Erin Ellis

About: Erin Ellis

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  • Role : Strings
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  • Specialist in : Violin

Why do you teach? I love to teach violin. From an early age, I had the good fortune of learning from incredible teachers and mentors, and I credit these experiences with helping me become the person I am today. I learned what I was capable of, both as an individual, and in concert with fellow musicians. For me, it’s an incredible honor to share this with students.

Teaching Biography: Erin specializes in the Suzuki approach to teaching. She completed her registered training with Judy Bossuat-Gallic in Dallas, TX. She began playing the piano at age 5, and the violin at age 7, and has played violin voraciously ever since. She started teaching full-time in 2005, and runs a studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. She also taught for the El Sistema-inspired Corona Youth Music Project in Corona, Queens, and ran a violin club at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy. Erin has studied with Natalie Colbert, Valerie Poullette, and Oliver Steiner, and currently studies with Carlos Camposeco.

Performance Biography: Erin currently plays violin with the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, and has played with the Atlanta Community Orchestra in Atlanta, GA, the Mannes Extension Orchestra in NYC, and The Dream Unfinished Orchestra in NYC. She also loves playing chamber music with her students and friends. Erin Ellis joined the TBMS faculty in 2017.