Victoria Ellsworth

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Cello, Beginning Violin & Viola Lessons with Victoria Ellsworth

Phone: (301) 461-7712

Email: victoriaellsworth@gmail.com

Teacher Bio

Victoria has been teaching cello students,    beginning violin and viola students for 35 years.
She loves working with children, teenagers, and adults.
As a classically trained and accredited Suzuki cello teacher, Victoria fills her lessons with joy. When she was a young student, she struggled with focusing and learning disabilities. She had to teach herself to learn in a different way. Drawing on that experience Victoria works to help every student learn. She will pull from a variety of methods to help each pupil. Some of her best training has come from raising 4 wonderful children. All 4 took music lessons as they were growing up.
Victoria’s youngest student was a sharp little 4-year old. Her oldest (and wisest achiever) was a 94-year old Welsh Presbyterian minister; they often shared lunch after lessons and became good friends.
Currently, Victoria teaches at her home in Tiburon, in a spacious room with a lovely view of Richardson Bay. Her sweet dogs often attend lessons and their calm spirits bring peace. She is willing to travel and can also setup lesson times at The Magic Flute in Terra Linda.  Please inquire for availability.

The Performance Educator

As the Founder and Director of the Norwood Middle School String Orchestra in Bethesda, MD, (2001 – 2016), Victoria grew a new program from 8 students, topping out at 60 total performers.  She also founded the Summer String Orchestra Camp.
The “Victoria Ellsworth Music Studio” is Victoria’s private studio. She has successfully taught private Cello, Violin, Viola and Piano Students out of her home for 30 years.
She has been a classical cello Instructor for the Neighborhood Music School in New Haven, CT, and for The Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School, Providence, RI.
She was also a Suzuki Cello Instructor for the Northeastern Talent Education in Green Bay, WI. There, she directed a program of 50 students for weekly private lessons and group classes.

PERFORMING ENSEMBLES

Victoria currently performs with The College of Marin Orchestra and The College of Marin String Quartet, Mill Valley Philharmonic.  Previously, she has also performed with the Trinity Chamber Orchestra of Maryland and the Green Bay Symphony as well as the South Bend Symphony.

Education & Qualifications

University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
  • Master’s level coursework, 1980 – 1981
Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI
  • Bachelor of Music Performance, Cello, 1979
Cello Unit 3 Certification, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Blue Lake, MI, Summer 1984
Cello Certifications, Unit 1& 2 American Suzuki Institute, University of Wisconsin, 1982, 1983