Violin, Viola Teacher / Teacher Trainer
A native of Dunham, QC, Paule Barsalou holds a B.A. in Music Performance from Laval University (P.Q.) and an M.A. in Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy from the Cleveland Institute of Music (OH). Her main teachers and mentors have been Michele Higa George, Daphne Hughes, David Cerone, Kathleen Winkler and Gyorgy Terebesi. Ms. Barsalou is a Suzuki teacher trainer approved by the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Since 1989 she has been teaching at the Suzuki String School of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario and is now the artistic director of the school. She is a guest teacher at institutes and workshops and adjudicates at music festivals throughout Canada. She is principal second violin of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra and occasionally performs chamber music recitals. Ms. Barsalou is a former director of the Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute held every August at Wilfrid Laurier University in Kitchener/Waterloo, Ontario. She lives in Guelph with her husband, pianist Ken Gee.