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Hi there!

I'm Elizabeth, a viola and violin teacher helping advanced students get where they want to go!

Want to know how I got where I am now? Keep reading to find out!

How I Started

The beginning of my musical journey

Some of my earliest memories include begging my parents to let me play the violin. My mom, a piano teacher, suggested I learn piano first.

Piano was fun, but when I was eight, I finally picked up a violin. I was overjoyed, and I played as often as I could.

A few years later, I heard a viola. I immediately fell in love with the C string, and began teaching myself the next day. I instantly knew the viola was the right instrument for me, and I haven't looked back since.

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Always Learning

Through high school, I performed in my local youth orchestra, and even won the concerto competition my senior year! I knew music was what I wanted to do, and I went off to Shenandoah Conservatory to major in viola performance.

There, I studied with Doris Lederer who taught me more than I could ever put into words, but especially how to teach myself and others. I carry her ideas into every lesson I teach.

After graduation, I got my Master of Music degree at The Hartt School, where I studied with Rita Porfiris. Here, I honed my viola playing, and learned even more about how I want to teach others.

Now I help others!

I share my passion for music daily by teaching private lessons and college audition check-ins!

I love helping musicians get where they want to go, whether that's youth symphony, conservatory, or grad school. 

I want to help you feel prepared to go wherever your musical journey takes you!

Interested in Private Lessons or an Audition Check-in?


My Favorite Things


My two favorite foods are potatoes and chocolate! I could eat them both all day, every day.

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I'd love to get to know you better.

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