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September 2022 Newsletter



Thank you to everyone who participated in
Okemos Music Academy's
National Anthem performance
at Jackson Field on August 28th!

We can’t wait to see you at our performance next year in 2023!


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!


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 or contact the office staff at 517-664-1110!


Please welcome our new students who registered in August! 

Milo W.
Jonah C.
Dorothy R.
George R.
Ian C.
Macey G.
Ivan B.
Sophia L.
Sidney R.
Abigail K.
Gabriel G.
Hannah G.
Scarlett K.
Olivia M.
Duke D.
Mallory M.
Quinn B.
Shuting W.
Ava M.
Anna M.
Imogen M.
Alistair M.
Claire B.
Alex C.
Ava P.
Alexander C.
Grace G.
Joy C.
Royal C.
Apollo R.
Ethan S.
Anagha V.
Henry M.
Alexander M.
Alikhan S.
Zeyn S.
Cohen C.
Ambrielle F.
Quintas N.
Ari H.
Paul S.
Allen U.
Sara S.
Avery W.
Lily W.
Calvin R.
Vihaan S.
Nolan H.
McKinleigh C.
James R.
Daniella A.
Jordan J.
Loghan B.
Kaya M.
Sal S.
Dominic M.
Georgios E.
Teddy F.
Matt R.
Avin J.
Colin P.
Mira M.
Bella G.
Ella S.
Mackenzie S.
Finnley N.
Sudin B.
Brendal T.
Isabella B.
Celina S.
Joanne J.
Nico R.
Claire M.
Mallory M.
Ella K.
Edward S.
Lu S.
Katherine L.
Abigail T.
Serene R.
Lizzy S.
Lindelwe S.
Chris B.
Sean M.
Noah Y.
Isaac Y.
Harry D.
Angela A.
Elyssa A.
Avery G.
Adrian R.
Landon B.
Sharif M.
Navya P.
Timothy D.

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


“Our daughter was so proud and excited after her first lesson at Okemos Music Academy. It was easy to enroll, and their team has provided great customer service.”
“My 5-year-old daughter wanted to start piano lessons. I was so excited when I found Okemos Music Academy. We signed up for lessons with Alexis. She has been amazing at teaching Sutton. In a matter of months, my 5-year-old is learning to read music and play songs. She repeatedly tells me how amazing Alexis is and is always excited to go to lessons!”
“Alexander’s first lesson with Marie went great! Alexander liked the lesson very much, and we are practicing and looking forward to the next lesson.”
“My son started drum lessons and loves it! This studio provides great communication and customer service, and the instructor is a friendly and knowledgeable musician.”
“Great communication. Easy scheduling. My daughter enjoys her lessons.”
“She (and we) absolutely love the lessons, and mister O!”
“I’m thrilled and amazed how much Faith has learned since she started guitar lessons at OMA. She enjoys it so much!”
“I know first lessons can be awkward, but we were very impressed with both Geoff and Shelly! Stan & Harvey were both pleased and are looking forward to next week.”
“Hi there! Connor could not stop talking about how excited he is to go back! He loved it!”
“My child truly loves taking lessons here. Everyone is so pleasant, professional, and polite. If you’re considering music lessons, I highly recommend Okemos Music Academy!”
“Hello OMA folks! I think my lessons with Susan have been going great!! Enjoy seeing her every week! She challenges but does not overwhelm you. As a “total beginner,” her patience is well appreciated since she knows frustration can creep in at times. She wants you to succeed!🎹🎹”
Thank you to all who have provided us feedback about your lessons. We appreciate you being a part of our academy!

Pets of the Month

Luna and Loki
Okemos Music Academy’s Pets of the Month are Luna and Loki, owned by our teacher, Shelly!

For being selected, Luna, Loki, and Shelly 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 and you could win next!

Student of the Month


Teacher: Susan
What would be the first thing you buy if you had a million dollars? A bunch of candy!
What is your favorite subject in school?: Math
Favorite Food:
Favorite Color:
What movie or TV show makes you laugh the most?
The movie Luca!
What would you pick if you could own any wild animal as a pet?
A Zebra
What is your favorite song?
Who is your favorite cartoon character?
Thanks for the interview, Heidi, and congratulations on being chosen as our Student of the Month! She 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. 
Marie Vavro-Clise: Saturdays: 2 Spots Left
Shelly Gleason: Tuesday: 1 Spot Left
Catharine Harrell: Sunday: 3 Spots Left
Alexis Simpson: Sunday: 1 Spot Left
Sebastian Quesada: Tuesday: 5 Spots Left
Steve Pinckney: Monday: 1 Spot Left
Jim Pinckney: Tuesday: 3 Spots Left
Onur Alakavuklar: Monday: 2 Spots Left
Luke Sittard: Tuesday: 4 Spots Left
Matt Poirier: Wednesday: 6 Spots Left
Susan Froman: Monday: 1 Spot Left
Liudmila Bondar: Monday: 2 Spots Left
Fred Issac: Saturday:1 Spot Left
Adam Meinerding: Thursday: 2 Spots Left
Jon Wagner: Wednesday: 2 Spots Left
Soojin Kim: Saturday: 6 Spots Left
Geoff Lewis: Tuesday: 1 Spot Left
STRINGS (Violin/Viola):
Peter Kent: Tuesday: 3 Spots Left 
Alirna Korieva: Saturdays: 3 Spots Left
Sarai Aboites: Thursday: 3 Spots Left
Hsin-Ju Yu: Wednesday: 4 Spots Left
WOODWINDS (Saxophone/Clarinet/Flute):
Gary Clavette: Monday: 1 Spot Left
BRASS (Trombone, French Horn, Trumpet):
Joe Schmidt: Wednesday: 1 Spot Left

Upcoming Dates

Thanksgiving Day-CLOSED
Thursday, November 24th, 2022
Holiday Recitals @ Okemos Community Church
Saturday, December 3rd, and Saturday, December 10th, 2022
Christmas Break-CLOSED
Saturday, December 24th, and Sunday, December 25th, 2022
New Year’s Break-CLOSED
Saturday, December 31st, 2022, and Sunday, January 1st, 2023


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 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
10:30am – 8:30pm
12:30pm – 7:00pm
9:00am – 3:00pm
12:00pm – 5:00pm

Okemos Music Academy
2220 University Park Dr.
Okemos, MI 48864