Elisabeth K. Hope

Violin, Viola, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher

Elisabeth Hope

SAA Member


Dickinson, TX
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Elisabeth Hope grew up in a musical family and began her violin study as a “Suzuki kid” at the age of three under the excellent instruction of Susan Kempter in Albuquerque, NM. Her early experiences with the Albuquerque Youth Symphony and a touring Suzuki violin group inspired her to pursue music as a career.  She attended George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, studying violin with Peter Haase. She graduated with a double Bachelor of Arts degree in music and communication (public relations concentration) from Mason in 2008.  She then moved to Texas to pursue her Master of Music degree at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music, studying the violin with Andrzej Grabiec and graduating in 2010. 

Mrs. Hope has performed across several of the United States as well as in Mexico and Spain.  She has been featured as a soloist with orchestras in New Mexico and Virginia, most notably in Washington, D.C., at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage.  Mrs. Hope has received her Suzuki teacher training from Susan Kempter, Allen Lieb, Gail Johansen and Alice Joy Lewis, and her Suzuki Early Childhood Education training from Sharon Jones and Danette Schuh.

Mrs. Hope currently lives in Dickinson, Texas, where she has the privilege of sharing her love of music with a studio of eager Suzuki violin and viola students during the week and performing in Houston and the surrounding areas on weekends as a freelancing violinist.  After seeing firsthand the amazing effects that Suzuki Early Childhood Education classes had on her two small children, Mrs. Hope knew she must offer the same wonderful opportunity to babies and toddlers in her area! She now teaches SECE classes in addition to running her own private studio and learning how to navigate the third side of the Suzuki triangle, as the mother of a preschool Suzuki violin student!