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Violin Lessons

These are a popular choice for children as violins are the smallest instrument in the strings family. Not only are the student’s coordination and fine motor skills enhanced, but they are also trained to keep good posture.

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NTIM Instructors

Sheila Smyth

Sheila Smyth is a busy performer with many ensembles, both Baroque and modern, on violin, viola, and treble viola da gamba. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance degree from the University of Toronto. Sheila has performed with many early music ensembles in and around Toronto, including Tafelmusik, Aradia and Musicians in Ordinary, and […]

Noa Sarid

Noa Sarid

Noa Sarid is an Israeli violinist and chamber musician. She is the first violinist of the Dior Quartet, the String Quartet-in-residence at Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. With the Dior Quartet, Noa won the Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition (second prize, 2021), the 46th Fischoff National Chamber Competition (bronze medal, […]

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Jesse began studying violin with Sheila nearly 5 years ago, and has made steady progress from day 1. Sheila is flexible with her teaching style and is positive, patient and understanding. She challenges him, and always provides good guidance and advice. Jesse greatly appreciates that she asks him for his opinion about both his playing and repertoire, helping him develop his ear, self-confidence, and engagement in his learning. The school’s twice-yearly recitals provide us with the opportunity to perform together (with me accompanying him) – a special experience for us both.

Karen Elkin


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