April 2023

"Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before the speech, and it is above and beyond all words.” ― Robert G. Ingersoll

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In This Issue

• Faculty Concert Highlights

• Mark Your Calendar

• How The Summer Works

• Summer Recitals

• Student of the Month

• Student’s Corner

• Practice Buddies – New Program

• Musical Ladder Achievements

• Teachers With a Waiting List

• Welcome New and Returning Students

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We did it! Excellent Performance, Everyone!


Our annual Faculty Concert occurred at the state-of-the-art RBC Theatre at the Living Arts Centre in the heart of Mississauga! The event presented a variety of musical genres and styles. The music, from classical to jazz, pop, rock, and even original compositions was a treat for everyone. Every performer demonstrated high professionalism, style, and passion for music. We were even delighted by our MFAA Chamber strings students’ group as well. The group leader Ms. Vira put incredible energy and style into the performance.

Seeing our students’ smiles and happy faces at the concert was great. Watching a teacher playing live is inspiring and especially important before students’ summer recitals as it motivates students to prepare for their performances. It was a truly memorable event that our students, parents, and guests will remember for a long time.

I want to express my gratitude and appreciation to everyone who helped us organize this concert and made this fantastic event happen. Every teacher, administrative team members, parents, and students, everyone who supported us and came to the show, our guests, friends, and my family. Without you, it would be all impossible.

Stay tuned for more pictures and videos from the concert.

We look forward to seeing you at our MFAA faculty concert next year.

Vadim Koltsov



Mark Your Calendar

Victoria Day – May 22nd CLOSED 

Summer Recital – June 23, 24, 25 

MFAA Faculty Concert Highlights.

How do Summer Lessons Work


Summer’s right around the corner. Wait… wasn’t it December yesterday? How did we get here so fast? Well, MFAA doesn’t mind because the summer means just a bit more fun than usual! Between our summer recital coming up, the chamber strings program, and more, we’re always keeping busy during the hot summer months. Here are some frequently asked questions we get during the summer season:

Do you want to stay with the same teacher in the Fall?

Do you need the same day and time that you have now?

Each summer, we often get asked these questions:

Q: “How do lessons work in the Summer?”

A: Many parents are looking for summer activities for their children. We‘re glad to announce that the school is open year-round, and we do not close during the summer!

Q: “Do many students withdraw during the summer?”

A. This time around, we have more than 100 people on the waiting list. Some students withdraw, but we get many students from June to August, as many parents want something fun to do for their children during the school break. A large portion of these students continues their classes into the Fall. The number of students travelling in the Summer and stopping classes for vacations is at a record low. We’re running ads all over the internet and social media, and we are the top music school in Mississauga so this Summer will be one of our busiest yet.

Q: “How full is the school?”

A. We are at approximately 90% capacity today, and many teachers are fully booked between 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

Q: “If we withdraw for the Summer, can we continue right where we left off in Fall?”

A. Lessons first come, first serve, so if you withdraw for the Summer, we cannot guarantee that we will have a spot for you in the Fall as we will open the spot to new students. Your progress on the Musical Ladder will also be reset to the beginning.

The big question for all parents and students to consider is:

Do you want to stay with the same teacher in the Fall?

If the answer is YES, there are four ways to do this:

1. Take advantage of our group make-up lessons

We realize some of you will be away for a portion of the Summer. You can make up all your missing classes without withdrawing by signing up for group make-up classes.

It’s very easy to do!

Sign up for a group make-up lesson at a time that works best for you by speaking with someone at the front desk. If you don’t know when you want your make-up lesson to be yet, don’t worry! Our group make-up classes do not expire, nor do they have any limits.

GET A HEAD START: You can start making up lessons for the Summer in advance at any time.

2. New Option – Pre-recorded lessons

This option is great for those planning to be away for a few weeks or even the entire Summer. Let us know that you will be away at least 24 hours before your class. Your teacher will record a video with individual instructions tailored to you and upload any necessary materials on the Lesson Mate platform. Students can log in anytime, watch the video and download class materials. The great benefit of this option is that the student receives instructions from their teacher and can have class at any convenient time.

3. You can offer your spot to a family member or friend.

You can send family members or friends to your place for the dates you will miss. Just let the office know who is coming to your place and when so we can let the teachers know beforehand.

