Music BlogMusic Lesson Update – April 2024

We're here with the Academy of Music and Brampton School of Music for your February update. 

Welcome  back  everybody  and  happy  spring!

We’re  back  with  your  monthly  update  where  we  give  you  all  the  details  of  what  you  need  to  know  about  what’s  happening  at  the  Academy  each  month.

On this month’s agenda:

– welcoming  our  new  students
– wishing  students  and  staff  a  very  happy  birthday
– our  final  spring  recital  details
– information  on  our  fundraisers  at  the  recitals
– retirement home showcase details
– teacher  and  student  of  the  month
– our  new  segments: Tips & Tricks
– secret  word  draw

You  know  we love starting  off  on a  high  note! Let’s  welcome  another  15  new  students to the Academy since our last update! 

A huge happy birthday going out to 25  of our Brampton students celebrating throughout April as well as to 5 of our instructors!

Happy birthday to:

Spring Recital:

Registration is officially closed for our 2024 Spring Recital at the Mississauga Living Arts Center. We  have  over  400  students  that  are  ready  to  take  the  stage  and  perform  in  April!
Keep  your  eyes on your inboxes  for  some  emails  from  us  with  all  of  the  details  that  you  need  to  know.

Knights Table Food Bank fundraising:

As you know, we do not charge for any tickets, admission or administration fees for the spring and winter recital. We do this to keep our focus on giving back to our communities.

We are proud to fundraise for the  Brampton  Knights  Table  Food  Bank.  It’s  a  pretty  incredible  organization  which  is  open  365  days  a  year  and  provides  about  138 ,000  meals  each  year  to  their  clients  and  over  a  million  pounds  of  food  donated  to  the  clients  which  is  quite  incredible.

If  you  are  able  to  provide  a  monetary  donation  we  will  accept  that  at  the  doors  of  the  recital. 

Note: at this time we  don’t  accept  any  sort  of  food  donations

Student and Teacher of the Month:

Each  month  we recognize  a  student  who  is  showing  their  dedication  and  their  passion  for  their  lessons  when  they  come  in  each  week.  So  congratulations  to  Azalea P for  keeping  up  the  great  work  every  week.

Our April teacher of the month is our Brampton teacher, Hilda, who provides piano and violin lessons. She  is  great  with  all  students,  adults and  the  little  ones.  So  keep  up  the  great  work  and  congratulations!

Retirement Home Showcases:

One  of  our  goals this year is  to  connect  with  our  community  and  foster  an  energy  of  giving  back  any  way  that  we  can.

We  have  been  delighted  to  get  back  to  our  retirement  home  showcases.  We  open  up  an  hour  of  performances  for  our  students  to  bring  back  the  talent  to  seniors  and  to  bring  a  little  joy  and  music  to  their  space.

Our  next  showcase  will  be  at  the  Mountainview  Residence  in  Georgetown  which will be May  14th  at  6:30pm. 

Call,  text  or  email  to  reserve  your  time  slot  before  they  get  filled.

Tips & Tricks: Practicing

So  many  times we get asked what’s  expected  of  the  student  for  practicing  at  home.

Sometimes  people  think  that  they  need  to  be  practicing  a  whole  bunch  every  day,  hours  on  end  to  be  able  to  get  the  results  that  they  want.  One  of  our  teachers  used  an  analogy  that  really  stuck  with  us  that  kind  of  helps  bring  it  all  to  light.

So  if  you  think  about  brushing  your  teeth,  if  you  wait  all  the  way  till  Saturday  to  brush  your  teeth  Saturday  morning,  but  don’t  touch  your  toothbrush  for  the  whole  week  leading  up  to  it,  you’re  going  to  have  a  whole  lot  of  cleanup  to  do  on  the  Saturday  versus  if  you  do  two  minutes  of  brushing  your  teeth morning and night each  day  then  you  only  have  a  little  bit  of  cleanup  so  it’s  not  so  much  work.

The same idea applies to practicing! We  always  recommend  beginner  students  to  practice  about  10  or  15  minutes  a  day – set  a  timer,  review  the  material learned  in the lesson  and  before  you  know  it  you’re  going  to  be  mastering  all  of  that  material  and then  ready  for  your  next  lesson  to  learn  something  new. 

Short amounts of repeated practice frequently is key!

Secret word:

If  you  stick  around  till  the  end  of  the update we reveal  a  secret  word  and  for  your  chance  to  win  a  $25  Amazon  gift  card  with  us.  So  if  you  text,  call,  or  email  us our  April  secret  word: FLOWERS

Please also help us congratulate Aarya M on winning the draw for the secret word from March!

That’s all for this month! See you in May for our next update!
Bye for now

Check your inboxes for the details on the show you’re registered for!

Don’t forget to pick up your Musical Ladder Practice Buddy at the desk after your first challenge!
One fun buddy to practice with once you’ve completed your Apprentice challenge for three months of music lessons!

Musical Ladder System® Achievements

Brampton School of Music is the only music school in the area offering students the opportunity to earn special wristbands, trophies and certificates passing musical challenges with the Musical Ladder System®. This system helps motivate students to create and achieve musical goals with their instructor.

