November 2022 Newsletter

WE WON!

THANK YOU FOR VOTING FOR US!

SIGN-UP FOR THE RECITAL!

COMING SOON!!!

Joanne picked out a cute pig for her Practice Buddy!
Norah chose Angel for her Practice Buddy!
Edwin received his Practice Buddy and picked out Skinny, the elephant!

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 October! 

Joshua A.
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.
Manel B.
Ishaan M.
Ken K.
Gabrielle S.
Niya M.
Ashlin D.
Sierra T.
Maggie K.
Michael G.
Adrianna T.
Alyssa D.
Addison D.
Lukasz C.
McKenzie P.
Barnet F.
Alex S.
Ethan H.
Gabriella Z.
Kathryn D.
Kira W.
Zachary W.
Theodore J.
Stan H.
Colin H.
Logan G.
Molly O.
Vera W.
Noah E.
Arianne E.
Emma L.
Shuting W.

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

WHAT OUR STUDENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT THEIR LESSONS!:

“The ukulele lessons my son takes at Okemos Music Academy are great, we are so glad that we found you guys!”
-Elizabeth Rasmussen, Lansing, MI
 
“Jordan takes Piano lessons with Onur, and the whole experience is absolutely fantastic! She loves it! She’s learning a ton and Onur as such a wonderful teacher. Really amazing overall!”
-Amanda Brush, Okemos, MI
 
“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!”
-Christina Engman, Okemos, MI
 
“Everyone is friendly and welcoming. The registration process is easy, and someone is always willing to answer questions. At the first meeting, OMA feels like a great fit!”
-Kat Johnson, Lansing, MI
 
“Edwin enjoys Fred’s class, and he is making progress. He looks forward to going to the class every week. Thank you!”
-Hui-Ching Yang, Okemos, MI
 
“Alex had a good time and is happy his banjo is set up properly, and he’s been practicing his chords. He’s really excited to play and for his next lesson.”
-Sara Scott, East Lansing, MI
 
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!”
-Daniella Baroni, Lansing, MI
 
Okemos music academy is great! I take lessons with Jim and 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.”
-Mike Haranda, Mason, MI
 
“We have guitar & percussion lessons here each week. Both instructors are great with my teenagers and Okemos Music Academy is easy to work with for scheduling, cancellations, and payments. My kids both look forward to their lessons & are progressing on their instruments.”
-Shana Killips, Okemos, MI
 
Thank you to all who have provided us with feedback about your lessons. We appreciate you being a part of our academy!

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:
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
 
GUITAR:
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
 
PIANO:
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
 
DRUMS: 
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 LeftVOICE:
 
Marie Vavro-Clise: Saturdays: 1 Spot Left
Shelly Gleason: Tuesday: 1 Spot Left
Catharine Harrell: Sunday: 2 Spots Left
Alexis Simpson: Sunday: 1 Spot Left
 
GUITAR:
Sebastian Quesada: Tuesday: 5 Spots Left
Steve Pinckney: Monday: 1 Spot Left
Jim Pinckney: Tuesday: 4 Spots Left
Onur Alakavuklar: Monday: 2 Spots Left
Luke Sittard: Tuesday: 4 Spots Left
Matt Poirier: Wednesday: 6 Spots Left
 
PIANO:
Susan Froman: Monday: 1 Spot Left
Liudmila Bondar: Monday: 1 Spot Left
Fred Issac: Friday:1 Spot Left
Adam Meinerding: Thursday: 1 Spot Left
Jon Wagner: Monday: 2 Spots Left
Soojin Kim: Saturday: 6 Spots Left
Rhonda Mliakoff: Monday: 2 Spots Left
 
DRUMS: 
Geoff Lewis: Monday: 2 Spots Left
 
STRINGS (Violin/Viola):
Peter Kent: Tuesday: 3 Spots Left 
Alirna Korieva: Saturdays: 3 Spots Left
Sarai Aboites: Thursday: 3 Spots Left
 
WOODWINDS (Saxophone/Clarinet/Flute):
Gary Clavette: Tuesday: 1 Spot Left
 
BRASS (Trombone, French Horn, Trumpet):
Joe Schmidt: Tuesday: 4 Spots Left

Upcoming Dates

 
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

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