SSM Practice list for 25th Anniversary Concert!

Get ready for May 15 Spring Concert 25th anniversary
celebrating
SUZUKI STRINGS OF MADISON 1991-2016

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The May 15 Sunday concert and celebration info:
Middleton HS Performing Arts Center
Lobby post concert party set up 1:30
Tuning 2:00
Concert 2:30
Celebration immediately to follow with light refreshments

Shout out to all SSM alumni– please join us onstage for as many pieces as you wish to play along.

Please print the concert practice list below.

SSM SILVER JUBILEE CONCERT PRACTICE LIST

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Fiddle workshop and Barn Dance information

Rosin up ! Get your bandanas ready…..
It’s time for our Fiddle Workshop and Barn Dance
TWO SPECIAL DAYS:
IN HOUSE 3/1 TUESDAY at group classes and
GOODMAN COMMUNITY CENTER 3/5 SATURDAY concert/dance/potluck

Tuesday March 1
All fiddle classes will be in the CPC Sancturary

Fiddle workshop with SHAUNCEY ALI
NO THEORY OR GROUP CLASSES ( except Sonora)
take as many classes as you have tunes learned

4:00 Pre-Twinks, Book 1, Book 2
Boil them Cabbage, Cripple Creek, Soldier’s Joy
4:45 Book 2, Book 3
Soldier’s Joy, Redwing, Liberty
5:30 Book 4, Prelude, Sonora* ( *will have normal rehearsal)
Liberty, Arkansas Traveler, *Cincinnati Hornpipe

Students should feel free to stay for extra classes if you know more of the fiddle tunes.

WELCOME SHAUNCEY !!!!!

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SATURDAY MARCH 5
GOODMAN COMMUNITY CENTER 149 Waubesa ( map below )
tuning 3:00
dress code: jeans , sapphire blue SSM TSHIRT and bandana
SSM has red bandanas but you are free to wear your own
fiddle concert 3:30
with LIVE BAND!
BARN DANCE WITH CALLER AND LIVE BAND immediately following concert

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POTLUCK
following dance around 5:30 in the Merrill Lynch Room at the Goodman Community Center.
As you arrive for concert/dance -Drop off your food in the Service Kitchen. We have access to fridge keep things cold and ovens to reheat.

CHOOSE:
MAIN DISH for 8 please mark meat or vegetarian
SIDE DISH for 8 ex. Hummus/bread/veggies, cheese or fruit tray
DESSERT for 8
BEVERAGE 2 gallons
Bring your own plates/cutlery or use disposable provided by SSM

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Parents as Partners! Online video lectures 2016

This is for our Suzuki Strings of Madison PARENTS

Every year the Suzuki Association of the Americas compiles online videos that touch on a variety of topics that help PARENTS in the Suzuki Triangle.These are short and informative and sometimes funny.
Once they are posted ( a new one every Monday) you can view them online at your convenience until June 2016.


SIGN UP IN YOUR PRIVATE STUDIO BEFORE FEBRUARY 12.

cost is 10$ per family payable to SSM. We will sign up as a program.

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here’s a short clip:
parents as partners video clip

Parents as Partners Online 2016 launched with 46 new video talks for parents, as well as the return of 17 past favorites.

SSM DEADLINE TO REGISTER IN YOUR PRIVATE STUDIO IS Friday 2/12
The cost is 10$ per family. We will register as a program.

This series of short online videos for Suzuki parents and teachers will address such Suzuki-related topics as practice tips, parent-child relationships, philosophy, listening, motivation and more!

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How it Works

You will receive an email with instructions on how to access Parents as Partners Online.

New video lectures will be added each Monday, and we’ll email you then too.

Videos can be watched on any web-enabled device: desktop and laptop computers, smart phones, and tablets—including iPhones and iPads.

Once posted, all videos can be watched online at any time until June 30.

