Laura working with 2-year old beginning student.

Laura working with 2-year old beginning student.

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Founded in 2000, by violinist and Suzuki pedagogue, Laura Nerenberg, Rideau Falls Violins is a Suzuki violin studio and strings improvisation studio. Laura Nerenberg has extensive Suzuki Violin teacher training, including long-term teacher training with Teri Einfeldt at the Hartt School, in West Hartford, Connecticut. Laura is active in her local Suzuki community as the Ottawa-area representative on the board of the Suzuki Association of Ontario. She is much in demand as a Suzuki Violin and Strings Improvisation clinician in her own province and has also taught and adjudicated in Arusha, Tanzania, Whitehorse, Yukon, New Denver, British Columbia, St. John's, Newfoundland, Boston, Massachusetts, Lyman, New Hampshire and beyond. Creative Ability Development (CAD = Improvisation) forms an integral part of Laura's teaching philosophy: to help each student develop to a high level of artistry.

Artistry = Technical Mastery + Creative Ability


Laura regularly collaborates with fellow teachers, musicians and artists both as a pedagogue and a musician. Here are but a few of her collaborators from the past 15 years.

Andrew Mah, Virtuoso, Multi-Genre Guitarist (Ottawa, ON)

Adrian Cho, Director/Bass Player, Ottawa Jazz Orchestra (Ottawa, ON)

Domenick Fiore, Bass Player/Conductor/Pedagogue (Orefield, PA)

Liza Barley, Multi-Genre Violinist (Pittsburgh, PA)

Marion Arthur, Multi-Genre Cellist/Pedagogue (Ottawa, ON)

Leslie Wade, Suzuki Violin Pedagogue (Ottawa, ON)

Greg Brown, Fiddling Expert/Suzuki Violin Teacher (Gatineau, QC)

Tom Annand, Pianist, Harpsichordist, Organist, Conductor, Early Music Specialist (Ottawa, ON)

Marie Bouchard, Harpsichordist, Early Music Specialist (Ottawa, ON)

Sarah Ross, Violist (Ottawa, ON)

Rob Frayne, Multi-Instrumentalist Jazz Master/Arranger (Ottawa, ON)

Martine Courage, Jazz Vocalist/Pianist (Ottawa, ON)

Scott Warren, Jazz Drummer/Percussionist (Ottawa, ON)

Alexis Andrew, Modern Improvisatory Dancer (Gatineau, QC)

Dr. Sera Smolen, Cellist/Suzuki Pedagogue, CAD Pedagogue (Ithaca, NY)

Alice Kanack, Violinist/Founder of CAD Method/Pedagogue (Rochester, NY)

Linda Fiore, Violinist/Suzuki Pedagogue/Mentor (Orefield PA)

Mélanie Grenier, Violinist/Suzuki Pedagogue (Quebec City, QC)

Andréa Armijo-Fortin, Violinist (Ottawa, ON)

Anne Contant, Cellist/Pedagogue (Gatineau, QC)

Sara Traficante, Multi-Genre Flutist/Suzuki Pedagogue (Hamilton, ON)

Kirk Starkey, Multi-Genre Cellist/Composer/Arranger (Hamilton, ON)

Daniel Parker, Cellist (Ottawa, ON)

Joan Harrison, Cellist/Suzuki Pedagogue (Ottawa, ON)

Lisa Moody, Violist/Violinist/Suzuki Pedagogue (Ottawa, ON)

Lynn Miles, Folk Singer/Songwriter (Ottawa, ON)

John Geggie, Bassist/Jazz Musician (Ottawa, ON)

Mike Essoudry, Percussionist/Drummer/Jazz Musician (Ottawa, ON)

Chris Souza, Violinist/Violist/Suzuki Pedagogue (Tannersville, PA)

Sarah Smale, Violist/Violinist/Suzuki Pedagogue (Westport, CT)

Alexis Zingale, Collaborative Pianist Extraordinaire/Suzuki Pedaogue (Westport, CT)

Kim Barrett, Violinist/Suzuki Pedagogue (Johnson City, TN)

Zachary Ebin, Violinist/Suzuki Pedagogue (Nashville, TN)

Frédéric Lacroix, Pianist (Ottawa, ON)

Frédéric Hodgson, Oboist/Music Director (Gatineau, QC)

Ben Glossop, Bassoonist/Composer (Ottawa, ON)

Shauna McDonald, Clarinetist (Ottawa, ON)

Jeffrey Miller, Flutist (Ottawa, ON)

Margaret Tobolovska, Cellist/Composer/Suzuki Pedagogue (Ottawa, ON)