May 2022 Newsletter

LIVE, IN-PERSON RECITALS ARE BACK!

WHEN:
Saturday, June 11th & Saturday, June 18th, 2022
@ 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 4:00 pm

WHERE:
Okemos Community Church
4734 Okemos Rd. Okemos, MI 48864 (between Hamilton and Grand River by Meijer)
Newly renovated with a new sound system, lighting, and Steinway baby grand piano!
A PERFECT VENUE FOR OUR RECITALS!

ADMISSION:
One non-perishable (ex. canned or boxed foods) or monetary donation (cash or check payable to Okemos Community Church) donated to the Okemos Community Food Pantry

-OR-

Perform at our VIRTUAL RECITALS

For live recitals, we will be live streaming performances and posting on the Okemos Music Academy YouTube private channel for future viewing.

It’s easy to get signed up. Just stop by the front desk at your next lesson or call us at (517)664-1110

Our recitals are fun, short, and sweet, with many options for busy families.

We have many first-time recital performers, so there will be plenty of staff to welcome and assist students as they arrive and make sure they have a wonderful recital experience!

Celebrate Meridian Festival

Saturday, June 25th, 2022

 
Okemos Music Academy will be sponsoring the main music stage at the Celebrate Meridian Festival on Saturday, June 25th, 2022.
 
-Student and teacher performances will be held at the Main Stage @ the Farmer’s Market from 11:00 am-2:00 pm
 
-Stop by our booth in the vendor’s section for fun, free giveaways, and to get entered into our drawing for a chance to win 1 of 4 great prizes!
1st prize: ONE YEAR OF FREE MUSIC LESSONS!!
2nd prize: Electric Guitar!
3rd prize: Electric Keyboard!
4th prize: Karaoke machine!
 
Call or text (517) 664-1110 to get signed up!

OKEMOS MUSIC ACADEMY RECEIVES THE 2022 BEST OF OKEMOS AWARD!

We are very honored to have received this award and want to thank our Okemos Music Academy families, staff, teachers, and most importantly, our amazing students!

MUSICAL LADDER SYSTEM®

Okemos Music Academy is the only music school in Greater Lansing that gives its students the opportunity to earn special color wristband bracelets, trophies, AND certificates for passing musical tests with the Musical Ladder System®.
 
Find out more about the Musical Ladder System® at LansingMusicLessons.com or contact the office staff at 517-664-1110!

WELCOME NEW STUDENTS!

Please welcome our new students who registered in April! 

Rachel L.
Lillian D.
Madeline G.
Isonga M.
Megan V.
Steve C.
Danielle K.
Judy D.
Emunah M.
Deakon V.
Adalaya V.
Avery N.
Aizlynn M.
Norah T.
Ella J.
Jude M.
Rachel L.
Erin H.
Autumn J.
Vikram P.
Lucy S.
Winter S.
Tasia B.
Micah R.
Madisyn T.
Sarabeth S.
Karianne S.
Molly S.
Brandon M.
Anderson H.
Chris B.
Vivian H.
Wayne N.
Elisha S.
Miles E.
Lynn R.
Sage S.
Audrey W.
Elijah C.
Norah G.
Kelly Z.
Angie W.
Owen V.
Alyssa P.
Madison F.
Aliah L.
Scarlett W.
Clementine W.
Mateo G.
David G.
Kathryn J.
Danielle S.
Lucy S.
Wayne N.
Leah B.
August R.
Angelina X.
Floyd W.
Hayden S.
Ella C.
Annalies H.
Brennan G.
Ethan Y.
Hazel B.
Pheonix H.
Grace P.
Beckett G.
Loghan B.
Andrew E.
Adria E.
Claudia W.
Frank W.
Anagha V.
Adrienne C.
Annabelle D.
Greg F.
Grant F.
Gina F.
Elisha S.
Faith K.
Norah K.
James C.
Chris B.
Jessica K.
Lee W.
Liam J.
Hadley H.
Ella S.
Sienna R.
Caitlyn Y.

Welcome and thank you for being a part of Okemos Music Academy!

Pets of the Month

Sebastian and Olive
 

Okemos Music Academy’s Pets of the Month are Sebastian and Olive, owned by student, Brynne!

