Etobicoke Suzuki Music

Faculty: Anne Rankin

  • Artist Diploma (Cello), McGill University
  • Bachelor of Music (Cello), Cleveland Institute of Music

ESM Cello Coordinator and Sprouts Coordinator

Anne Rankin is a passionate educator of children and advocate for the arts. She has taught children in private, group and school settings for over 20 years. She is a Suzuki cello teacher and has held teaching studios in Toronto, Boston, London and Peterborough. She is the new Cello Coordinator at Etobicoke Suzuki Music, replacing Tricia Balmer as she retires. She is also ESM's Sprouts Coordinator and runs ESM's Headstart program with Amanda Lee.

Trained as a cellist, she received her Bachelor of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and an Artist Diploma from McGill University. She has freelanced with the Vancouver CBC Radio Orchestra and the Boston Lyric Opera as well as orchestras throughout Ontario.

Anne started Suzuki cello training early in her career, studying privately with Sally Gross and Catherine Walker, and taking coursework at SOSI and the Chicago Suzuki Institute. She began Suzuki pre-school training with Dorothy Jones at the Children's Talent Education Centre in London, Ontario. At the time, Dorothy Jones was developing her concepts for Suzuki Early Childhood Education programming.

For fifteen years, Anne was the Executive Producer and Founder of Shoestring Opera, a charitable organization that performs opera for children and families in schools and theatres. Recognized widely for its innovative programming, the company has delighted over 30,000 children throughout Canada.


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