The Workshop

Tuition covers about half of the workshop costs. We are only able to bring our international guest through the generous support of individuals and grants. Any amount helps us towards our goal – thank you for supporting our programs!

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Workshop Dates

July 14-20, 2019

Workshop Fees

Early-Bird registration: $400
Early bird registration runs April 23rd through May 7th.  You may register using this link:

Regular price registration: $600

About the Workshop

The Tanguero Workshop, presented by Cuarteto Tanguero, brings together students and renowned Argentine Tango professionals from around the globe for an immersive educational experience in the heart of Toronto.

Each day will provide a variety of activities, including classes, private lessons, small ensemble coachings, orquesta típica rehearsals, master classes. Additional community activities provides a diverse immersion in tango music, dance, culture, and history — past and present.

See our Classes page for an example of a typical day at the workshop.


Open to Adult and Youth (ages 12 and up – accompanied by parents if under 18) on Bandoneón, Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass), Guitar, and Piano.   Note that piano registration is now full, no further pianists are being accepted.  We welcome all level of players, ages 18+.

Note for guitarists: Guitarists are welcome to sign up!  This is the first year we are attempting to accommodate guitarists.  If enough guitarists register we’ll create an ensemble tailored to that instrument.  The workshop is a great opportunity to learn the Argentine tango and folkloric styles for guitar, as well as participate in arranging and a la parilla sessions.

The Tanguero Workshop has a place for every tango musician. Seasoned tangueros come to share ideas with others from around the globe, to get access to unique tango resources, and to play and study with world-renowned tango maestros. Those newer to tango are quickly swept into a multifaceted tango experience, learning solid idiomatic tango technique for their instrument, and participating in different elements of tango culture in a supportive, community environment.

All attendees, amateur to professional, are matched with people of similar levels. Although we do not require a formal audition to be accepted to this workshop, newcomers are asked for a 10-15 minutes quick Skype chat so that we can assign you the right materials.

Location: Toronto, ON Canada

At Tranzac, in Toronto, ON, Canada.

Tranzac main hall

The Tranzac is a non-profit member supported community organization with a focus on promoting arts, music and theatre.  The Tranzac (an abbreviation of Toronto Australia New Zealand Club) also continues to honour its Australian and New Zealand cultural roots.  The Tranzac is a member-owned organization, with decisions made by a democratically elected board of directors.  The venue has three performance spaces, each with pianos, which we’ll use for both rehearsals and performances over the week.

What is a Tanguero?

“Tanguero” refers to both tango professionals and people who are passionate about any part of tango culture, including history, music, dance, lyrics, theater. If any of these aspects describe how you feel about tango, or if you are interested in learning, this workshop is for you!

Tuition and Fees

Early registration (signup to get notified of the dates here): $400
Regular tuition (after early registration): $600
There will be a tuition waiver raffle.  Enter the raffle here

*Housing and travel costs are not included in tuition. Option and more information on these can be found on the appropriate tabs.


 This year, you can pay tuition upon registration (one installment) or hold your spot with a small non-refundable fee of $100. Final payment is due on May 1.


If you cancel your registration more than by May 14, 2019: You will be refunded 75% of any payments you have made (minus non-refundable $45 fee).

If you cancel your registration between May 22 and June 14, 2018: You will be refunded 50% of any payments you have made (minus non-refundable $45 fee).

If you cancel registration after June 14, 2019:  We can only process a refund if another participant is found to fill your spot.