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Our Management Team

Wife and husband team Karen and Doug Hibovski started Bloor West Music Studios in 1990 with the hope of sharing their love of music within their community of Bloor West Village.

Over time they have built a team of talented music teachers who share their vision, working one-on-one with students to develop their artistic expression,  laying the foundation for years of musical enjoyment.

Our History

From our humble beginnings in November, 1990 to transforming a Bloor West Village location into a vibrant, inspiring space in 2015, we’ve always been focused on teaching music in a fun and accessible way.

We started with 3 teachers and have grown to a teaching staff of 17 instructors who teach a wide selection of instruments to over 250 students.  Our band program began in 1995 and has grown to 13 bands including 3 adult bands and 10 kid/teen bands.

Thousands of students have come through our doors over the last 30 years both at our original location at Bloor and Windermere and our present location at Bloor and Runnymede. 

Our Philosophy

We believe that music education should be a positive, creative experience, along with steady progress and lots of fun for the students! 

No matter what level you are, or what style you want to learn, our aim is to foster fun and inspiration.  Inspiration comes about in part by achievement.  Therefore,  we provide musical goals for students of all ages to pursue and accomplish. Setting, striving and accomplishing a goal gives students a focus and purpose which has proven to be motivational in the musical life of our studio and also lays the foundation for years of musical enjoyment.

Here, at Bloor West Music Studios, we know that community with others can have a profound impact so we encourage our students to share their music and also to experience music played by others. To facilitate this, we offer yearly recitals for all levels as well as monthly student gigs at our local cafe.

We welcome anyone who has a love of music, and a desire to learn.

Our Services

At Bloor West Music Studios we teach students of all ages from beginners and, in many cases, right up to expert and professional. We provide musical goals for all students, conduct our own exams and also prepare students participating in Royal Conservatory exams.

In addition to providing excellent private music lessons, we offer an inspirational band and ensemble program. Throughout the year, we offer recitals for all levels of students, as well as monthly informal student gigs at a local cafe. Please refer to our event listings for more detailed information.

Whether you are learning for enjoyment, wish to improve your performance skills, or deepen your appreciation and understanding of music, we can help you achieve your musical goals.

Book a lesson today!