Suzuki String School of Guelph

Contact Information
Alternate Name CV19 ; SSSG
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Primary Contact Lynda Hester, Administrator; Phone: 519-821-2890 ext 1; Email:
Alternate Contact Paule Barsalou, Artistic Director; Phone: 519-836-3798 * 519-994-8943; Email:
Primary Executive Marius Pop, Vice-Chair; Phone: 905-854-3855; Email:
Description (Site) Guelph Youth Music Centre (GYMC)
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
75 Cardigan St
Guelph, ON N1H 3Z7
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Intersection London Rd and Cardigan St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Promotes the healthy growth and character development of children through the study, practice and performance of music. Builds a musical connection between child, parent, teacher and the community, supporting the idea that every child can participate and flourish through a musical community.
Description (Service) COVID-19 Update: In-person lessons (at GYMC) and online lessons through ZOOM; public health protocols are in place. 
Instruction in violin, viola (also available in French) and cello for children using the Suzuki philosophy * flexible approach customized to each child * group and private lessons * parents are involved in the lessons and practice with their child at home * group performances and demonstrations for community, church and school groups 
Orff-Suzuki Music Moves program provides early childhood music classes * curriculum is customized to address developmental needs of each age group 
**Private lessons in violin and viola also available in Cambridge
Hours Hours vary * private lessons offered Mon-Fri * group lessons offered Sat mornings
Dates Sep-Jun
Areas Served Guelph - and area
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and under 
Children and youth, starting between ages 0-6 years, may continue to 18 years 
Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE) for ages 0-3 years
Application Download application form on website to reserve a place on waiting list * prior to registration, parent and child must observe a minimum of five lessons
Languages English ; French
Fees Program - vary by program ; Call administrator for details. Bursaries available after one year of study  
Subsidies may also be obtained through Children's Foundation of Guelph and Wellington
Time-Limited Events Snowflake Concert (Dec); Spring Concert (May); Student Recitals throughout the year; Faculty Concert
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established 1972
Funding Fundraising ; Fees
Elections AGM and elections in Oct
Service Categories Music Instruction ~ Children ; Music Instruction ~ Infants/Toddlers ; Music Instruction ~ Youth