SSSG Notes June 23, 2017

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Hello Suzuki families,

We hope this finds you well and happily looking towards the summer season.  Please note the new SSSG on line survey link below.
Registration packages will be sent out by mid July. Thank you for your patience.

Janet Johnson
Suzuki String School of Guelph
administrative assistant

Canada 150 celebrations canada
Our Canada 150 Celebration at the GYMC on June 10 was a success! 
Thank you so much to everyone who participated, students, parents, volunteers and teachers! 
The day was filled with music: Guelph Youth Music Centre Orchestra, Barn Dance with SSSG fiddlers and Relative Harmony, David Jone's "Canada 150/ O Canada" performance, group class performances, James Gordon's "Song of a City" performed with the Guelph Youth Singers and James Gordon.  It was a true celebration of Canada and Music! We were joined by 4 alumni students who came out to help for the day: Nick Misener, Serina Mizutani, Leah Bondy and Noah Schuster. We also had the visit of a young Suzuki student from Arizona named Alice, who joined us for Twinkle "Arizona Cactus"! The GYMC was decorated beautifully by our Canada summer Jobs employee, Audrey Palmer Steinhäuser, alumni Joanna Hajduk and Tucker Seabrook from Guelph Youth Singers. Bravo to everyone! Thank you to the Guelph Community Foundation for supporting this amazing project!
Check out the photos:
K indergarten String Workshopskin
Kindergarten String Workshops
Our kindergarten string workshops have been a great success. Close to 1000 kindergartners throughout the city have now played a violin, a viola and a cello. Sixteen schools and daycares around the city opened their doors to us and their teacher's appreciation made it all worth it! Here is a quote from one of them, Angeline Lau from Rickson Ridge PS:

"On behalf of the staff at Rickson Ridge, I would like to express our deep appreciation to all of you for bringing music to our students.  It was abundantly clear to me that it was an enthralling and joyful experience.  I could see the spark that this experience has ignited in my students.
I felt that it was extremely meaningful for Rickson's young musicians to be part of the workshop.  I feel that for my students, to appreciate that we have musicians in our midst and to have children teach other children is very empowering.  I liked that part of the workshop very much indeed. I was moved by the patience and solicitude exhibited by all the performers."

We could not have done this without the help of our volunteer parents and students. A huge thank you to all of them! Thank you also to Canada Summer Jobs for giving us the funding to hire Audrey Palmer Steinhäuser to run this program. Audrey was a champion and personally put instruments into the hands of  nearly 1000 children in addition to communicating with all the schools and families to make this happen. Bravo Audrey!!!

A special shout out to the small army of the SSSG students who helped with the workshops. They all spent hours in kindergarten classrooms and showed the highest professionalism in handling the instruments and guiding young hands to experience the joy of making sounds come out of humble pieces of wood!
April Aasinki
Theo An
Adia Bisson
Maki Burgess 
Benjamin Carrière Sonnenberg
Stella Castura
Rebecca and Gabby Chin
Elisabeth Eckert
Bennett and Laura Fleming
Claire and Olivia Gomes 
Raewyn and Sebastian Hubbard
Lucas Jones
Alison and Aiden Kish
Felicia Koch
Ella Landy
Molly and Jane Linder
Claire Lukens
Roman Misanchuk
Iris and Theo Moers 
Alexis and Georgia Moller
Dylan Noritomi-Hartwig
Thomas and James Orear
Alexander Rankin
Simon Scott
Owen and Mikayla Sedlak
Maithili Shende
Samy Steinhauser
Jonah Sutherns
Norman and Maren Troop
Kevin Wu
Elaine Xu,
Erica Yeh 
Morgan Yeh, 
SSSG Survey sur
Please take a moment to fill in the new on line SSSG Survey.  Your feedback will help us best know how to embellish your SSSG experience in future years:

The survey is now live and can be accessed via the link:
The deadline to fill in the link is June 30.
Thank you for your time!
Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute 2017 SOSI

Recommended for all our students and parents to keep your motivation up during the summer:
Canada's largest Suzuki institute offers student programs for all ages, in exceptionally well-equipped, air-conditioned facilities at Wilfrid Laurier University. Students & parents get recharged with an energizing head start for regular lessons in the fall. Plus you make great new friendships! It's the ultimate musical family vacation!

Complete String & Piano programs, Four Orchestras,Optional & Enrichment Classes, Chamber Music,Young Artist Program for advanced students, Body Mapping, Suzuki Baby & Toddler Classes, Mini Institute for youngsters 7 & under.

SOSI Bursaries and Scholarships
Bursary application deadline. For more information go to:

For other Suzuki Summer Institute throughout North America: 


SSSG's Faculty's Stone Field Quartetquartet
Adult Students for Summer lessons adult
Anna Hughes is accepting Adult students for summer lessons and beyond. 
If interested contact:
Classical Rock Orchestra Camp rock

Classical Rock Orchestra Camp
July 10-14 at the Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Kitchener
Morning and/or Afternoon Sessions:
- half day sessions is $200 for the week and full day is $300.
 For more information & or to register: