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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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The Value of Membership in Youth Orchestras and Other Ensembles

The Value of Membership in Youth Orchestras and Other Ensembles George Cleland I hope that this is a timely notice for all of the current and potential members of youth orchestras and other educational ensembles that exist in our communities. Being a member of an ensemble like this is both an honour and a great opportunity. Students learn many valuable insights and benefits from being a part of such an ensemble. These values and insights can also be developed in pursuits outside of music and the arts. Students learn the value of their hard earned private development and that it

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Planting the Seed: Growing the Suzuki Triangle

We are proud to announce the return of the SAO Planting the Seed: Growing the Suzuki Triangle online event series. This 4-part series is for Suzuki families and teachers. Each session engages participants in a presentation and discussion about elements of the Suzuki philosophy and practical strategies to support families on their Suzuki journey.

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