The Elizabeth Faidley Studio Faculty


The Elizabeth Faidley Studio is comprised of a team of talented and nurturing faculty, with advanced degrees in performing and pedagogy from institutions including The Manhattan School of Music, The Hartt School, Boston University and others.  Faculty also continually hone their pedagogical strengths through workshops and seminars with Ms. Faidley.  In addition, Studio faculty consult with Ms. Faidley about their students’ direction, growth and development on a regular basis, ensuring that all students of the Studio receive personalized attention and careful guidance second to none.

With students ranging from 4-18, Elizabeth Faidley Studio Faculty cater to students of varying ages and abilities. The teaching philosophy of Studio Faculty is modeled on the Suzuki Method, especially for our younger students, although style and approach are carefully honed to meet the needs of every unique student.


The central tenant of The Suzuki Method is the premise that every child has innate musical sensitivities and abilities waiting to be nurtured and developed from an early age.  Suzuki often stated that at it’s core, the goal of The Suzuki Method is to create children with beautiful souls – learning to play an instrument is simply an added bonus.

“Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart.”
-Shinichi Suzuki


James Blumer

Madeleine Jansen

Kevin matson

AdelYa nartadjIEva


laura manko sahin

Maia schmidt

hannah smith

Deborah Song




Q:  What is your favorite part of teaching in the studio?  

The kids. It's such a pleasure to work with such talented, smart, gifted, and fun young violinists who all take the process seriously no matter the level. I also love the never-ending performance opportunities. My students have performed in dozens of recitals this year at all kinds of great venues, like MSM, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, and more. I also really enjoy consulting and co-teaching with Elizabeth. She is such a wonderful resource for us and is so inspiring.