SSSG Notes October 6, 2017

In This Issue:

Hello Suzuki families,

Please know that there are NO group lessons on the Thanksgiving weekend, October 7.

Enjoy the holiday!

Janet Johnson
Suzuki String School of Guelph
administrative assistant

SSSG Faculty Concert Fundraiser  fc

SAO Conference: Updatecon

The  November 4th  conference is fast approaching! We have approximately 200 students from not only Guelph, but also from Waterloo and across Ontario and beyond.

Reminder that the conference will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 50 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Ontario.

Our list of teachers has expanded. Our guest clinicians now include
Violin/viola: Karen-Michele Kimmett (Kingston), Margot Jewell (Etobicoke), Michele Dumoulin (Windosr), Philip Kashap (Huntsville), Peter Blair (Montreal)
Cello: Carol Tarr (Denver), Rachel Gauntlett (Toronto), Tova Rosenberg (Toronto)
Bass: Jesse Dietschi (Toronto)
Enrichment (students 3-8): Kevin Snowball (Guelph)
Improvisation (students 9 and up): Laura Nerenburg (Ottawa)
SECE: Lenni Jabour

Parent talk will be given by Carol Tarr, from Denver, Colorado, one of the pioneers of the Suzuki method in the US.

Repertoire emphasis lists

Volume 1-4
  • Complete
Volume 5
  • Vivaldi A minor 2nd movement
  • Vivaldi G minor 3rd movement
  • Country Dance
  • First Violin, Bach Concerto for two violins
Volume 6
  • Handel Sonata in F major, 1st and 2nd movements or La Folia?
  • Fiocco Allegro
  • Rameau Gavotte
Volume 7
  • Mozart Minuet
Volume 8
  • Eccles Sonata 1st and 2nd movements
Volume 9/10
  • Mozart A major first movement
Volume 1-4
  • Complete
Volume 5
  • Marcello Sonata 1st and second movement
  • Nina
Volume 6
  • Bach Concerto in D minor 2nd violin transcribed
(not complete - more will be added next week)
Volume 1
  • Twinkles
  • French Folk
  • Song of the wind
  • Perpetual Motion
  • Minuet 2
  • Volume 2
  • Long long ago and variation
  • Minuet 1
  • Hunters Chorus
  • The two Grenadiers
Volume 3
  • Scherzo
Volume 4
  • Breval sonata first mvt
Volume 5
  • Danse Rustique 
*Reminder that we are still looking for Volunteers and craft supplies! Please email if you are able to help out.

Schedules will be sent out the week of October 16th. With so many students from different areas it will take some extra time to make sure everyone is placed correctly.

Geneviève Schirm-Joyce, BMus, BA
MMus - Suzuki Pedagogy in Cello

Suzuki Teen Mentoring Courseteen
Suzuki Teen Mentoring Course
Elayne Ras will be offering the Teen Mentoring course again this fall, on Sun Oct 1512:30-5pm at the GYMC. If your child is at least 13 years old and in Bk 4 and up, and would like to take the course so they can be added to our "Practice Buddy" list, please contact Elayne at 
This course is open for students from any instrument.

SSSG Chamber Music chamber
Chamber Music
It's time again to sign up for our exciting Chamber music program! Students in late Bk 2 and up can have a chance to be paired up in small groups with other students from SSSG, and also from other Guelph-area Suzuki piano teachers. They will get coaching a few times through the year from a teacher (cost divided by all members of the group), and will also meet as a group themselves to rehearse occasionally. They will play in our Chamber recital on  March 24 , and will participate with their group in Kiwanis in April. 
Talk to your teacher if you think this would be a good option for your child(ren), and please have the registration forms in, along with the $10 registration fee, to Elayne Ras' folder by October 7.

*Chamber Music forms can be found with  you r private teacher as well as by the SSSG Folders

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