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2015 WINTER CONCERTS

It's that time again!  The leaves are changing to vibrant colours, there is a nip in the air, and we are hard at work planning our annual Winter Concerts.  The concerts will take place throughout the afternoon on Sunday, November 30th.  Once again this year we will be staging the event at the Button Factory in Uptown Waterloo.
All students are welcome to participate in these voluntary showcases.  Bring your friends and family, guests are welcome!  The concert is presented courtesy of the Sound Factory Music School with no charge to students or guests, so come out and support our young musicians!  Due to number of performers, multiple concerts will be held through the afternoon.  If you wish to participate, please confirm with your teacher, or with our office by no later than Saturday, November 11nd.  The form to the right of this page can be used to register online.

WATERLOO COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE (BUTTON FACTORY)
25 Regina St S, Waterloo, ON N2J 1R8


The Sound Factory Music School would like to welcome Norm Zabala to our wonderful roster of professional teachers.  He will be taking on a role as guitar instructor, and we are thrilled to have this wonderful musician and experienced teacher joining our team!
 
 
PIANO SHOPPING SEMINAR - THURSDAY, MAY 16TH
We would like to thank piano technician Louise McGroarty for coming in to give this informative and entertaining talk.  This will be a regular seminar at the Sound Factory Music School, so if you're in the market for an instrument, contact our studios to retain a place on our lists for the next available session.

LOUISE MCGROARTY,
"The Tuning Wench"
(519) 884-8118
1-800-788-0095
tuneit@rogers.com
 
 
ONTARIO CHILDREN'S ACTIVITY TAX CREDIT

Now there's even more reason to give music a try.  The Ontario Children's Activity Tax Credit came into effect January 1, 2011, allowing parents of children enrolled in music lessons to claim a refundable tax credit. Learn more at http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/catc/.  Begin a lifelong love of music and be rewarded in more ways than one!


CHILDREN'S ARTS TAX CREDIT (CATC)

For 2011 and subsequent years, the federal budget proposes a new non-refundable tax credit based on eligible expenses paid for the cost of registration or membership of your or your spouse's or common-law partner's child in a prescribed program of artistic, cultural, recreational or developmental activity (eligible program).

The CATC will let you claim eligible expenses of up to $500 per year for each of your children (under the age of 16, or under the age of 18 and eligible for the disability tax credit.)

Learn more about this new program at http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/bdgt/2011/qa01-eng.html