Community Events

Welcome to our SAO Community Events page! If you have an event in your Suzuki community you’d like us to advertise for you here, please let us know by contacting us.

February 5 and 6, 2021: Calgary Suzuki Strings Association Winter Workshop

The main event will feature Edmund Sprunger (Suzuki method teacher in violin, registered teacher trainer, author and psychotherapist). Mr. Sprunger will be hosting a workshop for Suzuki teachers discussing the Suzuki Triangle and will also include some components of his online talk: “When the Teacher’s Feelings get hurt”. He will also lead a workshop for Suzuki parents, focusing on “Helping Parents Practice- Ideas for making it easier”. These events will take place on February 5th, 2021. The registration deadline for these workshops is January 29, 2021.

Our Winter Workshop will also consist of Masterclasses for both classical guitar (Instructor: Darren Young) and violin (Instructor: Lucy Shaw).

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the event will be taking place completely online using Zoom. You can find out more about the Winter Workshop including participation costs and registration forms on the CSSA website: Winter Workshop 2021 | Mysite (

February 7 – March 7, 2021: Cello Unit 1 Revisited

905 South Area Member Susan Gagnon will be offering a “Unit One Revisited” course for Cello on Sundays 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST, from February 7 through to March 7, 2021. You can email Susan at if you are interested.

February 12 – April 2, 2021: SAA Viola Unit 4

Joanne Martin (SAO Member) will be teaching this online course on Fridays from 10:00 – 12:30 a.m. CST, from February 12 through to April 2, 2021. The fee will be $450 CAD. Those interested should contact Joanne directly: