Mrs. Wendy R. Seravalle-Smith
Viola, Violin, Cello Teacher, Administrator
Wendy Seravalle-Smith holds a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Ontario, and has had extensive training through the Suzuki Association of the Americas in violin, viola and cello. She studied violin with Yuri Mazurkevich and Sandra Stark, and viola with Ralph Aldrich, and she also spent three months in Matsumoto, Japan where she studied with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki.
Wendy Seravalle-Smith directed a Suzuki program at the Toronto Montessori Schools and is currently director of the Thornhill School of Suzuki String Teaching where she teaches violin, viola and cello. She has also been a guest teacher at Suzuki programs in Ontario and served on the board of the Ontario Suzuki Association of which she still is the archivist. Wendy is on the violin and viola faculty of Ithaca Suzuki Institute, and has taught violin at the American Suzuki Institute and violin and viola at the Ottawa Kansas Suzuki Institute, Montreal Suzuki Institute and Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute. Wendy has been a strings examiner for Royal Conservatory since 1998 and has adjudicated strings at music festivals in Canada. As a freelance violinist and violist, she performs as a soloist and in ensembles. She has also played violin/viola with the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra, Pickering Philharmonic, the Oshawa Symphony, York Symphony Orchestra and York Chamber Ensemble as well as first violinist in a string quartet and violinist in a piano trio.