Elisabeth Rodgerson is originally from Baltimore, Maryland. She has been playing violin since she was seven and has taken lessons from many teachers throughout her playing career. She took private and group lessons as well as music theory classes at Peabody Preparatory School in Baltimore. Her background in music extends to many years of experiences with the Baltimore Youth Symphony Orchestra. Elisabeth's teachers were all wonderful to her, and she still retains a lot of what they taught her. To be closer to her family, Elisabeth moved to Texas a few years ago and began her teaching career. It has always been a joy for her to connect with her students and see their love of music blossom. In Elisabeth's role as a teacher, her goal is to do more than simply teach violin. Her goal is to help students develop a positive and fulfilling relationship with music, so that they can learn and play the instrument with enthusiasm. It is important for her to incorporate games and fun exercises into her lessons to keep her students from getting overwhelmed or exhausted. Additionally, Elisabeth is always happy to hear about her students' lives and passions. Connecting with them in this way strengthens the bond they have with her as their mentor and with music in general. Elisabeth's teaching method is mostly Suzuki Method, but she also incorporates other styles to accommodate each student, individually. It is important for her students to be able to enjoy music and have the ability to express themselves freely. Elisabeth is always pleased to see them getting excited about playing and taking initiative with repertoire choices. In her spare time, Elisabeth enjoys playing video games, spending time with her pets, Ahri and Talon, and her family.