Ms. Elly Schmidt

Violin Teacher

Elly Schmidt

SAA Member


San Diego, CA

With over 35 years of solo/chamber/orchestral experience, Elly is an accomplished musician and educator. She co-founded and continues to serve as a director of the San Diego Suzuki School of Music. She’s studied under many renowned musicians, has a B.M. in Violin Performance, and served on the board for 10 years with the San Diego Branch of Suzuki Music Association of California. She has been Orchestra Director at Oak Park Music Conservatory, Beginning Strings Director at the Kadima Conservatory, and a clinician for southern California youth orchestras. In addition to Elly’s love for teaching, improvisation, and studies in child development and pedagogy, she continues to perform as a freelance artist throughout San Diego.

Additional Training and Workshops -

Group Class, 2009 Michele Higa George
Child Development for the Suzuki Teacher, 2011 Edmund Sprunger
Bow Development from Twinkle to Mendelssohn, 2016, 2017 Cathryn Lee
Music Mind Games, 2018 Michiko Yurko

Suzuki Association of the Americas Conference (Minneapolis, MN)—2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016
Suzuki Method World Convention (Matsumoto, Japan)—2013