Suzuki Talent Education
of Waterloo

Violin | Viola | Cello
Liz Biswas | Anita Buttemer | Geneviève Schirm-Joyce | Catherine Hewson

Geneviève Schirm-Joyce

Cello Teacher, P.P.T. Instructor
Geneviève Schirm-Joyce Geneviève Schirm-Joyce began playing the cello at the age of 2 with Jo-Anne Goyder under the Suzuki method. A typical Suzuki child, she did both private and group lessons, youth orchestras and attended numerous summer institutes. Winning several scholarships through the KW Youth Orchestra, Geneviève also won the Concerto Competition performing Vivaldi's concerto for two cellos.

After attending Wilfirid Laurier University, where she obtained an Honours Bachelor of Music (studying with Paul Pulford) as well as a Bachelor of Arts in French, and a Diploma in Chamber Music, Geneviève went to the University of Denver to get her Masters in Suzuki Pedagogy with Carol Tarr, which she completed in June 2009.

Geneviève currently lives in Kitchener, Ontario. She lives with her husband Marc, her son Olivier and her daughter Gabrielle.