At KCS, all students from JK to Grade 8 receive formal music instruction. Our early learners create music in their classroom and grades 1 and above use our dedicated music rooms.

Music is one of those universal things that binds us all together. It moves us in ways nothing else can. It connects us to one another. And it simply makes everything better. Just imagine how boring a life without a soundtrack would be!

Luckily for us, the halls at KCS are continually filled with music. From our Early Learning Program all the way up to Grade 8, we teach our students to sing, play instruments, and appreciate the wide world of music.

Students start learning how to read music in Grade 1, and then begin playing the recorder and ukulele in Grades 3 and 4. And once they reach Grade 5, they move up to a wide range of band instruments. And along with their regular music classes, older students can also participate in music-related electives such as Rock Band or Song Writing.

Music at KCS extends far beyond the classroom. There are Jazz, Preparatory and Performance bands, and two choirs: Primary and Chamber. We host two annual concerts, at Christmas and in the spring, which showcase the bands and choirs, as well as pieces prepared by individual classes.

And let’s not forget our spectacular annual school musical, which involves hundreds of members of the KCS community both behind the scenes – creating sets and costumes – and on stage, with musicians, dancers and performers putting on a show that is nothing short of sensational!

Music matters at KCS. It’s not just background noise. It’s the heartbeat of our school. 

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  • Blue Jays National Anthem

    For several years now, the KCS Chamber Choirs have been invited to perform the American and Canadian National Anthems at a Toronto Blue Jays home game. Tickets are always available for purchase to anyone in the KCS community who would like to come and support the kids in this fantastic performance opportunity.
  • Christmas Concert

    Every year the KCS community comes together to celebrate the holidays.

    Many of our band and choir students perform yearly at Roy Thomson Hall as part of the Conference of Independent Schools Music Festival.
  • KCS Sound Library

    KCS Sound Library is a database filled with a variety of student-created music soundtracks. This library is available for KCS students, staff and faculty to not only borrow from but also contribute to, so their compositions can be used by others in perpetuity.
  • Master Classes

    Professional musicians spend an afternoon with our Grade 5 students, helping them become comfortable with their new band instruments. Older students who are new to the school and starting to play a new instrument also join in these classes.  
  • Music Monday

    On the first Monday in May schools and communities across Canada come together to sing for "Music Monday". Our students contribute to this special event each year with a variety of musical performances. 
  • Spring Showcase Concert

    Annual Spring Showcase Concert at the end of May, which features performances by our extra-curricular bands and choirs.

Our Music Teachers

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  • Photo of Rachel Hasen

    Rachel Hasen 

    Music Teacher
  • Photo of Shanda Lee

    Shanda Lee 

    Music Teacher

Music Reel

KCS Grandparents, Class of 2017 & Class of 2020

What a wonderful concert put on by your music staff and the students. We know a lot of work goes into such a production so our sincere thanks to the Music  Department and to the students for leading us into the Christmas season so beautifully.
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