Adjunct Assistant Professor; Conservatory Teacher
101 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540
Elizabeth Guerriero, Ph.D. is an adjunct assistant professor in music education at Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, N.J. and also coordinates Suzuki Violin for Westminster Conservatory of Music, the community music school of Rider University. Ms. Guerriero received a Ph.D. in Music Education from The Pennsylvania State University; Masters of Music in Violin Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy from the University of Denver; and a Bachelors of Music, Violin Performance from the Hartt School. Principal Violin and Pedagogy Teachers were James Lyon, James Maurer, Katie Lansdale, Brian Lewis, Linda Fiore and Charles Castleman.
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.