Elizabeth A. Grondin
Violin, Cello Teacher
Elizabeth Grondin holds an MM degree in Music Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and a BM in Violin Performance and a Suzuki Pedagogy Certificate from the University of Evansville. She has completed Violin training ECC through Book 10 with Carol Dallinger and Mark Bjork, teacher trainers. Past teachers include Linda Wickes (Eugene, OR), Joyce Davis, Dolores Wilson, and Nic Orbovich, Carol Dallinger, and Mark Bjork.
Elizabeth is a Violin, Viola, and Cello teacher for the Centenary Suzuki School, located at Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport, LA. She is a recent addition (2011) to the CSS faculty, an association of 9 teachers. Elizabeth also actively performs in the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra and the South Arkansas Symphony as a violinist. As the daughter of both a Suzuki Cello teacher and a Suzuki Flute teacher, Elizabeth has been indoctrinated with the Suzuki philosophy from the very beginning. She began lessons at age 2, and grew up as part of the Suzuki Music School in Granger, Indiana. Elizabeth was able to assist as a practice partner and in group classes for younger students during all four years of high school. While in Evansville, Elizabeth taught in the University of Evansville Suzuki Violin Program as both a group class teacher for three years and as a private instructor. As part of the graduate program in Minneapolis, she taught group classes for the MacPhail Center for Music Suzuki Talent Education Program while maintaining her own private studio. Elizabeth has taught at small Suzuki, fiddle, and chamber music camps in northern Indiana and southern Michigan, and continues to do so in Shreveport. In her spare time, Elizabeth likes to do missionary work in a neighborhood in west Shreveport, transcribe and arrange music, play chamber music, swim, and read.