October 2023
Dear parents & students,

With Fall approaching, we are about to begin a season full of very exciting festivities! In the spirit of giving thanks, we would like to extend a warm thank you to our students, parents, and staff for joining us for another school year! There is a lot to look forward to! 
For example! In October we will be holding our annual school-wide 21 day practice challenge! All successful participating students who practice everyday for the first 21 days of October will receive a very special prize!

The fun continues with our Halloween costume week taking place October 25th-31st! Bring your Halloween spirit! 

On October 28th we will be hosting our first October Spooky Music festivals for older students to show their progress and spooky tunes! Also coming up is the Unionville Music Competition! Interested in these performance/competition opportunities? Let us and your teacher know as soon as possible!

We also have several exciting offerings beyond our individual piano and group keyboard classes! Scroll to learn more! 

-88Keys Team
Thanksgiving Weekend & Monday Closure
88Keys will be OPEN and classes will run as scheduled over the Thanksgiving weekend (Oct 7th & 8th)

We wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Halloween Costume Week
88Keys is dressing up for Halloween Costume Week!(October 25th - October 31st) 
Whether attending online or in-person, we encourage students and parents to dress up for classes!
October 1st
Our 21 Day Practice Challenge BEGINS! 
October 7th & 8th
WE ARE OPEN Thanksgiving Weekend 
October 9th
Happy Thanksgiving!
for Monday only. 
October 21st
21 Day Practice Challenge ENDS 
October 25th - 31st
Halloween Costume Week
Please dress up! 
October 28th
88Keys Music Festival takes place!
October 31st
Happy Halloween!
21 Day Practice Challenge Starts October 1st!
Practice every day between October 1st and 21st to receive a secret prize!
Mark each day practiced on your practice tracking sheet with the provided stickers and hand it back to us after October 21st. Haven't receved the sheet?
Ask your homeroom teacher or front desk to participate:-)
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That's right, and not just for successful referrals but also reviews!
See how points are applied as credits on your profile below:
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Have a friend interested in Yamaha group classes for their child? We are still enrolling!
We are planning to open a new JMC1 class for 4-5 yo on Saturadays @2:20 and we still have spots available in our YMC1 class for 6-8y o on Fridays @6:30.

Has a friend already enrolled on your recommendation? Email us at
88Keys October Music Festival
This Halloween we will share the joy of music! 
We will be hosting our second October Music Festival this year! This mid-semester recital offers our older individual and JAC/JSAC students an extra opportunity to perform for an audience. Anyone who would like to come out to view the concert as a guest is very much welcome! 
88Keys October Music Festival:
Saturday, October 28th between 4:30 to 6pm (TBD)
At Trinity Anglican Church (79 Victoria St, Aurora, ON L4G 1R3) 
If interested to attend as a performer or guest, please email us as spaces are limited!
Unionville Music Competition (UMC) 2023
The Unionville Music Competition (UMC) returns this year!
Young talents are welcome to enter into various competition categories which vary by age and whether entering as RCM or non-RCM curriculum participants. Registration is currently OPEN!
The registration & payment deadline is October 31st. We encourage all interested students to let their teachers know and to find out more about the competition from the UMC siteClick the buttons below for more information!
Syllabus | Rules & Regulations | Registration
Vocal Group Class with Ms. Alondra
Calling all songbirds! Our vocal group class is coming back!

We are so happy to announce the return of our group voice program led by

Ms. Alondra!  Here is another opportunity to enrich children's musical learning with mastery of the most unique instrument... their voice! This fun program works to help children develop confidence in their singing and speech, all to the tune of a variety of grooves including classical, easy jazz, and pop tunes!

We are looking to run our vocal class on Saturdays @9:35 AM for approx 50 minutes each. The program runs from October through June. 
Interested? Email us to let us know!
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 this 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!!


Learn more about the program and the value of composition skills from

Ms. Alondra & Mr. D in the interview below!


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

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!
Art Lessons at 88Keys with Ms. Natalia

Are you interested in art classes covering drawing, modelling, painting and more?A local art educator, Ms. Natalia, will continue hosting art classes at our school! Availability will depend on demand, so be sure to reach out if interested! Please contact Ms. Natalia's admin directly using the details below: 


Bright Palette Art School hosted by Ms. Natalia at 88Keys (On site)

Call: 647-292-8720 Email: 

We are so excited to bring the colors to our school! 

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