Suzuki String School of Guelph: SUZUKI CELLO TEACHER POSITION

POSITION: A full-time Suzuki cello teacher and leadership of the cello program (under the overall leadership of the Artistic Director) with the Suzuki String School of Guelph (SSSG) in Guelph, Ontario to commence September, 2019

DUTIES: To teach Suzuki private lessons and group classes to cellists from beginner level to post-Suzuki repertoire. A minimum of 20 hours of weekly private lessons and 2-3 hours of group lessons will be offered. In addition, attendance at solo recitals, full school concerts, parent meetings and monthly faculty meetings is expected. Coordinate the cello program and communicate with cello faculty around group classes, concerts and tours. Possibility of directing and teaching a long-term cello teacher training program.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Masters of Music degree and Suzuki training and experience at all levels is required. Teacher trainers or teacher trainer candidates will be given priority.

Candidates must have a demonstrated strong commitment to the Suzuki philosophy and a love of working with children. Previous leadership experience is considered an asset.

DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1972, the Suzuki String School of Guelph currently has 180 violin, viola and cello students of all levels being taught by four full-time and four part-time faculty members. Two of our faculty members are Suzuki teacher trainers. All lessons and groups are taught at the Guelph Youth Music Centre, a community centre dedicated to teaching the arts. The School is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors.
Guelph, a university community of 131,000 has an abundance of musical activity, including a semi-professional symphony orchestra and is within an hour’s drive of the larger cities of Toronto, Hamilton and Kitchener-Waterloo. To find out more about the program, look at our website:

SALARY: 2018-19 salary is $57.56 CAD/hr, plus extended health, short-term and longterm disability benefits. 2018-19 teacher training salary $70 CAD/hr. Salaries are negotiated yearly.

DEADLINE: March 29, 2019. Please submit a cover letter, resume and two references. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

CONTACT: Paule Barsalou, Suzuki String School of Guelph, 75 Cardigan Street, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3Z7; 519-836-3798;

Teacher Training Opportunities 2019

(updated March 2019)

Suzuki String School of Guelph

Violin Unit 4 Apr 5 – May 3 Paule Barsalou

Thames Valley Suzuki School, London

Every Child Can! Jun 19 Dorothy Jones
SECE Stages 1 or 2 Jun 20-24 Dorothy and Sharon Jones
SECE Stages 3, 4, or 5 Jun 22-26 Dorothy and Sharon Jones

Great Lakes Suzuki Flute Institute, Guelph

Every Child Can! Jul 5
Flute Unit 1 Jul 6 – 13 Kelly Williamson

River City Suzuki Piano Institute, Edmonton

Piano Unit 6 Jul 8 – 12 Nena LaMarre

Institut Suzuki Montréal

Cello Unit 2 Jul 20 – 24 Sally Gross
Cello Unit 3 Jul 24 – 28 Sally Gross
Cello Unit 7 Jul 20 – 24 Susan Gagnon
Cello Unit 8 Jul 24 – 28 Susan Gagnon
Cello Teaching Strategy Jul 20 – 24 Sally Gross
Violin Unit 2 Jul 20-24  Elayne Ras
Violin Unit 3 Jul 24 – 28 Elayne Ras
Violin Unit 6 Jul 20 – 24 Paule Barsalou
Violin Unit 7 Jul 24 – 28 Paule Barsalou
Piano Unit 2 Jul 20 – 24 Gail Lange
Piano Unit 3 Jul 24 – 28 Gail Lange

Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute, Waterloo

Every Child Can! Aug 10 Margot Jewell
Piano Unit 4 Aug 10 – 14 Gail Lange
Violin Unit 4 Aug 10 – 14 Paule Barsalou
Cello Overview Books 1–3 Aug 11–16 Alice Ann O’Neill
Piano Unit 1 Aug 11 – 18 Nena LaMarre
Violin Unit 1 Aug 11 – 16 Margot Jewell
Violin Unit 2 Aug 11 – 16 Joanne Melvin
Violin Overview Books 6–8 Aug 11–16 Karen Kimmett
Teaching Strategies–concurrent with Unit 2 Violin
Aug 12 – 16 Joanne Melvin
Piano Practicum Aug 14 – 18 Gail Lange
Violin Unit 5 Aug 14 – 18 Paule Barsalou
Beyond Book 10, part 2 Aug 17 –18 Brian Lewis

For complete information about teacher development courses offered throughout Canada and the US this year, please go to: