Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute Inc.

Student Institute Aug. 11–16 | Teacher Development Aug. 10–18, 2019 | Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON

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Introducing Jennifer Stacey, our new Pre-reading class instructor

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Jennifer Stacey has been teaching Orff and Preparatory Children’s Music Classes for over 30 years. She has her Orff Post Level III Certificate, Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Music, Diploma in Child Studies and is currently working on her Master of Community Music at Laurier.

Jennifer been teaching the Early Childhood Music Classes, at the Beckett School of Music at Laurier since 2017. She has been teaching the Primary/Jr. Vocal Music Teacher Additional Qualification courses for York University for the past eight years.

Jennifer has been a clinician for music workshops covering such topics as Music and Literacy, Music and Kindergarten, Montessori Music, Music and Science, and Ukulele and Orff, and has written curriculum lessons for the Ontario Music Educators’ Association (OMEA), York University, and York Region School Board. In 2007, Jennifer was part of the Ministry of Education's writing team for the Elementary Arts Curriculum.

Jennifer is also co-founder of Music at Green Gables in Kitchener which has a focus on community music.
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This year’s operetta is Musicville (condensed version). Music and lyrics by Denver Casado & Betina Hershey, music arranged by Denver Casado. Musicville takes you on an adventure with Maiden Melody and Radical Rhythm as they attempt to save their town from the Sorcerer of Silence. On their quest to the Castle of Composition, they pass through the Desert of Doo-wop, the Ocean of Opera, and the Terrible Terrain of Tango meeting musical friends and foes along the way. Their journey teaches them about new kinds of music, overcoming obstacles, and the importance of working together!

NEW! Full Program for Adults

Are you a BIG PERSON (adult) who’s always wanted to experience being the “student” at a summer Suzuki institute? The following might be just for you...

SOSI is pleased to introduce a Full ADULT Program at this summer’s Institute!
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You need to already be a Suzuki violin, viola, cello, bass or piano student. Adults will receive the same type of daily core program as young students:
  • One hour of semi-private masterclass (2, 3 or 4 adult students per hour, depending on level and enrolment)
  • One hour of adult group class on your instrument
  • One hour of music enrichment/reading/ensemble, also depending on levels and enrolment

PLUS (if there are enough applicants) we can offer adults some Optional courses as well!
  • Fiddling (bk 2 and up)
  • Viola for Violinists (bk 4 and up)
  • Percussion for Adults (bk 2 and up)
  • Music Through the Ages (all levels)
  • Organ for Pianists (bk 2 and up)
  • Bass (bk 2 and up)

Don’t let the little ones have all the fun. The new Adult program might be just the thing for you!
Super Early Birds can register for FREE until Feb 28 (saving $90 per family)!

**Note: If your child will also be attending SOSI this summer, we’ll try to make sure your master classes don’t overlap. However, with both you and your child taking a full program, another adult should be there to help your child at his/her classes, leaving you free to have your fun!
Check it out now… adult strings | adult piano