Inside This Issue:

  • SMA Update
  • Ice Sculptures
  • Happy Birthday Wishes!
  • Student Feature
  • Musical Ladder Spotlight!
  • Fun Facts
  • Snow Day Policy
  • Thanks For Your Referrals
  • LOL
  • Is YOUR Teacher sold out?
  • Pet of the Month [NEW FEATURE]

Important Dates

Family Day (No Lessons)
Monday February 18, 2019

March Break (No Lessons)
March 10 - 16, 2019

Good Friday (No Lessons)
Friday April 19, 2019

Keep Up With Us

There's always a lot going on behind the scenes at SMA and 2019 will be no exception. We're super excited to be putting out our own curriculum later this year! 

This picture (above) is a sneak peak of our Level 1 guitar book. We have many others in the works including drums, piano, ukulele, rock band, and voice. 

Having our own curriculum allows us to ensure every student starts off on the right foot with books that are fun and engaging. We're also able to include all the best and latest teaching & music tools without being confined by outdated books that we can't change / edit. 

We're always looking for ways we can improve our lesson experience and this will be one of those. We'll be launching these soon so stay tuned! 
A little inspiration for these cold days ...


What instrument(s) are you taking? Guitar & Voice

Who are your favourite musical artists (or favourite songs)? Love Eminem, favourite song is Lose Yourself.

What are your other hobbies, besides music? 
I play hockey, lacrosse, wakeboard, downhill skiing.

Favourite Food? My favourite food is pepperoni pizza.

Favorite subject in school? Math and Gym

What is the coolest thing you've learned in your lessons so far? Learning to play my favourite song "Lose Yourself" on guitar.

Sudbury Music Academy is the only music school in Sudbury that gives their students the opportunity to earn special color wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them!), trophies AND certificates for passing musical tests with the Musical Ladder System. We love inspiring our students by giving them full colour, really cool "Musical Ladder" wristbands that they can show off to their friends.

More importantly when our students have a test coming up, they practice more, their parents are proud, their teachers are proud, and everybody wins!

Here are some of our recent achievers: Voice student, Alice, earned her Apprentice wristband! Piano and Voice student, Daphne, earned her Apprentice and Musician wristbands! Guitar student, Tyson, earned his Rockstar wristband. Guitar student, Cameron, earned his Song Bird wristband.

Do we still have lessons on snow days? The answer is yes (usually). Quite often SMA remains open on snow days. Having said that, we encourage students to take advantage of our monthly GROUP MAKE-UP CLASSES whenever safety and road conditions are a concern. Please drive safe out there and don't hesitate to contact the office if you'd like to sign up for a Saturday group make-up class.

Is YOUR Teacher Sold Out? Teachers With Waiting Lists

Many teachers have sold out. If you need a schedule change or would like to be added to a waiting list for a particular teacher, day or time, please contact the office and we'll add you to the waiting list. If you are not a student yet there are still limited lesson spots available. To inquire about openings, please send an email to:

Jon - piano, 2 openings
Rashane - piano, voice, 2 openings
Dan - drums, 2 openings
Riley - guitar, violin, piano, 2 openings

Katherine - piano, SOLD OUT
Riley - guitar, violin, piano, 1 opening
Mariah - voice, piano, SOLD OUT
Dan - drums, guitar, 1 opening

Rashane - piano, voice, 1 opening
Dave - guitar, SOLD OUT
Mariah - voice, piano, 1 opening
Riley - guitar, violin, piano, SOLD OUT

Katherine - piano, SOLD OUT
Maxwell - guitar, 1 opening
Riley - guitar, violin, piano, 2 openings
Mariah - voice, piano, 1 opening

Damien - piano, 2 openings
Mariah, SOLD OUT
Rashane - piano, voice, SOLD OUT
Dan - drums, guitar, 2 openings

Rashane - piano, voice, 2 openings
Maxwell - brass, strings, piano, voice, 6 openings
Mariah - voice, piano, 3 openings
Josh - guitar, drums, bass, 6 openings


Since this is a brand new feature in our newsletter, I'll start us off. These gerbils were given to my kids as a Christmas gift. They are 5 months old and named Sugar & Spice. As you can see, they enjoy drinking water at the same time :) They are fun and active little pets!

- Sean Dayton
Want your pet featured? Email us with photos of your pet and a short paragraph describing how adorable your pet is.
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