SUZUKI STRINGS DIRECTOR
VIOLIN TEACHER AND DIRECTS STRING GROUPS
A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, LaTannia Ellerbe seeks to inspire audiences through music. She has collaborated with musicians in the United States, Singapore, Bermuda, and Cuba.
Dr. Ellerbe has participated in numerous festivals including Brevard Music Festival, Oskaloosa Music Festival, Medomak Conductor’s Retreat, Meadowmount School of Music, and the Colour of Music Festival. As an avid performer of alternative styles, she has been a member of the Bermuda School of Music Faculty Jazz Quintet and Charanga Tropical. She can be heard on albums by Tonia Hughes Kendrick, Charanga Tropical, and Sounds of Blackness.
As a member of the string faculty at BSM, Dr. Ellerbe teaches more than thirty private students and conducts two string orchestras. Her students have earned high marks in both the ABRSM (UK) and RCM (Canada) exams, won several awards, and are often invited to perform throughout the island.
LaTannia earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Minnesota under the guidance of Sally O’Reilly. She received her Master of Music from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and her Bachelor of Music from Vanderbilt University as a Chancellor’s Scholar.