Elizabeth B. Friedman

Violin, Viola Teacher

Elizabeth Friedman

SAA Member

Elizabeth Bakalyar Friedman relocated to Ann Arbor, MI from Oxford, UK in 2016. She holds her undergraduate degree in violin performance from the University of Michigan and her Master of Music in violin performance from Rice University. She has over fifteen years of teaching experience, having taught violin at the Michael P. Hammond Preparatory School at Rice University, and violin and beginning viola at the Hyde Park Suzuki Institute and at the Woodlawn String Instrument Program, a part of the Metropolitan Area Group for Igniting Civilization (MAGIC). In Oxford, she taught a large and active studio for five years while completing her Suzuki teacher training with the European Suzuki Association.

Elizabeth began her Suzuki training in the USA and completed Levels 3, 4, and 5 of European Suzuki Association teacher training (violin books 4-10) while living in Oxford. This means she is now considered to be an ESA Graduate Teacher. Because of her performance degrees and the advanced pedagogical training involved in their completion, she thoroughly enjoys working with more advanced students in addition to starting students from the beginning.

Summer music festivals include the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, Colorado in 2000, and the Meadowmount School of Music in 1999-2000 and 2001-2002. Her major teachers include Kenneth Goldsmith, Stephen Shipps, Michael Avsharian, and Carolyn Huebl. Chamber coaches and summer festival teachers include Cyrus Forough, James Dunham, Norman Fischer, David Salness, and Charles Avsharian.