Proud parents, ambitious students and excited teachers. Everybody wins!

Amelia G
Ann S
Anya O
Atharva S
Braelyn J
Carol J
Daniel A
Ella D
Evan W
Francine N
Lucas L
Maggie D
Max B
Neha K
Sachin T
Sabrina L
Shinnia X
Victoria G
Aarna J
Abigail (Abby) G
Cheryl A
Delaney R
Emilie S
Hadlie P
Henry B
Isaac A
Ivana S
Jack E
Jack P
Julie R
Juniper B
Wesley H
Yashee S

Arzoi K
Baaj S
Dylan M
Emily K
Harkirat S
Hannah K
Hazael V
Jayden Matthew B
Jordyn R
Lynn B
Manishika D
Rainu T
Rhonda E
Sachika T
Vishal P
Kimora GA
Lalit S
Marcel M
Mia A
Raquel B
Rebecca M
Shreyas A
Soleil D
Yokesh K
Alison H
Atharv B
Jess S
Juliana S
kain S
Naomi S
Nyree S
Parisa S
Advait R
Teniola O

Adam S
Adeesh R
Alexandra R
Alexia G
Anushka S
Ava N
Divyana L
Dylan M
Evangeline S
Hazael V
Jahaziah H
Juan F

Leshara L
Mainit B
Milan T
Nadine S
Nala O
Parneet R
Philemon A
Rishi S
Sarah D
Scotya J
Shealyn S
Sofia S
Zara T

Noah C. (Guitar, Ukulele, Piano)
Mondays: 1 SLOT LEFT

Maria R. (Piano)
Mondays: 3 SLOTS LEFT

Wednesdays: SOLD OUT
Thursdays: SOLD OUT

Hector G. (Piano)
Mondays: 1 SLOT LEFT

Tuesdays: SOLD OUT
Wednesdays: 1 SLOT LEFT
Thursdays: SOLD OUT

Heather W. (Piano & Voice)
Mondays: SOLD OUT

Tuesdays: SOLD OUT
Wednesdays: 2 SLOTS LEFT

Alexandra P. (Piano & Voice)
Mondays: 1 SLOT LEFT

Tuesdays: SOLD OUT

Joe P. (Piano)
Tuesdays: 1 SLOT LEFT

Wednesdays: 1 SLOT LEFT

Edmund B. (Piano)
Mondays: 2 SLOTS LEFT

Justus H. (Guitar & Ukulele)
Mondays: 1 SLOT LEFT

Korina E. (Piano & Voice)
Mondays: 2 SLOTS LEFT

Tuesdays: SOLD OUT
Wednesdays: 2 SLOTS LEFT

Nathan F. (Piano & Voice)
Mondays: 1 SLOT LEFT

Tuesdays: 2 SLOTS LEFT

Mario P. (Guitar & Ukulele)
Tuesdays: 1 SLOT LEFT

Jake K. (Guitar, Piano, Ukulele)
Mondays: 1 SLOT LEFT

Tuesdays: 2 SLOTS LEFT
Wednesdays: 1 SLOT LEFT
Thursdays: SOLD OUT

Anthony (Guitar & Ukulele)
Tuesdays: SOLD OUT

Graham D. (Piano & Voice)
Tuesdays: SOLD OUT

Wednesdays: SOLD OUT
Thursdays: SOLD OUT
Saturdays: 1 SLOT LEFT

Han (Violin)
Mondays: SOLD OUT

Tuesdays: 1 SLOT LEFT
Fridays: 2 SLOTS LEFT

Margaret P. (Piano & Violin)
Mondays: 1 SLOT LEFT

Thursdays: SOLD OUT

Devi L. (Piano)

Tuesdays: SOLD OUT
Wednesdays: SOLD OUT
Sundays: 1 SLOT LEFT

Justin K. (Drums & Piano)
Tuesdays: SOLD OUT

Thursdays: New day for piano
Friday: New day for Oakville drums

Maddy L. (Piano & Voice)
Mondays: SOLD OUT

Tuesdays: 1 SLOT LEFT

Eric T. (Guitar)
Mondays: 2 SLOTS LEFT

Adam E. (Piano)
Mondays: 1 SLOT LEFT

Tuesdays: 1 SLOT LEFT
Wednesdays: 1 SLOT LEFT

Lidiia K. (Piano & Voice)
Mondays: 1 SLOT LEFT

Maria M. (Piano)
Tuesdays: 1 SLOT LEFT

Robert P. (Guitar & Ukulele)
Tuesdays: 1 SLOT LEFT

JC. A. (Piano)
Thursdays: 3 SLOTS LEFT

Fridays: 1 SLOT LEFT

Maddy L. (Piano & Voice)
Mondays: SOLD OUT

Tuesdays: 3 SLOTS LEFT
Wednesdays: SOLD OUT


Spring Recital – April 19, 20 & 21
Mountainview Residence Showcase – May 14
Victoria Day – CLOSED – May 20
Canada Day – CLOSED – July 1
Winter Recitals – Dec 13, 14, 15 2024


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