SSSG Notes January 17, 2019

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Hello Suzuki families,

A gentle reminder from Molly:

The Twinkle Cafe is up and running again.  Thanks to everyone for their kind support! The cafe hours are 9ish to noonish.  A reminder for tired parents that you are welcome to buy extra snacks for school lunches. There are paper bags available and we're baking with that in mind.  Thanks again! 

Please know that there are Group Classes this Saturday, January 19. 

Janet Johnson
Suzuki String School of Guelph
administrative assistant

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Online Registration for the  2019 Kiwanis Music Festival of Guelph   is finally up and running on our website at  Hooray!!!

The Registration Deadline has been extended to January 31, 2019.
As in the past, we encourage our students to participate in the festival as it is a great way to get an extra performance opportunity, get feedback from a different teacher and participate in the cultural life of our wonderful community of Guelph.
Students who register for the festival will not get a lesson the week of the festival. Instead, their teacher will attend their rehearsal with piano and attend their performance at the festival. 
Parents can register their children online and choose to pay through Paypal with a credit card or print the form and send payment to the Festival by cheque if preferred. The paper handling fee is $3.

Some important things to note for hassle-free Online Registration:
- Every field is required and must be completed before you can proceed to the next page
- If a student is studying with different teachers in different disciplines, they should do separate registrations for each teacher
- If a teacher's name is not listed, select Other and provide all of the required contact information
- Duets, Trios, Quartets, etc. must be entered in a separate Group Registration online and cannot be added in the Individual Registration.  Only one member of the ensemble needs to register and pay the entry fee.  They will need to know the full name, age, and complete contact information for each performer in order to register online.
N.B. Since Group Registration is somewhat cumbersome online, we will waive the $3 handling fee for Paper Application Forms for all Groups.

Let's Talk Workshop and Pop-up Poster Festival talk

 Let's Talk Workshop and Pop-up Poster Festival
On Saturday, January 26 our group classes will be a little different. We will be holding our first "Let's Talk Workshop". Your teachers will be leading discussions and answering parent and student questions as submitted ahead of time. In the weeks leading up we invite you to bring in your questions in writing to group class or email them to your group class teacher so we can plan the discussion ahead of time. 
Please note: There will be no rhythmic reading classes or Tanglewood Orchestra rehearsal on that day. GYMC orchestras and Concorde will be running as usual. So will the Spain tour group classes and the Mutter violin group class.

SSSG Pop-up Poster Festival pop
SSSG Pop-up Poster Festival
Calling all creative young musicians!
We need your participation
Date: Saturday, January 26 - 10 am to 1 pm
Submission deadline: Saturday January 19
Set-up time: 8 am to 9:45 am
Location: GYMC upstairs foyer
Open to the public
All SSSG students are invited to present a pop-up poster on the musical subject of their choice. You may enter individually or as a team.  Here are some ideas: 
  • A composer
  • A musical era 
  • A music theory concept 
  • How string instruments work
  • The physics of sound
  • The brain and music
  • Practising ideas
  • Review games
  • Any musical thing you can think of!
To enter your submission:
Please note: on Saturday, February 2 we will have regular group classes

Spain Tour Send Off Concert spain

Don't miss this extraordinary concert...  Music at the GYMC continues on Sunday January 20 at 2 pm with a rare treat-internationally-renowned artists THOMAS WIEBE (cellist from the music faculty of ther University of Western Ontario) and CHIHARU IINUMA (pianist from Vancouver) join forces for a dazzling recital. Music by Couperin and Takemitsu, as well as cello sonatas by Debussy and Chopin.
Single tickets $30 adult, $20 senior, $10 child 14 and under. Available at the door. This is a fundraising concert for the GYMC.

Concert with Relative Harmony harmony

First Half of the Programme:
  1. Snow Shoveling Shanty
  2. Frobisher Bay
  3. Woodcutting Song
  4. Tunes-Soldier's Joy? Shove That Pig's Foot into the Fire/ Liberty
  5. My Father's Old Sou'wester
  6. Boatman
  7. Rolling Down to Old Maui
  8. Harbo and Samuelson
  9. Marion Bridge
  10. Times to Remember
After Intermission:
  1. Candlemas Eve
  2. Prisoner of Zenda
  3. The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night
  4. King of the Road
  5. Why Does Love Make You Stupid
  6. Tunes-Reel Beatrice/Big Jon McNeil
  7. Sam Hall
  8. Touch Us Gently Time
  9. Midnight on the Water
  10. Remember Me