SSSG Notes May 2,  2019

In This Issue:

Hello all,

From Paule:
A huge thank you to everyone for a wonderful concert last Sunday. Students, you sounded amazing! Thank you for your gift of music, energy and good humour throughout the day! Graduating students, thank you for inspiring us with your beautiful, surprise Twinkle and your wonderful bios! Teachers, bravo for your hard work in preparing everyone and continuing to nurture excellence and artistry in our young musicians.  Chaperones and stage crew, we couldn't do these concerts without you.  You are amazing! Thank you so much for your time and care in making this event so smooth and safe for all our students. Anna and Janet, thank you for your coordination of the volunteers and the concert. Everything went so smoothly! Caroline and Dorothy, thank you for your emceeing of this event. Your words mean so much to all of us! Gabriel Ting and JS An, thank you for taking care of the photography and the videography for this concert. We look forward to seeing your beautiful work! Thank you to the River Run Centre staff for their hard work, courtesy and professionalism. What a joy it is to work with you! Bravo everyone. What an inspiration!

Please know that photos and videos of the concert will be available through next week's Constant contact.
Group classes are now finished for the year.  Private classes run until the week of June 2 (consult your private teacher if there are lessons "owed".)

Please know that all SSSG 2019/20 registrations are due  May 10.
$25 penalty fee will be added to all late registrations.
Late registrations make the scheduling process of both private & group classes for the whole school very difficult & delayed.  We appreciate your efforts with this.


Janet Johnson
Suzuki String School of Guelph
administrative assistant

Cello grad: Alex Barnstijn's solo concert alex

Tanglewood Orchestra performing at Guelph Lake Commons Retirement Homeretire
On Tuesday, June 18 , Tanglewood Orchestra will be performing for the seniors at the  Guelph Lake Commons Retirement Home, 520 Victoria Rd, Guelph, ON.  We will arrive there at 5:30pm for a rehearsal/warmup, and then perform from 6:30-approx. 7:30. Repertoire will be our three pieces from Kiwanis, plus there will be opportunities for the students to play solos/duos if they would like.
All Tanglewood students: Please reply to Elayne at: as soon as possible to indicate whether or not you're able to attend this performance. Hopefully we can get enough people from the Orchestra out to play for the seniors, they always enjoy seeing and hearing our students!

"This Happened this Year" year
Pop-up Posters
This year, we challenged our students to come up with musical pop-up posters to share with everyone. Very few students participated, but Elisabeth Eckert and Manon Habash made the two below.

Elisabeth built a pop-up concert. It's a game. You have a list of note values and you need to find those note values amongst the different elements of the audience. Lots of fun and perfect for you Rhythmic Reading enthusiasts!

Manon researched violins not made out of wood. She found four different material used to make violins: carbon fiber, titanium, aluminum and plastic from a 3D printer!

Bravo to both of them!  

P.S. Did you know that in 1932 you could purchase an aluminum violin, case, and bow for $50.00 from the Aluminum Musical Instrument Company of Ann Arbor Michigan? Did you know that the world's only titanium violin is valued at $100,000? (Helpful hint: The neck edges are super sharp. You might want to have a box of bandages handy when you play.) Violin student Manon Habash explored the subject of violins made from materials other than wood. She found articles and images of violins made from carbon fibre, aluminum, titanium and even free design files for 3D printed violins. The poster will be up next week in Paule's studio if you'd like to check it out! (see Manon's poster below right)

If you have pictures of other things that happed this year, share them with us! 
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MusicFest 2019 fest
  Hear one of the world's hottest ensembles, the ROLSTON STRING QUARTET, on May 31. Thrill to DAVID GILLHAM performing Virtuoso Music for Violin on June 7 (with your own pianist Ken Gee, director of Guelph Musicfest). Guelph Musicfest 2019 presents four World-class Concerts in the beautiful acoustics of the GYMC Recital Hall. PLUS... Get your tickets at a great price! All tickets and subscriptions are ON SALE, but only until May 12. Go to this link for details... 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for the Musicfest ticket table... Enjoy the concerts for FREE by helping out at the door (adults or senior students). Contact Ken at or 519-993-7591

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