Catherine Walker invited to International Conference
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.