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Ottawa Suzuki Strings is a music school providing violin, viola, cello, guitar and voice instruction using the Suzuki method. Our experienced faculty have music degrees and are trained in Suzuki pedagogy. Students range from very young “Twinklers” to advanced students in Stellae Boreales.

Ottawa Suzuki Strings is a music school providing violin, viola, cello, guitar and voice instruction using the Suzuki method. Our experienced faculty have music degrees and are trained in Suzuki pedagogy. Students range from very young “Twinklers” to advanced students in Stellae Boreales.

Where: Rideau Park United Church

When: August 10-14, 2020

Programs in violin, viola, cello, guitar

Open to any beginner and Suzuki students ages 4-13.

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Ottawa Suzuki Strings is a music school providing violin, viola, cello, guitar and voice instruction using the Suzuki method. Our experienced faculty have music degrees and are trained in Suzuki pedagogy. Students range from very young “Twinklers” to advanced students in Stellae Boreales.

Ottawa Suzuki Strings is a music school providing violin, viola, cello, guitar and voice instruction using the Suzuki method. Our experienced faculty have music degrees and are trained in Suzuki pedagogy. Students range from very young “Twinklers” to advanced students in Stellae Boreales.

Ottawa Suzuki Strings is a music school providing violin, viola, cello, guitar and voice instruction using the Suzuki method. Our experienced faculty have music degrees and are trained in Suzuki pedagogy. Students range from very young “Twinklers” to advanced students in Stellae Boreales.

Students get a broad and exciting music experience, and some distinguish themselves competing in local and provincial competitions, and have also had the opportunity to perform in other Canadian cities and overseas.

Students get a broad and exciting music experience, and some distinguish themselves competing in local and provincial competitions, and have also had the opportunity to perform in other Canadian cities and overseas.

Students get a broad and exciting music experience, and some distinguish themselves competing in local and provincial competitions, and have also had the opportunity to perform in other Canadian cities and overseas.

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Porch Concerts! ... See MoreSee Less

Porch Concerts!

Our last recital in person this past January... Miss seeing them in my studio! ... See MoreSee Less

Our last recital in person this past January...  Miss seeing them in my studio!Image attachmentImage attachment

2 months ago

Ottawa Suzuki Strings

Due to the current pandemic, Stellae Boreales had its final live performance this season earlier than expected at the March 8 Café Classico concert at the Shenkman Arts Centre. The ensemble was in top shape as preparations were well under way for a performance tour to Cuba that was to have taken place later in May. The audience was treated to a wonderful and varied program including a piece written especially for Stellae Boreales, “Arctic Wind”, by the young Canadian composer Lauren Greenberg and “Carmen Medley”, inspired by the opera "Carmen" in a stunning arrangement by Canadian Norm Abbott. The ensemble performed with its customary panache and professionalism. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Ottawa Suzuki Strings

Old-Time Fiddle Concert in Front Yard

Current and former OSS students, sisters Neve, Abbey and Morgan Sugars-Keen, lifted spirits and created a great sense of community by performing an old-time fiddle concert in their neighbourhood in their front yard. Photos by ASHLEY FRASER/Postmedia. Read about it at the following link:

ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/old-ottawa-south-residents-treated-to-almost-impromptu-fiddling...
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Old-Time Fiddle Concert in Front Yard

Current and former OSS students, sisters Neve, Abbey and Morgan Sugars-Keen, lifted spirits and created a great sense of community by performing an old-time fiddle concert in their neighbourhood in their front yard. Photos by ASHLEY FRASER/Postmedia.  Read about it at the following link:

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/old-ottawa-south-residents-treated-to-almost-impromptu-fiddling-trio/Image attachment

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Thank you to this amazing family! Talented and intelligent young ladies, loving and very supportive parents( both who are full time professors)and a family that makes a huge contribution to our city and country!

3 months ago

Ottawa Suzuki Strings

OSS students are "egg-cited" and happy to see their teachers online! ... See MoreSee Less

OSS students are egg-cited and happy to see their teachers online!