4. Take ZOOM lessons.

It is super easy these days to keep your classes going no matter where you are. If you plan to travel overseas, Online lessons are a great option to keep your classes going. We offered it in the past and will continue to offer it to accommodate you while you are away.

Each September, we get calls from students who have been with us for years but withdrew for the Summer. They want to return to the same teacher, day, and time, but another student has filled the spot.

If you LOVE your teacher, keep your spot by using make-up classes, pre-recorded videos, lending your spot to a friend or taking online lessons!

Let’s make music this Summer!


It's Summer Recital time!

Summer recital 2023 ver 2

We can’t wait to see our students’ performances. Our in-person recitals happen in the Living Arts Centre in the Rogers Theatre. This summer with over 650 students and all times record enrollments, this recital will take place over three days in multiple 1-hour time blocks. We will be putting students in different recital blocks based on their teachers. For students with multiple instruments or siblings taking lessons, we will make sure to put all of your recital blocks together, but you may not be with your teacher.

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about how the recitals work:

Q- How much do recital tickets cost? I’d love to bring friends/family to watch

A- The recital is completely free! The hall we’re in seats around 100 people, and seats are first come, first serve. Seating is limited, so please respect other people who may wish to bring guests.

Q- What should the performers be wearing to the recital?

A- Completely up to them! Since it is a rather big event and many people will be taking photos, we do suggest dressing nicely, but most importantly, we recommend wearing clothes that will make you feel comfortable.

Q- What time should I arrive?

A- We do recommend that family and performers arrive roughly 15 minutes before the scheduled recital block. Seats are first come first serve, but you will have to wait for the group before yours to finish before entering the hall.

Q- Are we allowed to take pictures during the show?

A- Of course! Taking pictures is encouraged; however, we do ask that no flash photography be used while the students are performing. We will also be having a hashtag contest again this year, where if you post any pictures on social media (Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter) using #MississaugaFineArtsAcademy or #MFAARECITAL then you’ll be entered for a chance to win a prize! There will also be a red carpet outside the hall to take pictures as well.

Q- How does the “stage” work?

A- The Rogers Theatre is a theatre-style room where the “stage” is at the front of the room, and seats go beyond that on a gradual incline. There is no “backstage” — parents will always be able to see their children. We ask that performers sit in the front three rows, and any guests may sit behind that.

Now’s the best time to start talking to your teachers about all of your options for the recitals! If you have any questions about the recital, need an accompanist (other than your teacher), or have any scheduling concerns, please speak with us at the front desk.

Continue to practice every day as you have been, and we look forward to seeing you on stage at the Living Arts Centre on June 23rd, 24th and 25th!

Student of The Month

Ellaiza J

We are excited to announce that our April 2023 student of the month is Ellaiza J! Ellaiza has been taking vocal classes since December 2021 and is doing a tremendous job. Here’s what Mr. Noah, Ellaiza’s teacher, has to say about her wonderful achievements:

“Ellaiza has shown immense improvement in her confidence over the past couple of months and continues to look for new opportunities to improve and challenge herself and always make it a fun lesson by choosing the best songs!”  – Mr. Noah

We also asked Ellaiza a few questions. Here are her answers

What instrument(s) do you play?  Vocal.

How long have you been taking lessons? One and a half years.

What is your favourite song to play? “Rolling in the Deep” song.

What is your favourite food?  Learning new high and low notes.

What is your favourite thing you’ve learned recently in class? Pasta.

What is your favourite colour? Blue.

Congratulations Ellaiza! We are so proud of your achievement and can’t wait to see what you do next!


Musical Ladder Achievements

Srinidhi G violin Anastasiya
Srinidhi G is playing violin and her teacher is Ms. Anastasiya.
Myrah B piano Shannon
Myrah B is playing piano and her teacher is Ms. Shannon.
Lukas B piano Lesya
Lukas B is playing piano and his teacher is Ms. Lesya.
Mia L piano Lesya
Mia L. is playing piano and her teacher is Ms. Lesya.

Student's Corner, Paulo Y!


We are excited to announce that Paulo Y won second place in the Peel Music Festival! Paulo has been taking piano lessons at the academy for over six years and proved to be an enthusiastic learner and always strives to reach his full potential.

