October 2022

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.’’ - Albert Camus

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In This Issue

• Five-year Grand Reopening Celebration

• Mark Your Calendar

• Halloween Costume Contest Winner

• Student’s Corner

• Chamber Group

• Referral Contest Winner

• Student of the Month

• Musical Ladder Achievements

• Teachers With a Waiting List

• Welcome New and Returning Students

Our 5-Year Reopening Anniversary

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5-year Grand Reopening Anniversary

Our 5-Year Reopening Anniversary

It’s hard to believe that five years ago, we celebrated our Rebranding with a Grand Reopening.

Over the years, the academy’s success would not be possible without our great teachers, front desk team, students and parents. It is not just a company anniversary. It is a family anniversary that has defied all odds to grow strong and achieve great things together.

You are the reason why we are celebrating this special day in our academy. Growing from 300 students in 2017 to 600 students in 2022, we would not be where we are today without you as a part of our extended family.

Join us on November 11th from 4 pm to 7 pm and November 12th from 11 am to 2 pm to celebrate our 5-year Grand Reopening Anniversary. We are throwing a party for everyone with refreshments, face painting, an instrument “petting zoo,” demo classes, and more!

Attendees will also be entered into a GRAND PRIZE DRAWING FOR 3 MONTHS OF FREE LESSONS.

On this special day of our company anniversary, we want you to know that your support and trust have been the biggest drive toward our continued growth.

Thank you for inspiring us to do better over the years.

Mark Your Calendar

 5-year Grand Reopening Celebration – November 11th, 12th, 2022 

Winter Recital – December 17th, 18th, 2022 

Winter Break – December 22nd – January 1st 

Halloween Costume Contest Winner

Halloween costumes parade 2022

Every year we run our Halloween Costume Contest. Seeing our students dressed up and sharing their creative costumes is so much fun. This year we had an unprecedented number of students participating in our Halloween Costume contest. Check out our Halloween Costume Parade and see if you can recognize familiar faces.

And Finally…Drum roll, please The Winner of our annual Halloween Costume contest is..

Maya M! 

Congratulations Maya! You are receiving a $25 Gift Card, and additionally, as our thanks to all participants, we are making a 4×6 complimentary photo for everyone. Please make sure to stop by the front desk when you are at the academy for your lesson and pick up your picture.

Thank you to everyone that participated, and we can’t wait to see what creative costumes will come out next year!

Student's Corner - Jerick C!

We love recognizing our students for their outstanding achievements. This time we would like to highlight Jerick C’s achievement in passing the grade 6 RCM exam. Congratulations, Jerick, on your first-class honour, passing the exam with an overall mark of 80%.  Here’s what Ms. Lesya, Jerick’s teacher, has to say about his wonderful achievements:

“Jerick C is a hard-working student, regularly performing in all of our recitals! He has just completed his RCM Piano level 6 exam and received a mark of 80%. We are currently working on level 7 RCM piano and are making quick progress. Jerick always comes to class prepared and ready to take on any challenge. I am very proud of Jerick for all of the effort that he has put in since starting his lessons with me in 2018.”

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

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New Program- Chamber String Group

Chamber group

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

MFAA Chamber Strings is a group class with the aim 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 for a minimum of one year on their instrument 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 Strings.

Student of The Month

Rackshita V

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

“My student Rackshita has been really working hard to learn both guitar and piano over the last month. This month, she’s gone the extra mile by completing several practice challenges, and she’s put a lot of hard work and dedication into learning two challenging pieces for the recital at the end of October. She always goes above and beyond, and I’m so proud of her!” – Ms. Alana

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

What instrument(s) do you play?  Guitar and piano.

How long have you been taking lessons? Since February 2022.

What is your favourite song to play? “He’s a Pirate” on piano.

What is your favourite food? Pizza!

What is your favourite thing you’ve learned recently in class? “When

Will my Life Begin” from Tangled

What is your favourite colour? Pink, purple, and royal blue.

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

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Musical Ladder Achievements

Gabriel vocal guitar Sam
Gabriel F is taking guitar and vocal with Mr. Sam
Chelsea P paino Lesya
Chelsea P is playing piano and her teacher is Ms. Lesya
Sharon Anna Mathew piano violin guitar Tao Afshin Miguel
Sharon, Anna and Mathew P are playing piano, violin and guitar. Their teachers are Ms. Tao, Mr. Afshin and Mr. Miguel
Alessandro M paino Lesya
Alessandro M is playing piano and his teacher is Ms. Lesya.

Referral Contest Winners - Sam and Hanya M!

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Every day at the Academy, we see new faces and get excited being able to see one’s love of music grow unconditionally. We love getting the opportunity to reward our students with different prizes for saying thank you!

This time, Sam and Hanya M won a JLB Wireless Bluetooth Speaker for our quarterly referral draw!

Thank you, Sam and Hanya, for telling your friends about our school, and we hope that you enjoy listening to your favourite music through your new Bluetooth speakers.

Do you have friends that are interested in learning an instrument? Be sure to tell them all about our school, and maybe you’ll be the winner of our next referral contest!

Our BIG thanks to everyone who participated in our Fall referral contest; we hope to have more people excited about our newest referral contest!

Don’t keep us a secret! What happens when you refer your friends to the school?

When they enrol, you get a $25 gift card AND your name and your friend’s name are entered into our raffle box for a chance to win our Grand Prize Draw!

Each time you refer someone you know to our school & they enrol, you get an entry into our grand prize draw! There is no maximum.

The more friends you refer, the better your chances of winning awesome prizes are!

Welcome New and Returning Students

Sarah A

Yousif I

Remington W

Gurmukh S

Sharon C

Simran K

Tyler L

Cassandra M

Angelina M

Michael F

Jaime B

Disha D

Ebunozuwa F

Dunamis F

Siena C

Victor P

Aryan K

Allison P

Beth C

Emily C

Ryan P

Erik S

Abigail P

Mya B

Enzo M

Hafsa S

Sylvia R

Paige S

Anna S

Emilia U

Joshua L

Anton P

Asher P

Ismail G

Michale S

Alexander G

Branden L

Luke Y

Willi H

Emma N

Amy N

Jiyansh P

Kiran S

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 opening in November, 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

Angela W.: 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

Toprak M: 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

Jacey H.: Only ONE spot left

Angela W.: Only ONE spot 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

Angela W.: Only ONE spot left

Piano

Anastasiya B: All Days SOLD OUT

Angela W.: 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

Adriana O.: Only THREE spots left

Voice

André R.: Only TWO spots left

Angela W.: 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

Andrea B.: All Days SOLD OUT

Noah C.: Only TWO spots left

Drums

Kyle M.: All Days SOLD OUT

Noah C.: Only TWO spots left

Toprak M.: Only THREE spots left

Cello

Afshin E.: All Days SOLD OUT

Sharif A.: Only TWO spots left

Jacey H: Only ONE spot left

Angela W.: Only ONE spot left

Woodwinds

Robert M.: Only TWO spots left

Amjad A.: Only TWO spots left

Andrea B.: All Days SOLD O UT

Adriana O: Only Thee spots left

Angela W.: Only ONE spot left

Brass

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

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