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January 2024 Newsletter

Update From Director John Dewey!

 

 

 

 

Read the latest update from Director John Dewey:

 

 

 

 

 

Happy January, Academy families!

 

Our students had a fantastic kick-off to the new year with our 2024 Winter Recitals on January 6th at the Okemos Community Church in Okemos! Bravo to all of our students who performed, and thank you to all who came out and supported our talented students.

 

 

We are working on rescheduling our January 13th recitals that were canceled due to the winter storm.

In the meantime, we encourage students to start working on their songs for our Spring Recitals in June 2024!

 

 

 

Students, families, and teachers – here’s to a great 2024 and making music with you all at Okemos Music Academy!

UPCOMING FRONT DESK CONTEST!

ANNOUNCING OKEMOS MUSIC ACADEMY'S 2024 WINTER RECITALS!

Date: Saturday, January 6th and Saturday, January 13th, 2024

@ 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.


Location: Okemos Community Church

4734 Okemos Rd.

Okemos, MI 48864

(between Hamilton and Grand River by Meijer)


Admission: One non-perishable (ex. canned or boxed foods) or monetary donation (cash or check payable to Okemos Community Church) donated to the Okemos Community Food Pantry


Attire: Performers: Please dress nicely


We will live-stream and post performances on the Okemos Music Academy YouTube private channel for future viewing here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIB1s_uvmpo4SURrvQkYvPw


It's easy to get signed up. Just stop by the front desk at your next lesson or call us at (517)664-1110


Our recitals are fun, short, and sweet, with many options for busy families.


We have many first-time recital performers, so plenty of staff will welcome and assist students as they arrive and make sure they have a wonderful recital experience!

OKEMOS MUSIC ACADEMY RECEIVES THE 2023 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!

Hugo C.

Elaine J.

Brent P.

Phillip M.

Gracelyn B.

Colton F.

Melissa B.

Wyatt R.

Edward S.

Lisa B.

Xavier S.

Hazel R.

Joanne J.

Flynn J.

Landon B.

Khalila M.

Wesley H.

Misty S.

Mikey R.

Emmalyn V.

Sariah D.

Dev D.

Elisha S.

Grace G.

Richard G.

Alexis T.

Frankie J.

Hannah K.

Annette A.

Connor K.

Shloka N.

Kristen L.

Clint C.

Skyler L.

Dawit K.

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

WHAT OUR STUDENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT THEIR LESSONS!:

“Grace loved it! As soon as we got home she played all the stuff she learned. And she kept saying how nice her teacher is. Thank you for checking in – please pass along our thanks to Gahyung for a wonderful first lesson!”

-Erin Gould, Okemos, MI 1/17/2024

 

“Hello!! They LOVED it and have been practicing all week.”

-Amber Waldburger, Haslett, MI 1/15/2024

 

“Hi! They are going great. Jim is a fantastic teacher and I really enjoy our lessons together. He is someone I would recommend without hesitation. Thanks for checking in.”

-Walter Buzanowski, East Lansing, MI 1/8/2024

 

“Going great. She’s really enjoying them.”

-Chris Gillett, Lansing, MI, 1/5/2024

 

“The lessons have been going great! Thank you!”

-Whitney Duffield, East Lansing, MI 1/5/2024

 
 

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:

Gerardo de la Torre: Wednesday: 1 Spot Left

Shelly Gleason: Monday: SOLD OUT

Catharine Harrell: SOLD OUT

 

GUITAR:

Steve Pinckney: Monday: 2 Spots Left

Jim Pinckney: Tuesday: 5 Spots Left

Matt Poirier: Monday: 1 Spot Left

Sebastian Quesada: Tuesday: 1 Spot Left

Adam Meinerding: Thursday: 2 Spots Left

 

PIANO:

Gahyung Kim: Wednesday: 2 Spots Left

Susan Froman: Wednesday: 2 Spots Left

Christian Clark: Monday: 5 Spots Left

Fred Issac: Saturday: 3 Spots Left

Soojin Kim: SOLD OUT

Lily Chen: Saturday: 4 Spots Left

 

DRUMS: 

Geoff Lewis: Monday: 1 Spot Left

 

STRINGS (Violin/Viola):

Farangiz Takhirova: Sunday: 4 Spots Left

Peter Kent: Thursday: 4 Spots Left 

 

WOODWINDS (Saxophone/Clarinet/Flute):

Gary Clavette: Wednesday: 1 Spot Left

John Khaydarov: Monday: 1 Spot Left

 

BRASS (Trombone, French Horn, Trumpet):

Joe Schmidt: Tuesday: 2 Spots Left

 
 

Upcoming Dates

Easter-CLOSED

Sunday, March 31st, 2024

 

Memorial Day-CLOSED

Monday, May 27th, 2024

 

Spring Recitals

TBD in June 2024

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

OKEMOS MUSIC ACADEMY RECEIVES THE 2023 BEST OF OKEMOS AWARD!