SSSG Notes September 16, 2017

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Hello Suzuki families,

I hope your first week back to SSSG private lessons has been great!
Please know that the first group lessons are on Saturday September 16.
All  Rhythmic  Reading classes will take place in the Dance Studio, 3rd floor.
Molly Roberts & her team, will once again be running the SSSG Cafe-enjoy!

Janet Johnson
Suzuki String School of Guelph
administrative assistant

SSSG Group Class reminders shoes
  • A reminder to supervise your children while you are at the GYMC. There should be no running or screaming in the hallways or the upstairs foyer.
  • Please remember to take off your shoes before entering the classrooms. 
  • Please be sure to bring cases and shoes inside the classrooms or into the cloakroom or the upstairs foyer. Please be mindful that all fire escapes and fire routes need to be free at all times.
  • Due to food allergies and to avoid littering, please remember not to bring food or drinks in any of the classrooms.
  • All  Rhythmic Reading classes have been moved to the  Dance Studio (3rd floor)
  • All indoor shoes will be taken off and lined up against the wall and all outdoor shoes must be left in the cloakroom.

Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE) Program-launched this September! SECE
Starting in September 2017, the Suzuki String School of Guelph will offer a
Suzuki Early Childhood Education (Suzuki ECE) program for babies and toddlers. Suzuki ECE teachers  Kelly Williamson and Carmen Evans are heading the new program and will be teaching classes as a  team. In Suzuki ECE, children ages 0-3 participate in weekly group classes with an accompanying adult,  learning a carefully-structured sequence of songs and activities. The program also focuses on the  development of key social skills and physical and cognitive abilities, all in a fun and nurturing  environment.
SSSG Artistic Director Paule Barsalou says, "The Suzuki ECE program is more than a music program-it  helps parents to strengthen their parenting skills and to notice all the micro-steps of their child's  development from infancy. It also gradually prepares the family for instrumental lessons."
Suzuki ECE teacher Kelly Williamson says, "The Suzuki ECE program is suitable for all children. The class  environment offers a mixed-age group so that children will observe and learn from each other. The  interaction builds bonds between parents and children that enhance their learning in later years."
This program will replace the school's Orff-Suzuki Music Moves program. After over 30 wonderful years of Guelph Orff Studio and Orff-Suzuki Music Moves, beloved teacher Karen Haack is retiring.  Pauls  Barsalou says, "Guelph owes a huge debt of gratitude to Karen for planting the seed of the love of music
in so many generations of children. She has been an incredible driving force in early childhood music  education in our community! Her gentle, kind, whimsical and fun personality will be missed and fondly  remembered by everyone she touched. Karen will continue to teach piano in her home studio."

About Suzuki String School of Guelph
The Suzuki String School of Guelph is a non-profit, charitable organization providing a dedicated strings  school for Guelph and surrounding communities. The goal of the SSSG is to build a sense of community  through the love of music, and develop self-esteem in an atmosphere of mutual commitment and  respect. Through music, the school strives to nurture the growth of young leaders that will continue to  contribute to our communities as well-rounded, competent adults. 

To register:

For more information, visit:
Suzuki String School of Guelph Contact:
75 Cardigan St., Guelph, ON Paule Barsalou
(519) 821-2890

Why support the SSSG fundraising by purchasing Grocery Cards? groc

Why support the SSSG fundraising by purchasing Grocery Cards?
  • We have cards from Loblaws that will work at any Loblaws store. This includes No Frills, Zehrs, and Superstore to name a few
  • Cards are worth their exact value, ie if you buy one for $50, you now have $50 that you can spend at the store
  • The SSSG receives %5 of the cost of the card, and that money goes into our operating budget
  • You can buy cards (available in $25, $50, $100, and $250) with cash or cheques
  • You all paid a fundraising fee of $75 to the school, and you can offset that cost by purchasing cards-for every $100 card you buy you will be refunded $5, up to the full amount of your fundraising fee. The card sellers will record your purchases and the bookkeeper, Tracy Jewell, will refund you at the end of the year
  • If you pre-purchased cards, they are available from the card seller at the first group class of each month
  • You can buy cards on behalf of friends, coworkers, and family if you wish
  • Grocery cards will be available at all SSSG Group Class Saturdays
  • Thanks for considering!

Guelph Symphony Orchestra Kinderconcertswooly

Wooly Kinderconcerts Presented by River Run Centre: 
Wooly Kinderconcerts introduce children aged five and under to the rich variety of instruments and sounds of the symphony. Members of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra play samplings of works by great composers, which provide the soundtrack to fun, interactive stories. Kinderconcerts are hands-on experiences kids learn from and remember.
Inside every preschooler is a classical music fan waiting to blossom. Kinderconcerts introduce kids 5 and under to the instruments and sounds of the symphony. Members of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra play samplings of works by great composers, providing the soundtrack for fun, interactive stories.
Everyone must have a ticket, including infants and children. Tickets are available through the River Run Box Office, in early June.  519 763-3000
Free Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony ConcertKW

"This is your opportunity to "Sample the Symphony" and see what the upcoming season is all about! Don't miss your chance to preview the 2017/18 Season with incredible live music from Beethoven to movie music and more!"
Music at the GYMC gymc

Instrument Rental & Return in
Instrument Rental and Return:

Returning an instrument? Please return the instrument on the first individual class that your child has in September: week of the 11th. This is important for our seasonal inventory and to do any repairs necessary before beginner parents rent the instrument. 

Want to keep the instrument? Your rental period ends August 31, to keep the instrument use this form:

Beginners 2017-18 - Need your adult instrument? Adult instruments will be available for rent on the first 2 Beginners group classes:  September 30th and October 14th upstairs in the GYMC. Please check the upcoming Newsletters in September for more details.

Any questions, please email Amy/Thomas at