In Memoriam Daphne HughesJuly 19, 1936 – July 22, 2023 Daphne Hughes had a modesty and self-deprecating sense of humour that veiled her immense impact on music education and the lives of musicians young and old through the Suzuki method across Canada and the USA. Daphne was born in Toronto. She attended the University of Toronto and Bryn Mawr College where she received a Masters of Arts in English Literature. While doing doctoral studies in England she married William (Bill) Hughes in 1961. In 1965, they moved to Guelph, ON, where Bill took up a post as a philosophy professor
905 905 Area Report September 2023by George Cleland It’s an exciting time, reestablishing our student’s schedules, starting up both the teaching and the performances. Our students have participated in summer programs and festivals. It’s always nice to see new faces in our studios and reengage our regular students. In an interesting piece of news about myself, I have been selected as one of the finalists as a conductor for the Milton Philharmonic Orchestra. My concert is Thursday February 29, 2024 - Leap Year Day. What are the odds of that? I wish everyone a great new school year!
By Rebecca Ashworth|2023-09-28T03:19:32+00:00September 28th, 2023|Categories: General|Comments Off on September 2023 – Area Reports – 905
613 The National Capital Suzuki School of Music held a school year kickoff Picnic and Play-in in the Park on the 23rd of September - a chance for new and old families to reconnect and socialize before group classes begin in October. NCSSM is also looking forward to starting two new programs - an online Suzuki ECE program for the youngest and a Teen Mentorship program for the oldest. Hammond Suzuki Studio started the year off with a Play-in on September 16. We are welcoming six new violinists to the Twinkle class this year! Lots of smiles and snacks
By Rebecca Ashworth|2023-09-28T03:17:00+00:00September 28th, 2023|Categories: General|Comments Off on September 2023 – Area Reports – 613
416 Fond Farewell and New Beginnings at North York Suzuki School of Music by Elizabeth Sherk Elizabeth Sherk is glad that ten of her former students plus one of Maureen McReynolds', and her son Ted Sherk were able to come to her retirement recital and party on Sunday, June 18 at Lawrence Park Community Church. Since all these students left NYSSM they have each gone on to "find their own teacher" who, with mastery and skill, has helped each of them continue developing beautiful musicianship skills. Thanks to Gabriela, Ivy, Evan, Ethan, Caitlin, Kevin, Tyson, Jeremy,
416 Jennifer Martyn - 416 Area Representative The North York Suzuki School of Music has had a busy spring with many fun and inspiring events for our students. In addition to our traditional year-end concerts, piano students participated in a ukulele workshop with teachers from the Doane Music School, and string students enjoyed an improvisation workshop led by our own Elena Spanu and Jeanine Noyes. Many of our students also performed solos and chamber music in a fair at Denlow Public School, where they were able to share their music with children and their families from the community. Bao Huyen
By Rebecca Ashworth|2023-06-21T16:52:24+00:00June 21st, 2023|Categories: General|Comments Off on Summer 2023 – Area Reports