September 2022

Sing a song of seasons! Something bright in all! Flowers in the summer, fires in the fall! - Robert Louis Stevenson

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In This Issue

• Bring a Friend Week

• Mark Your Calendar

• RCM Grades as High School Credits

• New Program – Chamber String Group

• Halloween Costume Contest is Back

• Student of the Month

• Musical Ladder Achievements

• Teachers With a Waiting List

• Welcome New and Returning Students

• New Referral Contest

Bring a friend week email October 2022

Got news for the MFAA Newsletter? We welcome and encourage all submissions!

Bring a Friend Week!

Bring a friend week email October 2022

During the week of October 17th to 23rd, invite your friend to try any instrument, discover and have fun. For every friend enrolled in classes, you’ll receive a $25 gift card, and both of you will be entered into our Grand Prize Draw plus, your friend will receive FREE registration (value $25) upon enrollment. Share your love of music with a friend.

Mark Your Calendar

Thanksgiving holiday – October 10th, 2022 CLOSED  

Bring a Friend Week – October 17th – 23rd, 2022 

Halloween Costume Contest – submission deadline November 1st, 2022 

New School Year Calendar

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RCM Grades as High School Credits

Many parents and students are asking questions about how to use their RCM grades as high school credits. Here is some useful information you can refer to.

In Ontario, a grade 11 high school credit can be attained by successfully completing the Grade 7 Practical and associated theory in any musical instrument that is examined, including voice but excluding speech arts and drama.

A grade 12 high school credit can be attained by successfully completing the Grade 8 Practical and associated theory in any musical instrument that is examined, including voice but excluding speech arts and drama. The Grade 8 RCM grade counts as a University/College course credit and can be used for the calculation of entrance averages for universities and colleges.

The accreditations vary by province so make sure to confirm with the Education Ministry website for each province. Check it HERE:

The Ministry of Education allows students who complete appropriate Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) “Certificates” to be granted credits under OS, section 7.3.4. You can see the full document and download the PDF file for your reference HERE:

You can also find it useful to have a Support Document for External High School Accreditation from the Royal Conservatory of Music HERE.

Overall, at the end of the day, it’s not just about the music credits or the high school achievements. It’s the ability to create and collaborate freely through music. There are various MFAA Music Programs that develop creativity in all aspects of musical learning. If you have any questions or would like to find out more about our programs call 905-276-02-51 or email us at info@mississaugafineartsacademy.com

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New Program- Chamber String Group

Chamber group

Mississauga Fine Arts Academy has opened a new program, the “MFAA Chamber Strings,” conducted by our award-winning violinist and performer Vira Burmenko.

MFAA Chamber Strings is a group class to create a mature string ensemble here at the academy. Currently focusing on Violin, Viola, and Cello with potential in collaborative piano and other chamber instruments such as clarinet, oboe, harp, and guitar.

The class includes not only rehearsals for specific repertoire aimed for performances but also warm-ups, sight-reading, rhythm and breathing exercises, conducting and communication within an ensemble, as well as contemporary musicianship techniques aimed at improving the group dynamic.

These classes are open to students who regularly take lessons on their instrument for a minimum of one year or had previous experience playing in group ensembles such as Duets, Trios, Chamber or other musical group settings. For more information on how to sign up for a class, please contact us at 905-276-0251 or email info@mississaugafineartsacademy.com.

You don’t need to be our student to join the group. Call us today to sign up for MFAA Chamber String.

Student of The Month

Adele P!

We are very excited to announce that our September 2022 student of the month is Adele P! Adele has been taking piano classes since 2018 and is doing a tremendous job. Here’s what Ms. Oxana, Adele’s teacher, has to say about her wonderful achievements:

“Adele has shown a lot of progress and comes to class with a 10/10 attitude! She practices at home every day and is always prepared for her lesson. I am delighted to work with such a talented student and am constantly surprised and amazed by how dedicated she is. I am very happy to see her next performances! “.  – Ms.Oxana.

We also asked Adele a few questions. Here are her answers:

What instrument(s) do you play?  Piano / Ukulele / Vocal

How long have you been taking lessons? Four years

What is your favourite song to play? Atacama Desert

What is your favourite food? Sushi

What is your favourite thing you’ve learned recently in class? Piano – All of it

What is your favourite colour? Purple

Congratulations Adele! We are so proud of your achievement, we can’t wait to see what you do next!

