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December 2022 Newsletter

Did Santa bring YOU an instrument for Christmas?

If you got a guitar, drum set, violin, keyboard, piano, or you're just finally ready to start singing on the stage instead of the shower, we're ready to start you on your journey. 

AND we want to give you $30.00 (free registration if you mention this email and register before 12/31/22) to help you get started.

IMPORTANT: This is one of our busiest times of the year. So many people get instruments and now they're calling to book the best time slots. Our time slots are first come first serve. To ensure YOU get the best time slot for your lesson be sure to get your lessons set up today. Take the next step with 3 very easy options (and you don't even have to leave the house!):

Sign up online now:

Text or call us: 517-664-1110 and we can assist by phone.

Stop by in person this week
2220 University Park Drive, Okemos, MI 48864

Let's make MUSIC!

• Offer only valid for new students enrolled after 12/26/22.
• Cannot be combined with any other offer.
• Not valid for credits or refunds.



Kayla picked out a white bunny for her Practice Buddy!
Faith picked Cupcake for her Practice Buddy!
Genesis received her Practice Buddy and picked out Paddles, the cow!


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 November! 

Neal B.
Avea L.
Harper H.
Delaney H.
Sarah C.
Stella P.
Courtney W.
Charlie G.
Craig W.
Alison T.
Amelia E.
Michelle M.
Diana L.
Jeff B.
Eliza W.
Lina R.
Joshua U.
Harita S.
Jim 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.
Rachel B.
Rima H.
Adin S.
Grace T.
Sue C.
Lee B.
Adrianna T.
Alyssa D.
Addison D.
Lukasz C.
McKenzie P.
Barnet F.
Alex S.
Ethan H.
Gabriella Z.
Kathryn D.
Winter G.
Kira W.
Zachary W.
Theodore J.
Colin H.
Logan G.
Molly O.
Noah E.
Arianne E.
Emma L.
Sue C.
Lee B.
Hikaru C.
Ryan Y.

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


“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. 
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 LeftVOICE:

Upcoming Dates

New Year’s Break-CLOSED
Saturday, December 31st, 2022, and Sunday, January 1st, 2023
Sunday, April 9th, 2023
Memorial Day-CLOSED
Monday, May 29th, 2023
Okemos Music Academy’s 2023 Spring Recitals
Saturday, June 3rd, and Saturday June 10th, 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