Monthly Archives: December 2023

December 2023 – Area Reports

705/807 The Huntsville Suzuki School of Music will be presenting its Winter Concert on Saturday, December 16, 3pm at the Active Living Centre in Huntsville under the leadership of Director Philip Kashap. The program will feature group performances by students ranging in age from 4- and 5-year-olds to senior citizens, from pre-Twinklers to advanced students. The Huntsville Suzuki School and Philip Kashap are happy to have won the 2023 Huntsville Forester Readers' Choice Awards in the "Favourite music lessons" and "Favourite music teacher" categories. This is the fourth year in a row they have won these awards! The big

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Member Submission: Helen Jacob Stein

Member Submission: Helen Jacob Stein Many years ago, at holiday time when I had a few spare days, I made a set of felt shapes that "stuck" to a felt board (backed with cardboard). The only tool needed is a pair of sharp scissors, and materials were all from a dollar store or craft store. There were multicoloured ovals, sticks/lines about 2 inches long, longer 3-4-inch lines, letters A-G, sharps, and flats - all the components of written music notation, but in an extra fun format!   They got stored for a long time when I moved and I

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Creativity and Connection at the 2023 SAO Conference in Waterloo

SAO Conference 2023: Good Vibrations Reflections Laura Nerenberg This past November 11 and 12, 2023, I had the distinct honour to lead improvisation workshops for students and teachers at the annual SAO conference in Waterloo, ON. For the student workshop day I worked with string students of various levels with differing amounts of improvisation experience. On the second day I led a group of teachers in a jam session for Suzuki teachers. We had the chance to play the games the students play in a fun and moving session. A beautiful baby, the daughter of one of the teachers,

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SAO Conference 2023: Good Vibrations Reflections

SAO Conference 2023: Good Vibrations Reflections Liz Biswas First of all, I want to thank Genevieve, Debbie, Lauren, and Rebecca for the tremendous amount of work you did to make this weekend such a success. Coming out of lockdowns I know that there has been a ton of rebuilding and re-visioning that has needed to happen and that you've worked tirelessly with all your heart and soul to keep the SAO moving forward. I am so appreciative of this and know the hours that it takes behind closed doors. I sat down this morning and wrote some reflections that

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