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Mississauga News, Wednesday August 8th, 2007 (edited)
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After one year of doing all lessons virtually due to the pandemic, we have decided to stay online only permanently!
First, if you have time, please read our news post directly below this, that we wrote last year after several months of teaching virtually due to the pandemic...
Since our online lessons have been such an overwhelming success, we have decided to transition Lowe's School of Music to a online-only business permanently!
The reasons for this are plentiful, many of which I listed in my previous post (students and staff find it very personal and natural, both parties save time and money not needing to travel to the school, lessons in comfort of own home, etc.)
Also, over the last year we have added students across Canada and around the world!! It's been an incredible development! So, reopening the physical location wouldn't even matter to many of our new clients!
So, when we consider all of these factors, it just makes sense to close the brick and mortar music school and continue online permanently! We're very excited!
All lessons went virtual in 2020 and it's going really well!
When the pandemic hit in March 2020 we quickly transitioned our lessons to entirely online using apps like Skype, Google Meet, Zoom, and Facetime. While we were unsure at first what to expect, we were thrilled how well the lessons work in this manner!
First off, the interaction in a private video call feels almost entirely like the actual face-to-face interaction. The teacher can see and hear what's happening, then provide feedback and play examples.
Also, there were many unexpected benefits to the online lessons! It turns out the reduction in travel time was a huge benefit to our clients. Typically they would pack up their musical gear, drive to the school, wait in the waiting room, unpack again, then have their lesson, and do the revere to get home. This could mean a 30 minute lesson could mean allotting 60 or even 90 minutes of the day when all is said and done! Now, they just go to the music room in their home where their instrument is already setup, and they're ready for the call!
The final result is that almost all of our students not only enjoy the virtual lessons, but prefer them! The vast majority have told us that they will stay with virtual lessons, even after the pandemic is under control.
So, we are happy to continue to offer virtual lessons permanently going forward!
2020 Mississauga News Reader's Choice Awards!
We are honored to report that we won two top prizes in the 2020 Mississauga Reader's Choice Awards!
Tim Smith, guitar teacher and owner/operator of the school, received the most votes for Best Music Instructor in all of Mississauga!
Tori Smith received the most votes for Best Piano Instructor in Mississauga!
We are so grateful to all who voted, this is an incredible honor for us both!
Spring 2019 - Now offering lessons entirely in French!
You have spoken and we have heard! For our french speaking community, we now offer beginner piano and guitar lessons entirely in french! Call or email to find out about times and availability!
Congratulations to Onofrio Miserere who was accepted into the Cawthra Parks Secondary School music program, majoring in saxophone! He'll be starting there in September 2018!
Congratulations to classical guitar student David Cojucaru who in January 2018 performed as a guest student performer during the concert season for the Guitar Society of Toronto!
Here's a shot of the 2018 Lowe's School of Music hockey team! We've been proudly sponsoring the Port Credit Storm for four years and counting!
Lowe's School of Music student places 3rd in all of Ontario!
In 2016 classical guitar student Edward Liu won THIRD PLACE in all of Ontario during the provincial finals of the Kiwanis Music Competition! This is particularly amazing as Edward was still in high school while competing against students who were studying guitar full-time in Post-Secondary music programs!
Lowe's School of Music wins the Stars of Mississauga South award for Service Excellence!
We at Lowe's School of Music - Port Credit were humbled and honoured when we were presented with the Award for Service Excellence by the Stars of Mississauga South! We would like to sincerely thank MPP Charles Sousa as well as the Port Credit BIA for this incredible recognition and for their tireless effort to support small businesses throughout Mississauga South!
Did you know Lowe's School of Music sponsors the Port Credit Storm Atom Red Team for the local Port Credit Hockey Association? We think our team jerseys look pretty sharp!