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Music Auction

Don’t Miss your chance to view this exceptional resource for Music Teachers AND Professional Musicians:

  • An impeccably maintained Yamaha Grand Piano and VALUABLE printed music!
  • A CF3 Yamaha grand piano (6’1″) AND a collection of classical music is soon being auctioned ONLINE on Rapid-Sell.ca.

Proceeds from the music sale will be donated to music organizations in Guelph.

Click on the link below to start planning your bids today!
https://mooreandassociates.hibid.com/catalog/326382/music-auction-for-piano-teacher-gail-lange—guelph/
Bidding opens on November 28!

With music suitable for the youngest student right up to the professional musician, this outstanding collection of music consists of primarily piano music.

Special note to string colleagues: Please check lots 043-047 to view a wide selection of chamber music for piano and strings: duos, trios and more

If you do not live in Guelph or within driving distance of Guelph, mail delivery of music purchases can be arranged.

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From Elizabeth Sherk, SAO Member, NYSSM:

Announcing

The Second Annual Online Piano Practice Challenge

Suzuki Piano Tour, Online International Practice Challenge

Sunday, February 27 to Sunday, March 27, 2022 

The website is open and the first day of “EARLY EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION” is Sunday, Nov. 14.

(INCLUDING CANADIAN and US MARCH BREAK WEEKS)

During those weeks the organizers will present daily challenges on ways to practice without a piano.

The Organizers hope to have students, teachers and parents register from 

  • All ten provinces and three territories of Canada
  • All fifty states and seven territories of the USA
  • Countries of Central America and South America.

The organizers who are designing this Challenge are a host of enthusiastic Suzuki Piano Teachers from all parts of the South and North American Continent.  We are doing this to MOTIVATE and ACTUALIZE some to the noble aspirations of the International Suzuki Learning Community. We are offering additional benefits for teachers who register 5 or more students, such as participating in a summit featuring enriching and inspiring speakers, and participating in a fun community building activity called “Escaperoom”, sharing with other piano teachers of the Americas.

Each participating student will be paired with a “Practice Partner” from another part of the Americas.  A Daily Practice Challenge and a Cultural Capsule will be sent to each practicer every day for at least 25 days.  The Challenges will be geared to three levels of practicers:  Beginners, Intermediates, and Advanced Players. The closing activity will be student online recitals.

We expect each student to practice his or her Suzuki Piano School Repertoire. In addition some participants may select a “Quick Study” Piece.  One of our Canadian teachers, Maureen McReynolds has already compiled a great list of Canadian repertoire, which we will include in the Quick Study component.  We are hoping to include repertoire from all our cultures.  It will be fun to learn to play music from another country.

The Organizers are planning to create a “Private FB Group” and to use the Gurucan App again as was used last May.  In the FB Group students and teachers can post video recordings of their daily practice for the whole community to enjoy.  The Gurucan App will be used to send out the daily practice challenges and the Cultural Capsules.

The Registration Cost will be between $19 and $25 US dollars. There will be EARLY BIRD registration benefits, (November, December) ORDINARY registration, (December, January) and LATE REGISTRATION PENALTIES (January, February).

This team longs for and invites many more in our community to volunteer:

  • We need creators of “Cultural Capsules”
  • We need recital hosts.
  • We need good ideas for practice challenges.
  • And we need people to inspire Suzuki Families to participate in great numbers.  

 

ORGANIZING TEAM AS OF OCTOBER 24, 2021:

Gail Gebhart, 28594 Venice Circle, Framington Hills, MI 48334-4145, 248-986-7736

Leslie Mizrahi, Pallacio de Versailles 245-2, Lomas Reforma, Mexico DF 11930, 525 552  517 394

Jacqueline Block, 3324 N 22nd St., Tacoma, WA 98406, 253-441-5222

Gail Lange, 8 Crawford, Guelph, ON N1G 1Z1, 519-821-2273

Vicki Pautz, 203 Felps Drive, Blanco, TX 78606, 830-833-5164

Elizabeth Sherk, 108 Confederation Dr., Scarborough, ON M1G 1A5, 416-431-7264

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