Cather­ine Walker in­vited to In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence

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North Hat­ley cel­list, Cather­ine Walker, is be­ing hon­oured with an in­vi­ta­tion to teach at the In­ter­na­tional Suzuki Method Con­fer­ence to be held at the end of March of this year. This con­fer­ence takes place ev­ery four years in Mat­sumoto, Ja­pan and she will be the only Cana­dian cello teacher on their pres­ti­gious in­ter­na­tional fac­ulty.

In 2006, Ms. Walker ex­changed her large pri­vate stu­dio in Mon­treal for life in the East­ern Town­ships. She en­joys teach­ing her class of en­thu­si­as­tic chil­dren and adults of all lev­els and di­rect­ing an adult cello en­sem­ble.

Af­ter re­ceiv­ing a Bach­e­lor of Mu­sic de­gree (per­for­mance-cello) from McGill Univer­sity in Mon­treal, Ms. Walker con­tin­ued her stud­ies in Lausanne, Switzer­land with famed cel­list Guy Fal­lot. Upon her re­turn to Canada, she started her train­ing in Suzuki ped­a­gogy with Yvonne Tait and con­sid­ers her­self a life-long learner. She has been work­ing with chil­dren and train­ing prospec­tive Suzuki Method teach­ers for over thirty-five years and is also an ac­tive clin­i­cian, teach­ing at work­shops and In­sti­tutes through­out Canada, the United States and Eng­land.

In 1988, Cather­ine spent six months at The Tal­ent Ed­u­ca­tion In­sti­tute in Mat­sumoto, Ja­pan where she stud­ied with Shinichi Suzuki, the in­spi­ra­tional founder of the Suzuki Method. Dr. Suzuki’s vi­sion that « Ev­ery Child Can Learn » has brought the joy of mu­sic-mak­ing to the lives of thou­sands of chil­dren around the world.

North Hat­ley cel­list, Cather­ine Walker, has been in­vited to teach at the In­ter­na­tional Suzuki Method Con­fer­ence.

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