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Inspired by the pedagogical philosophy of Shinichi Suzuki, Ottawa Suzuki Strings provides a learning environment for children that encourages and supports them in their pursuit of personal excellence, and that nurtures the development of their musical abilities and also their human spirit.


Ottawa Suzuki Strings is a music school characterized by a culture of innovation in training and development.  The school aspires to become widely recognized for the quality of its pedagogy, and for the achievements of its students and faculty.

Our school has an inclusive culture, where students are encouraged to strive for personal excellence.  We seek to create opportunities for all children, including those who face specific challenges.

In the practice of our teaching, and in our operations as a school, we will nurture strong parent-teacher-student relationships with close ties to the community.  We undertake to foster, recognize and appreciate the contributions and achievements of our members.  We will support our members’ development through an active program of individual and group study and performance.


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Board of Directors

OSS Board members:

Bill Absi (Treasurer)
Ammar Gharbi
Meenakshi Gupta (Vice President)
Elaine Howlett
Randi Karstad
Paul Keen
John Royle (President)
Francine Schutzmann (Secretary)

Advisory Board Member:

Elaine Klimasko (Artistic Director)

Letter from the President of OSS

Annual General Meeting 2018 Update 2

Annual General Meeting 2018 Update

Annual General Meeting 2018 Invite

Last AGM - 2017