In the fall of 2000, Kiera Schneider passed away following a car accident. Kiera was a violin student in the Suzuki String School of Guelph. Kiera's sister Sophie continues to play cello. Her parents Dan and Rhona are committed Suzuki parents who not only see the value of a musical education but live it on a daily basis.
Kiera was a vivacious nine year old with a zest for life. Her passion for reading lead her to adventures in other worlds. She already had an article published! In fact she shared many of her own fantasies through her own writings. Kiera was very intelligent. She had a quest for knowledge that was never ending. She enjoyed life to the fullest, people loved being around her, and she loved being around people.
Kiera began to play Suzuki violin a year before passing away, and the violin quickly became an important part of her life. She eagerly participated in group classes with her peers, and with her sister, attended the Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute in Waterloo after her first year of study. The Suzuki String School of Guelph established the Kiera Schneider Memorial Scholarship.
By the family's wishes, this perpetuating scholarship will enable first or second year Suzuki String School of Guelph students to attend the Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute. For information on applying for this scholarship, contact Tracy Jewell