3 months ago

Ottawa Suzuki Strings

Continued Enrichment: By providing online private lessons and group classes during these challenging times, OSS teachers are ensuring that their students maintain some stability in their lives and continue to be enriched through the discipline of making beautiful music. ... See MoreSee Less

Continued Enrichment: By providing online private lessons and group classes during these challenging times, OSS teachers are ensuring that their students maintain some stability in their lives and continue to be enriched through the discipline of making beautiful music.Image attachment

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Excellent Adam, so wonderful that you keep it going (indeed seeing yourself from that perspective must be fun)!

Absolument remarquable de voir l'élève et le maître Adam Cicchillitti connectés ensemble via internet et ainsi poursuivre leurs leçons hebdomadaires. Bonne continuité à vous tous! 💜

3 months ago

Ottawa Suzuki Strings

Felicia Persaud teaching her theory class (2/3) with a face-to-face on Zoom. Great distance learning and the kids loved it! ... See MoreSee Less

Felicia Persaud teaching her theory class (2/3) with a face-to-face on Zoom. Great distance learning and the kids loved it!

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Bravo Felicia. OSS is proud to have you as part of our faculty!

3 months ago

Ottawa Suzuki Strings

OSS teachers are showing leadership and creativity by not only offering online private lessons but group classes as well! March 23 marked the first online group classes and the feedback has been positive and enthusiastic. These online group classes will continue with more being added next week. Teachers are collaborating and coming up with excellent ideas for programming for OSS students as we all experience these extremely challenging times. ... See MoreSee Less

OSS teachers are showing leadership and creativity by not only offering online private lessons but group classes as well!  March 23 marked the first online group classes and the feedback has been positive and enthusiastic.  These online group classes will continue with more being added next week.  Teachers are collaborating and coming up with excellent ideas for programming for OSS students as we all experience these extremely challenging times.Image attachmentImage attachment

3 months ago

Ottawa Suzuki Strings

Everything is happening remotely these days. Here, an OSS student is practicing by Skype with his Grandmother. ... See MoreSee Less

Everything is happening remotely these days.  Here, an OSS student is practicing by Skype with his Grandmother.

3 months ago

Ottawa Suzuki Strings

Ottawa Suzuki Strings 🎻 teacher Sara Mastrangelo teaching her student in a virtual lesson using WhatsApp. Great way to keep lessons going during these times of isolation. ... See MoreSee Less

Ottawa Suzuki Strings 🎻 teacher Sara Mastrangelo teaching her student in a virtual lesson using WhatsApp. Great way to keep lessons going during these times of isolation.Image attachment

4 months ago

Ottawa Suzuki Strings

Virtual violin lesson! Here's an example of how technology can help us keep on with our lives, while maintaining social distancing. Last week Sophie had a virtual violin lesson with her teacher using WhatsApp. ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

Ottawa Suzuki Strings

OSS violin students and advanced students of OSS Artistic Director, Elaine Klimasko, were enthralled with hearing and interacting with world-renowned violinist Joshua Bell who was the guest artist at this past week’s NAC Orchestra’s concerts. What an inspiration for the students that will be a memory cherished forever. ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

Ottawa Suzuki Strings

On Sunday February 2, the OSS junior violin performance group, Fine Tuners, performed during the pre-concert activities for the afternoon concerts in the NAC Orchestra KinderConcerts Series. They performed some of their ensemble repertoire and some early Suzuki pieces to demonstrate to the audience the progression from playing Suzuki pieces in group classes in unison while following a teacher to playing in a performance group coached by a teacher in which they play non-Suzuki pieces in 2 and 3 parts, learn to lead themselves and further develop their ensemble playing skills. Many children in the audience were eager to try the little violin after Fine Tuners’ performances. Fine Tuners coach, Sarah Williams, delighted the young children by playing a song on the 1/8 size violin that is a big hit with kids these days: “Let it Go” from the Disney movie “Frozen”. ... See MoreSee Less

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How exciting for the little ones in the audience.

