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March 2024 Newsletter

Update From Director John Dewey!

 

 

Read the latest update from Director John Dewey:

 

 

Hi Everyone,

Get ready to rock out because March is jam-packed with exciting news at Okemos Music Academy!

 

First off, a huge CONGRATS to Xavier for winning our epic “Guess the Skittles” contest! We were all impressed (and maybe a little jealous) by your Skittles expertise.

Now, let’s talk about the main event: RECITALS! Mark your calendars for June 1st!

 

Whether you’re a seasoned soloist or a brand new band, we encourage everyone to sign up and share your love of music with family and friends.

Sign-ups are open now, so don’t miss out!

 

Speaking of celebrating musical talent, we’re thrilled to announce that Okemos Music Academy just won the Best of Okemos 2024 Award for Best Music Lessons! We’re incredibly grateful for your support and can’t wait to keep helping students of all ages discover the joy of music.

 

And to top it all off, we’re celebrating our 2nd Annual Spirit Week! From April 8th to April 14th, show your school pride by rocking your school colors or logo. Stop by the desk to get your goodie bag and enter the drawing for the GRAND PRIZE: one lucky winner will be chosen to take home the ultimate prize: a brand new electric guitar or keyboard (your choice)!

 

So dust off your instruments, practice those scales, and get ready for a fantastic month at Okemos Music Academy!

ANNOUNCING OUR SPRING 2024 RECITALS!

SPIRIT WEEK 2024!

OKEMOS MUSIC ACADEMY RECEIVES THE 2024 BEST OF OKEMOS AWARDS!

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 February!

Mariam A.

Sema M.

Indumathy J.

Collin P.

Nicholas B.

Katelyn H.

Emma B.

Nicholas B.

Trevor H.

Hattie S.

Aria M.

Madon C.

John A.

Rhonda S.

Ethan Z.

Alyssa O.

Jing W.

Alder T.

Mac D.

Genna T.

Ethan S.

Alexis B.

Ruby C.

Josie D.

Paul S.

Michaela F.

Tom N.

Joshua T.

Benjamin B.

David C.

Sharif M.

Brantley I.

John P.

Ken K.

Miguel M.

Bob D.

Preston M.

Alina L.

Annlyn A.

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

WHAT OUR STUDENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT THEIR LESSONS!:

“Okemos Music Academy is great!”

-Laura McArdle, Okemos, MI 3/16/2024

 

“Thank you so much. I enjoyed meeting Jim today. He knew the artists and songs I wished to learn, and he taught me a couple of slight variations of chords in a Pearl Jam song that I want to play to accompany my singing. I should be able to play it from beginning to end by next week’s lesson. Thank you for all your insight and support.”

-David Brooks, Holt, MI 3/14/2024

 

“Things are going great with Shelly. She’s teaching me so much and I’m always excited to learn more from her.”

-Laura Brown, East Lansing, MI 3/8/2024

 

“We love Okemos Music Academy! Our instructor is patient and kind and notices my child’s frequent changing interests in musical genres. They structure lessons related to what my child likes, which makes classes enjoyable and motivating.”

-Cristina Barazza, Lansing, MI 3/1/2024

 
 

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: Wednesday: 1 Spot Left

Catharine Harrell: Fridays: 1 Spot Left

Amanda Laming: Saturday: 5 Spots Left

 

GUITAR:

Jacob Hampton: Wednesday: 4 Spots Left

Steve Pinckney: Monday: 1 Spot Left

Jim Pinckney: Tuesday: 2 Spots Left

Matt Poirier: Friday: 1 Spot Left

Sebastian Quesada: Tuesday: 2 Spots Left

Adam Meinerding: Thursday: 1 Spot Left

 

PIANO:

Kathy Yun: Friday: 3 Spots Left

Shelby Host: Wednesday: 4 Spots Left

Gahyung Kim: Wednesday: 3 Spots Left

Susan Froman: Thursday: 1 Spot Left

Christian Clark: Monday: 5 Spots Left

Fred Issac: Saturday: 2 Spots Left

Lily Chen: Saturday: 4 Spots Left

 

DRUMS: 

Geoff Lewis: Monday: 1 Spot Left

Kayden Spring: Saturdays: 4 Spots 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

Memorial Day-CLOSED

Monday, May 27th, 2024

 

Spring Recitals @ Okemos Community Church

Saturday, June 1st, 2024

 

Independence Day-CLOSED

Thursday, July 4th, 2024

 

7th Annual National Anthem Performance at Jackson Field

Sunday, August 18th, 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