Mrs. Elyssa Havey-Carpenter

Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, Suzuki in the Schools Teacher

Elyssa Havey-Carpenter

SAA Member


Sacramento, CA
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I began my violin studies as a Suzuki violinist at 3 years old and began Suzuki teacher training at 17. I have been blessed to learn from the very best master violin teachers, and I now have the amazing privilege of working with young students as they nurture and develop into wonderful musicians!

I especially love working with young students because it is so rewarding to see them be able to grow as they come to understand and embrace the Suzuki Method. Following these heart-centered principles that Dr. Suzuki was able to articulate, refine and share with the world leads to self-empowered learning and so much more development as as a musician and a whole person than any other violin methodology. My students have the opportunity to perform 2-3 times a year.

I currently teach at Sacramento State as part of the National String Project Consortium. I also work with the Sacramento Youth Symphonys Overture and Academic groups. I received my music degree where I focused on violin performance. I perform regularly with local symphonies, chamber music groups, and I am a member of the American String Teachers Association as well as the Suzuki Association of the Americas.