Aleena Griffiths

Violin Teacher

SAA Member


Rochester, NY
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Aleena Griffiths was born in Auckland, New Zealand and has been playing violin and piano since she was three years old. She was homeschooled, growing up first in an Eco Village centered around sustainable living and then on a Macadamia Nut farm north of Auckland City. Both of her parents studied violin with Dr. Suzuki in Japan, and her father continues to teach using the Suzuki method. She participated in several youth orchestras in New Zealand and has subbed with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra while in the United States. She holds a BMus in violin performance from Indiana University, where she studied with Mimi Zweig.