New 2016 Talks

A Measure of Progress
Sue Baer

A Parent’s Perspective on Summer Suzuki Institutes
Cindy Schreuder

A Thousand Bow Holds? You Must Be Kidding!
Barabara Balatero

Are You Inadvertently Sabotaging Your Child’s Lesson?
Teri Einfeldt

Creative Strategies for Effective Review—a Survey of Favorite Activities from within the Suzuki Triangle
Rafael Videira

Discover What Encourages Teens to “Get Up and Go”
Colleen Fitzgerald

DIY: Do-It-Yourself Practice Games
Kathleen Schoen

Don’t Just Practice…Go Do Something!
Rebekah Hanson

Everything I Needed to Know about the Suzuki Triangle I Learned from a Dog
Meret Bitticks

Five Years Later—Where are They Now?!
Rebecca Martin with Suzuki parents Jen Blackenship and Julie Stibbards

Fun with Trouble Stops? What?
Shu-Yi Scott

Group Class: Creating an Environment of Community in Our Isolated Society
Mark Mutter

Guitar Hero?! VIOLIN Hero!!
Treesa Gold

Hands Separate Practice: Techniques and Tips for Success
Ellen Kogut

How to Make Sure Your Child Will Never Ever Set Foot on Stage to Perform Again!
Diana Galindo

If You Can Sing It, You Can Play It!
Mary Hofer

I’ve Been to the Lesson and Now What?
Brittany Gardner

La Teoría de las Inteligencias Multiples: Ideas en práctica
Fernando Pinero

Making Suzuki Feel Good in 2015
Liza Barley

¿Mil tomas del arco? De broma?
Barbara Balatero

Music for 1000 Children
Tammy Linn

Musical Elements from Twinkle to Mozart
Holly Smardo

Musical Rewards
Darbi Green and Connie McCullough

No Time to Practice?
Kathleen Bowman

Nurtured by WHAT??? When You Are Not Feeling the Love During Practicing
Zachary Ebin

Orchestra and the Suzuki Student
Daniel Gee

Overcoming Practice Challenges . . . I Promise You’re Not Alone!
Christine Wilson-Goodner

Parent to Parent: Creating the Link of Community for All
Janelle Severson

Partner Up!—Get the 411 from Suzuki Parents
Lucy Shaw and Suzuki parents

Playing By Ear…Unlocking the Mystery
Ed Kreitman

Practicing with Loops
Leo Kitajima

Recipe for Citizenship: Key Ingredients for Teaching Children to be Members of a Community
Katie Bast

Review that Works!
Julie Bamberger Roubik

Seven Secrets to Sanity with Suzuki Siblings
Rebekah Waggoner

Suzuki Parenting: An Exercise in Leadership
Janis Wittrig

Suzuki Training and Body Mapping: A Great Combination for Playing Better While Avoiding Injury
Kerry Travers

Take Your Teacher Home! Creative and Effective Uses of Video Recording in Your Individual Lesson
Lillie Mannis

Teachers’ Perspectives on Practicing with their Children
Amy Gesmer-Packman, Stacey Brady, Flori Muller, Heather Hadley

Tech Talks V2.0—Studio Updates Available for Download Now
Ian Salmon

The Importance of Educating a Really Beautiful Human Spirit
Danette Schuh

The Practice Lizard
Suzy Perelman

The Value of Listening
Kelly Williamson

The Theory of Multiple Intelligences: Ideas in Practice
Fernando Pinero

Three Important Words
Edmund Sprunger

Triangle Distortion: Confessions of a Suzuki Teacher who is also a Suzuki Parent
Andrea French

Want Consistent Progress in Your Practicing?? Use These Reminders to Help Your Child at His Lesson
Beatrice Blanc

Why ARE we doing Suzuki, anyway???
Joanne Martin

Work Together, Stand Back, and Admire
Beth Titterington and Sarah Beth Titterington Ibbett

