Newsletter
October 2021
Dear parents & students,
 
With the first day of fall, we begin a season full of festivities!
 
In the spirit of giving thanks, we would like to extend a warm thank you to our students, parents, and staff for a smooth start to the school year and return to in-person classes! We are especially excited to show you all that the school year has to offer!
 
With October around the corner, there is quite a bit to look forward to! To start, we will be holding our school-wide 21 day practice challenge for which all participating students will receive a prize for practicing the first 21 days of October!
The fun continues with our Halloween costume week taking place October 25th-31st! Show us your Halloween spirit!
 
We are also happy to anounce the return of numerous classes next month!
We will begin our online monthly group classes for those individual piano students looking to perfect their performance skills alongside other students! Any composers can now take Composition Masterclasses, and parents with little ones can join us for Kindermusik classes at last:)
 
On a final note, thank you and please continue to send in your Covid-19 school screening forms to Goodtogo@88keys.ca
 
To learn more about October's important dates, the practice challenge, Halloween costume week, new classes, and more, read on!
 
-88Keys Team
Thanksgiving Weekend & Monday Closure
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY WITH MUSIC!
 
88Keys will be OPEN and classes will run as scheduled over theThanksgiving weekend (Oct 9th & 10th). 
 
We are CLOSED MONDAY OCTOBER 11th!
 
We wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving in good company and the best of health! 
Halloween Costume Week
(October 25th through October 31st)
 
Whether you are online or attending in-person, we encourage students and parents to bring their Halloween spirit by dressing up for the class!
October 1st
Our 21 Day Practice Challenge BEGINS!
 
October 2nd
Monthly Group Class:
Performance Focus
 
October 9th
Monthly Group Class:
Improvisation & Recording Focus
 
October 9th & 10th
WE ARE OPEN
Thanksgiving Weekend
 
October 11th
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
(WE ARE CLOSED)
 
October 21st
21 Day Practice Challenge ENDS!
 
October 25-31
Halloween Costume Week
Please dress up!
 
October 31
Happy Halloween!
 
November 7
Daylight Savings Ends:
Clocks go back
one hour at 2 am
 
Sick Policy Reminder
If you or your child is sick, we kindly ask that you attend online from home or rest.
Class recordings are posted within 24 hr if you wish to catch up at a later time.
 
Thank you for keeping our school safe for everyone!
21 Day Practice Challenge Returns!

Consistent practice is very important for learning an instrument! We are putting your practice to the test with:

The 21 Day Practice Challenge!

In the coming week, students will be receiving a practice tracking sheet. Using the provided stickers, mark each day the student has practiced between October 1st and 21st to receive a loot bag at the end of the month!

 

 We ask parents to please help younger kids to update the charts on a daily basis

 

Individual students who would like to participate should let their teachers know to hand them a tracking sheet:)

Get your piano muscles ready!

Kindermusik Resumes!
Kindermusik classes have finally returned! Join us for:
 
Cuddle & Bounce: (age 0-18m)
Wednesdays @11:15 AM (Full)
Thursdays @11:15 AM (6 spots left!)
 
Wiggle & Grow: (18m-36m)
Wednesdays @10:00 AM (One spot left!)
 
Classes are: In-person with Ms. Nora |  Aprox. 40 min | Run weekly | 6 students max
 
Offered at the reduced price of $82.50/ month
Is your class full? New classes and times will open based on demand! Reach out to us so you may be the first to know!
 
Monthly Group Classes
We are so excited to present our individual piano students the opportunity to attend complimentary online monthly group classes with Ms. Alondra! This is our way of providing students the chance to work on musical skills beyond those typically covered in individual lessons:)
 
The focus of the classes will differ depending on experience level - please see our previous email to find the program breakdown of your experience appropriate program! If you did not receive this email, please let us know to send it to you:)
 
Beginners - Performance focus
First Saturday of every month @3:45 PM
Starting October 2nd
 
Advanced - Improvisation and Recording focus
Second Saturday of every month @3:45 PM
Starting October 9th
 
If you are interested, email us to enroll!
We hope to see you there!
Composition Masterclass
Attention all JAC & JSAC composers!
 
We are happy to announce that the Composition Master Class Program is back! This enrichment course gives JAC & JSAC  students the opportunity to learn the composition theory and tools of different musical styles alongside one of our teachers holding a degree in composiiton!
 
Students also work on having their composition performance ready for our annual Junior Original Composition concert! 
 
Advanced composers will also be able to participate in a new project with Ms. Alondra this year, composing for a story she has written! Details coming soon!
Zoom Links & Video Recording Access
You will now be able to join your ZOOM session through Student's Schedule in Wellnessliving system.
To learn how to access your WellnessLiving profile & and your Zoom sessions, please see the instructions linked in the button below.
 
Also linked are video instructions on how to access group class recordings. Please note, these may take up to 24 hours to upload.
 
If you require any assistance accessing your account, please email us at info@88keys.ca
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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