Elizabeth Loudon has taught violin and viola for over 20 years. She tailors each lesson to the student. She tries to instill the basic skills and love of music in every lesson she teaches. She is an academically trained and is a professional musician. She holds a BM and MM in Music Performance. She has studied with Roland Vamos, Catherine Tait, Guillermo Perich, Heidi Castleman, Larry Dutton, Jeffrey Irvine and Morris Collier. An active freelance player, she has performed with such local groups as the Minnesota Sinfonia, Minneapolis Pops Orchestra, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre Orchestra, Artistry, Minnetonka Chorale Orchestra, Philomusica Chamber Orchestra, viola soloist with the St. Olaf Choir, Wooddale Church Orchestra, and Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church Orchestra. She has been soloist with the Metropolitan Symphony, Bloomington Symphony and the Hastings Symphony (NE). Currently, she is principal violist with the Rochester Symphony and a founding member of the Rosewood String Quartet. Her students perform in the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies, Minnesota Youth Symphonies, and the Minnesota All State Orchestra. Many of her students have continued their music education through college. She has trained with Mark Bjork in the Suzuki Violin method.