Selected Talks from Prior PPO Years

Advice and Encouragement for Suzuki Parents
Brittany Gardner

Dry Ideas! Make it visual using the dry erase board
Lucy Shaw

Forget Soccer, I want to practice!
Zachary Ebin

Guarantees for More Progress During Practice
James Hutchins

Guarantees for More Progress During Practice, the Sequel
James Hutchins

Guarantees for More Progress During Practice, Part 3
James Hutchins

Is My Child Talented?
Kathleen Spring

Ownership
Ed Kreitman

Pardon the Interruption
Ed Sprunger

Pop your Ears!
Alyssa Hardie Beckmann

Prioritize!
Meret Bitticks

Raising Independent Musicians
Mark Mutter

Simple Suzuki Stretches
Joanna Binford

Tech Talks 2015: Bringing your Suzuki Experience Up-to-Date with the Latest Gadgets and Apps
Ian Salmon

Teens, Tenacity and Technique
Nicolette Solomon and Donna Davis

The Suzuki Triangle Relationship
Rebecca Martin and Suzuki parents

Tiempo
Leslie Mizrahi

Time
Leslie Mizrahi

Email webmaster@suzukiassociation.org if you have any questions about Parents as Partners Online or how to register.

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SSM GROUP CLASSES CANCELED Feb 2, 2016

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Due to changing weather conditions and area school closings Suzuki Strings of Madison is NOT having GROUP CLASSES tonight 2/2.
Be safe out there driving.

Please contact your private teacher if you are scheduled for individual instruction.

PLEASE PRACTICE YOUR FIDDLE TUNES TONIGHT!!!

enjoy this Soldier’s Joy

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2016 SSM CALENDAR

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Dear SSM FAMILIES AND FRIENDS,
Please read through and mark your home calendars with
our SUZUKI STRINGS OF MADISON events
January through August 2016

SSM 2016 Jan-Aug Calendar
PRINT HERE
There are many special events to celebrate :

SUZUKI STRINGS OF MADISON 1991-2016

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Month at a glance here:
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5 Tuesday group classes resume
12 Tuesday group classes sign up for 100 Day Club
15 Friday ConVivo concert SSM discount tix 7:30 pm
First Congregational Church
15-17 Friday-Sunday SAW workshop
17 Sunday Madison Capitols Hockey Star SSM plays Star Spangled Banner
tune 3:00 and play at 4:00 buy tickets online
19 Tuesday group classes
26 Tuesday PLAY IN Pretwink- Book 3 4:15
Book 4-Sonora 4:45
ENSEMBLE PERFORMS at 5:00
semester tuition is due

THEME: Silver Jubilee practice kick off- 25 minutes for 25 days!

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2 Tuesday group classes
5 Friday St Lawrence String Quartet 8 pm Union Theater
discounted SSM student tickets ( 10$ with purchase of full price adult)
9 Tuesday group classes
12-14 Friday-Sunday Madison Symphony Orchestra soloist:Alina Ibragimova
16 Tuesday group classes
23 Tuesday Play IN Pretwink-Book 3 4:15 Book 4-Sonora 4:45
27 Saturday The Red Priest 8 pm Union Theater discounted SSM student tickets (10$ with purchase of full price adult)

THEME: Loving my posture- Loving my tone!

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1 Tuesday Fiddling Workshop at Covenant Presbyterian Church with Shauncey Ali for all group classes/dress rehearsal for 3/6 solo recital
5 Saturday Fiddle Concert and Barn Dance followed by Potluck at the Goodman Community Center tune 3:30 and play at 4:00
6 Sunday Solo Recital tune 1:30 play 2:00 Madison Community Church on Old Sauk Road
8 Tuesday group classes
15 Tuesday group classes
18 Friday Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra- violinist Alex Sitkovsky
SSM receives 30 free tickets ! watch for link
19 Saturday WYSO Winterfest concerts Many SSM players participating
22 Tuesday NO GROUP CLASSES SPRING BREAK
29 Tuesday Play In Pretwink-Book 3 4:15 Book 4-Sonora 4:45
Solo Recital rehearsals

THEME: Fiddling Fun

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2 Saturday Solo Recital 1:30 tune 2:00 play Madison Christian Community on Old Sauk Road
3 Sunday Solo Recital 1:30 tune 2:00 play Oakwood Village
5 Tuesday Group classes
12 Tuesday Group classes
19 Tuesday Group classes
24 Sunday Hilary Hahn violinist at Union Theater 7:30
SSM students discounted tickets 10$ with purchase of full price adult
SONORA STRINGS performs a pre-show at the Union Theater 7:00pm
26 Tuesday Play IN Pretwink-Book 3 4:15 Book 4-Sonora 4:45
30 Saturday Sonora Performs at Mills Hall with the UW String Orchestra 4:00 pm free

THEME: Set yourself up to be a super sight-reader!

