I offer virtual music programs and piano lessons to kids and adults to help soothe the soul and brighten one's day.

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I teach the love of music through:

Alicat Virtual Summer Camps

Let's sing together, move and more! See below. Registration opening soon!

Virtual Piano Lessons

Learning an instrument is good for your mind and soul. For virtual piano lessons for kids and adults, click here.


For 28 years in the TDSB, I was known by many as Ms.Tennen...

...Now that I've retired, I'm known as Ali, the founder of Alicat Music and calmdown.ca

I have degrees in Education, Music, and Psychology and have taught piano privately for over 30 years. As well, I am a certified Yoga Instructor, Strategy Coach and Energy Practitioner. I incorporate all of my gifts and talents when creating well-rounded programs for groups.

As of July 2020, virtual summer music & movement camps are being offered. They include music, movement, meditation and more. 

All year round, I offer virtual piano lessons to kids and adults which is calming for my students in these changing times. It is a whole brain activity that enhances one's life in a myriad of ways. 


Virtual Summer Camp 2020      One-Week Sessions    


   Music Moves Me       ages 7 - 10 @  9:30-11:00 am  $150/week

  • Your child can build their music skills, get moving and have fun with new friends! This program includes singing, dancing, drama, listening to and learning elements of music and will conclude with a calming musical meditation. Sign up for one session or all three as the music and content will vary each week. 
  • Session One: July 20- 24 Session Two: July 27-31 Session Three: Aug 3 - 7
Registration Opens July 7

Weekly Piano Lessons

Alison has been teaching me piano for almost two years now and is helping me transfer my knowledge of music from another instrument to piano. While my fingers were initially slower than my brain, she has helped me to really move along quickly. I enjoy the lessons and I'm pleased with the progress I'm making.

- Adult Student

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato