January 2023 Newsletter

We've got a New Year's resolution for you that's FUN (and you can eat all you want 🙂


If you've got a guitar, drum set, violin, keyboard, piano, or ukulele, 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 1/31/23) 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: www.LansingMusicLessons.com


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 1/23/23.
• Cannot be combined with any other offer.
• Not valid for credits or refunds.

WE WON!

THANK YOU FOR VOTING FOR US!

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 December! 

Courtney W.
Charlie G.
Craig W.
Alison T.
Amelia E.
Michelle M.
Diana L.
Jeff B.
Eliza W.
Rachel B.
Rima H.
Adin S.
Grace T.
Sue C.
Lee B.
Hikaru C.
Ryan Y.
Steve H.
Henry B.
Hannah G.
Gabriel G.
Jordan S.
Lily S.
Jolaine D.
Lucy B.
Julian D.
Heather K.
Elliana B.
Vivaan P.
Erin M.
Henry M.
Bryson B.
Niharika S.
Paul S.
Ryan B.
Daphne S.
Valentina V.
Carli S.
Grant S.
Agatha T.
Logan S.
Chelsea J.
Kallei C.
Cole R.
Kara T.
Eloise R.
Daniel B.
Shayna Q.
Tom F.
Cohen R.
Parker F.
Owen V.
Mike D.

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

WHAT OUR STUDENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT THEIR LESSONS!:

“My daughter sees Cat for her voice lessons. My daughter and I are very pleased with the results so far and with Cat helping my daughter find her vocal range that we didn’t realize she had. Plus, the tips Cat offers to help my daughter achieve her best singing voice. I am so glad that I signed my daughter up with this company. She wants to be a singer someday, and she will be well on her way with the help we are getting and will continue to get here!”
-Stacey Hiller, Mason, MI, 1/19/2023
 
“Alirna is a great teacher for Gracy. She loves her!
-Esther Par, Holt, MI 1/10/2023
 
“My family and I had a great time attending the Okemos Music Academy recitals. The church and the facilities were very nice. All the students who performed in the recitals did a great job!”
– Pavel Coupek, East Lansing, MI 12/14/2022
 
Every employee or teacher I have met has been amazing, knowledgeable, and so patient. This is perfect for any age! I am 36 and have started to take piano lessons and refresh my vocal skills. I highly recommend giving them a try!” 
-Alea Hewson DeWitt, MI 12/11/2022
 
“Kyan has loved music since he was very little. Last year, I was trying to contact so many places to apply for him to start some music classes. Thanks to Okemos Music Academy has allowed him to start with piano, he loves his teachers and the academy. He looks forward to the lesson every week”. 
-Tram Nguyen, Grand Ledge, MI 12/6/2022
 
“Renee and Julian have expressed how much they enjoy their new instructors! I’ve also seen a noticeable increase in their interest and practice time! Both Geoff and Onur seem to be perfect matches for them! We couldn’t be happier. Thank you!!” 
-Tianna Dart, Okemos, MI 12/1/2022
 
“Thank you so much. You guys are the best!”
-Robin Gorham, DeWitt, MI 11/18/2022
 
“Great! Delaney feels her time with Jon is productive and tailored to her goals.”
-Jeanine Murphy, Mason, MI 1/2/2023
 
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: SOLD OUT
Shelly Gleason: Monday: 1 Spot Left
Catharine Harrell: SOLD OUT
Alexis Simpson: Friday: 1 Spot Left
 
GUITAR:
Sebastian Quesada: Tuesday: 5 Spots Left
Steve Pinckney: Monday: 4 Spots Left
Jim Pinckney: Tuesday: 2 Spots Left
Luke Sittard: Tuesday: 4 Spots Left
Matt Poirier: Friday: 3 Spots Left
 
PIANO:
Susan Froman: Thursday: 1 Spot Left
Liudmila Bondar: SOLD OUT
Fred Issac: Friday: 2 Spots Left
Adam Meinerding: Wednesday: 1 Spot Left
Jon Wagner: Monday: 1 Spot Left
Soojin Kim: Saturday: 1 Spot Left
Rhonda Mliakoff: Monday: 1 Spot Left
 
DRUMS: 
Geoff Lewis: Monday: 1 Spot Left
 
STRINGS (Violin/Viola):
Peter Kent: Tuesday: 3 Spots Left 
Alirna Korieva: Thursday: 2 Spots Left
 
WOODWINDS (Saxophone/Clarinet/Flute):
Gary Clavette: Wednesday: 1 Spot Left
 
BRASS (Trombone, French Horn, Trumpet):
Joe Schmidt: SOLD OUT
 
 

Upcoming Dates

Easter-CLOSED
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

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)664-1110
2220 University Park Dr.
Okemos, MI 48864