November 2022
Dear parents & students,
December is almost here! Here's what you need to know:
This month is all about celebrating your progress this last term!

For our Yamaha Group students, this entails in-class concerts taking place December 12th to 18th in which parents will be invited inside to listen!
For individual student's, we have the winter recital on December 16th! We can't wait to share your hard work!
Then, we go on our winter break!
The school will be closed December 20th to January 2nd.
Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 3rd.
We hope you have a very wonderful, much deserved break!
On a final note, thank you and please continue to send in your Covid-19 school screening results to
If sick, please let us know and attend lessons from home.
-88Keys Team
Sick Policy Reminder
This is a friendly reminder to all community members to please stay home if sick or feeling unwell regardless of whether it is Covid. (We understand some students have a habitual or asthma cough that can last for a long time - please let us and your teacher know of the situation and continue to wear masks during flares, thank you! :-)
Winter Break Closure
The last day of classes before our winter break is
Monday, December 19th.
The school will be closed:
December 20th to January 2nd.

Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 3rd.
December 1st
Video submission deadline for RCM's "Music Lights the Way" Competition
December 12th  - 18th
Yamaha Group Class in-class recitals take place
December 16th
Individual student's Winter Recital
December 20th -
January 2nd
[School is closed]
December 25th
Merry Christmas!
January 1st
Happy New Years!
January 3rd
School re-opens and classes resume!
Our winter concerts are almost here! Individual students will have a winter recital and group students will have in-class concerts:
Friday, December 16th between 5:00pm and 8:00pm

(Check email for registration confirmation and exact concert time)


Location: Trinity Anglican Church: 79 Victoria St, Aurora

Price: $20 / performing student


In-Class concerts will take place
Dec 15-18th during the regular lesson time.

Students and parents are encouraged to prepare to play solo pices of their choice.

Local author and illustrator, Patricia Wong, is excited to share her debut book "Finding Hello"!

"This book was inspired by my son. 88 Keys played an instrumental role in developing my son’s confidence. He was a timid boy who learned to overcome his anxieties. He used to be so nervous performing in front of his peers, but after years of positive reinforcement at the school, he now volunteers to play with confidence! He truly loves being at 88 Keys; it’s a welcoming place with teachers that genuinely love what they do. I am excited to contribute a portion of the proceeds of the book to 88 Keys to support the important musical community the school has created."


Included in the purchase of a copy of the book is a song sheet of the song "Finding Hello" composed by her son. Purchase instructions provided below!

If you are interested to purchase a copy of "Finding Hello", you can go to Patricia's website linked here: 
Clicking the ORDER button will take you to her Etsy shop for the transaction. If you would like to then pick up the book from our school, enter the code FREEDELIVERY at check out!
Bright Palette Art School - Art lessons held at 88Keys
Ms. Natalia is hosting more art workshops at 88Keys!
As you may know, a local art educator, Ms Natalia, is hosting art classes at our school! Thank you to everyone who has come out to her recent workshops!
we are happy to announce that she will be hosting more each week! 
Classes every Friday evening
(Reach out for further details)
$25 | Pre-registration is required:
Bright Palette Art School hosted by Ms. Natalia at 88Keys (on site)
We are so excited to bring the colour to our school!
RCM "Music Lights the Way" Piano Festival
Individual piano students studying the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) curriculum can submit a video of their own performance of a favourite repertoire piece from their current level of the RCM sixth edition books for a chance to win one of 124 prizes valued over $150,000 total! The festival is now open for submissions until December 1st and free to enter! Interested RCM students should speak to their teachers and see the website linked below for more details. All RCM prepatory and repertoire levels are welcome.

There are prizes to be awarded both in judged categories AND a participation draw so we highly encourage all RCM students to enter by December 1st!
Composition  Masterclass: One on one with Ms. Alondra
Our composition masterclass lessons return this September! Students in the JAC/JSAC levels are welcome to take these online one on one lessons to expand on their knowledge of music composition and refine their own pieces with Ms. Alondra's help!
Lessons will be available online-only on Wednesdays with Ms. Alondra.
Student's compositions will be featured in Junior Original Composition
activities including the JOC concert!
Interested? Please email us to learn more!
Kindermusik for Babies & Toddlers
Runs every Wednesday for approx 45 minutes:
@10:00: Wiggle & Grow
@11:15 Cuddle & Bounce
Email us to reserve your spot!
Thank you to everyone that has reached out to us with kind words regarding our handling of this year's challenges!  We appreciate your positive feedback and would like to share your kind words with the larger community - we ask that you please leave us a review on our pages linked below, and let us know when you do so:
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