Winter/Spring Term
January 7th - June 29

There is a $50 registration fee for new students and session fees are due in full for the term of placement at the time of registration. Payment plans and/or bursary options are available upon request.

Please be sure to read the Fiddlesticks policies and guidelines before requesting placement.

Fiddlesticks operates on a premise of inclusion and holds firmly to a child-first approach to all lessons and classes. Adapted placements can be made available for children that may require more flexibility or continuity to achieve their goals. 

Verity’s teaching combines her own experiences as a classical cellist with her personal interest in folk music. Her work with children is inspired by the work of ethnomusicologist and master teacher, Zoltán Kodály. Verity understands that each child perceives, experiences and learns in their own way and in their own time. Lessons are designed according to the needs and learning style of the child and match individual commitment to home practice and family expectations. RCM exam preparation available upon request.

Verity strives to give her students the following:
1. A strong emotional connection to music and the cello
2. True musical literacy
3. The tools to play by ear
4. Ensemble skills and the confidence to play in a group
5. Effective and efficient practice habits
6. Effective and efficient approaches to achieving goals
7. A stress-free approach to performance

No child is too young to begin cello lessons at Fiddlesticks.

For age 2 – RCM Grade 5.

$35 each 1/2 hour private lesson
$53 each 3/4 hour private lesson

Cello ensembles and duets for private students only.
Semi private and introductory groups can be scheduled upon request.

A child’s choice medley of musicianship, theory and practical development on strings for the music lover that wants it all for now.

$35 each 1/2 hour private lesson  
$53 each 3/4 hour private lesson


A child-inspired approach to beginning cello or fiddle for early childhood students.
creative and fun. Lessons are designed to get children playing and keep them playing.
Some art, play or stories here and there.

No home practice required.
Instruments provided for lesson time

$20 each 1/4 hour private lesson  

For the young at heart, aspiring cellist 14 years of age and older.
A flexible adapted approach to develop technique and achieve mastery of essential skills at the beginner level.
Groups and duets encouraged but not required.
Studio instruments available.

Private lesson fees apply but flexible scheduling can be accomodated

Fiddlesticks Studio
Westboro, Ottawa
Phone: 613 402 7034