Ms. Debbie Hammond

Violin, Viola, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher

Debbie Hammond

SAA Member


Ottawa, ON, Canada
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Violinist Debbie Hammond began her studies at the age of four in London, Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Toronto and a Master of Music in Performance from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Debbie has completed Suzuki Pedagogy training with several noted trainers including Edmund Sprunger, Alice Joy Lewis, Mark Mutter, Thomas Wermuth and Dr. Timothy (Terry) Durbin. Her principal violin teachers include Patrick Burroughs, Geri Arnold, Dr. Robert Skelton, Mark Fewer & Yehonatan Berick.

Debbie is the director of the Hammond Suzuki Studio, a private Suzuki violin program in the Bells Corners area of Ottawa (Canada). The Hammond Suzuki Studio program features not only private lessons, but a developed group class program rich in supplementary musical styles, ensemble development and performance opportunities. Prior to establishing the Hammond Suzuki Studio in 2014, Debbie was a faculty member of the Suzuki String School of Guelph (2007-2010) and the National Capital Suzuki School of Music (2010-2014).

Before Debbie focussed her career on Suzuki pedagogy, Debbie was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada (200-2002). She also served as the Assistant Concertmaster of Orchestra Toronto (2004-2005) and the Cambridge Community Orchestra (2007-2010). Debbie was also a regular member of the Jackson and Battle Creek Symphony Orchestras in Michigan. In Canada, Debbie has performed with both the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra London Canada.

Equally at ease with beginning and advanced level students, Debbie is becoming a frequent guest clinician, chamber coach and adjudicator at festivals and workshops. Debbie is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with so many violinists in cities across the province.

Debbie is proud to serve as the Chair of the Suzuki Association of Ontario Board and the Interim secretary of the newly incorporated Suzuki Music/Musique Canada. Debbie is the parent of two very energetic girls.