Suzuki String School of Guelph

Note by Note: Nurturing Our Children and Community

Geneviève Schirm-Joyce

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Geneviève began her Suzuki journey at the age of 2 with Suzuki cello teacher Jo-Anne Goyder in Waterloo, Ontario. After her formative years of study, including summers at SOSI, Geneviève attended Wilfrid Laurier University, where she studied with renowned cellist Paul Pulford, and obtained an Honours Bachelor of Music, a Bachelor of Arts in French, and a Diploma in Chamber Music. Geneviève went on to study with Carol Tarr at the University of Denver where she received her Master of Music Degree in Suzuki Pedagogy in June 2009.

Geneviève currently performs as principal cellist for the Cambridge Symphony and Waterloo Chamber Players, as well as cellist for the Quinten Quartet. Geneviève is the cello teacher and bookkeeper at Suzuki Talent Education of Waterloo, where she is a founding teacher and director. Geneviève also joined the Suzuki String School of Guelph in the fall of 2020 as a cello teacher.

Geneviève lives in Waterloo, Ontario, where she enjoys instructing aquafit at the YMCA when she isn’t teaching or running, and is a co-Suzuki parent with her husband Marc to her two sons and daughter.

Geneviève Schirm-Joyce, BMus, BA
MMus - Suzuki Pedagogy in Cello