from teaching for Harmony Stockton and the Lodi Unified
School District, where she specialized in string education for grades
addition to her teaching responsibilities, Ellie has also been active
string clinician throughout California and Oregon.
She graduated from California State University, Northridge with a
Degree in music education and received her Masters Degree and teaching
credentials from Kansas State Teachers College.
As a young musician growing up in Los Angeles, Ellie played in the
Meremblum Junior Symphony. She also participated in chamber music
the University of Southern California, and had the privilege of working
the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas in the Young Musicians
While Ellie continues to be an active performer with the Stockton
other ensembles, she has retired from her position as principal violist
to enjoy greater freedom for visits with grandchildren.