Ellen Burrows

Violin Teacher

SAA Member


Raleigh, NC
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Starting out as a Suzuki student at the age of 6, I experienced first-hand the empowering and incredibly rewarding learning process this method offers. Throughout my training in Toronto, I had many opportunities to play in various musical groups that enriched my playing as well as my love for music, from quartets to chamber orchestras and church folk groups. As an adult, I have played with small orchestras and ensembles, including the Windsor Community Orchestra, Orchestra Toronto (Ontario, Canada) and the Peninsula Symphony (San Mateo, California). I have received teacher training from the Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute and the Suzuki Institute of Montreal.

Over the last 7 years my focus has been on children. I have three children of my own and have worked very closely with children and their families at the preschool and elementary school level as a teacher assistant, parent volunteer and board member. Seeing a child’s capacity to learn, witnessing their keenness to observe and their ability to adapt has ignited my desire to guide children in their creative expression, to reach their full potential.