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3 Tuesday Group classes
10 Tuesday ALL SCHOOL dress rehearsal for 25th anniversary concert
tune:4:45 Play 5:00 includes Ensemble PreTwinks through Sonora
15 Sunday SSM 25th Anniversary Concert and Celebration
Middleton Performing Arts Center tune 2:00 concert 2:30 anniversary celebration reception to follow
17 Tuesday 100 Day club party Sonora Rehearses Prelude rehearses
24 Tuesday Sonora Rehearses Prelude Rehearses
31 Tuesday Sonora Rehearses Prelude Rehearses
Graduation Solo recital rehearsal

THEME: Celebrating Suzuki Strings of Madison!

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5 Sunday Graduation Solo recital tune 1:30 play 2:00 Oakwood Village
7 Tuesday Sonora rehearses
14 Tuesday Sonora rehearses
21 Tuesday Sonora rehearses
21 Tuesday MAKE MUSIC MADISON venue and time TBD
24-27 Thursday-Monday Sonora Tours Minneapolis
TBD Sonora performs with Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society

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9 Tuesday Madison Mallards 100 best players special night
SSM PERFORMS:Star Spangled Banner and O Canada!
7:35 game at Warner Park ticket pre-sale and sign up will happen in May

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SSM prepares for Fiddling Fun 3/1-workshop and 3/ 5- concert-barndance and potuck

Start learning your Fiddle Tunes for our
SSM FIDDLING WORKSHOP Tuesday March 1
at Covenant Presbyterian Church with
SHAUNCEY ALI

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We will group the fiddle classes by fiddle tune groupings listed below
Classes will meet during the normal group hours 4:00-6:45
More specifics later!

SATURDAY MARCH 5
SSM FIDDLING CONCERT WITH BAND

tune 3:30 and play 4:00
Immediately followed by a BARN DANCE with a caller
Bring food to share for our post dancing POTLUCK

ALL AT THE GOODMAN COMMUNITY CENTER
149 Waubesa St, Madison, WI 53704

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order your American Fiddle Method Books Volume 1 and 2 by Brian Wicklund from SHAR!!
1-800-248-SHAR
volume 1 comes with CD /DVD
volume 2 comes with CD

http://www.sharmusic.com/shop.axd/Search?keywords=american+fiddle+method+volume+1&page_no=1&c=1275#keywords=american+fiddle+method+volume+1&page_no=1&c=1275&page_length=40

http://www.sharmusic.com/Sheet-Music/Violin/w-47-Piano/Wicklund-Brian—The-American-Fiddle-Method-Volume-2—Violin—Book-CD-set—Mel-Bay-Publications.axd#sthash.ibk7gXfm.dpbs

Learn as many as you wish! They are grouped together by degree of difficulty.

Boil them Cabbage Down
Cripple Creek
Soldier’s Joy ( beginner version)

Red Wing
Liberty

Arkansas Traveler
Big Walleye Blues

Also you can find these tunes and other fiddle tunes we have used int he past on this website: under the Current students tab
scroll down to fiddle tunes

http://www.suzukistringsofmadison.org/fiddle-tunes/

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Want more fiddling ?????
REGISTER for the
MADISON FIDDLE PAL CAMP

http://fiddlepal.com/wisconsin_camp.html

https://fiddlepal.wufoo.com/forms/pef2zsh0ou023o/

When: June 21-24, 2016 Tuesday-Friday 9:00AM-4PM

Where: Covenant Presbyterian Church, 326 South Segoe Road, Madison, WI 53705

What: Registration includes 4 days of instruction, snacks, a camp T-shirt, admission to barn dance and one ticket to staff concert. Space is limited so register early!

