Ellen Kogut

Violin Teacher, Administrator

Ellen Kogut

SAA Member


Montréal, QC, Canada

Ellen Kogut is based in Montreal, Canada and has over sixteen years of experience teaching Suzuki violin. She completed a term of service as Chair of the SAA’s Board of Directors in July 2023. She holds a D.Mus in Violin Performance from l’Université de Montréal, as well as Master’s degrees in Suzuki Pedagogy from Ithaca College and in Violin Performance from McGill University. As a teacher, Ellen is a recipient of the SAA’s Certificate of Achievement, as well as Teacher Certificates of Recognition from the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM). She has taught at Suzuki workshops and institutes in Canada, the U.S. and Europe, and has also taught violin at Cornell University. She is interested in the benefits of restorative yoga for string players, and has registered yoga teacher training with the Yoga Alliance. Ellen began Suzuki teacher training as a university student and continues to be inspired by Shinichi Suzuki’s vision of education.