Mrs. Genevieve Schirm-Joyce

Cello, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher

Genevieve Schirm-Joyce

SAA Member


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Geneviève Schirm-Joyce

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 various institutes around North America, 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. She is a founding teacher and director at Suzuki Talent Education of Waterloo.

Geneviève lives in Waterloo, Ontario, where she enjoys instructing aquacise 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.