Who We Are

Snider School of Music is a full service private music school located in North Toronto.  First started in 1949 by Dave & Art Snider, the business has been fully owned and operated by the Snider family since it’s inception.  In October of 2010, Warren Snider (Dave’s grandson) started Snider School of Music Inc.  Although music lessons were being operated by Dave Snider Music Centre previously, Warren formed a separate business to manage the growing student rate and focus 100% of his time on the lessons.  Today, we are proud to offer private 1-on-1 lessons in:

  • Guitar / Bass / Mandolin / Ukulele
  • Piano / Vocals
  • Saxophone / Clarinet / Flute
  • Trumpet / Trombone / Baritone
  • Drums
  • Theory / Harmony
  • Digital Music Production / Composition


We also offer various group classes including group ukulele lessons and our unique Rock Band class.  Although the lesson department is the forefront of our operation, we take pride in our boutique-style music retail division. We stock over 50 acoustic & electric guitars, basses and amplifiers.  We specialize in starter acoustic guitars, but also carry a wide assortment of the great Canadian brand Seagull acoustic guitars. Another favourite of ours is the exceptionally valued Alvarez acoustic guitars.  You will also find a full assortment of music accessories spanning everything from guitar tuners to music stands.

Not to be forgotten about is our music book department.  Although scaled back from the days of Dave Snider Music Centre, we still carry all the standard piano methods and take pride in our selection of pop and rock books.  Be sure to check out our teacher list and if you have the time, our video tutorial page is well worth the visit!



Our Location

3225 Yonge St. Toronto, Ontario M4N 2L3  –  3 blocks north of Lawrence Ave. on the east side of Yonge St.

Our History

First started in 1949 by Dave’s brother Art, Snider Music has had a glorious and interesting past.  Check out all the details on our History page

Art Snider starts United Music School at Bathurst & Bloor
Dave Snider buys out Art and forms Dave Snider Music Centre Ltd.
Michael Snider joins Dave Snider Music Centre. Teaches Saxophone & works in the store
DSMC moves to it’s current location at 3225 Yonge St.
Warren Snider starts Snider School of Music Inc. Focuses on private music lessons

Our Products

Unlike our name states, we are more than a music school!  We are proud to house an 800 square foot boutique-style retail outlet.  For a complete list of our products, check out our Products Page.  Below, you will find a sample of what we sell here at our store/school:

Stringed & Other Instruments

Electric Basses


Guitar Stands
Music Stands
Instrument Cables
Instrument Humidifiers
Acoustic Guitar Pickups

Music Books

Piano Methods
Easy Piano Collections
Piano/Vocal/Guitar Collections
Piano/Vocal/Guitar Groups & Artists
Guitar Methods
Guitar TAB
Brass & Woodwind
Classical Piano

Our Services

The main services we offer is of course, music lessons! However, we also do repairs on most instruments. The following lists all of the repairs we do on sight and through our network of repair people.

  • Guitar Restringing
  • Guitar Setups (Acoustic & Electric)
  • Guitar Neck Re-Glue
  • Guitar Saddle Re-Glue
  • Guitar Electronics Reapirs (Pickups, Input Jacks, Re-Wiring)
  • Brass & Woodwind Repairs
  • Basic Violin Repairs