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Lippert Music Centre receives 2021 Readers’ Choice Award

Lippert Music Centre is honoured to announce that we have received the “Best Music Instruction” from the Scarborough Mirror’s Reader’s Choice Awards for 2021. Our music school prides itself in offering high quality music education, and we are incredibly grateful to have been selected by our students and their parents who have experienced the impact of our values.

This year we are celebrating our 65th Anniversary in business. Our music school, began as an in-home music lesson service in 1957 by Joseph Lippert Jr.  Then, the music school changed to an in-school experience and tens of thousands of students have felt the impact of our dedication to fostering excellence in music education. We have not moved the main office since inception and continue to teach in the Lippert family home, at 970 Pape Avenue, built in 1944, by Joseph Lippert Sr.

Needless to say, the world has changed dramatically since 1957. Technology has been one of the major forces that has had ripple effects in music, music education, and teaching. We have 65 years of experience in staying up-to-date and adapting to the times to ensure we are using all the best qualities technology has to offer our students. From vinyl records to Spotify, acoustic to electronic instruments, and in-person to online learning, adapting to change has been a huge part of our story! In fact, for us, adapting to change is essential to ensure we continue to provide the highest quality music education for our students. 

In particular, 2021 was an incredibly unpredictable year for many. For us, the shift to online learning, which we set up the previous year in 2020, became our exclusive offering as we navigated lockdown restrictions in the winter, spring, and summer. Then, we navigated back to a hybrid in-person/online learning model again in September. Throughout all this, our teachers and students were incredible in adapting to the given lesson set-up as was necessary. In fact, many of our students and teachers told us that being able to rely on weekly lessons was incredibly helpful in a time that was unpredictable. Basing our music school around the values of fostering music excellence and adapting to change kept us focused through turbulent times.

We could not have received this award without our truly expert and incredible teachers here at Lippert. We have 30 of the best music teachers in the city of Toronto and this award would not have been possible without their hard work and alignment with our values in music education. We want to thank our students and their parents as well – thank you for trusting us and supporting our music school throughout the year. It truly means the world to have you study with us!

Thank you so much as well to the Scarborough Mirror, those who voted for us, and those who left kind wishes about our award on our social media pages. We look forward to 2022 being another great year of learning and making music!

COVID-19 Protocols for music lessons – Safety First!

COVID 19 protocols for music lessons

Safety is our top priority as we return to in-person learning this September!

That means each lesson room will be equipped with an air purifier, all of teachers are fully vaccinated, routine sanitization of lesson rooms, and more.

Please see below a complete list of the health and safety measures we will be taking. If you have any questions do not hesitate to call or email our offices!

Thank you for taking lessons with Lippert Music. 

Lesson Procedure

  • Masks required.  If no mask, you will not be allowed entry.
  • Use hand sanitizer when you enter.  We will have some, however, you are encouraged to bring your own.
  • Remove shoes upon entry and place in a bag you have brought with you.  We encourage you to bring indoor shoes.
  • Students will bring their belongings into the classroom with them, including coats.
  • Students, especially younger ones, must be aware that they are to handle/touch their own things.  Please ask permission before using/touching  any Lippert equipment.
  • There is no waiting room.  Parents will drop off their children and pick up from the designated door.  Special arrangements with the office must be made if a parent has to attend.
  • It is the responsibility of the student to check their lesson reminder to know where their classroom is.
  • Vaccination status required for in-person lessons.  If you do not wish to share, lessons will be online.  Thank you for your cooperation in keeping us safe.   Please submit through the questionnaire
  • For More School Policies:  Click Here

Health and Safety

  • All of our teachers and staff are double vaccinated.
  • If you have travelled outside the country, kindly follow government protocol
  • If you are ill, do not attend your lesson.  Switch to online lessons or schedule a make-up.
  • Lippert’s has purchased equipment and established new cleaning protocols to increase safety for our teachers, staff and students.  This includes plexiglass, barriers and air purifiers.  There are windows in every classroom at Pape.  Please note we were “Clean before clean was cool”.  Pianos, touch points and bathrooms were always disinfected at least once daily, along with vacuuming and other chores.  Mrs. Lippert taught us well!


  • No food or drink allowed in the school.
  • Bathroom is for staff use only.  Speak to our office staff if needed.
  • Students must provide their own instrument, with the exception of piano. 
  • Bring your own books/accessories.  Accessories for instruments other than piano include: microphones, drum sticks, picks, patch chords.  Please ensure your name is on your equipment.  Visit https://www.lippertmusic.ca/collections/all for items you will need for your lessons. 

Discounted Restringing Services in East Toronto

Periodic restringing is essential for your instrument to function well – Call or Email Lippert’s today!

When did you change your strings last?  Did you know, for active musicians, it is recommended that you restring your instrument at least every three to six months?  Some pros have new strings for each performance! For students, it’s crucial to change the strings every year. Lippert’s Music Centre offers restringing services in East Toronto!

Let’s start the year fresh, have a re-string of your guitar, ukulele, violin, viola or cello and start making beautiful music again.  It’s a great way to take care of your instrument and help increase the lifespan. 

Your stringed instrument should be restrung periodically for optimum performance
All string instruments need to be restrung occasionally for optimal performance

How do strings degrade?

Each time you pluck a note or strum a chord, your strings vibrate and bend to produce sound. With consistent play these string movements cause wear and tear to the strings themselves. In addition, dirt and oil from a musician’s hands (yes, even if you wash them) can also contribute to strings losing their strength and quality. The decline in string quality results in strings that sound dull or muted; are difficult to keep in tune; and can break easily.  Why put in hours practicing on an instrument that is not in its best shape and may cause you to develop negative habits in accommodating decreased string quality?

Guitar strings degrade over time and need to be restrung

Benefits of our restringing services

There are definite benefits to restringing that a musician will be able to feel and hear. A newly restrung instrument has excellent sound quality, ability to hold tuning, and is easier to play. Give yourself every opportunity to succeed by doing the maintenance necessary to keep your instrument in the shape needed to help you improve.

At Lippert’s, we provide restringing services in East Toronto to ensure students have their instruments in the best shape possible to learn and excel. Right now, we are offering 20% off restringing from July 19-30th, 2021, while supplies last.  Let our experts help you choose the right set of strings for you!

Restringing services East Toronto - restringing an acoustic guitar

Call or email Lippert’s and set up a drop off time for our restringing services in East Toronto.

You will surely hear and feel the difference. 


  • 20% off restringing July 19-30, 2021. 
  • Appointment needed for drop off.
  • Ensure your name, email address and phone number are visible on your case.