FAQ


1) When can I register for classes?

OSMPA is currently registering for the summer session 2020! Reserve your spot online today. New students can join in private lessons during the first week of each month. The OSMPA academic year runs from September to June | and then switches to a summer schedule for July and August.Group classes have start dates in September and February. Don't miss joining an exciting class and join our newsletter today.

2) 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. 
3) When do registrations start? Fall registration begins in early March. Students can reserve a specific time slot at the school by placing a non-refundable deposit. Register early to ensure you recieve a time slot you need! 
4) 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+
 5) How can I reserve a music lesson time slot for September? Lesson reservations for September will be available in early March. Please check back for lesson reservations!
6) 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.
7) 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.
8)   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.
9)   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