The Ontario College of Percussion and Music is dedicated to the proper education of it's students in all musical areas. Although the original focus of the music school was on the drumset, OCOPM soon branched out to include private lessons and programs for all instruments. The overarching purpose of the school is to provide a well-rounded musical education to our students, preparing them with an understanding of music theory to accompany the practical playing skills they develop in their lessons. We are dedicated to providing the best music lessons available.
Toronto's Best Music Teacher
Founder and President
Paul Robson, founder and president of the Ontario College of Percussion and Music has had a storied history as a drummer and drum teacher. He has taught thousands of drummers both through his music school and through the Toronto School Board. He has strongly influenced drumset education and has been a leader and roll model for countless drummers in Toronto, throughout Canada, and around the world...
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A Music School with History
OCOPM opened it's doors in 1965. Founded by world-renowned Toronto drummer-percussionist Paul Robson to fill a gap in the music industry, the school quickly became a top music education school in North America. And for some time, it remained the only percussion school on the continent. The college has developed a reputation over the years for training students to become musicians of the highest calibre.
The Ontario Conservatory of Percussion
The original school, known as the Ontario Conservatory of Percussion was located at Yonge and Asquith, and housed a maze of lesson rooms, recording studios, and a large room used for group classes and workshops. The music school, as it's name implied, was dedicated solely to instruction in percussion instruments. Primarily drumset, but also tympani, vibraphone, marimba and latin percussion instruments were taught at the school...
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Paul Robson and OCOPM in the Media
Throughout the 1960's and 1970's, the school continued to build a strong reputation for turning out highly skilled and musical drummers, so much so that it attracted media attention from local newspapers and from the international drumming community. The school has been featured in the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, Toronto Life Magazine, and Modern Drummer, among others.