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The Institute For The Performing Arts

Address: 
120 Woodstream Boulevard Unit 16
Woodbridge , ON , L4L 7Z1
Phone: (905) 605-3200
Contact name: 
Liana Del Mastro
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The Institute For The Performing Arts (TIFTPA) is a creative and educational hub for Music, Theatre, Dance and Musical Theatre, allowing for exploration, creating and training, individually and collaboratively while fostering a community of exceptional creative performing artists. We offer the highest level of performing arts instruction, scholarly engineered with a world-class vision that fosters artistic excellence, discipline and professional development while cultivating an appreciation and passion for the performing arts in our community and beyond. Supported by a faculty of professional and experienced mentors, paired with our innovative and comprehensive programs, our students are provided with the edge that they need to compete and withstand the vigorous journey they have ahead of them.

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The Institute For The Performing Arts offers online and in-person classes in Music, Theatre, Acting, Musical Theatre, Application & Audition Preparation Program and Dance, with group classes and private lessons taught by professional instructors.

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Title Description Cost
Acting, Singing, Dancing: The Institute For The Performing Arts
PUBLISHED

The Institute For The Performing Arts (TIFTPA) is a creative and educational hub for Music, Theatre, Dance and Musical Theatre and our unique Application & Audition Preparation Program. Courses are available online and safely in-person, both in private and class settings. Our programs allow for exploration, creating and training, individually and collaboratively while fostering a community of exceptional creative performing artists.

We train enthusiasts, pre-professionals and professionals in our innovative and engaging programs.

Music
Theater
Dance
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults
$
TIFTPA's Music Theory Course
PUBLISHED

As part of our belief system of what makes a great musician, studying theory is an important factor to that notion.

Our curriculum is designed to meet the standards of The Royal Conservatory (RCM) and Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). Students can study privately or as a group. The courses address:

  • Theory Rudiments (Western Music & Jazz)

  • History

  • Harmony & Counterpoint

For those seeking a theory crash course to address the contemporary music standards, we have also scholarly engineered a special theory syllabus to address this need.

Music
High School
Adults
$
TIFTPA's Piano Lessons
PUBLISHED

Learning how to play the piano should be fun, exciting and enjoyable. Whether you desire to be a concert pianist, an enthusiast seeking to play one of your favourite songs or a DJ/producer looking to hone the basic keyboard skills to create music, our innovative curriculum covers all this and more.

Based on an initial consultation, a personalized lesson plan will be designed to meet your needs while addressing the areas of Piano Technique, Theory Rudiments, Piano Repertoire & Performance Aural & Musicianship Skills, Improvisation, and Stylistic Nuances (as it pertains to the desired style(s) chosen to study).

Depending on the stream you choose, you will enroll in other complementary courses to meet the standards of that stream.

The RCM or ABRSM curriculum will be followed pending the consultation and mutual decision between teacher and student.

Music
Middle School
High School
Adults
$
TIFTPA's Vocal Lessons
PUBLISHED

Learn the foundational techniques to hone your voice, while finding YOUR sound through the study of many styles.

Our experienced teachers will teach you how to sing healthily anything from Classical, Opera to Jazz, Contemporary and Musical Theatre using the appropriate techniques and associated stylistic nuances.

Based on an initial consultation, a personalized lesson plan will be designed to meet your needs while addressing the areas of Vocal Technique, Vocal Health & Care, Vocal Repertoire & Performance, Aural & Musicianship Skills, Improvisation, and Stylistic Nuances (as it pertains to the desired style(s) chosen to study).

Depending on the stream you choose, you will enroll in other complementary courses to meet the standards of that stream.

Music
Middle School
High School
Adults
$
TIFTPA's Acting For Film & TV (Pre-Professional Youth)
PUBLISHED

This online class is geared to the students Grades 9-12, who are ready to take their on-camera work to the next level. You will learn acting techniques for film and television, while exploring scene study, preparing for auditions and developing approaches to monologue work.

Character analysis and both individual and group exercises will help students develop their unique talents for camera work. Understanding the concepts of good storytelling for the camera, the actor’s physicality and properly using the camera frame will be addressed.

Class work will be recorded, viewed, and critiqued.

This program will help further develop the necessary skills needed to succeed in acting and each term will have different content.

