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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 and group lesson. 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.

Students receive 35 private lessons and 15 group lessons (due to COVID-19, second term only).

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.


2020 - 2021 term one starts Sept. 8 and ends Dec. 18, 2020. Term two runs from Jan. 4 to May 31, 2021.

There are no lessons between Dec. 18 to Jan. 4, 2021. All courses are held in the John Aird Centre at Laurier’s Faculty of Music (due to COVID-19 the lesson will take place remotely until further notice).

Group classes (2nd term only)


  • Violin Book 1/2 (5:15 to 6 p.m.)
  • Violin Book 3/4 (6 to 7 p.m.)
  • Violin Intermediate (7 to 8 p.m.)


  • Violin Beginner (4:30 to 5:00 p.m.)


  • Cello Junior (5:15 to 6:15 p.m.)
  • Cello Senior (6:15 to 7:15 p.m.)


  • Violin Senior (5 to 6 p.m.)

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