Create and express your musical ideas. Goat Music's comprehensive approach helps develop creative, instrumental and music industry skills through studies in songwriting, composition, improvisation, arranging, theory, ear training, guitar and music career counseling in both popular and classical genres. We offer private instruction, workshops for school settings and pre-production packages for self-contained units.


Goat Music studios are located a convenient two-minute walk from the Lawrence station on the Yonge subway line. There is both limited free parking on the street and a municipal parking lot nearby. The acoustic teaching studio is equipped with piano, amplifiers, sound system and large writing table. The electronic studio has a MIDI workstation and sampler with recording, editing and burning capabilities. Lessons can also be recorded.

facilitator- Richard Payne


Creative workshops in songwriting, composition, improvisation, arranging and theory begin with an interview to ascertain participants' abilities and the educational objectives of the workshop. This information is analyzed and a course of action recommended. Workshops are then scheduled and implemented with support material provided. A question and answer period concludes each session. The sessions are documented and a report is provided.


Private lessons in songwriting, composition, improvisation, arranging and theory are $50 per hour. Lessons are scheduled monthly with payments in advance. Three hour band packages are $300. One hour creative workshops are $300 and a three-hour workshop package is $750.

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Goat Music
Presenting the work of Richard Payne