December 2021 – January 2022

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In This Issue

• Musical Ladder Festival

• Cabin Fever Busters Facebook Page

• Practice Challenges Trophy Winners

• Student of the Month

• Winter Recital – Highlights

• Bring a Friend Week

• Musical Ladder Achievements

• Teacher With a Waiting List

• Welcome New and Returning Students

• New Referral Contest

Haylee Loves the piano

Got news for the MFAA Newsletter? We welcome and encourage all submissions!

We Won Top Choice Award

Top choice winner

We are excited to announce our fifth consecutive year of Excellence. We won the Top Choice Award this year again. Thank you for voting us the Best Music School in Mississauga. Your support means the world to us. Thank you for showing your confidence in us, and for giving us this prestigious position. We feel deeply grateful to have parents, guardians, and students like you at the Mississauga Fine Arts Academy.

Mark Your Calendar

Musical Ladder Festival Submission Deadline – February 28th, 2022  

Back to In-Person Classes – February 1st, 2022

Bring a Friend Week – February 14th – 20th 2022 

Family Day – February 21st – OPEN for classes 

RCM Practical Examinations – The Registration is Open, There is no Deadline 

Update from Director - Vadim Koltsov

December 2021 – January 2022

Click to watch the update or read the transcript below:

Hello everyone,

It is Vadim Koltsov, the director of Mississauga Fine Arts Academy. And I am here to update you on the latest news and what we have prepared for you while online. Moving online might not be the best news but we keep it positive and look forward to returning to in-person lessons soon.

Over time, we’ve created a great system that allows us to teach music lessons remotely. Our teachers are highly experienced, have run online classes for almost two years, and always ensure the highest level of engagement with students. The great news is that no matter what, we are moving forward and working on keeping our students engaged and busy even during the lockdown time. So now, here is what we’ve prepared for you to make your stay at home more enjoyable.

We’ve created a lot of additional content and activities during past lockdowns. Our free Masterclasses were a hit and very popular. This time we came up with Cabin Fever Busters, a Facebook group that contains various free and fun lesson videos and content, supplied by our teachers and teachers from several other music academies in Ontario. Every week we’ll post something new once or twice per day on various instruments. There are classes for different instruments, singing, music theory, music history, and more.

The objective is to help lighten the mood and offer your family something exciting and fun to help keep Cabin Fever at bay. So go ahead, join the group, enjoy free lessons created just for you and fill your day with fun and educational activities. You’ll find the link in the email we sent recently. Be sure to check your spam folder, and if for some reason you have not received your email, do not hesitate to contact us.

Another great project that we’ve been working on for a while is the Musical Ladder Festival created exclusively for the students who participate in the Program. The Musical Ladder System was created to continuously encourage music students to perform and grow in their lessons. Learning how to set goals is not just a valuable skill in music. It’s an essential skill in all aspects of life! The Musical Ladder Festival is an online event that provides valuable performance feedback from professional music adjudicators and world-class musicians.

Students submit video performances to be critiqued by professional musicians and receive feedback and acknowledgment for their hard work. There are no specific criteria on what music to perform. Choose your favourite piece or song, practice it, record it and submit it on the MLS website. The cost for participation is only 25 dollars. Registration is open as of January 3rd, 2022. You can find all the details and more on the Musical Ladder Festival website that was sent back in December, and if you haven’t received it, please make sure to contact us.

So get to practice, keep yourself busy, join our Cabin Fever Busters Facebook page, have your videos rolling, submit them for Musical Ladder Festival and, as always; we’ll see you at your next lesson.

Musical Ladder Festival - Submit Your Videos

We are super excited to announce a new and exclusive Musical Ladder Festival created for the students participating in the Musical Ladder System. We are the only school in Mississauga with the system and our students have the advantage to be the first to take part in the festival.

The Musical Ladder System was created to encourage music students to continuously perform and grow in their lessons. Learning how to set goals is not just a valuable skill in music. It’s an essential skill in all aspects of life!

The Musical Ladder Festival is an online event designed to provide valuable performance feedback from professional music adjudicators and world-class musicians. The festival is exclusive to students who attend Musical Ladder System-affiliated music schools.

The festival is designed to provide music students with a formal platform to gain valuable performance feedback and work towards specific awards. This is similar to music juries offered in college and university music programs. Feedback from a professional can prove invaluable to your personal growth as a young musician.