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Semester tuition for group classes due 1/26

SEMESTER TUITION FOR GROUP CLASSES
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Please print this registration form if you are either:
a new student or
are a current student and did not fill one out in the fall 2015

SSM-Registration 2015-16

tuition is due 1/26
for payment after deadline please include a 10$ late fee

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REDUCED SSM CONCERT TIX FOR CONVIVO 1/15

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SUZUKI STRINGS OF MADISON FAMILIES RECEIVE REDUCED TICKET PRICES
TO THIS KID FRIENDLY CONCERT!

Mention that you are from SSM when you buy tickets at the door:
Adults $10.00/Students $5:00

You are invited to con vivo!…music with life’s winter concert, “Noah’s Ark.” We put together a wonderful selection of duets from the Baroque to the 20th Century that will have you tapping your toes in no time or perhaps double time! The pieces range from fun and frivolous to stern and dramatic and everything in between. So “pair up” with someone and come join us for truly exciting chamber music!

We are con vivo!
January 15, 2016
Friday at 7:30 pm

First Congregational Church
1609 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin

Convenient parking only 2 blocks west:
University Foundation
1848 University Ave.

Tickets at the door:
$18 / $15 seniors/students (SSM Families: $10/$5.00 students)

Our Program:
Music by Mendelssohn, Glinka, Danzi, Bruch, Crumb, Shostakovich, Schickele, Telemann and more…

We are:
Cynthia Cameron-Fix – bassoon
Don DeBruin – organ
Derek Handley– cello
Dan Lyons – piano
Olga Pomolova – violin
Kathryn Taylor – violin
Robert Taylor – clarinet
Janse Vincent – viola

For information visit our web site: www.convivomusicwithlife.org or call 277-8087

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SSM January 2016

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Welcome to Suzuki Strings of Madison Silver Jubilee
1991-2016

We will be celebrating all year long with special events along the way
and monthly themes for our students to help commemorate this milestone.

January’s goal :
is for all students to practice 25 days for at least 25 minutes

Our monthly play list is:
Twinkles Lightly Row Go Tell Aunt Rhody May Song
Allegro Allegretto Etude Minuet 3

Hunter’s Chorus Handel Bourree Beethoven Minuet in G

Martini Gavotte Becker Gavotte

Seitz 2/3 Vivaldi Concerto in a minor 3rd mvt

Bach Gavotte Country Dance

La Folia Rameau Gavotte

Mozart Minuet

SONORA: Vivaldi double a minor concerto and Bugler’s Holiday

PRINT PDF OF JANUARY 2016 monthly practice list

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January 2016 calendar
Tuesday 5 group classes resume/please note IHN room changes
Tuesday 12 group classes
Fri-Sun 15-17 SAW retreat
Sun 17 Madison Capitols Hockey Star Spangled Banner! sign up to play

https://madcaps.isportstix.com/order/group/Suzuki/

Tuesday 19 group classes
Tuesday 26 Play In and solo recital dress rehearsal
Sunday 21 Solo recital at Madison Christian Community on Old Sauk
tune at 1:30 play at 2:00

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SSM to perform Star Spangled Banner with the Madison Capitols

SUNDAY JANUARY 17, 2016
Get your tickets and join SSM at a night out with the Madison Capitols
All tickets are special Suzuki rate of $10.00
invite family and friends at the SSM rate
call Zach Serve at 663-6090 or
go to the Suzuki link and order online

https://madcaps.isportstix.com/order/group/Suzuki/

all ticket pick up is at will call window of the Coliseum day of game
parking at Coliseum is $7.00 per car

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PERFORMERS NEED TO ARRIVE AT THE WILL CALL WINDOW BY 3:00 pm
wear your Sapphire Blue Suzuki Strings of Madison tshirt and jeans

print Star Spangled Banner here:
Star-Spangled Banner Violin 1
or print this Star Spangled Banner for those students not shifting
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