We work with a wide range of ages and levels  (preschool to adults, beginners to professionals) and we respect that each student learns at their own pace.

Our pedagogy is modelled after natural kinaesthetic, aural, and linguistic learning processes AND takes into account individual learning styles (which includes the effect of environmental factors on learning opportunities).

This is more than following the progressive books or repertoire lists of any given method or system. It is knowing the strengths and weaknesses of each method, being able to fill in any missing parts, and understanding what each individual student needs at this moment in their development.

Over 40 years each of applied experience, formal training in performance, pedagogy, and psychology, and working with hundreds of unique students has given us tools to analyze situations and strategies to help students reach their goals.


Flute, violin, recorder, viola

  • In-studio
  • On-line
  • Hybrid
  • Asynchronous


S.T.E.P. Class

  • Suzuki Talent Education Program early childhood and beginner group

Open Studio

Short Term Classes

  • Minuets & more! Baroque music
  • Canadian Music
  • Play by Ear online course
  • Borealis Suzuki Institute





Conference Presentations

Online Resources

Practice Resources Collection – open to all

For students with Schoen Duo Studio log-in:

  • Calendar
  • Reference Recordings
  • Accompaniment backing tracks
  • Play along with teacher
  • Practice aids

Teacher Mentorship

Suzuki Association of the Americas Teacher Training

Creative Ability Development Teacher Training

Pedagogy & Business Coaching