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Being 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 recieve 35 private lessons and 30 groups lessons.

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.


2017-2018 term one runs from Sept. 5 and ends Dec. 15, 2017 and term two from Jan. 8 to June 1, 2018. To reserve a lesson time for 2017-2018 registration must be submitted by June 1, 2017. There are no lessons during March Break. All courses are held in the John Aird Centre at Laurier’s Faculty of Music.


  • 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 Senior (6:30 to 7:30 p.m.)


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

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