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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

All students enrolled in the Laurier String Academy will participate in a weekly private lessons and group classes.

Students receive 34 private lessons and 30 group lessons.


Term one starts Sept. 12, 2022 and ends Jan. 20 2023. No lessons from Dec. 23, 2022 - Jan. 8, 2023.

Term two runs from Jan. 23, 2023 to May 27, 2023. No lessons from March 13-17, 2023.

All courses are held in the John Aird Centre at Laurier’s Faculty of Music.


Lessons are offered during the fall and winter semesters, and the spring semester following the public school schedule. Initial private lessons begin with the establishment of the basic violin or cello setup which sets the foundation for all successful future violin or cello study. The Suzuki repertoire is used, supplemented early on by additional folk songs, fiddle tunes, classical concerti and dances.

Group Classes

Group classes include ensemble playing, ear training, solo performance and theory instruction. The group setting provides a positive learning environment and brings children together who share the same interests.

  • Violin Book 1/2, TBA
  • Violin Senior, TBA


  • Violin Book 2-4 (5-6 p.m.)
  • Violin Book 4-7 (7-8 p.m.)
  • Cello Junior (5-6 p.m.)
  • Cello Senior (6-7 p.m.)

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