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 unique service in Calgary which offer 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 is pleased to announce our annual non-competitive festival will proceed this year as a virtual event.  Festival Registration is open to students of classical guitar, violin, viola and cello from anywhere in Canada.  Students can choose to participate in Solo Classes or Solo Recital Classes with our esteemed guest adjudicators: Paul Madryga for Classical Guitar and Margot Jewell for Violin, Viola and Cello.


Participate in the first ever Cross-Canada virtual Strings and Classical Guitar Orchestra! Performing: "Catalan Fantasy" Arranged by Mandy Loban-Jordan and Damian Jordan.

Please visit our Strings Festival 2021 page for further information, costs and online registration forms. 


CSSA String Festival 2021

APRIL 16th & 17th 2021 (ONLINE)

Consider a membership with CSSA and save $5.00 on Festival fees. CSSA membership is free for 2020/2021.



Thank you to all participants, masterclass clinicians, teachers, parents, and guests for attending our online Winter Workshop on February 5th and 6th 2021. Please visit our Gallery page to see photos from the event.


Special thank you to our speaker Edmund Sprunger, and teachers Lucy Shaw and Darren Young.

Edmund Sprunger Teacher Workshop 2021


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