Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute Inc.

Student Institute Aug. 11–16 | Teacher Development Aug. 10–18, 2024 | In Person at WLU & Online

We can’t stop celebrating—Join us again this August at Laurier!

Canada’s largest Suzuki Institute is coming back to Laurier and still celebrating! We have a complete range of string and piano programs for everyone, from young beginners to adults. There is a Sibling Class (for siblings aged 4 & 5); Mini Institute (morning program for Book 1 students only) for violin, viola, cello or piano; Junior, Intermediate & Senior programs for violin, viola, cello, bass and piano; Young Artist Program for violin, viola, cello and piano; chamber music ensembles; orchestras; Operetta; and many fun optional courses.

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The Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute is committed to ongoing learning as a means for ensuring that diversity and inclusion, regardless of race, sexual orientation or gender identification, are core values in our communal mission to educate children, parents, and their teachers. We commit to the belief that our organization provides equal opportunity to all children to reach their potential.

In the spirit of continued growth, SOSI is inviting anyone who would like to share their energy and wisdom to help us create programs of increased diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility for teachers and young musicians of the present and future. If you are interested, please email us.

NOTE: SOSI is subject to the health & safety protocols of WLU
Land Acknowledgment

SOSI is so grateful to be able to share space with you all and be able to use this land to share music. Our participants come from so many places, literally from all over the world, but as we gather in Waterloo each August, we want to acknowledge the land on which we are meeting.

Indigenous communities have lived on these lands since time immemorial. They hunted, farmed, made families and homes, and created culture as they explored spirituality. Indigenous art, including music, sprang forth from these cultures and continues to play a vital role in communities. The land on which we gather, encompassing Laurier University, is the Haldimand tract, the territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples. We acknowledge and respect all Indigenous peoples as traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which we live, and we must strive to continue to educate ourselves and act in solidarity with Indigenous communities.