Adele

Musical Ladder Achievements

David and Joshua H Kyle drums
David and Joshua H are playing drums and their teacher is Mr. Kyle
Adele P Oxana piano
Adele P is playing piano and her teachers is Ms. Oxana
Carlos J Geoff piano
Carlos J is playing piano and his teacher is Mr. Geoff
Aaliyah A Robert piano
Aaliyah A is playing piano and her teacher is Mr. Robert

Halloween Costume Contest is Back

Halloween Costume contest 2022

It’s been a while since we had our Halloween Costume Contest. We are happy to announce that it is back this fall. During the week of October 24th to 31th come dressed and have your treat. Share your photos with the hashtag #AcademyHalloween on social media or email us your pictures to info@mississaugafineartsacademy.com by November 1st to be entered in a drawing for a $25 Gift Card! Let’s have some fun dressing up this year!

A Warm Welcome to New and Returning Students!

Malcolm R

Dean G

Zara C

Ella C

Emma P

Luna A

Laura A

Anirudh S

Dev S

Keegan H

Nayela H

Ronan H

Darlene F

Chloe W

Shahzaib R

Myra M

Angela M

John M

Rodvien V

Kabir K

Jayden M

Inaya N

Sean L

Nicole D

Sophia P

Fatema P

Leilani B

Conan G

Amelia W

Max W

Aleena J

Khoa T

Yahia E

Muna H

Gurpreet S

Lauren W

Rafael M

Jakub K

Adrian K

Przemek K

Anvith R

Andrew P

Aaravi G

Khalid M

Karam Z

Nidhra K

Sarvanth K

Amelie R

Gabrielle C

Ahmed A

Meenu S

Prisha A

Inza A

Adesh G

Akash G

Rukshana Y

Pinze Y

Satvik D

Seyed M

Melody T

Hala A

Brianne V

Maya M

Arjun M

Martina R

Alicea D

Kingsley T

Kim T

Lara P

Luna I

Niya B

Simon P

Dishti B

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, please contact us, and we can add you to the waiting list. There are still limited lesson spots available. To inquire about openings in September, 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:

Guitar

Anjula E.: All days SOLD OUT

Michael G.: Only TWO spots left

Miguel R.: All days SOLD OUT

Henry G.: All days SOLD OUT

Max M.: All Days SOLD OUT

Jonathan B.: Only TWO spots left

Noah C.: Only TWO spots left

Bass

Michael G.: Only TWO spots left

Henry G.: Only ONE spot left

Max M.:  All days SOLD OUT

Jonathan B.: Only ONE spot left

Noah C.: Only ONE spot left

Violin

Anastasiya B: All Days SOLD OUT

Afshin E.: All Days SOLD OUT

Vira B.: All days SOLD OUT

Maricela G.: Only THREE spots left

Ukulele

Geoff M.: All days SOLD OUT

Henry G.: Only ONE spots left

Max M: All days SOLD OUT

Jonathan B.: Only ONE spot left

Noah C.: Only TWO spots left

Piano

Anastasiya B: All Days SOLD OUT

Anjula E.: All Days SOLD OUT

Danae O.: All days SOLD OUT

Geoff M.: All days SOLD OUT

Jerry Z.: Only TWO spots left

Katrina Z.: All days SOLD OUT

Lesya K.: All days SOLD OUT

Mariana C.: All days SOLD OUT

Michael G.: All days SOLD OUT

Oksana I.: All days SOLD OUT

Robert M.: Only TWO spots left

Sam L.: All days SOLD OUT

Vira B.: All days SOLD OUT

Kyle M.: Only TWO spots left

Alana Y.: All days SOLD OUT

Amjad A.: All days SOLD OUT

Maxwell M.: Only TWO spots left

Kostantinos M.: Only THREE spots left

Andrea B.: All days SOLD OUT

Tao Z.: Only THREE spots left

Noah C: Only TWO spots left

Nolan H.: Only TWO spots left

Maricela G.: Only THREE spots left

Voice

André R.: Only TWO spots left

Anjula E.: All days SOLD OUT

Danae O.: All days SOLD OUT

Alana Y.: All days SOLD OUT

Miguel R.: Only TWO spots left

Sam M.: All days SOLD OUT

Kyle B: All days SOLD OUT

Andrea B.: All days SOLD OUT

Noah C.: Only TREE spots left

 

 

Drums

Kyle M.: All Days SOLD OUT

Noah C.: Only TWO spots left

Nolan H.: Only THREE spots left

Cello

Afshin E.: All Days SOLD OUT

Sharif A.: Only TWO spots left

Woodwinds

Robert M.: Only TWO spots left

Amjad A.: Only TWO spots left

Andrea B.: All days SOLD O UT

Jonathan B.: Only Two spots left

 

Brass

André R.: Only TWO spots left

Jerry Z.: Only THREE spots left

Alana Y.: All days SOLD OUT

 

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