Miss. Elizabeth Gue
Violin, Viola Teacher
Elizabeth Gue has been teaching violin using the Suzuki Method since 1997. She began her violin studies at the age of 3 with Celia Nicks at the Suzuki Institute of Seattle, whom she studied with for 15 years. While in college she went on to study Suzuki pedagogy with Celia Nicks and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance at Western Washington University with Walter Schwede. She spent two summers working with Charles Avsharian at the Meadowmount School of Music, where she assisted him with his Galamian Techniques classes. In 2006 she completed her Master’s Degree in Music Performance at the University of Texas at Austin where she studied violin with Vincent Fritelli and Violin Pedagogy with Dr. Laurie Scott. During her graduate studies in Texas she was an active teacher with the University of Texas String Project, teaching both private students and group classes ranging from pre-school to intermediate level students. She has studied Suzuki pedagogy with Judy Weigert-Bossuat, Elayne Ras, and Catherine Lee. In 2011 she was invited to teach at the Washington State Suzuki Festival in Ellensburg, WA. She is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the Suzuki Association of Washington State. Many of her students play in local youth symphonies, including the Bellevue Youth Symphonies, Maple Valley Youth Symphony, as well as the Jr. All State Orchestra, and Bellevue School District Honors Orchestra.
A versatile performer on both violin and viola, Elizabeth has performed with both classical groups as well as with the Seattle Area rock band, Exohxo. She has most recently performed with the Tacoma Symphony, the Juneau Symphony, the Seattle Rock Orchestra, the Encore Four Ensemble, and the Octava Chamber Orchestra. She also performs frequently as a freelance chamber musician in the Seattle area.