News And Events

2014 SPRING CONCERT

It's that time again!  The snow is giving way to the first shoots of spring, and we are happy to announce that our spring concerts will take place on Sunday, May 25th 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!  Multiple concerts will be arranged according to interest.  If you wish to participate, please confirm with your teacher, or with our office by no later than Saturday, May 3rd.  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 Kat Mrmak to our wonderful roster of professional teachers.  She will be taking on a role as violin, viola, piano and voice instructor, and we are thrilled to have this wonderful musician and experienced teacher joining our team!
LINKS FOR HOPE - June 1st, 2013
REBEL CREEK GOLF CLUB


The Sound Factory Music School enthusiastically supports the Links For Hope organization's 9th annual tournament and dinner, to be held at Rebel Creek Golf Club on Saturday, June 1st.  All proceeds go to the Children's Wish Foundation.  To register for the tournament use the contact in the below graphic, send an email, or contact us with your information and we will provide it to the event organizers.

A raffle will also be held as part of this fundraising effort.  Prizes include

2 42" Samsung LCD TVs (courtesy of RH Enterprise)
Weekend Cottage Getaway (courtesy of O'Leary's Beach Retreats)
LPGA Package (Courtesy Manulife Financial)
Toronto Blue Jays Tickets for 4 (courtesy of Hargest Concrete)
Toronto Blue Jays Tickets for 4 (Courtesy of Trevor Osborne)
Giant Cosmetics Bag (Courtesy of Shoppers Drug Mart)
Whistlebear Golf Package (Courtesy Whistlebear Golf Club)
and much more! 


Tickets for the raffle are available at the Sound Factory Music School.  $10 per ticket, or 3 for $25, with all proceeds going to the Children's Wish Foundation.  200o tickets printed.  Draw to be held June 1st, 2013 at Rebel Creek Golf Club.

 
 
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