SSSG Notes March 6,  2019

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Hello all,

Please know that there are no classes Saturday March 9 or 16 due to March break.

Some notes from SSSG artistic director, Paule Barsalou:
Bon Voyage to the SSSG and Guelph Youth Dance Company tour group! The group is leaving for Spain today. Follow their travels on the tour webpage
  Keep going back, we will post photos and videos throughout the trip!
Hey violinists and violists!
Looking for some inspiration over the March Break? Watch this video on YouTube:
Violinist Nicola Benedetti talks about the basics of playing the violin by finding relaxation and balance. She goes over warm-up exercised, violin hold and left and right hand position. It's super informative.


Janet Johnson
Suzuki String School of Guelph
administrative assistant

Teen Mentoring ("Practice Buddy") Coursementor
Teen Mentoring, ("Practice Buddy") Course being offered at SSSG:
A wonderful part of the Suzuki experience is the mixing of students of different ages and the learning that happens between younger students and older ones. A more formal part of this interaction between younger and older students is the "Practice Buddy" system we have at our school.  For a reasonable fee, quite a few of our younger students have a practice buddy with whom they work weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. We have a course being offered this month, for any teens that would like to learn how to be a Practice Buddy. 

When: Sun Mar 24
Time: 1pm-5:30pm
Where: GYMC, Rm 108
Pre-Requisites: Must be 13 years old as of Mar 24, and in Bk 4; Non-instrument specific, can be violin, viola, cello, piano
Need to bring that day: Notebook and instrument
Cost: $60 (chq to SSSG)
Teacher: Elayne Ras
Registrations need to be put into Elayne's folder, or emailed to her by Mar 17
Requirements: Students need to take the course, complete 6 observations of bk 1 lessons, and read "Nurtured By Love" in order to be listed as a "Practice Buddy" with SSSG. More information will be given at the course.
Questions? Please contact Elayne at:

SOSI 2019sosi
Discover all the great things that make SOSI the biggest and most comprehensive Suzuki Institute in Canada-still the "ultimate musical vacation" for the entire family, and much more than just a camp. It's also an ideal, fun way to prepare for a productive year come September and to make lifelong friends.
We have a number of exciting offers to tell you about, including one to help you encourage new families to attend SOSI. Visit our web site to explore all the exciting possibilities, and be sure to talk to your teacher. Brochures will be available this weekend at the GYMC.
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The Guelph Connections Concerts connections
Dear Friends of Guelph Connections Concerts,
Let's celebrate the end of Winter together!
Yes, as we hunker down through yet another February snow and ice storm I really am inviting you to celebrate the end of Winter! The Late Winter Cycle of concerts begins in two weeks, on February 26, and I know this next set of concerts will be sure to warm up your hearts if not the thermometer.
The first concert of the End of Winter Cycle, February 26th, is the narrative poem "Enoch Arden" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, which Richard Strauss set for recitation and piano. This concert features pianist Stephan Sylvestre with Gerald Neufeld as narrator. This late Romantic work is followed by an early romantic concert, March 5, with Eviole "The Birds and the Bees" featuring soprano, mezzo-soprano, cello and harpsichord. More soul warming music follows with piano soloist Luke Welch performing works including Chopin and Schumann, and the Wall Scholtes Stewart-Kroeker Piano Trio playing Schubert and Rachmaninoff. To round out the End of Winter Cycle is the not to be missed Odin String Quartet who will perform Haydn, Webern and more.
Come out of the cold into the warmth of beautiful St. George's Church and I will as always look forward to greeting you at the door.
Best regards,
Marlena Tureski
Artistic Director, Guelph Connections Concerts
St. George's Anglican Church
99 Woolwich St. Guelph
4:30pm Tuesday afternoons
Admission is free to all
March 12       Luke Welch, solo piano
March 19       Wall Scholtes Stewart-Kroeker Piano Trio
March 26       Odin String Quartet