Janet Cozens - Violin Teacher
Janet Cozens - Violin Teacher

“Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.”

– Samuel Butler

About Janet Cozens

Programs Taught: Private Violin Lessons
Levels Taught: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Styles: Classical
Teaching since: 2018
Home or StudioStudio

Janet Horne Cozens has been playing the violin since she was 7 years old. She was fortunate to grow up in a Northern Ontario community where music was fostered and encouraged everyday.

Since moving to Southern Ontario in 1980, she has enjoyed a wide variety of musical experiences including symphony orchestras, opera, ballet, musical theatre, recording and more. Highlights of her career have been playing for Pope John Paul for World Youth Day, performing in the New Blood Orchestra of London with Peter Gabriel, playing almost 4000 performances of the Phantom of the Opera, and being a soloist and chamber musician on the 2016 re-release of the Mozart Effect CDs, produced by her husband Charles Cozens.

Janet has performed with several symphony orchestras in Canada including the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, the Hamilton Philharmonic, the Calgary Philharmonic, and Symphony Nova Scotia, as well as the Canadian Opera Company, the National Ballet of Canada, and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. She has been involved in a coaching position with many community orchestras in Southern Ontario including the Peterborough Symphony and the Scarborough Philharmonic, as well as several youth orchestras including the Mississauga Symphony, the Kawartha Youth Orchestra and the Kitchener-Waterloo Youth Orchestra.

Janet has taught privately for more than 25 years and has also been on faculty at the Algoma Music Camp and the National Music Camp. She has adjudicated at several music festivals including the Toronto Kiwanis Music Festival.

Presently, Janet performs with the Esprit Orchestra, Canada’s only professional symphony orchestra dedicated to playing new music; and is concertmaster and co-founder of the Burlington New Millennium Orchestra, a professional orchestra that specializes in contemporary (non-classical) music.


Designations:Bachelor of Music Performance from U of T
School/ College/ University:University of Toronto
Languages Spoken:English


MERRIAM School of Music Locations

MERRIAM School of Music

(905) 829-2020
 Monday 10:00 am–6:00 pm
 Tuesday 10:00 am–9:00 pm
 Wednesday 10:00 am–9:00 pm
 Thursday 10:00 am–9:00 pm
 Friday 10:00 am–6:00 pm
 Saturday 9:00 am–6:00 pm
 Sunday 11:00 am–5:00 pm

MERRIAM School of Music

(905) 660-9503
 Sunday 11:00 am–5:00 pm
 Monday 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
 Tuesday 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
 Wednesday 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
 Thursday 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
 Friday 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
 Saturday 9:00 am–6:00 pm