January 2015 Review list for group classes/Play In


Happy New Year SSM families!

Here is this months play list for getting off to great habits in reviewing your Suzuki pieces.

print your practice list here : JANUARY 2015 SSM PLAY LIST

Bk 1: Twinkles, Lightly Row, Aunt Rhody,Long Long Ago, Perpetual Motion, Minuet 2 Minuet 3, Gossec Gavotte

Bk 2: Chorus, Waltz, Two Grendadiers, Mignon

Bk 3: Bach Minuet, Humoresque, Bach Bourree

Bk 4: Seitz 5/1, Vivaldi a minor 3rd mvt, Bach Double

Bk 5: Vivaldi a minor 2nd mvt, German Dance

Bk 6: Handel Sonata in D mvt 2

Consider making specific goals for your daily review:

Posture check: How are my feet? Am I balanced? Do I feel tension any where as I play?

Tone: Am I listening for clear sound? Do I have noisy neighbors( hitting other strings as I play?)

Intonation: Am I aware of my ringtones? Am I practicing slowly enough to really listen?

Rhythm: Is my pulse steady? Are my fingers and bow working together to create clarity in rhythmic articulation?

Joy: Am enjoying my review playing– practice makes easy!! Can I add vibrato, dynamics,  personal musicianship to these old friends.

Happy reviewing!! Remember always to practice with a purpose.

Perhaps we can create a :


Add your ideas to the  large white poster board  at group classes.

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Happy New Year : GROUP CLASSES START 1/6

Welcome Back Suzuki Strings Families

Group classes begin on Tuesday, January 6, 2015

January Calendar

Tuesday 6     group classes

Tuesday 13   group classes

Tuesday 20   group classes

Tuesday 27   Play In and dress rehearsal for  Feb 1 recital

Group class tuition due  by Play In  1/27


Saturday 31  Star Spangled Banner performance for Madison Capitals Ice Hockey at Alliant Energy Center – all families/friends welcome– SIGN UP for purchasing tickets coming SOON . Link directly to Hockey league.

Star Spangled Banner performers please also sign up on large board at group classes.


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100 day club celebrates Tuesday 12/16


Congratulations to all those who participated in the

100 Day Club

The celebration is Tuesday December 16

at Ten Pin Alley at 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Bowling and Pizza

Ten Pin Alley address is:

6285 Nesbitt Road, Fitchburg

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Today 12/9 at Suzuki Strings of Madison


Pre Order : Sonora Strings Holiday Cookies TODAY!

Beautifully bagged 1 and 2 dozen home made cookies

7.50 and 15.00

Delivered week of Dec 16th

Sign up! for Great Wolf Lodge Concert 12/13-Prelude and Sonora

Sign up! for the 100 Day Club Party 12/16


PreTwinkle class meets at 4:00 pm

Book 1-2 rehearses in CHOIR ROOM 4:00

Book 3- Sonora rehearses in Bradfield Hall 4:45


Please use the Black and White bins to coordinate and refresh your performance attire for these concerts.

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SSM 12/9 rehearsal and adjusted class schedule


Dear SSM FAMILIES: Thank you for all of the great work this semester. We are excited about our upcoming performances. Please read the schedule for Next Tuesday 12/9 carefully.

Next Tuesday 12/9 will use the following schedule

NO Dalcroze, FSS 1 or FSS 2 or Theory 3 or  Ensemble

YES Pre Twinkles group class but meet at 4:00-4:45*

All other classes are in rehearsals as noted below. Please visit the black and white bins to make sure you  have your concert attire.


Tuesday 12/9 Winter concert rehearsal schedules

PLEASE BE ON TIME- many thanks.

Book 1 and Book 2

4:00-4:45 to rehearse for their Madison Central Library Concert on Saturday Dec 13  10:00 am tune and 10:30 am perform.

Book 3 through Sonora

4:45-6:00 to rehearse for their Olbrich Gardens concert on Sunday December  14 , tune 1:30  and perform 2:00 pm

Prelude and Sonora have a Great Wolf Lodge Concert  on Saturday December 13 at 5:00pm  - sign up required

100 Day club will celebrate on Dec 16– parent coordinator needed!

Sonora will package cookies on 5:30 pm Tuesday Dec 16 for their annual holiday sale-consider ordering a dozen or more.

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images-1Sonora Strings Annual Holiday Cookie Sale

Every bag filled with delicious homemade mixed varieties

pre- order Tuesday November 25-Tuesday December 9

Family Name, phone number and email

quantity   choose:

1 Dozen decorative bag  $7.50

OR  2 Dozen decorative bag $15.00

Delivery week of December 16

ORDER at group classes on large sign up

or email dvpopowycz@gmail.com

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Tuesday November 25 Play In and Sign Ups

Tuesday November 25 is a SSM Play In

Twinkle- Book 3 tune at 4:15 and start playing at 4:30
Book 4- Sonora tune at 4:45 and join in at 5:00

The black and white concert clothing bins will be available. Feel free to take what you need or donate what you have outgrown.


SIGN UP for the following SSM events :

–Great Wolf Lodge  Sat 12/13 : Prelude and Sonora
–Madison Capitols Hockey 1/31: All National Anthem players and families and friends.

SUPPORT SONORA with their Annual Holiday Cookie Sale

 Pre order: 1 dozen or 2 dozen mixed cookies in lovely decorative bags.
order deadline is 12/9
Sign up on the Sonora Cookie Poster board at all group classes.
Delivery week of  Dec 16th.


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Sonora Strings Thanksgiving Pies Pre Order Now

Support Sonora Strings and pre-order your home made pies

25$ each  choose from:
Traditional Pumpkin
Sweet Potato


or email dvpopowycz@gmail.com to reserve a pie or two.  thank you- Sonora Strings


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Holiday Concerts



Holiday concert season is coming !

Please mark these dates:

Novembert 16 :Prelude and Sonora  Winter Art Fair at the Monona Terrace

December 13: Book 1-2   at the downtown Madison Public Library

December 13: Prelude and Sonora at Great Wolf Lodge , Wisconsin Dells

December 14: Book 3- Sonora Sunday at Olbrich Gardens

Please go to this link to print your Holiday Music.


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Prelude and Sonora to perform at the Madison Winter Art Fair 11/16



Madison Winter Art Fair Concert SSM Prelude & Sonora Tour Groups

Sunday, November 16th
Tune 11:45 / Performance 12:00 Monona Terrace Convention Center

Suzuki Repertoire:

Handel Sonata No. 3 in F, Mvt. 3, Largo Bach Double
Veracini Gigue
Bach Gavotte
Bohm Perpetual Motion
Seitz 2/3
Becker Gavotte
Martini Gavotte – Prelude duet                                                                                                     Minuet in G –   Sonora duet                                                                                                         Handel Bouree – Sonora duet

Supplementary Repertoire:

Salut D’Amour-Sonora                                                                                                                   Tango – Sonora & Prelude                                                                                                           Prelude and Berceuse – Prelude                                                                                                 Kleiner Walzer – Prelude

Concert Dress:
Sonora- Black Sonora jackets and black dress pants or skirts Prelude-White long sleeve white dress shirts and black dress pants or skirts Black socks or hose
Black shoes

Parking and Entrance Information:

Performers and their families will enter the Art Fair free. Just inform the people at the ticket table you are performing at the event.
Parking on the street is free on Sunday. Otherwise, there is paid parking at the Monona Terrace.


Great Wolf Lodge Holiday Performance December 13th at 5:00
Sign up required
More details coming soon!

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