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September 2018 Newsletter

September 18, 2018







Another summer break has flown by and it’s back to school and extracurricular routines. We are so thankful you have chosen Hamilton Suzuki School of Music to be part of your family’s busy lives and we hope this year is full of fun music education!

First, I would like to warmly welcome all of our new families to HSSM; we really think of the school as a community and we’re happy for the opportunity to add new members.

To our returning families, it’s lovely to have you back! You are the foundation of this community and we are grateful that you continue to trust HSSM..

We are very excited to announce that we have brought 2 new teachers onto staff.

Gordon Vanderwoude is an accomplished pianist and he has already been working as an accompanist with HSSM strings concerts. He recently graduated from teachers college, is the Music Director at a local church and is now a certified Suzuki piano teacher.   

Our classical guitar program is also growing with the addition of James Renwick. James in from Hamilton and is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto where he studies classical guitar. Our classical guitar program until now has had more interest than teachers and with the addition of James we open up significantly more lesson space. If you’ve ever been interested in our guitar program now is the time to sign-up, before James gets fully booked!

Some fun concerts and fundraisers are already in the works for the 2018-2019 school year. Make sure to keep watching for more information about our festive concerts and fundraisers which are already around the corner.

Finally, it would be impossible not to acknowledge a major shift at HSSM this year. Denise Rollason, who has been the schools Operations Manager for nearly 30 years, has left to enjoy a new adventure- retirement! Very few music schools survive and thrive for over 50 years but Denise has helped HSSM do just that.  As the new administrator I will be attempting to fill her large and loved shoes as best I can. With her guidance I hope to have this year running smoothly. We can all look forward to having her volunteer at events throughout the year.

All the best from myself and the board of directors for a happy and successful year! 

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