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Due to updated Government Emergency Order Announcements pertaining to Live Streaming Event and given the increase in COVID cases we have had to make the decision to postpone our event.

We and all our partners and sponsors are committed to putting this event on as soon as we get the all clear from Government Officials.

ANNOUNCING A Virtual Field Trip for Schools

Thank you to our Sponsors and Partners

Hosted by Garvia Bailey

arts journalist • broadcaster • producer • storyteller

Toronto based, small town raised, Jamaica born.

Inspired and driven by the power of sharing our stories.

Stories are where art meets activism, where the personal embraces the political, where we are forced to truly see each other. For over 20 years my focus as a journalist, interviewer, educator and pundit has been on serving those who seek out beauty, meaning and connection through well told stories.

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Kelsley Grant

A special piece of music is being composed by Toronto Composer and Trombonist Kelsley Grant.

Interactive Features

While we cannot have a live chat, we are excited to still take real-time questions via a special email address (available to teachers only) or you can submit questions ahead of time.

We will also be creating worksheets for various grade levels that will talk about the music, Black Artists, and the creatures that live at Ripley’s Aquarium.

There will also be special trivia and poll questions throughout the live performance which has been streamlined to not distract from the actual performance.

Ripley’s has also provided amazing video footage featuring the animals which will be displayed as part of the live stream.

Our musicians will also discuss topics specific to their instruments, the music, and what a career path in the Music Industry looks like in 2021.

Musicians Helping is excited to officially announce our next Venue Partnership with Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada.

This time we are exploring Jazz History, Black Artists, and Ripley’s Aquarium and will feature our Jazz Orchestra made up of top Canadian Musicians. The event will be hosted by Garvia Bailey and we will feature a special commissioned piece of music written for this event by Toronto Composer and Trombonist Kelsley Grant. There will also be a guest feature by a current Humber College student.

We have streamlined our interactive features to present a platform that is a controlled save space for all participants. Black Artists from the national and international stage will be highlighted throughout.

We are again providing worksheet specific to various grade levels and containing critical thinking questions, information about the music, musical instruments, and the musicians. Discussion topics will also include career paths in music.

There will also be some exciting video footage, images, and information about Ripley’s Aquarium and the animals that call this venue home.

We hope you will join us for this special one time meaningful, engaging, and fun event.

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* Cost per Brick and Mortar school is only $200CND

**Virtual School Pricing Available

You will receive a confirmation email with an invoice. Payments can be made by Credit Card, Cheque, or e-transfer.

To give the best listening and viewing experience we are using Vimeo, a platform that offers security and stability. 

Our best experience has been to let the students use the unique link and password to access the stream. Some schools have also run a GoogleMeet session alongside the live stream to provide an interactive component personal to your classroom.

All Registered schools will receive a Welcome email on April 5th which will include all worksheets and the unique livestream link and password.

Yes – Anyone who purchases the live stream will also get access to a recording available for viewing until the end of April.



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Our Services

As we embark on a challenging time in music education and the entire music industry, Musicians Helping Music Teachers are finding ways to help out, bringing skill sets together to keep the music going.


We can compile your student home cell phone recordings into a professionally mixed audio recording or compile into a multi track video.


We can provide you with a full set of professionally recorded band stems (individual instrument recording files) for your students to mix and master or record


We can create backing tracks from any sheet music score large band or small with click tracks or create something custom so students can play along at home


We stream a live performance/clinic into your school or home class where some of Canada’s top musicians


Getting lessons from pros has never been more convenient.


We take you on a virtual field trip to a popular location in Toronto where we present music, interactive elements, and video/images of the venue. You even get customized worksheets.

We are here to help

custom programs available for your school

Are you looking for a solution but can’t find it here? We can work with you to provide a solution fitting for your school. Contact us today to keep the music going.