Community Music Education Program


CMEP is a well-established community music program with an unparalleled early childhood curriculum for babies and children of all ages.  Our teachers make the difference.  All are musicians and early childhood educators.

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Piano, Guitar and Violin Lessons 2022/23

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Registration is open for Piano, Guitar, Violin and Voice lessons We have private lesson spots available for piano, guitar, violin and voice lessons, traditional or Suzuki methods, for the 2022/23…

Early Childhood Music classes 2022/23

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Registration is Now Open for all 2022/23 Early Childhood Music Classes Our new class schedule is posted below, along with class codes for registration. There are also a few spots…

Piano, Guitar, Violin & Voice Lessons 2022/2023

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Early registration for all current lesson students to hold their existing spots for the 2022/23 school year is open until May 15.  After this date, registration will open for all…

Our Music Programs

We offer age-specific early childhood music classes for parents with babies age birth to 36 months, as well as for children ages 3, 4, 5, and 6 years old.   In these classes, babies and children grow up learning the language of music through fun and effective age-appropriate methods.


Music education is important for babies and young children

Research shows that infancy is the time when music has the most impact, leading to better language skills, improved concentration, increased confidence, enhanced social skills, better performance in school and high IQ’s later in life.  The impact that music has in early childhood development is the foundational core for all our programs.

Our music program is special

We provide families with a unique and unparalleled early childhood music curriculum that has been developed through years of collaboration by accomplished early childhood educators in the Universities Of Saskatchewan and Alberta.   We use the very principles and techniques developed over more than a century by Zoltán Kodály, Carl Orff, Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, and Dr. Shinichi Suzuki.

We are not a franchise and have set a very high standard in teacher qualifications, classroom materials + size, music repertoire – every aspect that demonstrates to parents that they are receiving the best music education for their children.  Our teachers are professional early childhood music educators and musicians who strive to foster a love of music in children.

Our classes initiate and nurture the development of musical skills in infants and children by engaging the mind as well as the body through a mixture of singing, chanting, dance, playing percussion instruments as well as games and musical expression using whole body movement.  These fundamentals combine to create the perfect music education for any child from birth to 6 years, and then beyond into private instruments as they pursue their love of music.

Choosing a class

We offer group music classes for each specific age category as follows:

  • Parenting With Music (PWM) – age 0 to 36 months with parent
  • Music in Early Childhood (MEC) – age specific group classes for 3, 4, 5 and 6 year olds

Choose one of the blue tabs below for details on each individual class and age group:




Our motto “Every child can learn “, based on the Suzuki philosophy, underpins our vision to provide quality music education to as many families as possible.  Music is an incredible gift, not only for our daily enjoyment, but as a universal language it can enhance the development and progress of a child in all aspects of growth socially, intellectually and musically.  Nurturing a love for music makes this a life-long gift.

Our Instructors

Our instructors are professional Early Childhood Music educators and musicians, trained in methods and principles of the Suzuki Method, The Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM), Kodály, Orff, and Dalcroze.

Private Music Lessons in Piano, Guitar, Violin & Voice

We offer private instrumental music lessons in two different methods – Traditional and Suzuki:

  • Traditional Method – piano, guitar, violin and voice lessons are offered on a weekly basis for children age 6 and older.  Our instructors are qualified with ARCT in piano and/or a Bachelor’s degree in music.
  • Suzuki Method – piano and guitar instruction is offered by teachers trained in a comprehensive teacher-training program approved by the SAA (Suzuki Association of Americas) and the ISA (International Suzuki Association).   Lessons in this method may begin as early as age 5.


Private Instrumental Lessons

St John’s Parish Hall (lower level)
816 Spadina Cres E
(building behind Cathedral)

Weekday Early Childhood Classes

(All age groups)

St John’s Parish Hall (lower level)
816 Spadina Cres E
(building behind Cathedral)

Saturday Early childhood Classes

(All age groups)

St John’s Parish Hall (lower level)
816 Spadina Cres E
(building behind Cathedral)

For over 37 years, the Community Music Education Program (CMEP) has offered music in early childhood classes to the Saskatoon community. Previously housed within the U of S, CMEP is now owned and operated by Wilton Academy Of Music and located in venues within the community it serves, offering the SAME programming and staff that so many have come to love and trust. With that comes the continued commitment of quality music education for young children.

Nicole WiltonProgram Owner/Director