Congratulations, Paulo, for winning Second place in this prestigious Music Festival!

We can’t wait to see you reach new heights in learning piano.

Welcome New and Returning Students

Sai Bhagyasri K

Gia Alice G

Saatvik K

Sunethra Hari D

Atharv A

Ambrish A

Yaman K

Bani G

Kithuja T

Brandon L

Dylan L

Evan Z

Venpa V

Aadhav K

Yuvaan K

Dilara D

Rosie D

Soham P

Sarina S

Nora S

Jason G

Jude G

Olivia Q

Ali D

Jose Alberto Cuervo C

Joanna L

Aarav J

Torres Z

Owen W

Reyansh K

Angelica Wing To H

Stina Mary John P

Sai Driti K

Parth K

Jaxon R

Joviana L

Euwie Jamilla A

Antonio Miguel S

Jason S

Isabelle K

John A

Is Your Teacher Fully Booked?

Many teachers are very popular and quickly become fully booked. If you need a schedule change or would like to be added to a waiting list for a particular teacher, day or time, don’t hesitate to contact us, and we can add you to the waiting list. There are still limited lesson spots available. To inquire about opening in May, send an e-mail to info@mississaugafineartsacademy.com or call/text us at 905-276-0251.

Here is a partial list of who’s currently full:


Gaby A: Sunday OPEN

Henry G.: All Days SOLD OUT

Joel B: Only TWO spots left

Jonathan B.: Only TWO spots left

Max M.: All Days SOLD OUT

Michael G.: Only TWO spots left

Miguel R.: All Days SOLD OUT

Noah C.: Only TWO spots left

Yago G.: Only THREE spots left


Jonathan B.: Only TWO spots left

Joel B: Only ONE spot left

Henry G.: All Days SOLD OUT

Michael G.: All Days SOLD OUT

Max M.: All Days SOLD OUT


Abigail H.: All Days SOLD OUT

Anastasiya B: All Days SOLD OUT

Angela W.: All Days SOLD OUT

Jacey H.: Only ONE spot left

Sibiya R.: Only TWO spots left

Vira B.: All Days SOLD OUT


Geoff M.: All Days SOLD OUT

Henry G.: All Days SOLD OUT

Joel B: Only ONE spot left

Jonathan B.: Only TWO spots left

Max M: All Days SOLD OUT

Miguel R.: Only ONE spot left

Noah C.: Only TWO spots left

Yago G.: Only TWO spots left


Adriana O.: Only THREE spots left

Amjad A.: All Days SOLD OUT

Anastasiya B: All Days SOLD OUT

Angela W.: All Days SOLD OUT

Ashiya S.: Only TWO spots left

Geoff M.: All Days SOLD OUT

Jerry Z.: All Days SOLD OUT

Katrina Z.: All Days SOLD OUT

Kyle M.: Only TWO spots left

Lesya K.: All Days SOLD OUT

Mariana C.: All Days SOLD OUT

Max M.: Only TWO spots left

Maya T.: Only ONE spot left

Michael G.: All Days SOLD OUT

Nathaniel M.: Only ONE spot left

Noah C: Only TWO spots left

Oksana I.: All Days SOLD OUT

Robert M.: All Days SOLD OUT

Sam L.: All Days SOLD OUT

Shannon D.: Only ONE spot left

Tao Z.: Only TWO spots left

Vira B.: All Days SOLD OUT

Yago G.: Only TWO spots left


Abigail H.: Only TWO spots left

André R.: Only TWO spots left

Angela W.: All Days SOLD OUT

Maya T: All Days SOLD OUT

Miguel R.: Only ONE spot left

Noah C.: Only TWO spots left

Sam M.: All Days SOLD OUT



Kyle M.: Only TWO spots left

Noah C.: Only TWO spots left


Abigail H.: All Days SOLD OUT

Angela W.: All Days SOLD OUT

Jacey H: Only ONE spot left

Nathaniel M.: Only ONE spot left

Sibiya R.: Only TWO spots left


Amjad A.: Only TWO spots left

Adriana O: Only TWO spots left

Shannon D.: All Days SOLD OUT


André R.: Only TWO spots left

Jerry Z.: Only TWO spots left

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