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We Are OMA

Wow! What an awesome recital weekend! It’s such a thrill to hear so much music in one day and to see the progress our students are making over the long term. You have so much to be proud of. We’ll … Continue reading

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Own The Outcome

One of the most powerful concepts we can teach our kids is that they have influence over the events of their life. This isn’t so say that everything will always go the way they want. After all, “influence” is different … Continue reading

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Better Your Best

Have you ever set your mind on achieving a goal and fallen short? Haven’t we all? Sometimes, despite our best efforts, we miss the mark. It could be that we simply underestimated the amount of time, focus, and energy it … Continue reading

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Embrace The Challenge

Embrace the Challenge is one of our Core Values here at Oregon Music Academy. And it’s a special focus for next month as we kick off our 90 day Practice Challenge. I’ve had some great discussions with parents, students, and … Continue reading

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Practice Challenge Spring 2014

We’re focusing on the Core Value of Embrace The Challenge this month. Are you up to the challenge? Can you make regular practice a priority? Take the pledge and get started on March 10. You have 90 days to complete … Continue reading

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Strengthening Our Core

Last year was a year of growth and change here at OMA. We’re serving more students than ever. Our students keep improving and growing. We’ve added more staff to better serve you. And on a personal level, my family grew … Continue reading

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Make Up Lesson Dates

We’ve seen a lot of growth and change over the past year here at Oregon Music Academy. This extends beyond the progress our students have made. We’ve also grown as an academy. As word has spread about our music lessons … Continue reading

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Music at Tigard Library in March

I just ran across these two music-related events being held at the Tigard Library this week. Thought I would share in case any Oregon Music Academy students are interested in attending a concert or doing an extra performance. Wednesday, March … Continue reading

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Portland’s MusicFestNW

Whether you’re taking guitar lessons in Portland or are just a fan of great music, you should definitely check out Music-Fest-Northwest. MusicFestNW bills itself as the biggest and most successful music festival in Portland, Oregon. It’s not hard to see … Continue reading

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Oregon All-State Music Auditions

Via the Oregon Music Educators Association Newsletter: October 5, 2012 is the Deadline for Oregon All-State Music Auditions and All-Northwest Auditions and for Oregon Middle and Elementary recommendations. Auditions and nominations are due next Friday, October 5! Audition fees are … Continue reading

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