SSSG Notes February 14,  2019

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Hello all,

Please know that there are NO classes this Saturday, February 16, due to the Family Day weekend. Enjoy!

Please invite interested family, friends & neighbours to the upcoming SSSG Music Fair on Feb. 23 (see the poster below for details).


Janet Johnson
Suzuki String School of Guelph
administrative assistant

A Practice and communication framework for music studentspractice
Hello Suzuki Parents,

As you may know, for the past two years I have been working with Suzuki violin parent Christie Zimmer to develop a practice and communication framework for music students, parents and teachers with the following objectives in mind:
  • managing frustration and resistance in home practice sessions,
  • encouraging practicing with a purpose -- both to make practicing more effective and repetitions more interesting,
  • fostering independent learning through observations, problem solving and asking questions, and
  • strengthening communication between students, parents and teachers.
Together we created a guided notebook for lesson and practice notes and many of our Suzuki families are trying it this year for the first time. 
I would like to invite you to join Christie and me on Tuesday, February 26th at 7:30 pm at the GYMC for a chat on the progress of your practicing so far this year and your experience with our notebook. We'd love to share our ideas for using notetaking to guide your child toward independent learning and we'd love to hear about your and your child's practicing and learning experiences so far this year.
If you haven't had the chance to see our notebook yet and would like to learn more, we'd love for you to join the discussion, too.
In addition to our chat, there will be coffee, tea and sweet treats. If you're able to join us, please let us know using this doodle poll:
Looking forward to seeing you on the 26th!

Paule and Christie

Come See the Stars! stars

Come See the Stars! - Sunday February 24, 2019

Join hosts Trevor Chandler of Starguide Planetarium and Helga Sonnenberg of EcoReg Solutions on behalf of the Suzuki String School of Guelph and the Guelph Youth Dance Co. Spain Fundraising Committee.

Come and experience the beauty and wonders of the night sky on this personally guided tour of planets, moons, constellations, and our home galaxy inside a digital planetarium star theatre-and help send our talented young stars to Spain!

Downtown Guelph at Guelph Youth Dance
42 Quebec Street 3rd Floor Studio
(across from The Bookshelf)

Plenty of parking in municipal lot off of Chapel Lane

Matinee: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM or Evening: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

$30 per person. No children under 6, please.

Seating: Only 25 people per show! Floor cushions provided.

Refreshments available
Order tickets at 
The GYMC's Spectacular Fundraising Concert spec
Spectacular Fundraising Concert at the Guelph Youth Music Centre featuring Guelph Youth Singers, Suzuki String School of Guelph, GYMC String Orchestras and Guelph Youth Symphony Orchestra. Grand Finale with everyone performing James Gordon's Song of Our City.

Tickets $25 adults, $15 seniors & students (to age 18)
Phone orders 519.837.1119 
Buy online

Under One Roof is a fundraising concert organized by the Guelph Youth Music Centre (GYMC) to help support its programs for children and youth in the community.

SSSG Music Fair fair

  • Discover Suzuki Early Childhood Education for children ages 0-3
  • Enjoy a snack in our cafĂ©
  • Create a craft
  • Ask musical questions to the experts
  • The always popular instrument Petting zoo
  • Bring your young children to try violin, viola, cello or bass
  • PLUS: Used book/CD/DVD sale

SOSI 2019sosi
Discover all the great things that make SOSI the biggest and most comprehensive Suzuki Institute in Canada-still the "ultimate musical vacation" for the entire family, and much more than just a camp. It's also an ideal, fun way to prepare for a productive year come September and to make lifelong friends.
We have a number of exciting offers to tell you about, including one to help you encourage new families to attend SOSI. Visit our web site to explore all the exciting possibilities, and be sure to talk to your teacher. Brochures will be available this weekend at the GYMC.
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