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Suhashini Arulanandam

Suhashini Arulanandam

Suhashini is a member of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and the Windsor Symphony Orchestra. Also a Baroque violinist, she frequently performs with the Aradia Ensemble. Recently, she performed at the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival and toured Ontario and Western Canada with Canadian singer- songwriter Sarah Slean as part of Slean's handpicked string quartet. A seasoned orchestral and chamber musician, Suhashini has premiered numerous works by Canadian composers as a member of the Thin Edge New Music Collective. Not confined to the classical world, she has performed with Anne Murray, Matt Andersen, and Basia Bulat. A lover of world music and experimentation, she has improvised with tabla virtuoso Samir Chatterjee and Sufi-influenced rock guitarist Salman Ahmad at the Chhandayan Centre in New York City. She has performed in Ajijic and Guadalajara, Mexico with the Scotiabank Northern Lights Music Festival, and in Charleston, South Carolina as a member of the internationally recognized Spoleto Festival Orchestra. As a soloist, Suhashini has appeared with the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, the CUNY Queens College Orchestra, and the National Academy Orchestra of Canada. She has given recitals for the Hart House, Christ Church Deer Park , and Church of St. Stephen-in-the-Fields recital series.

Suhashini has 20 years of violin teaching experience to offer you and/or your child. She is inspiring and patient, with a strong belief that every child has the ability to succeed under the right conditions. These include high quality instruction and mutual cooperation between the teacher, parent, and student. With these factors in place, the student will develop a strong foundation that will pave the way for great playing enjoyment and a sense of physical ease. Suhashini's approach to teaching and performing has been profoundly influenced by graduate studies with noted pedagogue Burton Kaplan, author of "Practicing for Artistic Success; The Musician's Guide to Self-Empowerment in the Practice Room". As well as teaching for The Music Studio, Suhashini is a violin coach for the Regional Strings Program at Port Credit Secondary School, and the Halton Mississauga Youth Orchestra, formerly the Mississauga Youth orchestra. She has also been a guest coach for the Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and the Durham Youth Orchestra.

Suhashini holds a Master's degree in Music Performance from the Aaron Copland School (City University of New York, Queens College) and a Performance Diploma from the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

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