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How would your child like to go to the CIRCUS? The Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra’s first Masterworks concert of the year will feature not only the most accomplished classical musicians in the city, and visiting artist Jens Lindemann on trumpet, but also the dazzling performers of the Wonderbolt Circus! See http://nsomusic.ca/event/masterworks-1-under-the-big-top/ for more information about the event and the music.

STEP is holding a “field trip” to this concert for students nine and over, with a parent-chaperone. Tickets for students are $10, and must be reserved with us and paid for by September 22. Please contact us soon at step@suzukinl.ca to make sure there will be space for you!

Annual General Meeting

September 22nd, 10am
Location: Sobeys Howley Estates Community Room

Interested in volunteering in your community?

CALL FOR BOARD MEMBERS

STEP is a non-profit organization in St. John’s dedicated to the development of young musicians through the Suzuki Method, governed by a volunteer board of directors who meet each month. We’re seeking 3 new members to join our team at the AGM!

For more information: step@suzukinl.ca

Registration is now OPEN for the 2018-19 year!

REGISTER NOW!

We’re all ready to welcome back our lovely students for another year of fun and learning in making music! Please register as soon as possible so that we can be sure all our classes will have enough students to go ahead.

Returning families had an email sent to them mid-August with the classes to which their children are assigned. If you did not receive one, or if you have questions about the assignments, please write us at step@suzukinl.ca.

New families: please write us first and we’ll explain how everything works and what to register for.

See the Group Class Schedule and Calendar page for class times and dates.

 

Come play with us!

STEP is accepting new members for the 2018-2019 year! Do you have a child 3 or older to whom you wish to give the gift of a lifetime of music? The Suzuki Talent Education Program has been cultivating beautiful hearts and musical souls in children and families in St. John’s for over 35 years. We offer violin, viola, and cello lessons (private and group) to children as young as 3 – it’s true, the younger they start, the better. They grow so quickly… let us help them blossom.

Your child will enjoy private lessons in your choice of stringed instrument with one of our highly trained faculty; group classes on Saturday mornings with their friends at the same age and level; and concerts and other events at which to play and listen. Parents are essential team members at STEP; you and your child will learn together and build a strong bond.

We welcome younger children too, offering “Music With Your Baby” classes for under-threes with their parents. No need to wait – fill your little one’s life with music and fun!

Please email us at step@suzukinl.ca for more information. You can also sign up for private teaching studio space on our waitlist, or for notification when group registration opens in early September. We would love to hear from you!

Every Child Can!©

STEP will be offering “Every Child Can!©”, a one-day course in Suzuki educational philosophy given by master teacher-trainer Susan Gagnon.  This course provides an inspiring, in-depth look at the Suzuki approach to teaching and learning. For teachers, it is the first prerequisite to further Suzuki-certified teacher training; and, for parents, a thorough preparation for starting STEP lessons with your child.

Who should attend?

  • Parents and caregivers of young children,
  • music teachers and prospective music teachers,
  • early-childhood-education professionals,
  • and all others interested in learning about the Suzuki approach to education,

Details:

  • Date: Saturday June 30th
  • Time: 12:30-3:30pm, 4:30-7:30pm, six hours in total
  • Location: Merrymeeting Road Sobeys Community Room (Central St. John’s)
  • Fee:

Register here: http://nlsi.ca/events/every-child-can-2018/

Winterfest is here!

Winterfest is here! This Saturday, Feb 17th, is a time for everyone to shake it up, swapping out regular classes for lots of new things to try, and getting together to all have some fun.

Everyone moves with their group class, through two to four short activities during the morning. Don’t miss the giant JAM SESSION at 10:30 for absolutely everyone! And there’s even a Body Mapping Class for Parents too.

The day continues with more great activities (all free admission):

KITCHEN PARTY @ the Geo Centre: 2:30-4:00 PM
RECEPTION: 5:00-6:00 PM, Instrumental Room (Room 1034) at MUN Music. Pre-order your Pizza in the morning! Drinks provided, please contribute snacks and sweets.
SENIOR PLAYERS + FACULTY CONCERT: 6:00-7:00 PM in Suncor Hall (MUN Music)

More info, including times and rooms, and full class descriptions, at http://suzukinl.ca/winterfest-2018/.

Alert to Hotmail users

If you have a Hotmail address, you may have difficulty emailing us – we’ve received reports of people not receiving our emails. Please try contacting us from an address with a different mail provider, or sending us a Facebook message.

We send a broadcast to the membership every Thursday evening, so if you are a member and don’t receive this, please update your contact information. Sorry for the inconvenience!

STEP Holiday Concert

Join us at STEP’s 2017 Holiday Concert!

  • Saturday, December 16th 2017, 10am
  • George Street Church

Come check out some of the finest young string players in the city, as they showcase their talent and inherent love for music this Christmas season. From toddlers to teens, you’ll hear everything from classical to folk, and perhaps even some Christmas tunes! Rumour has it that a special visitor (wearing a red suit!) may pay us a visit :).

We’d like to offer a special welcome to all STEP Alumni students and parents, as this year marks STEP’s 35th birthday!!!

This show is for all ages, and admission is by donation.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/131508177523755/