Ms. Elayne Ras
Violin, Viola Teacher / Teacher Trainer
Elayne Ras began Suzuki violin lessons at the age of 11 at the first Suzuki school in Toronto. She received her Honours Bachelor in Music Performance & her BA in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario and was certified as a Suzuki Violin Teacher Trainer in 2002. Elayne has been a clinician for numerous Suzuki workshops and institutes in Canada and the US, has adjudicated at music festivals around Ontario, and served 10 years on the board of the Suzuki Association of Ontario, including a term as Chair. She performed with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra for 5 years, is now a member of the Guelph Symphony, and conducted a community band of all ages in Goderich for 19 years. Now living in Rockwood, she teaches full-time with the Suzuki String School of Guelph, after teaching with Huron String School in Goderich for 26 years. Elayne is currently the Director of Violin/Viola Programming for the Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute in Waterloo, Ontario, and was invited to tour China as a member of the Ontario Festival Symphony Orchestra over the Christmas break, 2011-12.