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FAQ

Is OSMPA open to new students?

OSMPA is currently running all programming online! Private, group, workshops and master classes all run online on a weekly basis through ZOOM. Registration is open to new students as well. We look forward to meeting you!

How long is your school term? Can my child learn year-round?
The OSMPA academic calendar runs from September to June of each year | and then switches to a summer schedule during July and August.Holidays during the school year align with the Halton School Board. 

 

When do registrations start?

Currently, OSMPA registration is open for online classes. Book a trial class or an initial consultation to learn more about classes!

 

At what age should my child start in music lessons?

It is never too early to begin your journey in music! Our youngest students will begin classes in our age appropriate Piano Fingers Group Classes. Private classes begin for children from 4 years+

 

Can my child study Royal Conservatory of Music?

Yes, we do offer and encourage students to take part in the Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations and it serves as a strong part of our curriculum. Although it is not mandatory, setting a goal with the examination motivates students to achieve higher standards in their playing ability. There are a wide range of curriculum options, and your teacher can help to determine which path is best for each student.

 

Why are festivals an important learning process, and which ones can my child participate in?

Music festivals give students a chance to share their music with others, and receive feedback on their playing. With competitive and non-competitive classes, there is an opportunity to perform for everyone. In the past, our students have participated and achieved positive results in the Peel, Burlington, and Kiwanis music festivals.

 

Do you have in-school concerts?

We have two exciting concerts during the academic year that showcase the work of our students. In a friendly and supportive environment, our students share their accomplishments with our school community. Performances are encouraged but are not mandatory.

Do you offer theory classes?

Yes, music theory is challenging but a very important aspect in studying music, therefore it is a strong portion of our programming. Essentially, music theory is the language of music, and its full understanding helps in learning new music with ease and ultimately to enhance performance. If your child is having difficulty reading music, consider separating the playing from the language, by enrolling in a music theory class. We also prepare students for theory examinations with the Royal Conservatory of Music.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at admissions@osmpa.ca