The former Westboro United Church will house Bluesfest's new School of Music and Art and classes are set to begin this April with registration opening in the next few weeks.
It's an extension, in many ways, of programs already run by Bluesfest, like Blues in the Schools and Be in the Band.
Director Ere'n Coyle says there are many lessons to be learned from participating in the arts.
"There's an element of learning to listen to yourself and trust yourself, to take risks, to make mistakes and keep moving forward," she tells CFRA. "Those are lessons that we take with us later on in life."
The classes will be offered at prices that are affordable for most people, comparable to what the city charges for classes at community centres.