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November 2019 at Academy of Sound

Dear Academy of Sound community,

"It's the most wonderful time of the year!"

The holiday season has begun, and in honor of Thanksgiving, Academy of Sound will be closed Tuesday November 26 through Sunday December 1.

Our WINTER HOLIDAY RECITAL is Sunday December 15 at 3:00pm, at Oregon Performing Arts Center (Oregon High School). Admission is free, with donations accepted in support of Academy of Sound Foundation providing music scholarships for kids.

You can always see the latest, and sync with us, at


Important dates to remember

Monday, November 25: OPEN (lessons as scheduled)

Tuesday, November 26 through Sunday, December 1: closed (no lessons)

Sunday, December 15: Winter Holiday Recital 3:00pm, Oregon Performing Arts Center

December 23 - January 1: closed (holiday break)

January 2: lessons resume

January 13 - January 17: conference lessons

Monday, January 20: closed


AOS weather closures: Not always the same as Oregon schools!

ALWAYS check our

website, Twitter, or Facebook to confirm whether we are open or closed.

You may also check channels 15 and 27, or call us at (608) 371-9030, and listen to the recorded message.

You also have the option to call the student in as absent, if you determine that travel from your location to ours is unsafe for any reason.


Add some music to your social media feed

Join the Academy of Sound group on Facebook to connect with other families & events.

Share our Winter Holiday Recital as your next post, and Like our Page, too!

You can also write a review.


Meet our newest teacher, Ms. Ally

Ally Kurihara is a native of Wisconsin, and graduated from Lawrence University. She began taking piano lessons when she was 8 years old, and continued through high school. She began saxophone when she was 12 years old, and continued to study it seriously through college where she majored in music education. At Lawrence University, Ally discovered her passion for both teaching and traveling. Ally has taught music in Jamaica, Haiti, and New Zealand. Post-graduation she took a gap year and taught English as a second language in Morocco, where she fell in love with teaching ESL and her now husband Hamza. Ally is looking forward to fostering her love of music by teaching at Academy of Sound.

Ms. Ally currently has openings on Fridays.

Refer a friend and receive a $25 credit for each student you recommend for lessons!


Support Academy of Sound Foundation

A portion of your purchases at will support music scholarships through the Academy of Sound Foundation. There's no extra cost, and you will be helping area students in need to access music lessons.

Click the link or logo to begin shopping.


Lost & found

Have you lost something? Maybe it is waiting to be claimed, in Academy of Sound's lost & found box. Ask at the front desk.


Reporting absences

Write to or call us at (608) 371-9030 to report absences.

Review our policies at Any questions? Let us know.

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