SSSG Notes February 28,  2019

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Hello all,

Please know that there are classes this Saturday, March 2 but none on March 9 or 16 due to March break.
With this in mind all those who have purchased pre-paid Grocery Cards please remember to pick up your March cards this Saturday!!!


Janet Johnson
Suzuki String School of Guelph
administrative assistant

GSO Pop Up Concert pop

GSO Pop-up Concert
Sunday March 3, 3pm, Harcourt Church!
This weekend with   Guelph Symphony Orchestra! Aeromancy by Jocelyn Morlock, with   Jeremy Cook   and   Andrea Cook, Wagner's Siegfried-Idyll. Also on the programme is Vanhal Concerto for 2 Bassoons, featuring   Vasile Simion Ciobanu   and   Kristin Izabel Day.  
Looking forward to this!
Ticket Prices
$45.00 Adult
$38.25 Group of 6 or more (use promo code SIXPLUS)
$29.00 29 & under
$10.00 14 & under
$5.00 eyeGO

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

FREE Super Early Bird Registration at SOSIbird
Today (Thursday) is the last day to get FREE Super Early Bird Registration at SOSI-SAVE $90 per family!
If you register by Thursday February 28, you will pay no registration fees (save $90)!

If you register between March 1-May 1, your registration fee will be $50 (save $40) so get your registration in soon... after May 1 the registration fee is $90.

If you pay your fees in full before May 15 you will be entered in an Early Bird Draw for a refund of half of your tuition!

Note: There is only one registration fee per family. 

Early Bird Draw
If all your fees are paid by the Early Bird Draw deadline of May 15, you will be entered into our Early Bird Draw for a refund of Half of One Tuition Fee! There will be one winner.

Bursaries & Scholarships
A limited number of bursaries and scholarships are available for both students and teachers who could use help attending SOSI. More information here.

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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The Guelph Connections Concerts connections
Dear Friends of Guelph Connections Concerts,
Let's celebrate the end of Winter together!
Yes, as we hunker down through yet another February snow and ice storm I really am inviting you to celebrate the end of Winter! The Late Winter Cycle of concerts begins in two weeks, on February 26, and I know this next set of concerts will be sure to warm up your hearts if not the thermometer.
The first concert of the End of Winter Cycle, February 26th, is the narrative poem "Enoch Arden" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, which Richard Strauss set for recitation and piano. This concert features pianist Stephan Sylvestre with Gerald Neufeld as narrator. This late Romantic work is followed by an early romantic concert, March 5, with Eviole "The Birds and the Bees" featuring soprano, mezzo-soprano, cello and harpsichord. More soul warming music follows with piano soloist Luke Welch performing works including Chopin and Schumann, and the Wall Scholtes Stewart-Kroeker Piano Trio playing Schubert and Rachmaninoff. To round out the End of Winter Cycle is the not to be missed Odin String Quartet who will perform Haydn, Webern and more.
Come out of the cold into the warmth of beautiful St. George's Church and I will as always look forward to greeting you at the door.
Best regards,
Marlena Tureski
Artistic Director, Guelph Connections Concerts
St. George's Anglican Church
99 Woolwich St. Guelph
4:30pm Tuesday afternoons
Admission is free to all
February 26   Enoch Arden, Narrator and Piano
March 5         Eviole, Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Cello, Harpsichord
March 12       Luke Welch, solo piano
March 19       Wall Scholtes Stewart-Kroeker Piano Trio
March 26       Odin String Quartet