FAMILY CAROLING – this friday night 6:30pm All students and their family and friends are invited! Violin players are invited to bring their violins to play Jingle Bells if they would like. All the cellists reading music should bring their cellos too for a carol play-along afterwards. We will sing with family and friends door to door in the neighborhood and then have cookies and hot chocolate afterwards. Afterwards, players that read music can go into groups and play carols together!
CHRISTMAS BREAK – Dec 19 to Jan 2nd The school will be closed for Christmas break Dec 19 – Jan 2. We have a Christmas practice chart for everyone for a Christmas gift. You can work on them from the day you get them until your first lesson back again in January. You can do concerts for people by Skype, Facetime, or make a video too! Then send it to family and friends. Write your concerts on the back of your sheet and when you pass it in, I’ll put a christmas gift sticker under your tree for each one you do! Everyone’s hard work will be displayed in the new year for everyone to see and be excited about! I
NEW TEACHERS in January – MS EMILIE and MS SARA
Émilie Pare, Violin/Viola
Émilie started playing the violin when she was nearly three years old. She studied with Johanne Arel at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, where she obtained her Master’s degree with the highest honours in Violin Performance, Dictation, and Solfège. She also completed a post-graduate certificate in solo repertoire for the violin, focusing on new music. Émilie joined Symphony Nova Scotia as the Assistant Principal Second Violin in 2015. She also holds the positions of Principal Second Violin in London Symphonia, and Section Violin in the Windsor Symphony Orchestra. In addition to her current orchestral duties, Émilie regularly performs as a chamber musician on a variety of concert series and festivals. Emile is excited to start teaching at the Scotia Suzuki School of Music and we are excited to have her teach part time some weekly students and some of the small Chamber groups.
Sarah Frank, Violin/Fiddle
Sarah Frank teaches violin and fiddle at the Scotia Suzuki School. Always inspired and energized by her students, Sarah has now been teaching music for ten years. Together with her husband, Luke Fraser, she plays and writes music for their folk band The Bombadils, who have released three albums and toured extensively in Canada, the US, and overseas. Luke and Sarah just had their first child in September 2017, so Sarah has spent the fall taking care of baby, Felicity, and teaching as a substitute teacher at the Scotia Suzuki School. Now she will teach part time regular Suzuki students and cant wait!
Cheers Christy Hodder Director of the Scotia Suzuki School of Music 6141 Chebucto Road, Lebanese Cultural Hall, Halifax STOTT Pilates Instructor, Can fit Pro trained – Personal trainer, Fitness instructor, Health and Wellness leader, ViPR trainer, CALA trained Aqua fitness instructor