Cellist Elizabeth Cantrell teaches children and adults at Suzuki Institutes and workshops in the United States and the United Kingdom. A registered teacher trainer of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, she just completed a term as Chair of its Board of Directors, and is a member of the SAA’s Cello Committee. She maintains an active private studio at Crozet Arts.
In addition to teaching, Dr. Beth has performed with many groups in central Virginia, including the Afton String Quartet, the Richmond Symphony, Wintergreen Festival, and as principal cello in the award-winning Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra.
Prior to moving to Virginia with her family in 2001, she was principal cellist for the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, on the faculty of Kennesaw State University, and active in the Atlanta area as a teacher, chamber and orchestral performer, adjudicator, and recording studio musician. She can be heard as soloist on the best-selling album Orinoco Flow by The Taliesin Orchestra.
Dr. Beth earned degrees in cello performance and music history from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Florida State University, and the University of Georgia.