June 1 & 2 – Yamaha FSS and Grade Exams
June 9 – Monthly Group Classes for Individual Students
June 10 – Monthly Group Classes for Composition Students
June 18 – Last Day of Regular Classes
June 19-23 – Recital Rehearsal Week
June 24 – End of Year Recital


Cuddle & Bounce – Rise and Shine
Wiggle & Grow – Up In The Sky
*Please note: Only weekday classes will be available as of June 1st!*

Yamaha FSS and Grade Exams 

Yamaha FSS and Grade Exams take place on Thursday, June 1st and Friday, June 2nd! Please make sure to triple-check your student’s final exam time on the schedules that were emailed out on Thursday, May 11th, as this will be the schedule that the examiners will follow on exam day!
We kindly ask that you please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment to allow time for your student to get settled before their assessment begins. Due to tight scheduling constraints, examiners will not be able to accommodate late or missed appointments.
We wish all of our students the best of luck on their FSS and grade exams! (But they’re been working so hard that we know they probably don’t need it!)

IMPORTANT: Regular Classes Finish On June 18th!

Please note that all recurring classes – including Yamaha group classes, individual lessons, and Practice Coach lessons – will be finished as of Sunday, June 18th. The week of June 19th – 23rd is reserved for recital rehearsals and make up lessons for individual students only. If you have any questions or are unsure whether your student will have a lesson during rehearsal week, please do not hesitate to contact the front desk at your earliest convenience. Thank you!

88Keys Recital and Rehearsals

The year-end recital is coming up on Saturday, June 24th! The week leading up to the recital (June 19th – 23rd) will be rehearsal week. Students will come in for a quick 20 minute rehearsal at the 88Keys studio where they will prepare for their concert performance. Please take a moment to confirm your student’s rehearsal time on the schedule below. We look forward to seeing everyone perform at their concert!


DATE: Saturday, June 24th
TIME: CONCERT #1 – 10:00am – 12:00pm
CONCERT #2 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
CONCERT #3 – 3:00pm – 5:00pm
LOCATION: Markham Chinese Baptist Church
(9580 Woodbine Ave., Markham)

Summer Lessons (Including Composition) Available Now!

Continue developing your student’s love of music throughout the summer with our summer lesson options! Private lessons for individual students and Practice Coach lessons for Yamaha group class students will be available throughout the summer break to help students keep up with their practice. Composition lessons are also available for graduates of JMC4/YMC3 and up! Lesson times will be available on weeknights in July and August – and the best part? They’re flexible! You can book them weekly, bi-weekly or occasionally (depending on teacher availability).
Spaces are filling quickly! Parents interested in booking summer lessons are welcome to talk to the front desk about lesson availability at any time.

Yamaha Demo Classes Available Throughout Summer!

Do you have a friend that has been interested in trying a Yamaha demo class with us? Now is their chance! We will be running demo classes throughout the summer for the following Yamaha programs:
• Music Wonderland (ages 3-4)
• Junior Music Course (ages 4-6)
• Young Musicians Course (ages 6-8)
Spaces are limited in our demo classes, so please have them call or email us to reserve their seats. Thank you!
*Trial class opportunities are also available for individual lessons and Kindermusik!*

SPECIAL EVENT: Hiromi Duet at the Toronto Jazz Festival

As part of the Toronto Jazz Festival in June, Yamaha is sponsoring a special concert featuring Hiromi and Edmar Castañeda. Hiromi is a rising star in the jazz world. She is also a graduate of Yamaha Music School and the Junior Original Concert program. This is bound to be a remarkable performance, not to mention a wonderful opportunity to support and be inspired by a graduate of the Yamaha Music Education System!
More information and tickets for this performance are available at!