SSSG Notes January 13, 2017

In This Issue:

Dear SSSG families,

I hope you first week back to school & classes went well.
Please know there are  group classes this Saturday, January 14.


Janet Johnson
Suzuki String School of Guelph
administrative assistant

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SSSG Faculty Concert faculty
Don't miss the SSSG Faculty Concert January 28 1:30 p.m. at the GYMC.
All monies raised go directly towards the SSSG Bursary Fund.
Mark your calendars!

Video & photo links to the Snowflake Concert vid
Here are the links to the SSSG's private channel (youtube):

Here are the links to the SSSG's flickr account for photos:

Teen Mentor Course  teen
For SSSG Students interested:
There is a Teen Mentor Course in Oakville on  Sunday, January 15 from  1:00-5:30 p.m.
Location:  Queen Elizabeth Park Cultural and Community Centre
For more information:

Please contact Elayne Ras for any specific questions at:

Kiwanis 2017 kiw
Kiwanis Festival Registration:
We encourage all our students - except beginners- to participate in the Kiwanis Music Festival of Guelph. The wide majority of our students enter the non-competitive category and enjoy this opportunity to perform, celebrate their musical efforts and get feedback from a different teacher. 
This year, the string section of the festival will run from;
 March 25 to April 2. 
This year, we are very lucky to have two superb adjudicators who are two Suzuki teachers. The Strings - Senior adjudicator is cellist Margaret Tobolowska from Ottawa. The Strings - Junior is violinist Margot Jewell from Etobicoke. 
Online Registration is up and running on the Festival website.  Secure payment can be made through Paypal by credit card or VISA Debit and the option remains to print the final page and submit payment by cheque to the Festival following registration online if people prefer not to submit payment over the internet.  The paper application form can still be downloaded and printed and submitted the old fashioned way for a $3 paper handling fee, but I strongly encourage everyone to apply online if at all possible.  
Here is the link to the website for you to share with your students:
Remember to refresh your browser or clear your cache if you have visited the site before. You should see Registration as the sixth listing in the menu bar.

The Registration Deadline  is at  midnight  on  January 29th! 

A huge thank you to Heather Fleming and the Kiwanis Club of Guelph for organizing this event which is such an amazing learning and performing opportunity for our students. Heather is the secretary of the festival and works tirelessly to make it happen very year, from fundraising, to scheduling, to volunteer coordination, and on and on. 
Heather, you are truly a hero in our community!

As per our policies: Students participating in solo string classes at the Kiwanis Music Festival of Guelph will not receive a private lesson during the week of the festival. Instead, their teacher will attend their rehearsal with the accompanist and their performance at the festival.
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