Events & Performances


Sonata Gala Concerts

For Yamaha Group Students

The Year-end Gala Concert for Group students is the signature event that showcases our students and what we do best. Students perform as a group, well-arranged ensemble pieces for family and friends. We get to dress up and perform for 500 people. This semi-formal event is fun for the whole family, both students and parents look forward to it each year. Our Gala provides students with a great opportunity to experience a professional stage, learn stage etiquette in a low pressure environment while having fun with friends. We at Sonata believe in providing as many performance opportunities for our students as possible so that children learn to express themselves musically, build their confidence and stage presence.The hard work of our teachers and support staff makes this event a success every year. This event is free to family and friends. If this is your first time: Invite guests, dress up and come early!



For Private Student

The year-end Sonata Gala Concert for private students is a semi-formal performance opportunity for all private students. This once a year event provides our students with the chance to showcase their achievements. Students build confidence and enjoy sharing their music with the audience. It also serves as an excellent year-end goal to work towards. Our students look forward to this event and love to share their love of music and their newly acquired skills. Our private concert is held in a more intimate hall with great acoustics. This event is free to attend for family and friends!




Junior Original Concert

The Junior Original Concert (JOC) is a unique activity in which Yamaha Music Education System students, under the age of 15, perform their own original compositions. The JOC was established by Genichi Kawakami, former Chairman of the Yamaha Music Foundation, in order to develop the limitless creativity and ideas of children.
In addition to studying previously published music, students of Yamaha Music Schools are encouraged to express themselves with their own music. This is one of the basic tenets of the Yamaha Music School philosophy.

In other approaches to music learning, children show what they have learned by means of formal recitals where they perform standard pieces. At Yamaha Music Schools, children also have the opportunity to present, in concert form, their own compositions. Based on this philosophy, the Junior Original Concerts are held at various levels, making them national and international musical events.

In other approaches to music learning, children show what they have learned by means of formal recitals where they perform standard pieces. At Yamaha Music Schools, children also have the opportunity to present, in concert form, their own compositions. Based on this philosophy, the Junior Original Concerts are held at various levels, making them national and international musical events.





Yamaha Grade Examinations

The Yamaha Grade Examination System was started with the purpose of enabling everyone who is learning music to improve their musical skills in a well-planned manner while verifying overall ability. Yamaha Grade exams are graded in descending order from 13-1. Grade 13-6 is for student grade and Grade 5-3 is for teacher grade and Grade 2-1 is honorary grade. They are a perfect benchmark for setting future goals and to check achievement of the curriculum.

The Yamaha Grade exams are offered in over 40 countries around the world and have been around since 1967. More than 10 million people have taken this exam internationally. Sonata is one of the Yamaha exam center which hosts exams for students in December and May scheduled by Yamaha Canada.

Different from other music exam system, Yamaha Grade Examinations helps music learners to confirm their musical abilities and encourage them to acquire well rounded musical abilities so that they can enjoy creating and performing music.



Instrument Sale Day

Sonata Yamaha School of Music provides the latest keyboard models for our group classes. When we update our keyboard models, our school hosts an Instrument Sale Day where we sell our pre-owned PSR and DGX keyboard models. Sonata Yamaha School of Music is an authorized music instrument dealer. Moreover, we work in partnership with Saint John’s Music store to offer parents the opportunity to get the quality of the Yamaha keyboard instruments.

Yamaha Instrument Rebate Program

Sonata Yamaha School of Music offers the Yamaha Instrument Rebate Program where you can purchase any Yamaha instrument, and receive 10% of the value of the instrument purchased as a lesson tuition credit towards Yamaha Music Education System group course lessons at our School.