Elizabeth Knopp

Author's details

Name: Elizabeth Knopp
Date registered: May 1, 2013
URL: http://kennedyviolins.com

Biography

Elizabeth is a certified Suzuki teacher for violin books 1-10, viola 1-3. She plays first violin in the HighStrung String Quartet, was Concertmaster for two years with the Oregon Pro Art Chamber Orchestra and has played with the Vancouver Symphony, Willamette Falls Symphony and gigs around the greater Portland area with musicals, weddings and events. She studied privately with Hong Chou, Leo Whitlow, Cindy Petty and Amy Morretti. Her favorite things are: Bach, the beach, travel, Irish fiddle, good food, sunsets, laughter and musicals.

Latest posts

  1. Suzuki vs. Traditional Method — July 8, 2013
  2. How Young is Too Young? — June 17, 2013
  3. Violin and Fiddle: Are They the Same? — May 6, 2013

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Author's posts listings

Jul 08

Suzuki vs. Traditional Method

There is so much confusion surrounding what the difference is between traditional and Suzuki method violin lessons. What’s the difference? Is one better? How do you choose? I, personally, started on the Suzuki method at the age of three, went through two years of Suzuki pedagogy training,  and currently have a studio of thirty students …

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Jun 17

How Young is Too Young?

As a violin teacher, with a pretty good size studio, I think the question I get the most is, “At what age should I start my child?”  There are several responses that I could have with this question, but I will go with the two that I feel most strongly about. First, what is best …

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May 06

Violin and Fiddle: Are They the Same?

Fiddle players get a lot a lot of flack for being lazy violinists while violinists get teased for being snobby fiddle players. There’s even a joke: “What the difference between a violin and a fiddle? A fiddle is fun to listen to.” So, what is the difference between a fiddle and a violin? At it’s …

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