Theater
High School
$
TIFTPA's Acting For Film & TV
PUBLISHED

In this virtual class for grades 4-8 & 6-10, you will learn on-camera acting techniques, while exploring scene study, acting for TV commercials, preparing for auditions and techniques on how to approach monologue work. Character development, improvisation and group exercises will help students discover their unique talents.

Understanding the concepts of good storytelling for the camera and properly using the camera frame will be addressed. Class work will be recorded, viewed, and critiqued.

This program will stimulate the imagination and help develop the necessary skills needed to succeed in acting and on-camera performance and presentations. Each term will have different content.

Theater
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
$
TIFTPA's Intro To Acting For Adults
PUBLISHED

Explore and develop your acting techniques in a supportive and non-threatening environment. In this online class, you will learn about improvisation, character development, script work and how to approach monologues.

You will also learn basic presentation techniques, like learning how to relax and keep nerves in check, incorporate proper breathing for strong vocal support and develop good physical communication.

While the class is perfect for the complete beginner, it would also be great for those with some previous experience, who haven’t acted in a while. All you need is enthusiasm and a willingness to participate in a friendly and fun atmosphere.

This program will help develop the necessary skills needed to succeed in acting and each term will have different content.

 
Theater
Adults
$
TIFTPA's Intro To Acting (Youth)
PUBLISHED

In this virtual program for grades 2-4 or 4-8, you will be introduced to many acting skills like improvisation, character-building, scene study, creative movement and vocal work - all in a fun and supportive environment.

The class will be led through many exciting and skill-building games and exercises that are perfect for the actor who loves the stage. On camera techniques will also be addressed so that students can begin to understand the different approaches to their craft.

This program will stimulate the imagination and help develop the necessary skills needed to succeed in acting and each term will have different content.

Theater
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
$
TIFTPA's Application & Audition Preparation Program
PUBLISHED

A highly specialized and individualized program that guides students and parents through the intense and often confusing process of applying to performing arts programs. This cutting-edge program caters to each student’s goals and objectives in achieving entry to their school of choice.

One-on-one consultation and mentoring will be provided in career counselling, the best school selection, each school’s entry requirements, application and essay writing, referral letters, repertoire selection, interview tactics, portfolio creation (photos, performance CV, pre-screening tapes), performance and audition techniques and finally mock auditions. Upon consultation, a set number of private coaching sessions in their discipline will be decided, to ensure students achieve their full performance potential in auditions.

This program is designed for the actor, musician (vocalist/instrumentalist), dancer or musical theatre performer applying to a post-secondary program or performing arts-based high school.

Though we cannot guarantee acceptance into their desired schools, we can assure that by the completion of this program, students will be audition ready, performing at their best. 

Music
Theater
Dance
Middle School
High School
$
TIFTPA's Pre-Professional Musical Theatre Program
PUBLISHED

The Pre-Professional Musical Theatre Program is a progressive and advanced, conservatory-style curriculum with entry by audition only.

It is designed to provide rigorous musical theatre training, firmly rooted in the belief that the up-and-coming performer must be well-rounded and strong in acting, singing, dance, movement, voice, emotional recall, spoken word to song transitions, theory, history – all while understanding the human condition and human behaviour. Essentially, we strive to mentor and inspire personal growth in our young performers, with skills and benefits that far exceed the stage.

Designed for the young, pre-professional actor, with strong skills in singing and the desire to work on all aspects of musical theatre, the syllabus combines current contemporary techniques with performance approaches of the masters. By completing this innovative program, students will have acquired a competitive edge to apply to the best musical theatre tertiary-level programs or audition and compete in the professional industry. With their honed skills, they will be prepared to withstand the vigorous journey ahead of them in their careers.

With focused and individualized, guidance and support, the Pre-Professional Musical Theatre Program will allow students to gain a better understanding of strengths and areas needing growth and improvement in their craft. At the end of each semester, students will be assessed and provided with a detailed report outlining the year’s progress and next steps.

 

Theater
High School
$
TIFTPA's Musical Theatre Online Classes For Kids & Teens
PUBLISHED

Virtual musical theatre classews will help you further develop performance skills in a supportive environment. You will learn all about musicals and what it takes to perform in one.

Plenty of individual attention will be provided as you work on scenes and songs from famous Broadway musicals, as well as develop some of your own work. Using improvisation, drama exercises, vocal and movement studies and script work, you will gain further confidence as a musical theatre performer.

A final musical theatre performance will be recorded on Zoom for all to enjoy.

Programs for Grades 3-6 & Grades 7-12.

Theater
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
$