Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Our String Students' Musical Holiday Greeting Are In YouTube Top 5!

Dear Amigos!

We are very happy to announce that our Santa Ana Suzuki String Students and their TEC students friends have made the YouTube Hit List Top 5 of Musical Holiday Greetings!

It's not too late to get your own hit musical message and greeting out to your family and friends!

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!
Marion and your friends at OCCTAC.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Our String Students Will Play For A Donation! Our Holiday Musical Greeting Program Is Back!

Dear Amigos!
Tired of writing greeting cards? Send musical wishes and reduce your carbon foot print! Our string students will help. At the same time you are helping them!
Make a donation to the SASS Violin Fund and our Talented Young Violinist from SASS and TEC will perform a Live Holiday Musical Greeting  just for them.  They will be unique personalized musical messages from you.   A Musical Holiday Greeting  will be sent live via  Skype, Private Video or Phone.
You can have one of these ‘one of a kind’  Musical Greetings  sent to a recipient of your choice (with out the big green elf and message boxes) by going to the following page on : Live Musical Holiday Greetings request page at
There you can choose from a variety of Holiday  Carols (see list at the bottom of the page) and provide the contact and delivery information we need to get the job done for Santa. Your friend will be very surprised and have something to talk about all through the holidays. You can send a  live performance of Holiday music to your friends and help us put a violin in the hands of an under served child at With your help we can provide a new Violin to a Suzuki Twinkler from SASS who is ready to play on their very first violin, just like the child on the front of our blog.
Wouldn’t you like to send a personal live  Christmas Carol to everyone you know?    What a wonderful gift to send to family members during the Holiday season.   Wouldn’t Grandmother just love this.    Or . . . . .    You might be wanting to send something that is one of a kind to an important client, exceptional volunteer or employee to let them know how much you appreciate them.
After you make your  request we need your help to spread the word to anyone you did not send our Live Musical Greetings to.    Please use your favorite social media to send this blog entry or the OCCTAC page above to as many people as you can think of who might help us by sending the spirit of the holidays  around by using this Musical Holiday Gift Idea.
It takes only 10 – 12  of your donations to provide a child with their first violin.   How often do you get to send a Holiday Gift that is tax-deductible, 501 (c)3.   Every message will be a unique performance by some of our Talented Suzuki Violin Students from both SASS and TEC who are practicing to make a difference in the world with their own musical gifts.    You can help them do their part by helping Ms. Cynthia spread the music around.
  • Bring A Torch, Jeannette, Isabella, French
  • Czechoslovakian Carol
  • Fum, Fum, Fum
  • God Rest Y Merry, Gentlemen, Eng
  •  Greensleeves, Eng. 16 Century
  • Here We Come A-Wassailing, Eng.
  • Christmas Tree, German
  • Pat-A-Pan, French
  • Ring, Little Bells, German
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Eng.

  • Angels We Have Heard on High, French
  • Born is He, This Holy Child, French
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Mendelssohn
  • Joy To the World, Handel
  • Little Town of Bethlehem, Redner
  • Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming, German 15th Century
  • Come Little Children
  • O, Holy Night, Adam
  • Silent Night, Gruber
  • The First Noel, Trad.

  • Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, Mel Torme **
  • Deck the Halls, Welsh Air
  • Feliz Navidad, Feliciano**
  • Go Tell It on the Mountain, African-American Spiritual
  • Jingle Bells, Pierpont
  • Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, Trad.
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Marks **
  • Up on the House top, Trad.

Make your choice and go to  now while there is still time.  Young Violinist are standing by waiting to play your request.   Bring the Musical Message of the Holidays to someone this week-end. Dedicate your favorite Christmas Carol in the name of someone special.
Thank you for your contribution to the Santa Ana Suzuki String Violin Fund.
Ms. Cynthia / Director of SASS

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Looking for Professional Tutors for the WrapAround Program in Santa Ana, CA

Dear Friends!

 We are looking for Qualified Tutors for our WrapAround Program!

 Qualified tutor - a person who demonstrates proficiency in the subject matter assigned who can assist students with queries and difficulties relating to subject matter and who has received additional training in tutoring children with emotional and behavioral problems.

 The program is the Wraparound Program which is a collaboration between Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center (OCCTAC) and the Orange County Social Services Agency.
 We are committed to providing tutoring services for at-risk children. OCCTAC is seen as a focal point of therapeutic arts services for children and youth in Orange County. Providing access to services for all children and their families impacted by physical, cognitive, language, social, emotional or learning disabilities.
 If you have the following:
· Experience working with transitional age youth 
· Experience in working with a diverse community.
· Strong organization, writing and communication skills.
· Ability to work with multi-disciplinary teens with care including peers, and families. ·
 Spanish/English bilingual and bi-cultural understanding preferred, but not necessary. ·
 Understanding of child and transitional age youth developmental issues. ·
 Excellent networking and communication skills.
 · your own transportation with current California Driver’s License and Auto Insurance

 If you are interested please inquire to the following email address: 

Veronica Harlan, Wraparound Tutor Coordinator OCCTAC 2215 N. Broadway Santa Ana, CA 92706 (714) 547-5468 Ext. 310 (714) 564-9690 Fax