Lizzy Pedersen has been playing violin for 26 years. Lizzy started in the Suzuki system with Mihoko Hirata, then studied with Irv Eisenberg of the Philadelphia String Quartet. Lizzy continued their studies with Emma McGrath, now concertmaster of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. After that Lizzy continued on to the University of Colorado Boulder, where they studied with Lina Bahn and briefly with Edward Dusinberre of the Takacs Quartet. Finally, they have taken a few lessons with Zachary Carrettin, Tekla Cunningham, and Michiko Theurer. Lizzy holds a B.A. in Music from the University of Colorado Boulder, and is a registered Suzuki teacher for Books 1 through 6. Lizzy's Book 1-3 and 5-6 training was with Charles Krigbaum, and book 4 training with Kimberly Meier-Sims. Lizzy believes that any person can learn to play violin, as long as they are willing to put in the effort. Lizzy has been teaching violin since 2009, and running Pedersen Violin since 2018. Lizzy's interests are not limited to classical violin, and expand into both the baroque world and the folk music genre. Lizzy's specialties are Bulgarian and Norwegian folk music. Lizzy spent several years as a part of the band Kafana Republik in the Seattle area. Lizzy also spent time student teaching the children's Swedish music group Lilla Spelmanslag, also in Seattle. Lizzy is now based out of Woodinville, Washington. Lizzy is also a Frisch & Denig Custom Chinrest Fitting Specialist.

Lizzy's Suzuki training is visible here: https://suzukiassociation.org/people/lizzy-pedersen/