Welcome back to all members and welcome to new families! Our group classes will recommence this Saturday, January 12th. Check out our slightly revised schedule here: 2018-2019 Group Class Schedule and Calendar.
Thinking about violin or cello lessons for your child, or joining our “Music With Your Baby classes” for children under three? Come watch our classes this week at MUN School of Music, and see for yourself what magic is made from our special combination of music and fun!
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!
Date: Saturday December 8th
Location: George Street Church
This show is for all ages, and admission is by donation.
We’re also selling tickets on a fantastic gift basket, featuring local treats and goodies! Tickets are 1 for $5, or 3 for $10.
Hope to see you there!
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 email@example.com to make sure there will be space for you!
The first Update of the year, of the weekly series. They get posted on Thursdays whether there’s a group class or not, since there’s always some news, or other events going on.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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.
STEP is accepting new members for the 2019 winter/spring term! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. You can also sign up for private teaching studio space on our waitlist, or for notification when group registration opens for the next term. We would love to hear from you!
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,
- 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)
Register here: http://nlsi.ca/events/every-child-can-2018/
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/.