Suzuki String School of Guelph

Note by Note: Nurturing Our Children and Community

Anna Hughes

Anna Hughes, violin teacher, SSSG
Anna started out as a Suzuki student at the age of three in the Suzuki String School of Guelph. Her mother, Daphne Hughes, was her first teacher and Tom Wermuth was her main teacher throughout the rest of her years in the program. During these years she was a member of the Guelph Youth Orchestra ,KW Youth Orchestra and the Concorde String Ensemble of the Suzuki String School of Guelph.

Anna went on to the Orchestral Training Program at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto where she studied with Moshe Hammer. Anna’s orchestral training was enhanced by attending the National Youth Orchestra of Canada for two summers. Following the Orchestral Training Program she started her Bachelor of Music Performance Degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She completed this degree in 1992 having studied with David Updegraff, David Cerone and completing a year of Suzuki Pedagogy with Michele George.

Anna has taught and done freelance work in Winnipeg, England, and throughout Southern Ontario, including being a tenured member of Niagara Symphony from 1996-2006 and touring with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra in their 2008 season. Currently she is the second violinist of the Walker String Quartet and continues her freelance playing throughout Southern Ontario.