SSO Music Conservatory

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ABOUT US

The Sudbury Symphony Music Conservatory (SSMC) is devoted to fostering a healthy knowledge of music to students of all ages. Our instructors are all professional musicians, who are greatly respected and admired in their craft, both throughout the community, Canada and internationally. Private lessons are available to anyone in the community. No auditions are required, and lessons are taught to students of all ages and levels at times that are mutually convenient for both the student and instructor. Private lessons are weekly 30 minute, 45 minute or 1 hour of one-on-one instruction time throughout the academic year (September-June). Students may start at any time, subject to instructor availability. Some lessons are available throughout the summer months; please inquire with the SSMC office on lesson availability. Instructors are available to teach Violin, Viola, Cello, Guitar, Piano, Voice, Ear-Training, Theory, Percussion, Brass and Woodwinds.

Lessons take place at the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra office:

96 Larch Street, Unit 403
Sudbury, ON   P3E 1C1

Phone: 705-673-1280

A few teachers are also offering private lessons at their homes. Please inquire to availability.

OUR GOALS

  • Create life-long learners and lovers of music
  • Promote and foster creativity and artistic expression
  • Advancement of musicianship and theory skills
  • Curriculum focused on learning style and personality of each individual student
  • Fun, stimulating, inspiring and challenging learning atmosphere

DIVISIONS

Sudbury Suzuki School

The Sudbury Suzuki School has been established within SSMC to focus on teaching children as early as 4 years old. Our faculty are specialists in teaching the Suzuki Approach receiving formal training by the Suzuki Association of America. This approach is often called the “Mother Tongue” approach by learning the instrument as children learn a language: by ear and watching (called modelling). Each week the student has a private lesson and a group class where they get to play with other students in a super fun environment developing social skills, improving attention span, and learning from and with each other. We have fabulous violin, viola, cello and guitar teachers eager to start you on an epic journey full of fun, music and comraderie. Read more about the Suzuki approach and method.

Sudbury Jazz Institute

An adventurous new division at SSMC is the Sudbury Jazz Institute (SJI). Some of Sudbury’s finest local jazz musicians, young and seasoned veterans, are looking forward to offering private lessons in guitar, saxophone and drums. The SJI is also getting started by offering “combos” or small jazz band. A mixture of percussion instruments, guitars, piano, and melody instruments. The faculty take turns coaching these groups to get the most varied perspective on this art form. Other activities are the monthly SJI “pop-up” jazz clinics including our “Jazz Talks and Play” series when jazz musician-guests play and talk about various jazz styles, evolution, and more.