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The Suzuki String School of Guelph is thrilled to be partnering with Karen Haack and her popular Guelph Orff Music Studio. The program is called Orff-Suzuki MUSIC MOVES!

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Benefits of this Partnership

Karen Haack has taught both Orff classes and Suzuki piano for many years. She has long felt that a combination of both proven and well-researched programmes would be far greater than the sum of the parts. She will be teaching this new programme. If you have attended Guelph Orff Music Studio classes, you will feel “right at home.” The classes will include favorite songs, games and musical activities—and MORE!

Orff-Suzuki MUSIC MOVES early childhood classes gently and holistically introduce children to music. There will be opportunities for families to learn about the Suzuki approach, but it is not expected that all MUSIC MOVES families will choose this musical route.

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listen... move... sing... play

Classes will include well-loved children's songs, games and fingerplays. Children thrive on repetition, and on improvisation. They learn to sing by listening to singing; adding words and phrases as they can. They learn rhythm and beat by being danced around the room by their parents and then dancing themselves.

Children become interested in playing an instrument by watching and listening to other children play. They learn about timbre and pitch by listening to all the different voices in the group, and by playing small percussion instruments in class. Children learn to take turns, to sing a solo, to move to different styles of music, to be respectful of others' ideas.

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music is intercurricular

Parents are active participants in all the music classes---from Babies to Kindergarten classes. And... Orff-Suzuki MUSIC MOVES classes are fun!

Children will be placed in classes by “year of birth.” All classes will be parent/grandparent/adult accompanied. Parents are expected to attend and participate. Enjoy this special one-on-one time with your child. Our curriculum is customized to address the developmental needs of each specific age group. Siblings beyond three months should attend classes for their own age group.

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Come and join us!

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If you would like to contact Karen and find out more, please email her.

photographs by Greta DeLonghi