SSSG Notes March 23, 2018

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Hello Suzuki families,

I hope you had a restful March Break!
There are group classes this Saturday...

*Please make note of the SSSG Spring Concert on Sunday April 29! 
Large Group rehearsals will be in the morning of April 21 at St George's Church.

Janet Johnson
Suzuki String School of Guelph
administrative assistant

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The Kiwanis Festival Schedule is now out. If you have signed-up for the festival, you should have received an email from Heather Fleming with a link to the schedule. If you haven't received it, please contact Heather at

A reminder of the following SSSG policy: 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.

Announcement for the 2018-19 school yearschool
Dear Suzuki families,

It is with great pleasure that we would like to announce that Suzuki cello teacher Sandy Kiefer will be stepping in to replace our dear cello faculty David Evenchick while he is on leave of absence starting in September. Ms. Kiefer is an amazing, fully trained and very experienced Suzuki cello teacher coming to us from Colorado. She is a vibrant and passionate musician, teacher and person who will no doubt be a great addition to our faculty next year.
Please see Ms. Kiefer's bio below
Ms. Kiefer earned a Masters in Music in Cello Performance from the New England Conservatory. She did her Suzuki Training with Rick Mooney, Nancy Hair and Pam Davenport. 
She was a Suzuki Cello Teacher at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass and the Suzuki Cello teacher at the Hong Kong Suzuki Institute. Ms Kiefer is in demand as a clinician for Suzuki workshops and has taught at Suzuki Institutes in Oregon, Kansas, Vermont, Connecticut, Thailand and Indonesia. Additionally, she taught private cello students at the University of Rhode Island, Belmont Public Schools, Powers Music School, Noble and Greenough Private School, Arlington Public Schools for 30 years. Ms. Kiefer has also been a freelance cellist with Boston Ballet, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Springfield Symphony, Masterworks Chorale, Hartford Symphony. Portland Symphony, Viterbo Opera ( Italy) Manager and Founder Copley Chamber Players, perform about 200 engagements yearly.
Currently, Ms. is a member of the San Juan Symphony and loves teaching cello in the Durango, (CO) area.
We all look forward to working with Ms. Kiefer come September!

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On  Sunday March 25th, at 3pm, the GSO is thrilled to be returning to the magnificent Basilica of Our Lady for the third time, with a performance of Faure Requiem. The brilliant Markus Howard of La Movida and the Guelph Youth Singers, guests conducts. Also on the program will be the Finale of Saint Saens' Organ Symphony featuring Master Organist, Joe Carere!


Ticket Prices
$28.25 Adult
$23.73 Group of 6 or more (use promo code SIXPLUS)
$19.00 29 and Under
$10.00 14 and Under
$5.00 eyeGO