May 2022

"One of the things I love about music is live performance" Yo-Yo Ma

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• Summer Recital

• Picture Day Highlights

• How the Summer Works

• Referral Contest winner

• Student of the Month

• Front Desk Team Corner

• Musical Ladder Achievements

• Teacher With a Waiting List

• Welcome New and Returning Students

• New Referral Contest

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Summer Recital 2022

May 2022

We’re so excited for the return of live music this month! We’re going to be doing our recitals at the Living Arts Centre in the Rogers Theatre in downtown Mississauga. Be sure to join us for some great live music! There are going to be over 300 performances of all ages with many different instruments.

Saturday, June 25th – 4:15 pm – 9:00 pm

Sunday, June 26th – 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Mark Your Calendar

 Summer Recital – June 25th, 26th, 2022

 Canada Day – July 1st, 2022 – OPEN

Picture Day Highlights

May 2022

Our Picture Day was such a tremendous success. We had so many requests that we ended up doing TWO days full of fun and great poses. It was wonderful to see so many smiles and happy faces. We are glad to offer our students an opportunity to have a professional photo session and get their pictures done with their instruments. There are a number of students whom we watch growing as they participate in our picture day every year. It is such a precious memory. Check out Antonia with her past self from 3 years ago!!

Front Desk Team Corner 
We at Mississauga Fine Arts Academy are striving to create, maintain and explore the best music lesson experiences. Our front desk team is knowledgeable in music and can share their own experience in taking music lessons and walk you through every step of the process. If you have any questions about what is it like to learn a musical instrument feel free to ask us and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have. Check out the pictures below to see our team learning different musical instruments!

How the Summer Works

ALL ABOUT YOUR SUMMER LESSONS

Summer’s right around the corner. Wait… wasn’t it December yesterday? How did we get here so fast? Well, MFAA doesn’t mind because the summer means just a bit more fun than usual! We have our recital coming up, and creative challenges over the summer months to keep you busy! Here are some frequently asked questions we get during the summer season:

Do you want to stay with the same teacher in the Fall?

Do you need the same day and time that you have now?

Each summer we often get asked these questions:

Q: “How do lessons work in the Summer?”

A: Many parents are looking for summer activities for their children. We‘re glad to announce that the school is open year-round, and we do not close during the summer!

Q: “Do a lot of students withdraw during the summer?”

A. This time around, we have more than 100 people on the waiting list. Some students withdraw, but we get a large influx of students from June to August as many parents want something fun to do for their child during the school break. A large portion of these students continues their classes into the Fall. The number of students travelling in the Summer and stopping classes for vacations is at a record low. We’re now running ads all over the internet, and social media, and are the top music school in Mississauga, so this Summer will be one of our busiest yet.

Q: “How full is the school?”

A. As of today, we are at approximately 90% capacity, and many teachers are fully booked between the hours of 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

Q: “If we withdraw for the Summer, can we continue right where we left off in Fall?”

A. Lessons are first come first serve, so if you withdraw for the Summer, we cannot guarantee that we will have a spot for you in the Fall as we will open the spot to new students. As well, your progress on the Musical Ladder will be reset to the beginning.

The big question for all parents and students to consider is:

Do you want to stay with the same teacher in the Fall?

If the answer is YES there are 4 ways to do this:

1. Take advantage of our group make up lessons

We realize that some of you will be away for a portion of the Summer. By signing up for the group make-up classes, you can make up all of your missing classes without withdrawing from the school.

It’s very easy to do!

Sign up for a group make-up lesson at a time convenient for you by speaking with someone at the front desk. If you don’t know when you want your make-up lesson to be yet, don’t worry! Our group make-up classes do not expire, nor do they have any limits.

GET A HEAD START: You can start making up lessons for the Summer in advance at any time.

2. New Option – Pre-recorded lessons

This option is great for those planning to be away for a couple of weeks or even the entire Summer. Let us know that you will be away at least 24 hours before your class and your teacher will record a video with individual instructions tailored to you and upload any necessary materials on the Lesson Mate platform. Students can log in at any time, watch the video and download class materials. The great benefit of this option is that the student receives instructions from their teacher and can have class at any convenient time.

3. You can offer your spot to a family member or friend.

You can send family members or friends to your place for the dates you will miss. Just let the office know who is coming to your place and when so we can let the teachers know ahead of time.

4. Take ZOOM lessons.

It is super easy these days to keep your classes going no matter where you are. If you are planning to travel overseas, Online lessons are a great option to keep your classes going. We offered it in the past and we’ll continue to offer it to accommodate you while you are away.

Each September we get calls from students who have been with us for years but withdrew for the Summer. They want to return to the same teacher, day, and time, but another student has filled the spot.

If you LOVE your teacher, keep your spot by using make-up classes, pre-recorded videos, lending your spot to a friend or taking online lessons!

