Ellen Kogut is based in Montreal, Canada and has over twelve years of experience teaching Suzuki violin. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) and is completing a doctorate in violin performance at the University of Montreal, where she is a Marcel-Saucier fellowship recipient. She holds Master’s degrees in Suzuki Pedagogy from Ithaca College and in Violin Performance from McGill University, and is a recipient of the SAA’s Certificate of Achievement, as well as Teacher Certificates of Recognition from the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM). An active member and past president of Suzuki Musique Montréal, Ellen is also certified as an Advanced Specialist in Violin through the RCM. She has taught at Suzuki programs, institutes and workshops in Canada and the U.S., as well as Germany and Poland. In addition, she has taught at Cornell University and has been a contributor of violin repertoire guides for the RCM’s Teacher Certification program. Ellen maintains an active performing life as an orchestral and chamber musician and has an interest in contemporary music. She enjoys travel and languages and has registered yoga teacher training with the Yoga Alliance, specializing in yoga for string players. Ellen began Suzuki teacher training after reading Nurtured by Love as a university student and continues to be inspired by Shinichi Suzuki’s vision of educating new generations of artist-humanitarians.