Programs

December 2015

We are now teaching  at 35 schools to over 700 children!  We are also excited to announce our first Hammer Band Orchestra under the direction of Ross Inglis.  For a complete list see  Our Schools.

October 2014

We are teaching music in 30 schools, including three in Brampton.
And there are 600 wonderful kids that are playing music by Beethoven, Beatles, as well as Fiddle Tunes and Folk Songs. For a complete list, see Our Schools.

October 2013

The Hammer Band is present in 23 schools around the GTA.
When there are so many kids in the program, some show musical talent.  For that reason, we added master-classes and private lessons to those students.
For a complete list, see Our Schools.

October 2012

The Hammer Band’s program of violin and cello lessons begins at 18 schools in 3 priority neighbourhoods of Toronto, including 3 new schools in the Regent Park area: Lord Dufferin Junior and Senior Public, Rose Avenue Junior Public, and Sprucecourt public schools. For a complete list, see Our Schools.

July 2012

The Hammer Band’s second annual summer camp is held at Topcliff elementary at Jane and Finch as well as at George Webster Elementary. Students participate in violin lessons throughout the week and attend a special presentation by Marilyn Lightstone.

September 2011

The Hammer Band’s program of violin and cello lessons begins in 12 TDSB school venues along the Jane/Finch corridor (see Our Schools), and three new ones in East York: George Webster, Crescent Town and Secord.