About Us

Trio Těte-à-Těte welcomes audiences of all ages with classical and popular favourites.  The three founding musicians met through their work as Suzuki method teachers; through "Trio Těte-à-Těte", their objective is to share music with children, families and the community in a spirit of fun and adventure.  In that spirit, their first performance as a group was for a drop-in Christmas Jam in the lobby at the Queen's Square branch of the Cambridge Public Library in December of 2012.  

Flutist Kelly Williamson is a registered Teacher Trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas, and is invited to teach at workshops all over the world.  She earned a Bachelor's degree with Distinction in performance at McGill University, and a Master of Music degree at l'Université de Montréal.  Since moving to Cambridge in 2010, she has founded the Grand River Suzuki Flute school and performed (among others) with guitarist Mariette Stephenson as Duo Calixa, with Stratford Syphony Orchestra, Symphony by the Bay, and the Cambridge Symphony.  She has appeared on several CDs, including the newly-released A Young Flutist’s Anthology, featuring renowned Canadian flutist Suzanne Shulman and pianist Valerie Tryon, which she co-directed.

Cellist Andrea Cook currently teaches for the Suzuki String School of Guelph.  She studied with cellist Marc Johnson (Vermeer Quartet) at Northern Illinois University where she earned a Master of Music degree in performance and pedagogy and a Performer's Certificate.  Andrea has also taught for the London (England) Suzuki Group and been a guest teacher at workshops in both Canada and the UK.  As a performer Andrea took on a variety of freelance work in England, and currently plays with the Guelph Symphony Orchestra.

Flutist/multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Royce pursued music studies in Boston (Berklee), Paris (classical flute with Pierre-Yves Artaud), and New York (jazz studies with Jamie Baum).  In 2014 he performed at the NFA convention with the Ali Ryerson Jazz Flute Big Band, and appears on its Grammy-nominated CD “Game Changer”.  For several years he has been on faculty at Great Lakes Suzuki Flute Institute, teaching enrichment courses.

Flutist Shelley Hanson Terry is originally from Prince Edward Island. She received her Bachelor of Music at Mount Allison University and went on to complete a Masters in Woodwind Pedagogy at the University of Victoria. She lived in Guelph from 2006 to 2014 and taught Woodwind Instruments, Rudiments, Suzuki Flute and was the Instrumental Music Chair at the Guelph School of Music.  Shelley returned to PEI, where she continues to teach.

© Kelly Williamson 2013