May 5 – 88Keys Junior Original Concert
May 6 – Monthly Group Classes for Composition Students
May 12 – Monthly Group Classes for Individual Students
May 19 – STUDENT WORKSHOP: Exam Preparation (Part 1)
May 20 & 21 – OPEN for Victoria Day Weekend
May 26 – STUDENT WORKSHOP: Exam Preparation (Part 2)
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY WITH MUSIC!
The 88Keys studio will be OPEN on Saturday, May 20th and Sunday, May 21st for Victoria Day weekend. We look forward to seeing you!
88Keys Junior Original Concert
When children listen to music, they don’t just listen. They melt into the melody and flow with the rhythm. Something inside starts to unfold its wings – soon the child and the music are one.” – Michael Jackson
Music has the ability to touch the heart and give voice to the soul. In the hands of our children and youth, music becomes an incredible tool for self-expression, allowing them to explore, tell their own stories, and share with us their very unique view of the world.
We are proud to invite you to join our senior students (ages 7-13) as they take the stage to present their own original compositions. This special concert will feature all original music composed by 88Keys students in the Junior Music Course – Year 4, Young Musicians Course – Year 3, and Junior Advanced Courses.
Date: Friday, May 5th, 2017
Location: Trinity Anglican Church
(79 Victoria St., Aurora)
Ticket Information: All tickets are FREE and can be reserved through Eventbrite!
Grade Exam Preparation Workshops
Spaces are still available in our exam preparation workshops for students taking their Yamaha grade exams! Interested students are still welcome to book their pair of workshops either online or through the front desk. Feel free to contact the front desk if you have any questions!
Re-Enrollment Continues Throughout May
Re-enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year continues throughout May. Students looking to transfer class times will now be able to re-enroll at their preferred class times (space permitting, of course)! Contact the front desk to inquire about your preferred class.
IMPORTANT: We will start consolidating classes with low enrollments on or after Monday, May 8th. You will be notified immediately if any changes are being made to your 2017-2018 class time – so if you don’t hear from us, there is no need to worry!
• Re-registering students MUST fill out a registration form and take care of their tuition deposit to secure their space!
• Thinking of transferring class times? Talk to us! We will be able to let you know the status of those classes and put you into the option that best fits your schedule.
One Piano Player Challenge
Great job, everyone! You’ve almost completed the One Piano Player Challenge and are doing so well. We are so proud of your incredible teamwork!
PARENTS: We will be handing out the cupcake prize in early May. The cupcakes we will be serving will be ordered from a peanut and tree nut free facility. If your child has any other food allergies that will prevent them from enjoying their cupcake reward, please let us know so that we can make other arrangements for their prize. Thank you!
Annual Recital – June 2017
This year is flying by… We can’t believe it’s already time to talk about the end-of-year recital! Look below for more general information about the upcoming recital:
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)
More details will be coming your way soon. Don’t forget to hand in your registration form by Sunday, April 30th to participate!
Now Available: Summer Lesson Options
Are you worried about keeping up your student’s piano practice in the summertime? Private lessons for individual students and Practice Coach lessons for Yamaha group class students will be available throughout the summer break to help them keep up with their practice! 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 will go quickly! Parents interested in booking summer lessons are welcome to talk to the front desk about lesson availability at any time.