The Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute (SOSI) is excited to be celebrating their 40th anniversary this summer. There are lots of exciting plans in the works for teachers, students and their families. On top of the regular institute that is happening August 13-18 in Waterloo, SOSI will also be offering early bird Teacher Development courses. Starting at the end of January there are a total of 5 courses: Every Child Can (ECC), Violin Unit 1, Cello Unit 2, Cello Unit 3, as well as an enrichment class in May on Positive Psychology and Suzuki Teaching. These courses will all be offered Hybrid style with the option to either be in person in Etobicoke or online. More information on these courses can be found at

Institutes are a great way for families to connect with other like minded Suzuki families, to develop long lasting friendships and to learn from a variety of teachers while having fun. Students will have the opportunity to have masterclasses, group classes and enrichment classes along with ma                    throughout the week. We are looking forward to seeing many of you this summer.