The Guelph Youth Music Centre (GYMC) will be adopting the Guelph School of Music (GSM) into its family of programs beginning July 1, 2022.
The GSM’s current owner/director, Tracey Clarke-Rankine, recently announced her retirement after 16 years of leading the school. She is a supporter of the GYMC and wanted her school to be part of the centre. A proposal was made for the GYMC to purchase the school’s four grand pianos and to accept ownership of the GSM. It did not take long to conclude that it was an offer the GYMC couldn’t refuse.
Left: Beth Davis – GSM Program Coordinator, and a GSM teacher
Centre: Tracey Clarke-Rankine – current Owner/Director of GSM
Right: Gabriella Currie-Ziegler – Executive Director, GYMC
“We are honoured to continue the good work and programs of the Guelph School of Music which Tracey has nurtured for almost two decades,” commented GYMC Executive Director, Gabriella Currie-Ziegler. “We welcome all students, parents, and teachers into the GYMC community and look forward to continuing to work together. These programs have been offered at the GYMC, so adopting the GSM was a natural fit. And we’ll be adding more instruments to our program lessons!”
The Guelph School of Music 2022-23 academic year will mark 25 years of providing music lessons to students of all ages and levels in Guelph and the wider community. Its long history of providing high-quality and professional private lessons for its students in piano, guitar, voice, violin, and all theoretical subjects is well established. GSM owner, Tracey Clarke-Rankine commented, “It has been my great pleasure to oversee the growth and development of the Guelph School of Music these last 16 years. I am confident that the school will continue to flourish and provide excellence in music education under the umbrella of the Guelph Youth Music Centre.”
In the past, the GSM has offered woodwind lessons and those, and more, should be available by September.
Registration for the 2022-23 academic year is now open for new and returning students in private lessons or classes. To register or for more information visit: guelphschoolofmusic.ca.
About the GYMC
Established in 1992, the GYMC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to education, enrichment and fostering the development of youth through music and the arts. The unique facility officially opened its doors in September 2001 after six years of renovations. The GYMC is an exciting cultural hub for children of all ages and backgrounds in the community. Through a variety of programs, provision of space to partner organizations and outreach into the community, the GYMC enriches many lives. For more information visit gymc.ca or call 519-837-1119.
About Guelph School of Music
Guelph School of Music was established in 1997 by Dr. Leslie Wyber and was first located on Douglas Street in downtown Guelph. It offers private lessons in Suzuki piano and traditional lessons in piano, guitar, voice, violin, and all theoretical subjects, with students invited to participate in recital opportunities throughout the academic year.