Dr. Mary-Elizabeth Brown

Violin Teacher

Mary-Elizabeth Brown

SAA Member


Montréal, QC, Canada
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Mary-Beth (as she is lovingly known by her students) has been helping violinists of all ages and stages develop their skills for 22 years. Whether online or in person, she’s known for her smile, her joyful way of teaching, and her easy, step-by-step ways of breaking down even the most complex challenges in violin playing.

The Founder and Director of the AVIVA Young Artists Program (one of the first web-based music education programs in the world) in 2012, she has taught more than 15,000 web-based lessons, and trained hundreds of teachers in the art of online pedagogy. She is widely regarded as an expert in the field of online education and was named Teacher of Distinction by the Royal Conservatory in 2020.

Following parallel paths as a performer and pedagogue, her career as a concertmaster and soloist has taken her through five continents and some of the world’s most beautiful concert halls. She received her education from the University of Toronto, Université de Montréal, The London School Economics and Harvard University. She lives in Montreal, Canada, with her family, and welcomes the opportunity to work with students of all levels and ages—including those with learning exceptionalities—in both English and French.