SSSG Notes May 4, 2018

In This Issue:

Hello Suzuki families,

Bravo! Awesome Spring Concert Everyone!
Thank you to all our students for a beautiful concert last Sunday! Your performances were refined, artistic and uplifting! Violins even achieve their goal of making Daphne cry during Humoresque! Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this concert possible. Without you, none of this would be possible. Thank you to the teachers and to Ken Gee for preparing everyone and leading in such an inspiring way. Thank you to Janet Johnson for coordinating all the volunteers and to Anna Hughes for coordinating the concert. Thank you to the River Run Centre staff for welcoming us in such a warm, supportive way. We are so lucky to have such a fine venue to showcase the talents of our wonderful students!

Videos and pictures will be made available in the coming week.
Paule Barsalou, BM, MM, SAA approved Suzuki Teacher Trainer

* Please know that the deadline to register for the SSSG 2018/19 of  May 1 is now past due.
No child's classes will be scheduled until registrations are in.
Please follow the following link to register:

SSSG Bursary & Iris Tyron Memorial Scholarship iris
I The SSSG has a Bursary Fund to assist students in financial need. Applications for assistance are reviewed by a committee that is independent of the school.
  • Bursary application forms can be downloaded using the link below.
  • Bursary assistance is dependent on the availability of bursary money and on the family's financial need.
  • NEW: Bursaries are open to first year students.
  • Deadline for bursary application submission is May 29th. Response to request will be made no later than June 30th

II Iris Tryon Memorial Scholarship
Iris Tryon's love for music is the founding reason for the creation of this memorial scholarship in her name. Through this scholarship, may the gift of music, which she shared with each of her students over her lifetime of teaching, continue beyond it. 

"Music expresses that which cannot be said, and on which it is impossible to be silent."  Victor Hugo 

The Iris Tryon Memorial Scholarship is a bursary for full tuition for one school year.
Two categories:
  1. Students who have been in the school for 5 or more years
  2. Students who have been in the school for 1 to 4 years 
The criteria for each category is as follows:
1. Students who have been in the school for 5 or more years
  • Essay written by the student about what their music lessons means to them.
  • Letter of recommendation from the teacher. 
  • Proof of financial need (preceding year income-tax report) and letter from parent explaining the need.
2. Students who have been in the school for 1 to 4 years
Deadline to apply: post mark  May 29

Please mail your application to:
Tracy Jewell
Suzuki String School of Guelph

SSSG Swag to order! att
Interested in some new Suzuki Swag - and support the school spirit?  

We have designed a new logo to help celebrate the 45th anniversary of the school and partnered with SpiritWear Canada on a group of clothing options sporting the new 45th Anniversary Logo.

All sales with this new partner are handled online with ordered being delivered to the school and distributed via your teacher and the private lessons.

Profits from the sales will go towards the school's fundraising campaign to help build the bursary.

We have a few weeks to shore up orders - the last day for orders is May 7th.  Items will be available in mid-May.

Hoping you have some time to get online and select some items for your Suzuki family!

Thanks for your support!

SSSG Canada Summer Jobs student summ

Introducing our new summer student employee, Sarina Mizutani!
Sarina is an alumni of the school and she just finished her 3rd year in music performance at Wilfrid Laurier University. Thanks to a grant from Canada Summer Jobs, She has joined the SSSG administrative team for the next two months. Sarina's main activity will be to deliver string workshops in kindergartens throughout the city and be the face of SSSG at school fairs and community events. 
Sarina has already contacted some of our families about reaching out to their school principal about hosting our kindergarten string workshops. Please help her out and try to make that connection. These workshops are great for the kindergartners as they get to experience first-hand how string instruments work. They are also great for our students, as they get to be involved in the delivery of the workshops and shine in front of the kindergarteners and their teachers. 
Please welcome Sarina back into our school and support her in her work to spread music education throughout our city!
Paule Barsalou, BM, MM, SAA approved Suzuki Teacher Trainer

Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute sosi

Come to Canada's largest Suzuki institute, offering programs for all ages.  Explore our web site and discover the complete range of string and piano programs, complete with four levels of orchestra and lots of optional classes!

We have programs for children of all ages through the teen years: Sibling Class for siblings aged 4 and 5; Mini Institute in violin, viola, cello, and piano (a morning program for Book 1 students only); 
Junior, Intermediate & Senior programs in violin, viola, cello, bass, and piano  PLUS!   A wide variety of exciting optional courses.

Young Artist Program
The Young Artist Program classes are open to senior students of violin, cello and piano, and provide instruction in a setting that moves towards traditional music college/university teaching while maintaining roots in Suzuki philosophy and pedagogy. Video auditions are due May 1st.

Teacher Development Programs

visit our all new web site

Email:  Phone 519.240.6995

Special discount on Guelph MusicFest. tickets! fest
SPECIAL OFFER to Suzuki students...   Are you a Suzuki music student (or have a child that is)? 

Get a special discount on Guelph Musicfest tickets. Limited number of tickets available, and this offer may end soon.  

Visit the web site for details on the concerts: