School of Music

Learn with us

The private music lesson is one of the greatest opportunities to experience one-on-one mentorship with professional musicians who have spent their lives devoted to their craft.  Whether you are a beginner or someone aspiring to professional standards of performance, the Aeolian’s School of music has highly trained teachers who can develop a program of study around your needs and aspirations.

Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church at 442 William St. Formally the school was located at the halls main location. Both locations are a centre for research and development of arts programs with focus on social justice, social inclusion, and community development.. The school was founded in 2004 by Clark Bryan and a number of community teachers who had a vision to establish a quality community music school in London.

Our teachers are highly qualified and many bring a wealth of experience to their profession. Many of our faculty enjoy performing and teaching careers – some even tour internationally. Currently, the school offers a diverse curriculum. Some students are studying for professional careers in music, while others study for their own personal enjoyment. Teachers mould the curriculum around the personal goals of the individual student.

Instruments offered include: piano, violin, cello, and voice. Some teachers offer lessons in music theory, history, and pedagogy. The school also has specialized teachers/studies in Jazz and Folk idioms.

Artistic & Executive Director Clark Bryan is also a world reknowned pianist and teacher. Mr. Bryan has worked with many of the world’s renowned pianists including Howard Shelley, Jean Paul, Sevilla, Eugene List, Shura Cherkasky, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Ruth Slenczynska and Ronald Turini. Mr. Bryan spent many years working with the celebrated pianist Cécile Ousset both in Paris and the south of France where he refined much of his pianistic and interpretive abilities.

Mr. Bryan received the “Special Teacher” award 2004 given by the London Branch of the Ontario Registered Music Teacher’s Association and has been nominated four times for a Jack Richardson music award. He has done workshops for piano teachers and musicians throughout Canada. January 2005, Mr. Bryan was named Musical Personality of the Year by the London Free Press. Mr. Bryan is current the President of the London Branch of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association. Mr. Bryan was honoured to have been invited to give a TED talk for TEDxUWO in March of 2010 at The Grand Theatre in London Ontario and has also recently been guest lecturer at The University of Western Ontario for the International Leading Music Educator’s Conference. He has also presented at King’s College UWO in a SPARKS conference, for the City of London at an “Ignite Culture” presentation and at “City Symposium”, London Ontario.

Music: J.N. Hummel (1778-1837) Ecossie performed by Clark Bryan from the third volume of Jewel Box (1999). Video: Jason Plant, MC Spirit Studios. Featuring Clark Bryan and his student and El Sistema Aeolian Piano Instructor, Queen Liu.

I LOVE singing in this room! I hope we can do it again.
Matthew Barber

Rent The Aeolian

The Aeolian is a beautiful, unique, award-winning location to host your event.

While particularly renowned for its acoustic/live music presentations, the Aeolian is a versatile facility and can host all sorts of events from weddings and parties to conferences and fundraisers.

Give to Culture

Explore the arts. Support your community. Discover yourself.

The Aeolian relies heavily upon a strong base of community support that benefits many projects and events. All contributions, whether small or large, make a huge difference and will help sustain The Aeolian Musical Arts Association’s mission and future.