Mississauga Fine Arts Academy - July Newsletter 2020

In This Issue:

• We are continuing online lessons • Virtual Student Recital highlights •
• RCM Exam updates • Teachers Project – Heal The World •
• FREE Master Classes • Practice Champ Congratulations •
• Student of the Month: Fabiana D.! • Important Dates •

We Are Continuing Online Lessons

We would like to thank all of our students, parents, and teachers for your continuous support and dedication throughout our transition to online lessons. Everyone is doing an excellent job with online learning and we are very proud of everyone’s progress. As such, we will be continuing with our ZOOM online lessons until further notice. We look forward to making this experience a positive one and we look forward to seeing you in person soon!

Virtual Student Recital Highlights

On Saturday July 11th and Sunday July 12th, we were lucky enough to be able to stream almost 200 videos of our students for their recitals! We are so happy that students were able to show off their talents on this online platform. Thank you to everyone that participated, and we look forward to being able to hear you again in person for our future recitals.

Feel free to watch the recital over and over again HERE!:

RCM Exam Updates

For many of our students, RCM exams are an integral part of learning music. We, along with the people working with RCM, want to make sure that students are able to continue on with their exams no matter what the situation is. If you had an exam booked and need rescheduling or want any general information about how RCM is handling their exams right now, please check the link here for more information.

As well, a HUGE congratulations to all of our students that passed their RCM exams!

Kevin K. – Level 3 Piano – 93%

Airi Z. – Level 1 Piano – 88%

Aneeq N. – Level 2 Piano – 80%

Madeleine H. – Level 2 Piano – 77%

Rachel L. – Level 8 Piano – 78%

Nicole A. – Level 7 Piano – 90%

Roslyn L. – Level 2 Piano – 80%

David S. – Level 5 Piano – 76%

Chelsea P. – Level 2 Piano – 81%

We would also like to say a HUGE congratulations to Ahmad A. for getitng a 95% on  his level 1 exam, Cindy L. for getting a 98% on her level 5 theory exam, and Joshua C. for getting an 80% on his level 5 theory exam – his first one! Everyone has done an exceptional job and we are beyond proud of you all. Keep up the great work, and we can’t wait to see how your next exams go.

Teachers Project - Heal The World

Good afternoon everyone

I am excited to announce that the video of our teachers’ song project is finally released. I know it’s been a while since we first mentioned it, but it was definitely worth the wait.

It is truly a passion project and means a lot to me personally as I am sensitive to the fact that this world is fragile, in danger, and needs a major change. I do believe that it is in our power to make that change. This project is created to send a message to the world and bring an awareness of how this world is fragile and that it is in our power to make this world a better place for children and for the future generations. It is our contribution as a school, as musicians and music educators to the world’s peace. With this, we send our loving thoughts to all people and ignite the light in people’s hearts. One word, one song, one smile, one small action at a time.

I am truly blessed to work alongside such a wonderful and talented team of teachers and staff. I’d like to thank each and every person that contributed to this project and looking forward to working with you for many more years to come.

Special thanks to Alex Zaitsev for video and audio production and Afshin Effati for the song idea. 

Enjoy the VIDEO, share the link on your social media, spread the word, and put the message out.

Here’s to the world’s peace.
Immense gratitude,

– Vadim Koltsov, Director

FREE Master Classes

In addition to our regular classes, we are going to be continuing our FREE master class program for all our students. This online masterclass program is for everyone, beginners, intermediates and those advanced in music.
Whether you want to learn some music fundamentals, or to write a song, or to improve on vocal techniques, or even learn a new instrument, this FREE masterclass program is for you.

SEATS ARE LIMITED, so don’t wait. Reserve your seat now and enjoy the benefit of these FREE music lessons.

Keep active, engaged and happy during lockdown time. A link will be coming out shortly to book more classes.

Let’s learn and play together!

Practice Champ Congratulations!

The most dedicated and professional musicians are those that remember to practice every day and give themselves a chance to learn more.  With that, we have been giving students a chance to show us their practicing and even send out a few Practice Champ wristbands to those that practiced EVERY DAY for a month! Congratulations to all of our Practice Champs, and we’re so proud of you. Feel free to send us your pictures and we can include them in our Social Media posts!

Student of the Month - Fabiana D.

No matter how big or how small, we love to celebrate our students and their achievements! This month, we spoke with our teacher Afshin and he told us about his student Fabiana and how much she’s been learning in their classes.

We asked Fabiana a few questions about herself and everything she’s learned, and this is what she told us:

What Instrument Do You Play?: Violin
How long have you been taking lessons?: Since November 2019 
What’s your favourite song to play?: Ode to Joy
What is your favourite food?: Waffles and Strawberries 
What is your favourite thing you’ve learned recently?: Fur Elise

We asked Afshin to let us more about Fabiana, and this is what he told us: “Fabiana is impressively motivated and committed to practising. Her usual passion to play challenging pieces always encourages me to plan and provide new works every week.”

Congratulations for your achievements Fabiana and we look forward to seeing what else you can accomplish!

Important Dates

Civic Holiday – August 3 – OPEN
RCM Theory Exams – August 7 & 8, 2020 
RCM Practical Exams – August 10–22, 2020
MFAA Summer Break – August 27 – September 2 –
RCM Online Exam Registration Opens – September 8, 2020

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