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Geneviève Schirm-Joyce

Cello Teacher, P.P.T. and Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher

Geneviève Schirm-Joyce attended Wilfrid Laurier University, where she obtained an Honours Bachelor of Music (studying with Paul Pulford) as well as a Bachelor of Arts in French, and a Diploma in Chamber Music. Fo Geneviève went to the University of Denver where she received her Masters in Suzuki Pedagogy with Carol Tarr, in June 2009.


Genevieve began playing the cello at the age of 2 with Jo-Anne Goyder under the Suzuki method. A typical Suzuki child, she participated in both private and group lessons, the KWS youth orchestra and attended numerous summer institutes. Winning several scholarships through the KWS Youth Orchestra, Geneviève also won the Concerto Competition performing Vivaldi's concerto for two cellos.


Genevieve currently performs as the principal cellist for the Cambridge Symphony and the Waterloo Chamber Players, as well as cellist for the Quinten Quartet. She is a founding teacher and director at the Suzuki Talent Education of Waterloo.


Genevieve lives in Waterloo, Ontario with her husband Marc, and is a co-Suzuki parent to her sons Olivier and Etienne and her daughter Gabrielle.

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