Ellen Burrows

Violin Teacher

SAA Member


Raleigh, NC
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One of my primary goals teaching violin is to instill a love for music in my students and provide them with a vehicle for self expression. What I wish for my students is that they develop their own personal connection with music and to their instrument which they can lean on at anytime through their lives, whether they pursue music or not. This is important to me because it is what music offered me as a child and has continued to offer me as an adult.

As a young Suzuki student, I played in many 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 am a registered violin teacher with the Suzuki Association of the Americas and have received teacher training from the Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute.

Over the last 6 years my focus has been on children. I have three children of my own and have worked very closely with kids 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.