Paule Barsalou

Paule Barsalou

Paule Barsalou holds a BM in performance from Laval University and an MM in performance and Suzuki pedagogy from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Ms. has been teaching at the Suzuki String School of Guelph (SSSG) since 1989 and was artistic director of the school from 2004 to 2021. She is the coordinator of the SSSG long-term teacher training program. She has been a sanctioned Suzuki teacher trainer since 2003 and trained musicians in the Suzuki approach at institutes and workshop throughout Canada, Barbados and El Salvador. She teaches at workshops and institutes across Canada and adjudicates at festivals throughout Ontario.  Ms. Barsalou collaborates with journaling expert Christie Zimmer, in developing materials, videos and parent workshops around the use of reflective note taking in the study of music. Together they are the co-founders of Practice Notes, a reflective note taking system for fostering independent learning in young musicians.

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Daphne Hughes 19362023 Fifty Years of Memories

Daphne Hughes (1936–2023): Fifty Years of Memories

All Canadian Suzuki teachers were saddened to learn of the passing of Daphne Hughes, Suzuki violin teacher, trainer, and parent. To me, Gail was a longtime colleague and friend of fifty years. Daphne and I met in Guelph, Ontario in 1972.… Read more ▶

ASJ 52.1, page 46

Listening Beyond the Music Nurturing Independent Learning Through NoteTaking

Listening Beyond the Music: Nurturing Independent Learning Through Note-Taking

Suzuki teachers are amazing listeners. They listen deeply to each student, constantly comparing what they hear to their ideal of excellence. They also listen to what the student and the parent tell them, answering questions and paying attention to their… Read more ▶

ASJ 49.4, page 46

Celebrating 45 years of Suzuki History in Guelph Ontario

Celebrating 45 years of Suzuki History in Guelph, Ontario

Book Review Teaching Body Mapping to Children by Jennifer Johnson

Book Review: Teaching Body Mapping to Children by Jennifer Johnson




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