enjoy personalized, challenging, and fun instruction.
Whether you're interested in playing classical music, fiddle, folk, or jazz, I'll help you develop the knowledge and technique you need to enjoy making music in all kinds of settings.
start—or rekindle!—your love affair with the violin.
I've been teaching the violin for more than twelve years. I work with students of all ages, including adults who are complete beginners (or who haven't touched their instrument in years).
WE LOOK FORWARD TO LESSONS EVERY WEEK
My daughter looks forward to her lesson every week. Ellen has an amazing ability to assess what is causing difficulty and to provide a strategy for overcoming the challenges. All this is done with gentleness and humor.
—Sarah, parent of violin student
changed my life
Ellen has changed my life! She has a solution for every violin problem.
—Lucy, 13-year-old violin student
AN EXCEPTIONAL TEACHER
We talk about you often, and Ari credits you with his success. He regularly receives high praise for his terrific vibrato. He always says what a great job you did developing his technique. I love that he understands how fortunate he was to have such an exceptional teacher for so many years.
—Susan, parent of former student in Chicago
I can't begin to thank you for all that you have done for Nathan over the past almost seven years! He has grown so much both as a person and a musician during this time. He is very fond of you and cherishes the relationship he has with you.
—Kerri, parent of former student in Chicago