Conservatory Faculty

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Barbara Smith

Instructor: Strings (violin); Kodály Musicianship

Barbara Smith has always loved children and music. She began her musical studies playing the violin, and continued that passion through University by attaining a Bachelors or Music performance and an Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music. Barbara also loves to sing and received a performance diploma in voice.

Mrs. Smith trained and taught as a Suzuki instructor for several years in Toronto, and continues to teach violin lessons today. Barbara began her Kodaly education as a child under the tutelage of the renowned teacher, Lois Choksy.  It was while singing with her own 4 children that she became interested in and later, qualified to instruct in the Kodaly method. Barbara believes that music, and music literacy are powerful tools in a child’s life, bringing joy, peace and confidence.