Department Head

betsey karako

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Suzuki violin, Ukulele

Elizabeth Karako is an active performer and teacher in the St. Louis area. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree with high honors from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, and a Master of Music in Violin Performance with an emphasis in Suzuki Pedagogy from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. During the summers of 2014-2018, she served as a Unit Director and Associate Staff Director at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan. Elizabeth currently plays with the Salem-St. Louis Chamber Orchestra and is registered through the Suzuki Association of the Americas for Volumes 1-10 of the Violin School. 

Music Instructor Bios by Instrument

About Our Teachers:

  • Advanced degrees and highly qualified

  • Passionate about teaching

  • Provide a nurturing environment

  • Collaborate, providing unique opportunities for education and performance

  • Participate in professional groups (SLAMTA, NFMC, MTNA, MMTA, and Royal Conservatory Exams)

Teachers can help assess for readiness and appropriate ages for beginning private lessons. Please contact Betsey Karako for more information to make sure students are set for success in musical studies!



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Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: 9am - 2pm

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