Canta Arya School for Strings is Kingston’s leading school for Suzuki violin and viola training. Offering weekly individual and group lessons taught by a highly trained and experienced team of Suzuki violin and viola teachers, Canta Arya aspires to be a musically enriched environment where every child can learn to play and enjoy music for life, supported by recitals, concerts and workshops.

Canta Arya violin students have performed at the Isabel Bader with Orchestra Kingston, the Kiwanis Music Festival, the Kingston Symphony House Tour concerts, the KGH Holiday Concert Series, and the Agnes Etherington Arts Centre. The Canta Arya/Providence Manor interactive musical program, launched more than a decade ago,  today includes more than twenty concerts, recitals, and courtyard events.

“I can say without a doubt that being a violinist with Canta Arya has shaped who I am as a person. Not only did the school teach me the art of music, it taught me about sensitivity, perseverance, and above all the power and importance of community. I will be forever grateful for the gifts this school has given me.” — Jane S