The Calgary Suzuki Strings Association (CSSA) is a not-for-profit organization supporting music education, student enrichment and community outreach events.
Operating since 1999, the CSSA brings together violin, viola, cello and classical guitar students and teachers from Calgary and area studios to develop a dynamic program of special
events and workshops utilizing the Suzuki Method.
We hold annual events which include Suzuki method and non-Suzuki method students, parents and teachers.
We provide a unique service in Calgary which offers benefits to the community including: non-competitive festivals, collaborative workshops and world class teachers/clinicians.
Over the last twenty years our events have provided a variety of musical enrichment activities that otherwise would not be available in Calgary.
CSSA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
October 22nd, 2021
Contact us if you would like to attend.
Become a CSSA Member
Memberships run from September 1st of one year and August 31st of the following year.
Join now for the 2021 - 2022 CSSA Event Year
Become a member before October 31st to take advantage of the Early Bird Pricing!
THE SUZUKI METHOD
Was developed by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki (1898-1998), a Japanese violinist and educator.
He used a mother-tongue approach where children learn music by listening and repetition, much the same way they learn to speak their native language.
Key components of the Suzuki method include beginning early (as young as 3), daily listening, parent involvement, private and group lessons and regular encouragement from both teacher and parent.
CSSA Strings Festival 2019
CSSA Winter Workshop 2020
Heritage Park Play-in 2018