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 lives in Waterloo, Ontario and is a founding teacher and director at Suzuki Talent Education of Waterloo (STEW) and continues to run a large cello studio. She has been invited to teach at various institutes and workshops across the country. As a parent, her three children study with Suzuki teachers in cello, violin and viola.

Geneviève is the cello director for the Southwestern Ontario Suzuki institute, which runs every August in Waterloo, Ontario. She is also the treasurer for the Suzuki Association of Ontario (SAO), as well as the interim co-chair of the newly incorporated Suzuki Music/Musique Canada. She continues to perform locally, including being the principal cellist of the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra and the Waterloo Chamber Players.