Louella Alatiit

Violin Teacher

Louella Alatiit


Brighton, ON, Canada
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Louella Alatiit is a violinist with a diverse performing career. Her musical inspiration extends from the expressiveness and improvisatory elements of baroque music. She has worked with some of the world’s leading period instrument ensembles such as, The English Concert and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, among others. Equally, she has had extensive training in modern violin, notable teachers include Phil Setzer, Pam Frank and Ani Kavafian. She has played with many renowned conductors and directors and has toured extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. A graduate of three prestigious schools, Ms. Alatiit holds a Bachelor’s of Music in Violin Performance from McGill University, a Diploma in Baroque Violin from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, as well as a Master’s and Doctor of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University, NY.

This experience and training is something she aspires to impart to the next generation of musicians, and as a passionate educator she has done this by for more than 20 years. Equally at home teaching children, intermediate to upper level students, and adult learners, she is an Associate of the Victoria Conservatory (teacher training with Sydney Humphreys) and completed a Suzuki teacher training course at Ithaca College, NY. Additionally, she taught at the Virtuoso Suzuki Academy, a prestigious Suzuki method-based music school in New York and led multiple weekly group lessons.

After living in the Netherlands for 15 years, she has recently relocated back to Canada with her family. Since then, in the Fall and Winter semesters of 2022, she taught a chamber music class at the University of Toronto, Scarborough. Ms. Alatiit was the strings and instrumental adjudicator for the Stirling Festival of Sacred Praise in 2023 and for the the strings at the Chinese Cultural Centre Toronto International Music Festival in the Fall of 2023. She plays on occasion with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra in Toronto.