• March 2023
Dear parents & students,
- Saturday, June 24th for group classes & their individual students with siblings in those classes
Sunday, June 25th for the rest of individual students
Please see emails sent last week or our front desk for forms and schedule details. Find new course offerings such as our composititon group class and jazz group below!
Some reminders:
 Students participating in exams this year need to submit their registration form by February 28thExam time slot booking will open in mid-March so look out for an upcoming announcement.
Our advanced level Yamaha students have been working hard on their original compositions and we can't wait to show you! Anyone is welcome to join us for their performance!
Find concert details below.
Please do not hesitate to ask us for assistance with any of the above forms, registrations, or submissions,
we are here to help! :-)
Have a great March break, and of course,
-88Keys Team
March Break Closure
The school is closed:
Friday, March 10th - Thursday, March 16th
(with the exception of make-up classes)

If you are unsure whether you have a class over the break,you may check your schedule through your WellnessLiving account, or email us :-)
February 28th
Deadline to register for 88Keys Piano Competition
February 28th
Deadline to register for Yamaha Exams 
February 28th
Deadline to submit photo for JOC concert booklet
March 10th - 16th
March Break:
March 11th
88Keys Piano Competition takes place
March 17th
Classes resume
March 17th
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Re-Enrollment for 2023-2024 has begun!
Re-enrollment is now open! Please find re-enrollment forms and group class schedules provided in emails sent last week or at the front desk :-)
(Please read policies on second page of form carefully)
Please note the following deadlines:
- Current group classes and individual lesson times will be held until Monday, May 1st.
- Yamaha group re-enrollment: early bird pricing available until Monday, May 1st
- Group class transfer requests will be processed starting Monday, May 2nd
- Classes with low enrollment will be consolidated starting Monday, May 9th
You may also want to consider our new offerings for the 2023-2024 academic year! Learn more about Composition Group Class & Jazz Group below!
NEW! Composition Master Group Class

Calling all composers!!


We are so excited to announce that we will be offering a new composition masterclass group program in the 2023-2024 academic year!

Under the instruction of our teachers Ms. Alondra and Mr.D who hold a master of music composition, students will learn everything about composing and playing the songs of their own creative imagination!!


Last Sunday we sent out an email providing course progression and schedule details!
If you are interested or have any questions, please email us!


Learn more about the program and the value of composition skills from Ms. Alondra & Mr. D in the interview below!

NEW! Jazz Group Class 2023-2024

You may have heard that we are offering a Jazz group class with Mr. Alex!

As a group, Jazz students learn how to play, improvise, and write Jazz tunes! This is a great alternative music program for students who already have some playing experience including: JAC4 & up // RCM 5 &up // PianoForte 9 & up


Watch our senior Jazz students perform here!

If you are interested or have any questions, please email us!

Join us for our Annual Junior Original Composition Concert!
Our Yamaha students from the advanced level have been working hard to prepare their class original compositions for our upcoming Composition concert!
This year, they have been tasked with choosing a painting by the local artist and art-teacher, Natalia Ushakova, to wich they had to create a story and write the music to convey their story.
Join us to watch the painting coming to life through music.
Saturday, April 29th @4:45PM
(The concert will run for approx 2 hours)
At Vaughan Community Church
Address: 200 Racco Pkwy, Thornhill, ON L4J 8X9
Please email us let us know if you will be attending!
Markham Community Feature:
Through gentle rhyme and using a variety of everyday scenarios, including school drop off, mommy's doctor appointment, and even separation at bedtime, little ones are reminded that "Mommy always comes back to you."
Friends since medical school, Christine Yeung and Anna Liang are both practicing family physicians. They each have a family with two young boys, who are the inspiration for this book. When the boys started preschool they wanted a book to help them with their feelings of anxiety. They hope this book will help your child and become a favorite in your home.
You can find the book on Amazon and Indigo.  Find free printable activities on the website too!
Click here for read along video
"The Mouse in Beethoven's House" by Ms. Chanel
Ms. Chanel is excited to share her debut musical children's book - The Mouse in Beethoven's House!
In this delightful story, Melody Mouse has a grumpy, noisy neighbour, Ludwig van Beethoven, the most famous classical composer of all time. Follow along with Melody Mouse as she embarks on the adventure of a lifetime and discovers the joys of music.
You can find the book at Find free printable activities on the website too! 
Instagram: @chanelrosechow
"I Can Read Mandarin" a series by Jen Wong
The 88Keys community is full of talented students… and parents! Jen Wong is the author of a kid’s mandarin book series called “I Can Read Mandarin”.
Her beautifully illustrated picture books are focused on helping kids learn basic Mandarin words.
Her first and second book, “I Can Read Mandarin… Colours & Numbers” and “I Can Read Mandarin… Fruits & Vegetables” are now listed on Amazon & Indigo
Anybody interested in purchasing both books should contact Jen herself about a 2 for $25 promotion at

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!
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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