SSSG Notes January 31,  2019

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Hello all,

Please know that all classes are running this Saturday, February 2. The following Saturday there are NO classes due to the Family Day weekend.

Please note the Spain Tour Send Off concert as well as the super fun, stimulating fundraisers for the tour below!!!


Janet Johnson
Suzuki String School of Guelph
administrative assistant

Kiwanis Festival of Guelph 2019-new Online registration kiw


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.

Spain Tour Send Off Concert spain
Hola Espana! Taste of Spain taste

Champagne Welcome *  with passed hors d'oeuvres
* from a private cellar: René-Henri Coutier Champagne Tradition Brut

Four Course Spanish-themed Dinner

Performance by members of the Spain Tour Ensemble

$100 per person includes Tax Receipt for $50* per ticket

In support of the Spain tour. Seating limited. 
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 
Kiwanis Music Festival of Guelph's Gala Concert gala

The Kiwanis Music Festival of Guelph is hosting its annual Gala Concert on Saturday, February 9th at 7:00pm at the Guelph Youth Music Centre. A variety of local professionals and stellar students will be donating their time and talents for your listening pleasure. Some of the performers include our very own Cellist, Sandy Kiefer, aka Ms. K., along with Oboist, David Vanbiesbrouck, as well as the stellar young chamber group Vera Golubitsky, Natasha Cook, and Isaac Xing! Our own Laura and Bennett Fleming will also be presenting the famous Abbott & Costello's Who's on First!  This elegant evening will feature a delightfully eclectic concert as well as a silent auction, live auction, draw prizes, and a host of tantalizing hors d'oeuvres, desserts and drinks. There will even be a chocolate fountain! Wine and beer available for $5 a glass. Only 180 tickets available. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. Gala Tickets: $25-Adults/$5-Students. Contact Festival Coordinator, Heather Fleming, at 519-821-4365 / .
SSSG Music Fair fair

  • Discover Suzuki Early Childhood Education for children ages 0-3
  • Enjoy a snack in our café
  • 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