Ellen Kogut

Ellen Kogut

Ellen Kogut holds degrees in violin perfomance from l’Université de Montréal and McGill University, and in Suzuki Pedagogy from Ithaca College. She has served on the SAA’s Board of Directors and is interested in the benefits of restorative yoga for string players.

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Chair’s Letter

As the summer in the Northern hemisphere sets in, many of us are decompressing after the end of a busy school year. Wherever we live, our lives and teaching tend to correspond to seasons. These may be the seasons of… Read more ▶

ASJ 51.4, page 2

Balancing from the Center Clearing the Path to Fluid Left Hand Technique for Violinists and Violists

November 1, 2016 by Ellen Kogut

Introduction Left hand balance, or the natural and efficient distribution of weight among the fingers, is an important element of string playing. It contributes to comfort, facility, and consistency of intonation. It is also essential to proper form for extensions and… Read more ▶


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