6 months ago

Ottawa Suzuki Strings

OSS violin and guitar students along with faculty members partnered with the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization for the festive occasion of the Friends of Family December Holiday Party. Decorating gingerbread cookies was followed by a concert performed by Fine Tuners, Guitar Performance Group and Guitar 2/3 students. The concert culminated with an audience singalong of holiday favorites. An enthusiastic rendition of Jingle Bells/Vive le vent ended the concert. Everyone then gathered in great spirits for a potluck. ... See MoreSee Less

7 months ago

Ottawa Suzuki Strings

Many OSS violin, cello and guitar students, led by OSS faculty members, performed at the National Gallery of Canada December 8 Family Sundays event. Various performances were interspersed with string instrument petting zoos. The performance area was spectacular – the glass rotunda in the cafeteria with magnificent acoustics and a breathtaking view of the Parliament Buildings. All the groups sounded fantastic, drawing in many families to listen and children to try the violin, cello and guitar. OSS is grateful to the Ottawa Community Foundation for its support in making this partnership and performance opportunity possible. ... See MoreSee Less

7 months ago

Ottawa Suzuki Strings

The Fine Tuners junior violin performance ensemble had their first public performance of the year December 2nd at Red Oak Retirement Residence. With the support of Fine Tuners coach Sarah Williams and accompanist Judith Ginsburg, the ensemble gave a marvelous performance and delighted the capacity audience! The audience members were happy to join in the sing-along of seasonal songs. A gentleman at the residence made lovely stars for all the performers. Showing great imagination, the violinists hung the stars from the scrolls of their violins for the performance of a few encores. A note of appreciation was received from a Red Oak resident on behalf of all attending the concert: “What a wonderful concert your young violinists gave us last night. I have heard nothing but good reports about it all day. Thank you again for bringing your young violinists.” ... See MoreSee Less

7 months ago

Ottawa Suzuki Strings

OSS violin and cello students from the early book 1 classes gave a spectacular performance at the NAC during the morning pre-concert activities of the NAC Orchestra November 24 KinderConcert. Led by Jean-Hee Lee - violin, Michael Blais – cello, and accompanied by pianist Judith Ginsburg, the young musicians were so poised, had excellent focus and ensemble, and played with a beautiful sound. The families in the audience were enchanted and inspired by this outstanding performance. ... See MoreSee Less

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They know what they are doing. Autumns holding of the bow looks great, congratulations Autumn, love from oma.❤️

Look at all that concentration! Bravo students and teachers!

8 months ago

Ottawa Suzuki Strings

With the support of a grant from the Ottawa Community Foundation, OSS was able to offer workshops to the six Kindergarten classes at Knoxdale Public School over two days. Each class had a workshop with OSS faculty members which began with a presentation featuring violin, cello and guitar. Through short performances and explanations, the children learned about the instruments and were introduced to melody, harmony and rhythm. This was followed by the opportunity for all students to have a hands on experience trying the violin, cello and guitar. All the children in the classes watched and listened with rapt attention and were delighted with the hands on experience of trying the instruments. The Kindergarten teachers were all thrilled with the experience. To quote one teacher: “The OSS teachers put on a wonderful workshop at our school. It was both educational and age appropriate. The Kindergarten children loved listening to the music and learning about different musical concepts. The best part was that it was hands on!! The students got an opportunity to try to play the instruments. What a great experience!” ... See MoreSee Less

9 months ago

Ottawa Suzuki Strings

OSS faculty members hosted a string instrument petting zoo at the NAC during TUNETOWN, the pre-concert activities for the September 21 & 22 NACO Family Adventure Series concerts. Several students from the junior violin performance group, Fine Tuners, along with their parents were terrific helpers. Many children were enthralled with the opportunity to try the instruments and all enjoyed the wonderful NACO concerts. ... See MoreSee Less

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For enquiries please call the school administrator on 613 369 4376
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