Elizabeth M. Guerriero, Ph.D. (Penn State University) completed her B.M. in violin performance at the Hartt School of Music (Suzuki Books 1-4) and M.M. in violin performance and Suzuki pedagogy (Suzuki Books 1-9 and Practicum) from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver. Dr. Guerriero currently serves as on the faculties of Rider University (strings) and Montgomery County Community College (strings and orchestra). She has also taught applied violin and music education courses at the Westminster Choir College, University of Denver, and Penn State University. Dr. Guerriero serves as assistant director of the New Jersey Suzuki Workshop, director of the Keep It Going Summer Strings Camp, and presents at the SAA, ASTA, PMEA, and MENC conferences regularly.
Dr. Guerriero presents regularly at the MENC (NAfME) conferences, American String Teachers Association, and Suzuki Association of the Americas Conferences. She is the vice-president of Strings for the Greater Philadelphia Suzuki Association and Music Education Advocacy Chair for PMEA District 11.
Ms. Guerriero has performed at the Lancaster Music Festival, Summer Strings Colorado, Bowdoin Music Festival, International School for Musical Arts and Brandeis Summer Music Festival. Upon winning the 2003 MTNA Graduating Teacher Award, Ms. Guerriero accepted the position to direct the Suzuki Academy of the Friends School of Mullica Hill as well as direct the instrumental music program there.
- Clinician, 2005, 2006 PMEA Regional Teacher Workshops, NJ Regional Orchestra, Greater Philadelphia Violin Workshop.
- Former member, Ridgefield Symphony and Connecticut Chamber Orchestra.
- Affiliated with American String Teachers Association, Music Educators National Conference, Music Teachers National Association, and Suzuki Association of the Americas.
Dr. Guerriero's research interests include cognitive psychology, motor control and music learning; Suzuki in the schools; and designing a construct for violin and viola comfort relating to ease and efficiency of performance. Her publications can be found through MENC (NAfME) and SAA.