Social Transformation Through Music

Sistema Toronto is a social development program that builds a sense of community, self-respect, and mutual support in children. Our free, intensive, ensemble-based music lessons inspire children at risk to realize their full potential as students and citizens through the pursuit of musical excellence. 


A Music Lesson With Yo-Yo Ma
Our musical ambassador sat down with Sistema Toronto students for a very special music lesson.

A Music Lesson with Yo-Yo Ma from MMabbott on Vimeo.

By the Numbers

  • 400
    Students receive up to 400 hours of instruction each year.
  • 90%
    Students attendance at daily after-school lessons exceeds 90%.
  • 95%
    In annual surveys, 95% of parents rate our programs as "very good" or "excellent."
  • 98%
    98% of teachers rate our training program as "very good" or "excellent."
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