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Jewell, Margot

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Margot has been teaching Suzuki violin and viola for over 40 years, first at the Hamilton Suzuki School where she taught violin and was also the director. Then in 1982 she founded the Etobicoke Suzuki School of Music, where she presently teaches and is a director. As an SAA registered Suzuki teacher trainer, she enjoys passing on her enthusiasm for  Suzuki pedagogy  experience with the next generation of teachers across Canada.

A native of Toronto, Margot was a scholarship student at McMaster University where she received her Bachelor of Music and studied violin with Marta Hidy and Victor Martin (University of Toronto). She also received her ARCT from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She received her Suzuki teacher training from many inspiring pedagogues including Sandy and Joan Reuning, Christophe and Judy Bossuat, Helen Brunner, Linda Case, Ronda Cole, Geri Arnold, and for three months in Matsumoto Japan with Shinichi Suzuki. Margot has also studied baroque violin with Jean Lamon and Kevin Mallon of Tafelmusik. Margot has performed in groups such as the Hamilton Philharmonic, Symphony Niagara, Te Deum Orchestra, the Aradia Ensemble, as well as many free lance groups.

Margot taught for many years for the TDSB as a visiting artist at the Etobicoke School of the Arts. Margot is a festival adjudicator across Ontario and is a member of the College of Examiners for the Royal Conservatory of Music. She is the RCM string specialist, involved in the training and development of string examiners. Margot is also in demand for weekend workshops and week-long institutes with Suzuki students held at various Suzuki schools and universities across Canada. Margot has served as a board member of both the Suzuki Association of Ontario and the Suzuki Association of the Americas.