January 2015

JANUARY NEWSLETTER In this issue: –  Funfest! –  Celebrating 20 Years in Oakville! –  New Student Benefits Cards –  Student Feed Back –  Did you read your Newsletter Contest –  Welcome New Students –  Is your teacher sold out? –  Referral Challenge! Funfest Funfest is an annual music competition that has been held at various...


In this issue:

–  Funfest!
–  Celebrating 20 Years in Oakville!
–  New Student Benefits Cards
–  Student Feed Back
–  Did you read your Newsletter Contest
–  Welcome New Students
–  Is your teacher sold out?
–  Referral Challenge!

Funfestpiano boy

Funfest is an annual music competition that has been held at various locations across southern Ontario for over 25 years. This competition includes students of all ages and levels  from  studios across southern Ontario.  Funfest is by far the largest competition that the Ontario Music Teachers Guild offers its students. There are categories for all ages and skill levels. This ensures that the students compete against other students at the same age and level  that they are. Our goal for Funfest is to give every participant real world playing experience in a fun and exciting way.

The date for Funfest is Sunday July 19, 2015.


Celebrating 20 Years in Oakville!

Did you know we have been in Oakville since October of 1994?  Yep, and to celebrate we are planning a big party the weekend of June 5, 2015. There will cool prizes, teacher performances, food, and fun.  Even the Mayor in coming!  Stay tuned for more info…


rewards cardNew Student Benefits Cards

In the next few months we will be rolling out a new program designed to make your experience with Academy of Music even better.  Every family will receive a benefits card.  These new benefits cards will have instant discounts, deals, or incentives from other local Oakville businesses.  Each business will offer something extra just for being an Academy of Music student.

If you have a business in Oakville and you would like to participate please call Academy and we’ll add you to the program.  There is no charge.   A few of the businesses that are on board so far are:

  • Paws with Us Pet Grooming
  • Kori’s Roti
  • Allegro School of Dance
  • Bronte Sports Kitchen
  • Pinnacle Physiotherapy


Student Feedback

“I am in my late fifties and have loved the sound of violin for many years and always promised myself that I would learn one day. I finally signed up in September 2014 at the Academy of Music and they matched me with Gail who is a wonderful teacher and great violinist. My first class was overwhelming as I couldn’t even read music. However I was so determined that the following week I self taught myself to read notes and after a few weeks I could even play a few songs. I am totally dedicated and Gail knows how to motivate me and she is great at teaching the proper technique. She will notice little things with my posture, my arm movement, and my fingers and she will make sure that I correct myself promptly to avoid bad habits. I know that I will be with the Academy for a long haul because my passion for the violin is growing day by day.”  Danielle Parent- Oakville Ontario

Source: https://plus.google.com/+AcademyofMusicOakville/about?hl=en

Did You Read Your Newsletter Contest!

To increase readership of the Academy Newsletter each month we’ll feature a new contest winner or a new contest. Be sure to read your newsletter each month to see if your name has been drawn or you might miss out!

This month’s winner is:

Zoe Brophy

Zoe has won a ten dollar iTunes gift card!

To redeem your prize just bring this to the office to claim your iTunes card. Congratulations!


Please welcome all the studentswelcome
who enrolled at our schools in December and January!

Ashley N
Brianna B
Ethan H
Aidan H
Cameron L
Mitchell B
Robyn K
Emma N
Jordan B
Cosmina F
Suzanna K
Jacob K
Jade Z
Rodrigo B
Rumina B
Heather T
Alex T
Bill S
Julia M
Andrea G
Munashe M
Bianca F
Bradley R
Charlie W
Elyssa P
Lucas C
Betty W
Matteus S
Catherine L P
Chloe V
Ethan C
Raksshana H B
Arjun B
Ayumi T
Jakob J
Jiya T
Liam J
Madelyn C
Zekun W
Daniella B
Linda R
Mia P
Georgina B
Kristy E
Jack B
Will B


Is Your Teacher Sold Out?

Many of our teachers have sold out between the hours 4 pm – 8 pm. 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 our office and we can add you to the waiting list. There are still limited lesson spots available. To inquire about openings for February send an e-mail to [email protected] or call the office, Oakville (905) 845-1227

Ella, piano/voice/Flute, Mon, SOLD OUT
Elizabeth, piano/voice , Mon, 1 opening
Tom, piano, Mon, 1 opening
Chelsea, piano/voice/saxophone/clarinet/flute, Mon, 1 opening
Ryan, guitar/ukulele, Mon, SOLD OUT
Gail, violin, Tues, 1 opening
Ella, piano/voice/flute,  Tues, 1 opening
Ryan, guitar, Tues, SOLD OUT
Chelsea, piano/voice/saxophone/clarinet/flute, Wed, SOLD OUT
Ryan, guitar/ukulele, Wed, 1 opening
Ella, piano/voice/flute, Wed, SOLD OUT
Andrew, guitar, Wed, SOLD OUT
Gail, violin, Thurs SOLD OUT
Tom, piano, Thurs, 1 opening
Elizabeth, piano/voice, Thurs, 1 opening
Ella, piano/voice/flute, Sat, SOLD OUT
Chelsea, piano/voice/saxophone/clarinet/flute, Sat, 1 opening


music lesson winner

Referral Challenge!

Win 1 Month of FREE LESSONS! It’s Easy!
– Give us a shout-out on Facebook
– Forward this email to a friend
– Pass along our newsletter!

When your friend enrolls, we will:
  1. Send you a thank you gift by taking $25.00 off your next month of lessons.
  2. Give your freind a FREE $25 registration
  3. Enter you, and your friend nto a drawing to win a FREE month of lessons!
    Contest ends 1/31/15


Sign up is easy and parent-friendly, with helpful staff available seven days a week to serve you. Because we only offer lessons on a month-to-month basis, there are no large upfront payments, no complicated contracts, no annual material or performance fees, and no semester minimums.
The Academy of Music in Oakville Ontario teaches piano, guitar, ukulele, drums, voice, saxophone, clarinet and flute


Lessons are first come, first serve, so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!


$40/30 minutes
$80/60 minutes (Recommended for the serious student)


Monday – Thursday 9:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 11:00am - 7:30pm
Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 4:00pm

A one-time registration fee of $25 (due only at time of registration)
Music lessons are HST exempt!
Fees must be paid by auto debit or pre-authorized credit card at time of registration.

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