For being selected, Sebastian, Olive, and Brynne will receive a $20 Soldans Gift Card and will also have their picture on our Facebook and Instagram page, in our lobby, and at Soldans in Okemos!
 
If you would like to win a $20 gift card to Soldan’s Pet Supplies, email a picture of your OMA student and Pet to
info@okemosmusicacademy.com and you could win next!

Student of the Month

Avery!

Instrument: 
Piano
 
Teacher: Liudmila
 
What is the first thing you would buy if you had a
million dollars? A mansion
 
Favorite subject: Math
 
Favorite Food: Pepperoni Pizza
 
Favorite Color: Black
 
If you could own any wild animal, what would you
chose? Saltwater Crocodile
 
What movie or tv show makes you laugh the
most? Dennis the Menace
 
Favorite Song or Band: Enemy by Imagine Dragons
 
If you could be any superhero, who would you pick? Spiderman
 
 
Thanks for the interview, Avery, and congratulations on being chosen as our Student of the Month! He won a Target gift card. Be sure to do a great job at your lessons, and you may be chosen next!

Is Your Teacher Sold Out?

Many teachers have sold out. 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 any of our office staff team and they can add you to the waiting list.  
 
VOICE:
Sarah Wallace: Monday: 2 Spots Left
Marie Vavro-Clise: Sunday: 1 Spot Left
Shelly Gleason: Tuesday: 1 Spot Left
Catharine Harrell: Sunday: 2 Spots Left
 
GUITAR:
Sebastian Quesada: SOLD OUT
Steve Pinckney: Monday: 1 Spot Left
Jim Pinckney: Tuesday: 1 Spot Left
Adam Meinerding: Monday: 1 Spot Left
Onur Alakavuklar: Friday: 1 Spot Left
Jon Wagner: Monday: 1 Spot Left
 
PIANO:
Hrant Bagrazyan: Thursday:1 Spot Left
Susan Froman: Monday: 1 Spot Left
Liudmila Bondar: Monday: 2 Spots Left
Chong Zheng: Thursday: 2 Spots Left
Fred Issac: Sunday:1 Spot Left
Rachel Stergios: Wednesday: 3 Spots Left
Alexis Simpson: Sunday: 2 Spots Left
 
DRUMS: 
Geoff Lewis: Wednesday: 2 Spots Left
 
STRINGS (Violin/Viola):
Peter Kent: Tuesday: 3 Spots Left 
Hsin-Ju Yu: Wednesday: 1 Spot Left
Sarai Aboites: Thursday: 2 Spots Left
 
WOODWINDS (Saxophone/Clarinet/Flute):
Gary Clavette: Starting in May: Wednesday: 1 Spot Left
 
BRASS (Trombone, French Horn, Trumpet):
Joe Schmidt: Wednesday: 2 Spots Left

Upcoming Dates

Memorial Day-Closed
Monday, May 30th, 2022
 
Picture Day 2022!
Saturday, June 4th, 2022 @ 10:00 am-1:00 pm
 
Okemos Music Academy’s GRAND OPENING
Friday, June 10th, 2022
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony @ 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
Family Friendly Open House @ 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
 
Live, In-Person Recitals
Saturday, June 11th, 2022 & Saturday, June 18th, 2022
@ 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 4:00 pm
 
Celebrate Meridian Festival-Main Stage
Saturday, June 25th, 2022 @ 11:00 am-2:00 pm
 
Independence Day-Closed
Monday, July 4th, 2022
 
National Anthem Performance at Jackson Field
Sunday, August 21st, 2022

IT'S EASY TO TAKE THE FIRST STEP.

IT’S EASY TO TAKE THE FIRST STEP.
Ready to start? You have nothing to lose.
Sign-up is easy and parent-friendly, with helpful staff at the front desk 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.

Lessons are first come, first serve, so visit www.LansingMusicLessons.com and select “Register Now”, or contact us today to arrange your first lesson!

Lessons are available seven days a week and are scheduled once a week.
A one-time registration fee of $30 per student (maximum $60 per family) is due only at the time of registration.

Lesson & Office Hours
Mon-Thurs
10:30am – 8:30pm
Fridays
12:30pm – 7:00pm
Saturdays
9:00am – 3:00pm
Sundays
12:00pm – 5:00pm

Okemos Music Academy
(517)588-6071
2220 University Park Dr.
Okemos, MI 48864