Parents who would like to register their kids in music lessons on the West Island will have another option as of January. The West Island Music Academy (WIMA) is setting up a new location in Beaconsfield and is inviting families to an open house on Jan. 4 to meet teachers and try out instruments.
“Our mission is to provide high-quality music lessons in a positive learning environment,” says Joel Ovadia, co-director of WIMA. “Not everyone’s goal is to become a rock star or classical performer, but we want to make sure that everyone who comes through our doors has fun and a positive experience with music, no matter what their goals are.”
WIMA offers private instrument lessons for all age groups, including guitar, piano, drums, voice, violin, bass, ukulele, saxophone, flute and trumpet, for students aged 5 and older. A list of teachers and their availabilities is posted on WIMA’s website, so people can learn more about the instructors and their specialties.
Lessons vary between 30 and 90 minutes and are typically once a week. In addition to the Beaconsfield location, WIMA also offers lessons at schools in Pointe-Claire and Cote St. Luc. Classes are typically held between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. during the week and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the weekend at all three locations. Lessons are offered in several different languages.
Parents can now register their kids for courses beginning in 2020. Thirty-minute lessons cost $27, 45-minute lessons cost $40 and one-hour lessons cost $46, which are multiplied by the number of weeks that are in each semester. Their winter/spring semester runs from January to June.
The open house will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at #204-482 Beaconsfield Blvd. in Beaurepaire Village.
For more information, visit westislandmusicacademy.com.