Welcome to the 2016/2017 Session! Our first day of classes and registration will be September 17th at Mother Teresa Catholic Secondary School, 1065 Sunningdale Road East, London, ON. Please see the Events Calendar for the full season schedule. See you on the 17th!!
The 2016-2017 registration form is now available for download! Click here to download the PDF.
Now in our 30th year of operation, the FCTE Saturday Morning Program offers weekly classes in violin, viola, cello, bass, classical guitar and harp. This program also offers three levels of orchestra, chamber music groups, regular recitals, coaching with accompanists, and an annual string workshop.
Based on the Suzuki pedagogical approach to teaching and learning, students from this program have distinguished themselves at many levels in Conservatory examinations, music festivals, and the Canadian Music Competition, and a number of them have gone on to professional careers in music.
Our faculty includes over thirty instructors, coaches, accompanists, and conductors. Students range in age from 4 to 18 years, all of whom study with a private teacher during the week.
To develop confidence, leadership and life skills in children of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds by nurturing a love of music and inspiring a culture of community engagement.
Students, at all levels of ability, are nurtured to attain their highest level of musicianship and inspired to become active contributors to society and lifelong supporters of the arts.
A devoted and passionate faculty offers a rich learning experience for string students in an environment where quality instruction and volunteerism thrives. By actively promoting and facilitating professional development for our music instructors we invest in the future of our community and school.
We are committed to involving students in musical opportunities beyond the weekly program including performances in local schools, music festivals, community functions, workshops and collaborative concerts mentored by experienced professional musicians. FCTE also values its affiliation with the Faculty of Music and welcomes music education majors into our school as a part of “Community Engaged Learning” (CEL), a University of Western Ontario outreach initiative.