Ursa Meyer

Viola, Violin Teacher

Ursa Meyer

SAA Member


Ottawa, ON, Canada
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As an experienced multi-instrumentalist and neurodivergence specialist, Ursa has been teaching music for 8 years and performing since she was 9 years old.

She began her musical journey at age 5 on the piano through Music for Young Children, and added the violin at age 6 through SuzukiMusic and the Ottawa Suzuki Strings under Rosemarie Klimasko. Ursa attended Canterbury High School where she studied in the strings program under John Pohran and Janice Mah. During this time, she discovered her love of the viola and began lessons with NACO’s Paul Casey. In post-secondary, she studied Viola Performance with Michael van der Sloot and received a Bachelor of Music Education.

Ursa has performed extensively on both the viola and violin in classical, fiddle, klezmer, folk, and pop. She was the principal viola in the Ottawa Youth Orchestra and the Ottawa Pops Orchestra, and played viola for Cadenza Quartet. She played violin with Stellae Boreales, the Ottawa Klezmer Band, and Maplewood Ceilidh Band. She was a part of the folk trio Fiddlehead Soup, in which she played keyboard, violin, viola, and vocals.

Ursa teaches group classes at SuzukiMusic as well as private students. She also teaches the Music for Young Children (piano group class) method from her private studio. Ursa loves Suzuki and how it imbues a solid foundation within a musical community.

Ursa loves to create neurodivergent safe spaces in her private studio and the Lotus Centre for special music education (where she also works), and her specialization is teaching children with ADHD.

Ursa is thrilled to have the opportunity to teach your children and to impart her love of music to them, whether on violin or viola!