All About Institute!

SAO Presents: All About Institute! Have you ever thought about going to a Suzuki Institute? Do you have questions about what Suzuki Institute is? What benefits do Suzuki Institutes provide? The SAO hosted an online information session on Saturday, May 4th all about Suzuki Institutes. Our evening discussion, presented by the directors of the Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute, highlighted the value of attending Suzuki Institutes. Session is for everyone who would like to know more about the Institute experience. Suitable for parents, students, and teachers.

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April 2024 – Area Reports

416 Video from Jeanine Noyes at North York Suzuki celebrating her student Vivek's growth from his first recital to his Book 5 graduation. Vivek: from first recital to book 5 graduation! Recently on Sunday evening March 3 we celebrated the life and teaching of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki at the 19th Thanks to Dr. Suzuki Concert, co-directed by Gretchen Paxson Abberger and Kate Shaner of the Miles Nadal Jcc Suzuki Program. We were excited and inspired for many reasons, as this was truly a resurrection of this event, having not run one since pre-pandemic, Feb. 22, 2020. Little

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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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