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Students to Book 8


  • Fifteen Saturday Group Lessons
  • Musicianship Classes: for students mid Book 1 to Book 3 and/or ages 5+
  • On-Instrument Reading classes for Rhythmic Reading Graduates
  • String/Flute Orchestra program for On-Instrument Reading Graduates
  • Kiwanis Festival performance
  • Winter and Spring Studio Recitals

Students Book 4 and Above


Recitals and other Special Events

  • Viva Suzuki Concert
  • Faculty Benefit Concert
  • Ensembles Concert
  • Play-ins,
  • Family and Friends Recital
  • Book 4 and Book 8 Graduation Recitals
  • Senior Solo Recital


  • New Parents: One 2 hour Parent Education session (compulsory for new parents; optional for returning parents)
  • Parent talks throughout the year
  • Parent playing groups


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Headstart Program 2018-2019

for 3 to 4 year olds

How To Register

Headstart Suzuki is a pre-instrumental programme designed to introduce three and four year olds to basic musical concepts and beginning Suzuki rhythms and repertoire. Emphasis is on rhythm, singing, motor development and aural training, aided by the playing of percussion instruments. There are 5 parent-child sessions, in the morning or afternoon, per term; on Saturdays at Canterbury HS. The fee is $100 per term.

  • Term 1: Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 17

    Morning Classes: 10:30am – 11:20am: Space available
    Afternoon Classes: 1:00pm – 1:50pm:   Space Available

  • Term 2: Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 23
    Morning Classes: 10:30am – 11:20am: Space available.
    Afternoon Classes: 1:00pm – 1:50pm: Space available.

A one-week Headstart session will be available during our Summer Camp.

Open up the world of music for your child!

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String, Guitar and Flute Programs

How To Register

All String & Flute students receive 36 weekly private lessons. Additionally, all students are assigned to a group class and an enrichment class (e.g., rhythmic reading, string orchestra); group and enrichment classes meet 15 times during the year on Saturdays. There are also numerous performing opportunities at studio and school recitals, as well as for community audiences. All students except Pre-Twinklers perform annually in the Kiwanis Music Festival as part of their group class.

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Performance Groups

Information about our Senior Ensembles Program available here.

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Parent Programs

Parents are at the core of the Suzuki approach, as they support their children’s practising at home. All new parents attend their first three private instrumental lessons without their children so that teachers can ensure the parents’ understanding of the basics of both the Suzuki philosophy and the instruments their children are about to study. Should a parent wish to withdraw after completing the three parent only lessons, fees for the remaining six weeks of term will be returned. As well, all new parents are required to attend the Parent Education classes which are held on group class dates, involving discussion of Suzuki philosophy, the Suzuki triangle, listening, motivation and practising.

One private lesson annually is set aside for a parent-teacher conference for all students, and there are additional lectures and workshops for both new and experienced Suzuki parents during the year.
Find more resources and links on our Parent Education page.

Parent Orchestra Class

Registration for any parents who would like to join the beginner orchestra group class is available, based on demand. Contact for more information.

Other Parent Groups

Parent Guitar Group: contact teacher Daniel Srugo directly.

Parent Ukulele Group: Contact instructor Andrew Davidson directly.

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Summer Programs

SuzukiMusic Summer Camp

July 16 to 20, 2018
Location: Canterbury High School

For 3 – 4 years olds: Summer Headstart Program. A pre-instrumental program; parent-child sessions in the morning or afternoon.

For 5 – 13 years olds, who have completed at least one year of Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute or Guitar study by Suzuki method.

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