Students submit video performances to be critiqued by professional musicians and receive feedback and acknowledgment for their hard work.

NOTE: Feedback sheets will include positive performance feedback as well as recommendations for improvement.

Students will receive awards for the following achievement levels:

•95% or above: First Class Honors Trophy, 1st Place Ribbon, Award Certificate, Feedback Sheet, Exclusive Musical Ladder Festival Wristband

• 90% or above: 1st Place Ribbon, Award Certificate, Feedback Sheet, Exclusive Musical Ladder Festival Wristband

•80% – 89%: 2nd Place Ribbon, Award Certificate, Feedback Sheet, Exclusive MusicalLadder Festival Wristband

•70% – 79%: 3rd Place Ribbon, Award Certificate, Feedback Sheet

•Up to 69%: Festival Ribbon, Feedback Sheet, Exclusive Musical Ladder FestivalWristband

To learn more or to enter visit: https://musicalladderfestival.com

December 2021 – January 2022

Free Music Fun Cabin Fever Busters

December 2021 – January 2022

As we are preparing to return to in-person lessons on January 27th we would like to remind you to join our Cabin Fever Busters Facebook page. It is getting filled with a number of FREE lessons for you to take at your convenience. We are adding a new video every day and have more to come in the following week. Choose any lesson from guitar, violin, ukulele, drums, piano, and more to keep yourself occupied during your stay at home. Our teachers and staff are working tirelessly to provide you with valuable content to make your stay at home productive and enjoyable. Join the page and have fun!

Check out the 12 Bar Blues guitar lesson from Mr. Henry. Click HERE

Solfege Training Part 1 with Ms. Vira. Click HERE

There is so much more there.

Join Here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cabinfeverbusterscanada

We are looking forward to seeing you in person soon
Let’s make music this year!

Student of The Month

Filip K

We are very excited to announce that our December/January 2021 student of the month is Filip K! Filip has been taking piano classes with Ms. Anjula since August of 2018 and is doing a tremendous job. Here’s what Ms. Anjula has to say about Filip’s wonderful achievements:

“Filip is a very dedicated student. His enjoyment of music shows whenever he plays the piano. Congratulations, Filip!“

We also asked Filip a few questions. Here are her answers:

What instrument(s) do you play?  Piano

How long have you been taking lessons?  I have been taking lessons for three years

What’s your favourite song to play? My favourite song to play is “When The Saints Go Marching In”

What’s your favourite food? My mom’s meatballs

What is your favourite thing you’ve learned recently? I’m learning how to ski and I really like it

What is your favourite colour? My favourite colour is blue

Congratulations Filip! We are so proud of your achievement, we can’t wait to see what you do next!

December 2021 – January 2022

Musical Ladder Achievements

December 2021 – January 2022
Yasmeen is playing piano and her teacher is Ms. Katrina
December 2021 – January 2022
Kovidh is playing piano and his teacher is Mr. Robert
December 2021 – January 2022
Marianna is playing ukulele and her teacher is Mr. Geoff
December 2021 – January 2022
Boyi is playing piano and his teacher is Ms. Vira

Winter Recital Highlights

Despite all the ups and downs that 2021 brought to us, this winter we hit record high participation with more than 250 video submissions. We are so proud of every participant and would like to extend a BIG thanks to all students, parents, teachers and the front desk team who worked so hard to make it happen. We couldn’t do it without you. If you missed our winter recital premier you can always watch them on our YouTube channel. We are looking forward to our upcoming Summer Recital and can’t wait to see our students all the wonderful performances. Bellow are all 6 recitals. For your convenience, we added Timestamps into the description below each video to easily navigate and find your performance. Just click on Show More and find your name on the list.

Practice Challenge Trophy Winners

December 2021 – January 2022

The Practice Challenge Program is one of the many highlights here at Mississauga Fine Arts Academy. Ensuring our students stay motivated is of utmost priority to us, and since the launch of this program last year we are proud to have seen so much progress! The program encourages students to practice through a series of six challenges, for which they earn wristbands. As an added incentive, any student that completes ALL six challenges will earn themselves a Practice Challenge Trophy!

