Forest City String School

Delight must be the basis and aim of this art.

The Program

The prime purpose is to encourage enjoyment from playing musical instruments and to foster an interest in and an appreciation of good music by endeavoring to create an environment in which quality instruction can thrive for children on a regular basis.


Children are brought together weekly during the academic year to work together in group classes and performing ensembles under competent instructors and other supportive individuals. Performing opportunities are created through concerts, recitals, and community events for the benefit of children registered in the program. Children are instructed in violin, cello or guitar. Group instruction includes classes from Pre-Twinkle study through to Suzuki Book 8 and beyond. The school includes Violin ensembles, Senior, Intermediate and Junior orchestras and chamber music ensembles as part of the morning program.

This program for children functions on Saturday mornings as a supplement to their other musical studies. It is paid for through a combination of fees, donations and fundraising.

The Basic Fee is always based on the student at the highest playing level of violin or cello. Book 2 and below fees do not include orchestra.

Level of Student 1st Child Additional Children
Pre-Twinkle, Twinkle, Books 1 & 2 $495 $275
Books 3 and up $680 $350
Guitar and Harp $495 $275

Fees are due by the First Session – September 14, 2019.

Fees can be paid in as many installments as needed but we ask that you please provide us with postdated cheques.

Please make cheques payable to Forest City Talent Education or FCTE.

You may make your payment electronically. Please direct your payment to FCTE – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using the security question/answer "Whatdowelove"/"Welovemusic".

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Suzuki Association of Ontario