Let’s make music this Summer!

May 2022

Referral Contest Winner - Arav & Aariv S

May 2022

Every day at the Academy we see new faces and get excited being able to see one’s love of music grow unconditionally. We love getting the opportunity to reward our students with different prizes as a way of saying thank you!

For our quarterly referral draw this time, Arav and Aarit were lucky enough to win a Google Nest Hub!

Thank you, Arav and Aarit for telling your friends about our school, and we hope that you enjoy listening to your favourite music through this innovative speaker.

Student of The Month

Ashley F

We are very excited to announce that our May 2022 student of the month is Ashley F! Ashley has been taking piano classes with Ms. Vira for over two years and is doing a tremendous job. Here’s what Ms.Vira has to say about Ashley’s wonderful achievements:

“Ashley is an eager student, excited to learn new music every week we meet. Throughout the past couple of years, she has matured from beginner-level Bastien books to Level 3 RCM and learned to read music very well. Ashley has a great musical ear and understanding of phrasing, motives, expression and musical ideas. Her favourite characters in music are “elegant” and “brave”.

Ashley is an active member of our school’s community and is excited to perform at recitals and practice challenge videos.

She has her unique taste in repertoire choices and enjoys a range of music from classical Sonatinas to popular selections from films, such as Encanto’s We Don’t Talk about Bruno, Let it Go & Into the Unknown from Frozen 1 & 2. Ashley takes the initiative to learn her favourite music and impress me every class with something new!

I am excited to do more competitions and concerts with Ashley and see her grow into an amazing pianist!”

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

What instrument(s) do you play? Piano 

How long have you been taking lessons? Over 2 years

What’s your favourite song to play? My favourite song to play is “The Song Of Twilight”

What’s your favourite food? Daddy’s Hamburger

What is your favourite thing you’ve learned in class recently? New songs, especially Song of Twilight

What is your favourite colour? My favourite colour is Pink and Purple

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

May 2022

Musical Ladder Achievements

May 2022
Thomas P is playing drums and his teacher is Mr. Travis
May 2022
Lilit & Sofi G are playing piano and their teachers are Mr. Geoff & Ms. Danae
May 2022
Leo C is playing ukulele and his teacher is Mr. Henry
May 2022
Kira & Leah S are learning voice & piano and their teachers are Ms. Andrea & Mr. Kyle

New Referral Contest

May 2022

Do you have friends that are interested in learning an instrument? Be sure to tell them all about our school and maybe you’ll be the winner of our next referral contest!

Our BIG thanks to everyone that participated in our Spring referral contest, and we hope to have more people excited about our newest referral contest!

Don’t keep us a secret! What happens when you refer your friends to the school?

When they enrol, you get a $25 gift card AND your name and your friend’s name are entered into our raffle box for a chance to win our Grand Prize Draw!

Each time you refer someone you know to our school & they enrol, you get an entry into our grand prize draw! There is no maximum. 

The more friends you refer, the better your chances of winning awesome prizes are!

A Warm Welcome to New and Returning Students!

Amanda V

Sobechi A

Chloe Y

Albert C

Sunethra D

Joshini P

Renante C

Shammah O

Aarit M

Khoi H

Aishani D

Ezekiel D

Fawaz A

Carlos J

Tiasi G

Krish I

Adriel G

Jingya W

Andy W

Yifan Z

Shuk L

Eva S

Sophia S

Sotero S

Noorbir B

Aahana P

Aarya P

Ava Z

Jiro P

Naya S

Kirti C

Jasmine B

Leo N

Nessan S

Nishani S

Kevin F

Jayden S

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 June and July send an e-mail to info@mississaugafineartsacademy.com or call/text us at 905-276-0251.

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

Guitar

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

Max M.: All Days SOLD OUT

Bass

Jack L.: Only One spot left

Michael G.: All days SOLD OUT

Henry G.: Only One spot left

Max M.: Only One spot left

Violin

Anastasiya B: Only TWO spots left

Afshin E.: All Days SOLD OUT

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

Max M: Only TWO spots left

Piano

Anastasiya B: All Days SOLD OUT

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

Maxwell M.: Only TWO spots left

Kostantinos M.: Only ONE spot left

Andrea B.: All days SOLD OUT

Tao Z.: 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

Miguel R.: Only THREE spots left

Sam M.: All days SOLD OUT

Kyle B: Only ONE spot left

Andrea B.: All days SOLD OUT

Drums

Kyle M.: Only TWO spots left

Travis M.: All days SOLD OUT

Cello

Afshin E.: All Days SOLD OUT

Sharif A.: Only THREE spots left

Woodwinds

Robert M.: Only TWO spots left

Amjad A.: Only TWO spots left

Andrea B.: All days SOLD O UT

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