Congratulations to our Practice Challenge Trophy Winners Ardene Jade M, Aarya P, Aahana P, Ayon K, Reyaansh D. You worked so hard and pushed your abilities to the limit to make this success happen. This amazing accomplishment is just one step on your musical journey. It is an incredible milestone and you deserve the spotlight to celebrate the moment.

We can’t wait to see more students participating in the program and looking forward to having many more Trophy winners this year. If you’d like to participate in the program check out our website HERE to find out more about each individual challenge.

Happy practicing!

Bring a Friend Week

TRY ANY INSTRUMENT, DISCOVER
AND HAVE FUN.

Bring your friend for a FREE music class and
for every friend that registers you receive:

$25 Gift Card and BOTH of you will be entered into our
GRAND PRIZE DRAWplus your friend will receive
FREE Registration

 

A Warm Welcome to New and Returning Students!

Iris X

Nerin A

Nesma B

Asia P

Krish G

Cathy L

Willow G

Alexander G

Tiara R

Adyukt N

Dennis M

Lauren M

Carina L

Ellaiza I

Victor K

Alexander K

Aishriya B

Jaime L

Pavni D

Anna W

Michael L

Albert J

Suhavi H

Sophia P

Gurveen Dulai

Olivia B

Stefan B

James K

Vignesh S

Aiden H

Pastor D

Magnus M

Mihir J

Caroline D

Reyyansh S

Emily L

Alison L

Travis M

Yu F

Georgena Y

Ishita G

Aiden K

Nikhil C

Shreya C

Karan C

Aditi K

Ayon K

Hanson H

Yesha K

Deven K

Is Your Teacher Fully Booked?

Many teachers are very popular, and quickly become fully booked. If you need a schedule change or would like to be added to a waiting list for a particular teacher, day or time, please contact us and we can add you to the waiting list. There are still limited lesson spots available. To inquire about openings in February send an e-mail to info@mississaugafineartsacademy.com or call us at 905-276-0251.

Here is a partial list of who’s currently full:

Guitar

Alex H.: Only TWO spots left

Anjula E.: All days SOLD OUT

Travis M.: All days SOLD OUT

Jack L.: All days SOLD OUT

Michael G.: All days SOLD OUT

Miguel R.: All days SOLD OUT

Henry G.: Only Two spots left

Maxwell M.: All Days SOLD OUT

Bass

Jack L.: Only One spot left

Michael G.: All days SOLD OUT

Dylan B.: Only ONE spot left

Henry G.: Only One spot left

Maxwell M.: Only One spot left

Violin

Afshin E.: All Days SOLD OUT

Sharif A.: Only TWO spots left

Vira B.: All days SOLD OUT

Ukulele

Geoff M.: All days SOLD OUT

Jack L.: All days SOLD OUT

Henry G.: Only Two spots left

Maxwell M: Only TWO spots left

Piano

Alex H.: Only TWO spots left

Anjula E.: All Days SOLD OUT

Danae O.: All days SOLD OUT

Geoff M.: All days SOLD OUT

Jack L.: Only TWO spots left

Jerry Z.: Only TWO spots left

Katrina Z.: Only TWO spots left

Lesya K.: Only THREE spots left

Mariana C.: All days SOLD OUT

Michael G.: All days SOLD OUT

Monica V.: Only TWO spots left

Oksana I.: All days SOLD OUT

Robert M.: Only TWO spots left

Sam L.: All days SOLD OUT

Vira B.: All days SOLD OUT

Kyle M.: Only TWO spots left

Alana Y.: All days SOLD OUT

Amjad A.: Only THREE spots left

Alexandra B.: All Days SOLD OUT

Maxwell M.: Only TWO spots left

Kostantinos M.: Only THREE spots left

Voice

André R.: Only TWO spots left

Anjula E.: All days SOLD OUT

Danae O.: All days SOLD OUT

Alana Y.: All days SOLD OUT

Alexandra B.: Only TWO spots left

Miguel R.: Only THREE spots left

Sam M.: All days SOLD OUT

Kyle B: Only ONE spot left

Drums

Kyle M.: Only Two spots left

Travis M.: All days SOLD OUT

Cello

Afshin E.: Only TWO spots left

Sharif A.: Only TWO spots left

Woodwinds

Robert M.: Only TWO spots left

Amjad A.: Only TWO spots left

Brass

André R.: Only TWO spots left

Jerry Z.: Only THREE spots left

Alana Y.: All days SOLD OUT

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