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June 2024 Newsletter

Update From Director John Dewey!

 

 

Read the latest update from Director John Dewey:

 

 

Welcome to another month of making beautiful music!

First, I want to congratulate Richard and Mac for winning our “Bring Your Dad to Lessons Week” drawing! They won a fantastic $100 gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods – perfect for treating themselves to some sporty fun!

Now, let’s talk about some exciting upcoming events!

 

We are holding our 7th Annual National Anthem Performance at Jackson Field!

All students (not just voice students) are invited to perform the national anthem live at the Jackson Field game on Sunday, August 18th.

This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your talent and be part of a truly special community event.

Here’s the important information:

*Date: Sunday, August 18th

*Location: Jackson Field

*Cost: FREE for Academy Students! ($12 for additional tickets, available at the front desk upon registration)

 

Contact Beth, Chuck, or Christie at the front desk for more details or to get signed up!

 

We are also holding another theme week for our students!

 

From Monday, July 22nd to Sunday, July 28th, we’re declaring it Crazy Hat Week at the academy.

 

If you wear a crazy hat to your lesson, you’ll get to spin the prize wheel at the front desk! So, dig out those old fedoras, feather boas, or even that colander you’ve been meaning to repurpose – it’s time to get creative!

 

We can’t wait to see all your musical talents shine this month!

 

John Dewey

Director

CELEBRATING BRING YOUR DAD TO LESSONS WEEK 2024!

Photo Highlights from the Week!

7th Annual National Anthem Performance

CRAZY HAT WEEK!

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 May!

Tammy G.

Aubrey M.

Terri E.

Simon L.

Maewynn F.

Wayne N.

Alba T.

Scarlett H.

Amelia R.

Elizabeth R.

Marc S.

Natalie B.

Chloe C.

Lucy T.

Molly T.

Logan B.

Jordan B.

Zane R.

Finn H.

Zane T.

Finn H.

Finley O.

Jordan R.

Gunnar H.

Gabe F.

Putri J.

Marc S.

Josie D.

Faith O.

Cristyn O.

Sarah H.

Adelin Y.

Lawrence B.

Lucille A.

Kara T.

Jordan R.

Benjamin B.

Kevin H.

Summit H.

Bay G.

David E.

Niharika S.

Akilah M.

Cheryl E.

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

WHAT OUR STUDENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT THEIR LESSONS!:

“They both had a great time and said their instructors were very nice. They are already looking forward to the next session.”

-Michael Oswald, Holt, MI 6/21/2024

 

“It has been interesting and educational sessions for Ifeoluwa during Amanda’s class. She is always excited and looking for to her lessons.”

-Christiana Olusegun, Lansing, MI 6/20/2024

 

“It went great! Mark enjoyed it and is looking forward to the next one!”

-Jaclyn Merchant, Mason, MI 6/19/2024

 

“First lesson was great. I wasn’t sure what to expect and was nervous. Melissa made me feel comfortable and was very positive. I look forward to our next lesson.”

-Tammy Grice, DeWitt, MI 6/4/2024

 

“Thanks so much for another great recital! We appreciate your hard work in making this possible!”

-Elizabeth Rasmussen (parent), Lansing, MI, 6/1/2024

 

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

Melissa Carter: Wednesday: 2 Spots Left

Shelly Gleason: Wednesday: 1 Spot Left

Catharine Harrell: Fridays: 1 Spot Left

Amanda Laming: Saturday: 5 Spots Left

 

GUITAR:

Jacob Hampton: Wednesday: 3 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

Susan Froman: Thursday: 1 Spot Left

Fred Issac: Saturday: 2 Spots Left

Maura Drinkert: Sunday: 5 Spots Left

Lily Chen: Saturday: 4 Spots Left

 

DRUMS: 

Geoff Lewis: Monday: 1 Spot Left

Kayden Spring: Saturdays: 3 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: SOLD OUT

 

BRASS (Trombone, French Horn, Trumpet):

Joe Schmidt: Wednesday: 1 Spot Left

Upcoming Dates

Independence Day-CLOSED

Thursday, July 4th, 2024

 

Crazy Hat Week

Monday, July 22nd-Sunday, July 28th, 2024

 

7th Annual National Anthem Performance at Jackson Field

Sunday, August 18th, 2024

 

Labor Day-CLOSED

Monday, September 2nd, 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