James Weigel

Elizabeth Brown

Elizabeth Brown has been member of orchestras, chamber music ensembles, and has performed solos throughout the United States and abroad. She earned her both her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Violin Performance from DePaul University School of Music. Her principal teachers have been Mark Zinger, Stefan Hersh, Roland and Almita Vamos, Gerardo Ribeiro, and Kurt Sassmannshaus.

Teaching music is her greatest joy, and she welcomes the opportunity to work with all ages and levels of musical background. Currently, she teaches music on the faculty of Saint Augustine College in Chicago as well as her private violin studio. She has previously served on the violin faculties of the Suzuki-Orff School for Young Musicians, the Center School of Music, the McHenry County Music School, the Peoples Music School, and Wunder Studios, among others.

Elizabeth is a registered Suzuki violin teacher and a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, the American String Teachers Association, and the Chicago Federation of Musicians, Local 10-208. Additionally, she received her Level One Endorsement in Paul Rolland String Pedagogy from the Paul Rolland String Pedagogy Workshop at the School of Music at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She has published articles on teaching music, violin pedagogy, and the importance of music in early childhood, as well as strategies for parents of young musicians, and teaching music for gifted and talented youth for the Illinois Association for Gifted Children Journal. In her spare time, she writes music and books for children.

Elizabeth was a Suzuki violin student as a child and is a Suzuki parent now to her daughter who plays piano!

What I Teach: Violin & Viola
My Location: Rogers Park