Halloween Party and Solo Day Signup October 27
Posted on Wednesday October 26, 2016

5:30-Arrive for tuning, 5:45-Playing begins, A-L -Bring Heathy Snacks, M-Z- Bring Sweet Treats, Please sign up for Solo Day Practice

2016-2017 Calendar Updated
Posted on Thursday September 08, 2016

The calendar for this year has been posted.

Concerto Group School Tour Photos and Audio
Posted on Saturday May 28, 2016

Click on the link for photos and audio from the Concerto Group's school tour to Greystone, James Alexander and Wildwood Schools 2016 May 27.

Year End Concert Videos and Photos
Posted on Sunday May 08, 2016

Please click the link for videos and pictures from the May 7th Year End Concert. Thanks for another great year and special thanks to teachers, parents, volunteers and students for their dedication. See you next year and don't forget the Summer String Experience in July.

Solo Day April 23rd Photos
Posted on Sunday April 24, 2016

Photos from the April 23rd solo day (6:30 pm) are found at the link

April 2016 Newsletter (PDF)
Posted on Tuesday April 05, 2016

The April 2016 Newsletter is available at the link.

Heart Strings Gala 2016 Videos and Photos
Posted on Sunday February 07, 2016

Thanks to the Gala Committee, our excellent teachers, the students, parents, relatives and friends who supported our program. It was a fine evening of dining and music.

Winter Concert Photos and Videos
Posted on Sunday January 31, 2016

Click on the link for videos and photos from our Winter Concert (January 30, 2016)

Christmas Party Photos and Videos
Posted on Friday December 11, 2015

Click on the link for photos and videos from our Christmas Party. Group activities resume on January 7, 2016! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Sundog Photos
Posted on Sunday December 06, 2015

Click on the link for pictures from Sundog.

Solo Day Photos
Posted on Sunday November 08, 2015

Click on the More info link for pictures from our 6:30 PM solo day. Thanks to the students, teachers and parents for their hard work.

Parent Orientation 2015 Materials
Posted on Saturday October 24, 2015

The materials presented at our Parent Orientation in September 2015 are available by clicking the More Info link. You will find the TED talks shown in September as well as the handouts given to parents.

Summer String Experience 2015 Photos and Videos
Posted on Thursday October 22, 2015

Did you know you can learn about science at SSE 2015 as well? Check out the link!

The Saskatoon Suzuki String Program Inc. has been nurturing violinists, violists, cellists and double bass players using the principles of the Suzuki method since 1985. The SSSPI is a registered charitable non-profit corporation overseen by a board of directors made up of parent volunteers and its member teachers. The SSSPI is a member group of the Saskatchewan Orchestral Association.

The Suzuki Method

In the first half of the twentieth century the Japanese violinist and teacher Dr. Shinichi Suzuki developed a method of teaching very young children to play the violin. This method was later successfully adapted to learning many other instruments as well. Dr. Suzuki realized that all children show their capacity by speaking and understanding their native language. The Suzuki method applies the principles by which children learn language from their parents to the learning of an instrument - with great success!

The key to this method is the active involvement of the parent in the learning process. Parents themselves learn to play the instrument (violin, viola, cello or double bass) in order to become the "home teacher" between lessons. Click here for useful information from our 2015 parent orientation.

Dr. Suzuki firmly believed that all human beings have great inner potential that could only be nurtured by a deeply caring approach to teaching children. The Suzuki method is much more than a way of learning an instrument. When he developed his method of teaching music, Shinichi Suzuki hoped it would be a way of creating noble human beings through the art of making music.

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