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October 2022 Newsletter

Please VOTE FOR US for
City Pulse's 2022
Top of the Town!

Please go to the Services category and vote for Okemos Music Academy for Best Music Lessons!     




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 September! 

Ambrielle F.
Ugo U.
Prince T.
Lina R.
Joshua U,
Harita S.
Kim W.
Nicholas L.
Heyam M.
Barnet F.
Marlee S.
Kilian B.
Elijah O.
Annabelle L.
Brad B.
Kody G.
Alea H.
Benjamin D.
Tyler B.
Hanson N.
Alisa N.
Graham K.
Wisa F,
Gracy E.
Rohan K.
Sam R.
Madisyn T.
Teddy F.
Vihaan K.
Riley H.
Nora S.
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!


“Okemos Music Academy is great! I learn something new and feel like I walk out a better player each week! They’re very friendly, flexible, and knowledgeable. I would recommend them to anyone looking to take lessons.”
“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.”
Our boys have been taking lessons at Okemos Music Academy for nearly two years. We have experienced several teachers and have had great experiences overall! We love the community involvement!”
“Great communication. Easy scheduling. My daughter enjoys her lessons.”
“Love my lessons with Peter. He is an excellent teacher.”
“I’m thrilled and amazed at how much Faith has learned since she started guitar lessons at OMA. She enjoys it so much!”
We love Mrs. Susan! We couldn’t ask for a better teacher! She is patient, very kind, and knows how to motivate Bella. We never saw Bella so motivated to play piano and practice at home. Mrs. Susan is the best! 
“Love the staff, and the building is gorgeous. Great place to learn a new instrument, no matter the age!”
“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!”
“Lessons are going great and Jim is the best.”
Thank you to all who have provided us with feedback about your lessons. We appreciate you being a part of our academy!

Pet of the Month

Okemos Music Academy’s Pet of the Month is Jasmine, owned by our teacher, Susan!

For being selected, Jasmine and Susan 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 mansion!
What is your favorite subject in school?: Math
Favorite Food:
Favorite Color:
What movie or TV show makes you laugh the most?
What would you pick if you could own any wild animal as a pet?
A Tiger
What is your favorite song?
Counting Stars
Who is your favorite cartoon character?
SpongeBob SquarePants
If you could be any superhero, who would you pick?
Thanks for the interview, Kaiden, 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. 
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