with David Evenchick (ON)
Cellos “sing” together again under David’s direction. The music is fantastic, and the “choir” will perform late in the week. Suzuki cellists Bk. 4 and beyond will receive music to prepare in advance. (Cello Choir is included in the Intermediate & Senior Cello Programs.)
with Karen Haack (ON) and Ewa Krzatala (ON)
Inspired by the teachings of Orff and Dalcroze, this pre-reading course explores concepts of rhythm, pulse and pitch. As well as having great fun, students will work on the skills necessary to become better readers and good musicians.
with Kirsten Marshall (NY) and Robert Richardson, Jr. (AB)
Kirsten and Robert will lead our orchestras in a varied selection of music on Friday’s Final Orchestral Concert. Both conductors have extensive experience working with student orchestras.
Parents—it’s time for a little refuelling. SOSI offers free parent lectures with some of the most prominent Suzuki teachers in the world. These lectures are both down to earth and inspirational. They are a great way to get new ideas or to reaffirm your commitment to the journey. We provide entertainment for your children in another room so you can enjoy the lecture.
with Arun Pal (ON) and Duncan McLennan (ON)
Using drums, xylophones, and many other exciting percussion instruments provided by WLU, pianists will improve their rhythmic reading and improvisational skills. Lots of toys, lots of fun!
For string students, this is an excellent pre-orchestra experience for beginning and intermediate readers. Violin, viola and cello students improve their reading skills, work on playing in harmony (more than one voice at a time), and learn about orchestral conventions and etiquette. Piano students who can read music will study two duets.
Every student at SOSI has the opportunity to perform in a solo recital. If you’re a string student, , a professional piano accompanist and one free rehearsal is supplied (if required).
All string students can perform the pieces that are part of the Suzuki literature together as a group, accompanied by the faculty orchestra—an unrehearsed but thrilling experience!