Music for Babies and Toddlers

Dates: June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 24, 31 (Tuesdays)
Time: 11:00am-11:45am
Ages: 6 months to 3 years
Instructor: Leanne Wendt
Cost: $80
Registration Form (pdf)

Music for Babies and Toddlers is designed with the developing child in mind. Action songs, lullabies and rhymes are interspersed with opportunities to play simple rhythm instruments.

Parents are encouraged to observe and respond to their children as they develop new skills through their natural enjoyment of music in this stimulating environment. Each participant is required to attend classes with a parent or caregiver.

Note: Class is limited to 12.

Pre-Twinkle Introductory Violin

Dates: July 16-19, 2018
Time: 10:15am-11:00am
Ages: 3 years to 5 years
Instructor: Leanne Wendt
Cost: $65
Registration Form (pdf)

This introduction to Suzuki violin class is designed for pre-schoolers. The class will emphasize good posture, bow hold, and rhythm through various games. No experience necessary, materials provided (no instruments required). Each participant is required to attend classes with a parent or caregiver.

Note: Class is limited to 6.

Strings in Summer

Open to Suzuki Violin Students Books 1-3
July 3, 1:00 – 3:00pm (Class + Swimming at Al Anderson Pool)
July 10, 1:00 – 3:00pm (Class + Play at Langley Lodge Seniors’ Home)
July 24, 6:00 – 8:00pm (Class + Swimming at Al Anderson Pool)
July 31, 6:00 – 8:00pm (Musical Presentation + Games Night)
Instructor: Leanne Wendt
Cost: $60 (includes student swim fees)
Note: Parent supervision (and transport when necessary) is required for all outings.
Registration Form (pdf)

Keep your Suzuki string students playing at this fun-filled summer program! These Tuesday group sessions are dedicated to playing Suzuki violin Books 1-3 repertoire in a performance class format. Enjoy time with music friends, including swimming and an opportunity to play at Langley Lodge. Family and friends are invited to join us on July 31 for a musical presentation, followed by games night.

Suzuki Strings Workshop

Open to all Suzuki trained students in violin, viola and cello.

Dates: July 15-19, 2018
Orientation, Play-in: Sunday, July 15, 4:30pm
Time: Classes scheduled between 9am and 5pm
Strings Book 1-3: $300 (by June 1) $350 (after June 1)
Strings Book 4-up: $350 (by June 1) $400 (after June 1)
Enrichment Class: $50
Chamber Music: $80 (no registration in chamber music after June 1)
Twinklers Mini Camp: $200 (Violin 5 years and under only)
A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required at time of registration.
Registration Form (pdf)

Note: There will be a family picnic following the Play-in on Sunday, July 15 (picnic cost $5 per person)

LCMS is proud to offer a unique opportunity for students and parents to be immersed in a nurturing and musical environment.  The Suzuki Summer Strings day camp is set in our beautiful and spacious facility.

Students will be taught by highly trained Suzuki teachers. In keeping with the Suzuki spirit, parents or caregivers should attend classes with their children. There will be noon-hour concerts and activities including baroque dance workshop on Wednesday July 18.  Group and enrichment classes will be presented in concert Thursday afternoon.

Violin/Viola/Cello Program

Violin/Viola: Fidelma Cordick, Robert Richardson, Leanne Wendt, Peter Ing, other TBA
Cello: TBA

Daily Activities:
An individual lesson in the form of a master class
A small group class
A repertoire class
An enrichment class

Repertoire: Be prepared to play your polished piece at your first lesson. A group class repertoire list will be published on the LCMS website in advance for students playing beyond Suzuki volume 4.

Twinklers Mini Camp
For violin students 5 years and under already playing Twinkle Variations
A master class
A small group class

Enrichment Classes

Chamber music $80, all other enrichment classes $50. Students may register for two enrichment classes if schedule allows.

#01 Fiddling – Andrea Taylor

For violin students
A variety of fiddle styles will be taught by ear and with sheet music.  Students are placed into groups according to their Suzuki level. No previous fiddling experience is required, but students should have mastered Etude (G major). Be prepared to learn some new tunes and have fun.

#02 Orchestra – Will Chen / Robert Richardson

For all students
Join with other string students and develop ensemble and musicianship skills. Students will be grouped into junior and advanced ensembles. The advanced ensemble will include students taking part in the Team Music camp.

#3 Orff Music Band – Bruce Henczel

For all students
Explore ensemble playing on xylophones, drums and more in this fun class ideal for younger Suzuki campers.

#04 Chamber Music – Will Chen / Peter Ing

For students Book 4 and up
Students will form duos, trios or quartets and receive daily coaching, together with Team Music participants. Chamber music repertoire will be sent to students in advance for preparation.
Note: Interested students should register by June 1 in order to receive and prepare repertoire in advance.

Faculty Biographies

Will Chen

Chamber Music

Will’s performances have taken him all over Canada, Europe and the United Kingdom as a soloist and chamber musician with the rising group Mainzer Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. B. Mus from University of Victoria; masters degree from Hochschule fur Musik Mainz, Germany. Studied with teachers such as Patricia Shih, Ann Elliott-Goldschmid, Gwen Thompson, Roger Chase and Ann Shih. Member of LCMS ensemble in residence, the Rose Gellert String Quartet.

Fidelma Cordick


B.Mus from the University of British Columbia; member of BCRMTA and SAA; extensive training in Suzuki pedagogy and orchestra conducting; chamber musician and former conductor of Delta Youth Orchestra.

Bruce Henczel

Orff Music Band

M.Mus, Percussion Performance, University of British Columbia; Concerto soloist with the Okanagan Symphony, West Coast Symphony, the Vancouver Philharmonic, and the Kwantlen University Wind Symphony and Chorus. He facilitates hand drum workshops for students and teachers throughout the province.

Peter Ing

Violin/Viola/Chamber Music

M. Mus, University of British Columbia; Suzuki training. Active freelance musician; performances throughout North America and Europe. Has performed with the Vancouver Island Symphony, Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, and Kamloops Symphony. Member of the LCMS ensemble in residence, the Rose Gellert String Quartet.

Robert Richardson


B. Mus, M. Mus. Teacher and conductor at Suzuki workshops throughout North America and beyond. Guest presenter and speaker at SAA teachers’ conferences and leadership retreats. Faculty member, Brandon Univeristy, and director of the Brandon Suzuki Institute. Performs frequently with the Brandon Chamber Players, of which he is a founding member.

Andrea Taylor


B. Mus. University of Victoria. She has completed the Suzuki Education Course at Western Washington University. With over 15 years teaching experience Andrea has performed over a thousand shows across North America as the Fiddle player for a group signed to Nettwerk Records and has sold over 60,000 cds.

Leanne Wendt

Violin/Early Learning Program

Suzuki and Royal Conservatory violin; specializes in preschool music training; Suzuki Teacher Training, University of Maine, Pacific University, Western Washington University, and Universities of Alberta and Calgary, LCMS Faculty & Junior Programs Co-ordinator.