro Music's violin instructor Dan MacDonald and brogue.
Show details.
Read Dan MacDonald's bio.
  Jonimer joins our store staff (Sept 2009)
That hard-working young dude you've seen around the store lately is a Grade 12 co-op student from Breabeuf College. Jonimer will be helping out with shipments, inventory, cleaning, instrument repairs and whatever else Frank throws his way. Feel free to say hello and welcome him to Allegro.
  We welcome soprano Erica Warder to our teaching team (Sept 2009)
Erica's love of piano and singing have driven her to where she is today, a talented educator and accomplished vocal performer. Follow Erica's performances and news on her web site at
Read Erica's bio on our teachers page.
  Thank you City Parent Readers for voting us One of the BEST! (June 2009)
Allegro Music has been chosen as One of the BEST MUSIC SCHOOLS in the City Parent 14th Annual Readers Selection Awards. City Parent in the nation's largest regional parenting publication.
  Allegro instructor Luke Marshall festival gig (June 6, 2009)
Luke and his longtime friend and collaborator are the Litster Marshall Rhythm Experience. These guys will be performing some very cool tunes at this years Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival. Check out for song samples.
Read Luke Marshall's bio.
  Allegro instructor Vera Burmenko in concert (June 3,2009)
Please join the talented Vera and her colleagues for a pleasant evening of music ranging from Baroque to Romantic. She has also recently released a CD with Gypsy Passion Trio, which can be purchased from Vera or here at Allegro. For stellar quartet music, check out Vera and her band at
  Come out an enjoy a concert with Allegro instructor
Dan MacDonald and Brogue.
(May 15, 2009)
Back by popular demand, Brogue is taking the stage once again at Toronto's premier folk club - Hugh's Room. Get ready for a night of pipes & fiddle, song & dance as Brogue is joined by two icons of the folk tradition: Brain Pickell and Ross Griffths. Details on the Brogue Poster.
  Andre Renaud finalist in VH1 songwriting contest (April/09)
Congratulations to former Allegro instructor Andre Renaud! His song "The World All Around Us" was chosen as a top 5 finalist in the VH1 Song of the Year Contest in the pop category. This contest was worldwide! Hear Andre's song at
  Welcome to Guitar Instructor Aaron Carter (Nov/2008)
Allegro Music is proud to welcome the newest member of our teaching staff, Aaron Carter. Aaron is a musician, composer and bandleader in and around the GTA. He is accomplished in several musical genres. Check out Aaron's music and upcoming shows at
  Toronto Summer String Festival Camp- join the excitement of music making! (Summer/2008)
Sessions beginning July 7 offer aspiring string players the chance to play in an orchestral setting. The focus will be primarily on the skills necessary to play with other musicians. Directed by Allegro Music instructor Rebecca Brown.
  Is shopping in the U.S. Cheaper? Not Really. (April/2008)
We have been continually adjusting and lowering our prices on instruments and books purchased from our U.S. suppliers. For example, our Peavey amplifiers have had significant price decreases throughout 2007. Our pricing policy is to offer fair and competitive pricing for excellent products. Come in and see us about your next musical purchase.
  Scott Cassells - 10 years teaching at Allegro! (Jan/2008)
Along with his extensive credentials, Scott is a genuine, down-to-earth guy. His teaching style is easy-going, which brings out his student's natural talent and skill in a most enjoyable way. Scott continues to play professionally in the local music scene. Excellent tunes at
  Ten Years!
September 2006 starts off our 10th year as new owner. We'd like to say THANKS to all our local and long distance customers, friends, students, teachers and staff who've helped make our shop successful. Here's to another interesting 10 years!
  Toronto Fingerstyle Guitar Association
Allegro Music is proud to be a sponsor of the TFGA, Toronto's best resource for fans and players of great guitar music. For member gig listings, upcoming concerts and master classes and more, please visit
  Karbouzi Restaurant Concert, July 25, 2006
Featuring Allegro Music student Lyall on bass guitar making his debut performance. He was accompanied by Jay (djembe) and Allegro Music instructors Bill Naphan (guitar), Geoff Hen (drums) and Dan MacDonald (violin). View larger picture.
  Huge Yamaha Shipment Arrives, June 2006
We've expanded our inventory of Yamaha instruments, again! We've received another TON (well, it felt like a ton after lifting all those boxes) of new guitars and keyboards.
Pictures of us HERE.
  Goodbye to Herman Mallinger, February 3, 2006
All of us at Allegro Music mourn the passing of Herman. He was the previous owner of the store and close friend. He was a sweet, gentle man who enjoyed every minute of his life. He was loved by all his students, fellow musicians and the community ... truly a man that will be missed by all.
Read a short biography written by his daughter Rosl.
  Summer Street Spectacular 2005 Avenue Road Summer Street Spectacular, June 11-12, 2005
Thanks to all who joined us for this popular event sponsored by the Avenue Road Business Association. We would like to thank the performing musicians and our staff for their support. It was great fun for all of us.
Check out some of the pictures we took during the event.


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