May 2015

MAY NEWSLETTER In This Month’s Newsletter –  Is that Mario and Lara Croft –  The Big 20 Year Party  (Win an iPad Mini!) and MORE! –  Funfest –  Student Feedback –  Pet of the Month –  Did you read your newsletter contest –  Welcome new students –  Is your teacher sold out? –  Referral Challenge   Is That...


In This Month’s Newsletter

–  Is that Mario and Lara Croft
–  The Big 20 Year Party  (Win an iPad Mini!) and MORE!
–  Funfest
–  Student Feedback
–  Pet of the Month
–  Did you read your newsletter contest
–  Welcome new students
–  Is your teacher sold out?
–  Referral Challenge


Is That Mario and Lara Croft?troopa 1


Nope, but it is two of our very cool teachers, Chelsea McBride and Tom Altobelli performing with their band The Koopa Troop. The band specializes in jazz/fusion style original arrangements of all of your favorites from classic video games! Such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Tetris, Banjo Kazooie, Metroid and more – How Cool is That!

The Big 20 Year Party!

20 years

The Academy of Music has been in Oakville for 20 years and we are planning a party on Friday June  5, 2015

●  You could Win An ipod Mini
●  FREE BBQ, hamburgers, hot dogs
●  Many of our teachers are going to play LIVE IN CONCERT For YOU
●  Your parents could win 1, 2, and 3 months of Your music lessons for FREE
●  Get a FREE professional photo with your instrument

●   Show up (1 entry) – Bring a friend (another entry, + one for your friend)


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

Student Feedback

“My son Julian has been taking lessons with Academy of Music in Oakville for over 4 years since the age of 4. He began with group piano lessons, moved on to private piano lessons, and a year ago began playing the guitar as well. Thanks to the great teachers there he has developed his skills on both instruments while having fun doing so. He has become an excellent site reader and picks up new songs on both instruments quickly. At the moment he is taking piano with Tom and guitar with Ryan. Julian seems to really enjoy his time with both teachers and is always encouraged to pick fun rock songs to learn on both instruments. James is a great coordinator and loves seeing the progress the students make year after year. I would highly recommend Academy of Music to anyone interested in learning to play an instrument.”

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

Pet of the Monthbuster
Every month we will feature another pet. Send us pictures of you and your pets and we’ll feature them on Facebook or our newsletter. Because it’s new I’ll get it started.

Buster is 14 years old and is from Burlington On. Jenn and I got him when he was about a month and a half old. He loves coming to the studio when he can, riding on the boat, and singing along when I play the fiddle. James


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:

Nathan Ramos

Nathan has won a ten dollar iTunes gift card!

To redeem your prize just bring this to the office to claim your iTunes card. Congratulations!
Congratulations Nathan and everyone be sure to read their newsletter each month!

Please welcome all the studentswelcome
who enrolled at our schools in March and April

Matthew B

Claire G

Celina N

Emma F

Serina N

Melina N

Bryce M

Ella B

Mara V

Vihan B

Devan T

Aiyanna G

Janneh G

Luke V

Connor N

Laura U

David U

Nina H

Emily B

Danielle M

Matthew N

Olga K

Guido D

Diana D

Hanniya A

Eva P

Tiolu L

Malachy B

James M

Raksshana H


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 May send an e-mail to [email protected] or call the office, Oakville (905) 845-1227

Ella, Piano/Voice, Flute: – Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays: SOLD OUT, Thursdays TWO SPOTS LEFT, Saturdays TWO SPOTS LEFT.

Chelsea, Piano, Voice, Sax, Clarinet – Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays: SOLD OUT, Saturdays ONE SPOT LEFT.

Elizabeth, Piano, Voice – Mondays ONE SPOT LEFT,  Thursdays ONE SPOT LEFT

Tom, Piano – Mondays ONE SPOT LEFT,   Thursdays ONE SPOT LEFT

Ryan, Guitar, Ukulele – Mondays ONE SPOT LEFT,  Tuesdays SOLD OUT,  Wednesdays SOLD OUT

James, Fiddle, Guitar –  All days and times SOLD OUT

Hugh, Guitar, Ukulele –  Thursdays ONE SPOT LEFT

Rocco, Guitar, Drums –  Mondays ONE SPOT LEFT



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 friend a FREE $25 registration
  3. Enter you, and your friend nto a drawing to win a FREE month of lessons!
    Contest ends 05/31/15


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.

©2022 academymusic.org | All Rights Reserved | Website Design by Annex Graphics

Music Lessons Oakville Ontario Academy of Music