March 2018

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In This Issue

• Musical Ladder Achievements
• Ensemble Classes
• Teachers with waiting lists
• Mark your calendar
• Early Childhood Education Program
• Welcome New Students
• Refer your friend
• How the Summer works
• Picture Day at MFAA

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Mark Your Calendar

• RCM Theory Exams •
May 11th & 12th

• Picture Day •
May 8th

• RCM Practical Exams •
April 9th – 14th, June 4th – 23rd

• Good Friday •
March 30 – Closed

How The Summer Works

March 2018

Each Spring we are often asked questions:

“How do lessons work in the Summer?”
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!

“How full is the school?”
As of today we are at approximately 90% capacity, and many teachers are sold out between the hours of 3:30 – 8 p.m.

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

If the answer is YES there are 2 ways to do this:

 

1. Take advantage of our group make up lessons.

We realize that some of you will go on vacation 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 having to withdraw 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 limit. GET A HEAD START: You can start making up lessons for the Summer in advance at any time.

 

2. Your can offer your spot to a family member or friend.

You can send family members or friends in your place for the dates you will miss. Just let the office know who is coming in your place and when so that we can let the teachers know ahead of time. 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 the spot has been filled by another student.

 

If you LOVE your teacher, keep your spot by using the make up classes or lend your spot to a friend!

Mississauga Fine Arts Academy Early Childhood Classes

Mississauga Fine Arts Academy Early Childhood Classes are fun and engaging.! Join our classes and expose your child to music at an early age. Preschoolers and Kindergarten aged children love to play, make friends, and have a great time making up songs to familiar tunes. Group Music Lessons give kids the opportunity to make music together! These classes help develop language and fine motor skills, encourage socialization, improves listen skills, and not to mention are a lot of FUN!!

All of our four early childhood education programs are tailored towards your child and their stage of life. Much like a tree, with time your little one will grow and blossom with new experiences and knowledge. Let us be a stepping stone, or help plant the seed in your child’s musical education. Our Early Childhood Education classes have already started, so call or email us today to put your little one into a class and start them on their musical journey as soon as possible!

March 2018

Ensemble Classes

March 2018

Have you always wanted to learn how to play or sing in a group and have fun interacting and collaborating with like-minded fellow musicians?

Would you like to discover the opportunity to perform on the big stage with a group?

Do you want to experience the difference between playing a solo and playing as a team?

The Mississauga Fine Arts Academy is pleased to announce that we are now offering many different ensembles for our students to partake in! This includes groups such as our rock band, guitar ensemble, string ensemble, choir, and more in the future! Join one of these fabulous teams for a fun and interactive learning experience. These groups are all intended to give students the opportunity to enhance the skills they develop in weekly lessons, as well as further improve other skills such as sight reading, listening, playing different types of repertoire, and much more! It is a great resource for playing with other musicians and make friends while doing so.

Call us or speak to someone at the front desk today to reserve your spot and get more information!

Musical Ladder Achievements

March 2018
Haydee – Guitar lessons with Jukka L.
March 2018
Raven Voice lessons with Nikhil S.
March 2018
Anna Piano lessons with Geoff M.
March 2018
Deryn Piano lessons with Nadiya R.

Picture Day at MFAA

Join our Picture Day on May 8th from 5 pm to 8 pm and have your picture taken by a professional photographer. Dress up and come with your instrument and have fun with our photoshoot! Fun poses are encouraged. Ask at the front desk for details.

Over $54 in savings!

Refer your friend to the school and we’ll give you a $25 gift card, and give your friend a FREE $25 registration and FREE first class. It’s that easy!

New Students:

Any student not currently, nor previously, enrolled with Mississauga Fine Arts Academy (formerly Pianos plus, INC), who enrolls in at least one full month of lessons shall be considered a new student. New students must provide the referrer’s name and contact information to qualify.

Limit one new student per household. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

No Cash Value. Offer expires April 14th, 2018

Welcome New Students

Nikolina K

Chathura K

Monica R

Rochelle R

Eric E

Dante J

Liv S

Celeste L

Logan W

Nikola P

Saraniya R

Gabriela N

Koji C

Miggy C

Ishika P

Sophia V

Siddarth M

Luna X

Olufolabi M

Denyela M

Elijah L

Emily C

Stefan R

Is Your Teacher Fully Booked?

Many teachers are 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 send an e-mail to info@mississaugafineartsacademy.com or call us 905-276-0521.

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

Guitar

Jukka L - 1 spot remaining

Mike M - 2 spots remaining

Nick R - 2 spots remaining

Alex H - 2 spots remaining

Violin

Augustin S.: Tuesday TWO spots left

Vira B - 2 spots remaining

Svetlana F - 1 spot remaining

Piano

Vira B - 2 spots remaining

Svetlana F - 1 Saturday spot remaining

Vilija V - 2 spots remaining

Salvatore L - Fully Booked

Lesya K - 2 spots remaining

Geoff M - 2 spots remaining

Mariana C – Fully Booked

Toshio H - 1 spot remaining

Nadiya R – Fully Booked

Oksana I - 1 spot remaining

Monica V - 1 spot remaining

Stella L - 1 spot remaining

Voice

Heather J - 1 spot remaining

Drums

Nikhil S - 1 spot remaining

Andrew M - 2 spots remaining

Cello

Augustin S – 2 Tuesday spots remaining

Saxophone

Savic P-  2 spots remaining

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