The Huntsville Suzuki School was founded in 1991 and is located at Bethel Pentecostal Church, 35 Silverwood Dr. in Huntsville, Ontario.
The Huntsville Suzuki School of Music offers affordable quality musical education on violin, viola for students aged 4 to 18 years, though adults may also enroll for private lessons with the school’s teachers.
Huntsville Suzuki students are very active in the community, playing at fundraising events, mall concerts, and other promotional events. They also play at local retirement homes and area public schools as part of the school’s outreach program.
During the pandemic, group playing activities are temporarily suspended, while private lessons are continuing by Zoom, with a limited number of live lessons also taking place at Bethel Church with COVID-19 protocols in place. In a normal year however, students receive both weekly private lessons and bi-weekly group playing classes or orchestra, depending on the students' playing level. All students perform in school solo recitals, and in several large group concerts during the year. These events are open to the public and are either free or admission by donation.
The Huntsville Suzuki School is a registered charity in the province of Ontario, and issues charitable receipts for donations.
"I want to make good citizens. If a child hears fine music from the day of his birth and learns to play it himself, he develops sensitivity, discipline and endurance. He gets a beautiful heart."
- Shin'ichi Suzuki
The School’s instructors follow the teachings of Japanese educator and violinist, Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, and all have certification from the Suzuki Association of the Americas.