Professional Research & Scholarship

Abbreviated curriculum vita:


Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

August 2011

M.M. Strings/Suzuki Pedagogy and Violin Performance, Lamont School of Music,

University of Denver, Denver, CO

         June 2003

B.M. Violin Performance, summa cum laude, Hartt School of Music, University of

Hartford, West Hartford, CT

*Hartt School Finalist, University of Hartford Presidential Scholar

May 2001 

Additional Music Education Certifications:

Certified Music Together Instructor since 2004

Registered Suzuki Every Child Can Course with SAA

Registered Suzuki Principles in Action Course with SAA

Registered Suzuki Practicum courses with SAA

Registered Suzuki Teacher with Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) through Book 9

Principle Conducting Teachers:

Gary White, Bernard Lurie, Harold Farberman

Principle Violin and Pedagogy Teachers:

Jim Lyon, Robert Gardner, James Maurer (Suzuki Books 1-9, long term training), Katie Lansdale, Brian Lewis, Linda Fiore (Suzuki Books 1-4, long term training), Charles Castleman, Carol Tarr (Note Reading for Suzuki Students)


Adjunct Assistant Professor Music (Violin and Viola) at Westminster College of the Arts at  Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ, Fall 2011-Present

Conductor, Music Educator, and Music Lecturer, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA January 2011-Present

Assistant Director New Jersey Suzuki Workshop, at Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ

Fall 2008-Present


Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Education at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Princeton NJ, August 2006-May 2012.

Coordinator Suzuki Violin, Westminster Conservatory at Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ, August 2005-August 2012

Clinics and Workshops Presented:

               PMEA District 11 In-Service, Blue Bell, PA November, 2013.a

                Presenter, PMEA Distict 7 In-Service, Harrisburg, PA, 2012.  "Tone and the Five Senses" and "Quality, Quantity, Qualia?".

State College Suzuki Program Violin Workshop, 2011; 2012. 

Presenter, Norristown Area School District, Norristown, PA, 2011.  “All Things Strings: A review of the fundamentals of string playing and teaching.”

Guest Clinician, State College Suzuki Program, State College, PA, 2009, 2010.

AmBASSador for Pennsylvania State University, International Bass Society Convention, 2009

               Presenter, Teacher In-Service Day, William Tennent School District, Warminster, PA, 2009.

Special Honor:

Selected to Marshall Graduation, Montgomery County Community College, Spring 2012 

Professional Affiliations:


PADESTA (Pennsylvania/Delaware State ASTA Chapter), Secretary, 2012-Present.

Greater Philadelphia Suzuki Association, Vice-President Strings, 2011-Present

PMEA District 11 Music Advocacy Chair, 2011-Present


American String Teachers Association

College Music Society

Greater Philadelphia Suzuki Association

International Society of Bassists (honorary membership)

National Association for Music Education

Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honors Society

Suzuki Association of the Americas (lifetime membership)


Guerriero, E. (2011). “Effective approaches for using video recording technology in the private studio and in home practice.”  American Suzuki Journal, 39, 4, 64.

Guerriero, E. (2010). “Getting Fit: Criteria string teachers use for choosing shoulder rests and chin rests.” Proceedings from the International Symposium of Research in Talent Education, Minneapolis, MN.  Retrieved from

Guerriero, E. M. & Hoy, M. (2010)  Starting Young: Developing a successful instrumental music program in kindergarten. In Clements, A. (Ed.)  Alternative Approaches in Music Education (105-110).  Lanham, MD:  Rowman & Littlefield.

Reference for a series of four articles for “Strings” Magazine, May –August, 2011, written by Christopher Roberts regarding chin rest and shoulder rest research.

Research and Best Practice Presentations:

“Quality, Quantity, Qualia? Visual Learning and Suzuki Student Success” presented at Suzuki Association of the Americas Conference, Minneapolis, MN, May 2012.

    “Each One Has a Place: Meeting the needs of challenging students in the private studio” presented at American String Teachers Association conference, Atlanta, GA, March 2012.

“Tone and the Five Senses: Teaching Strategies and Techniques for Listening to and Describing Music” presented at PMEA District 11 In-Service conference, Montgomery County Community College, November 2011.

“All Things Strings: A comprehensive review of beginning strings techniques” presented at PMEA District 11 In-Service Conference, November 2011.

“Music Advocacy: Where are we and where we need to be” presented at PMEA District 11 In-Service Conference, November 2011.

 “Two Roads Diverged in a Yellow Wood: Navigating the Intersection between Music Education and Music Pedagogy” presented at the SMTE conference, Greensboro, NC, September 2011.

“Choosing to learn: The effect of goal-shaped learning on novice instrumental music learners” presented at the CIC Conference, Madison, WI, October 2010; ASTAConference, Kansas City, MO, March 2011; PMEA Conference, Hershey, PA, April 2011; Thompson Symposium for Graduate Research at Penn State University, April, 2011; CMEA (Connecticut), Hartford, CT, April 2012; IRSTE Conference, Minneapolis, MN, May 2012.

 “Choosing to learn: The effect of goal-shaped learning on novice instrumental music learners” presented at the first Graduate Research Master class for Dr. Robert Duke at the Suzuki Association of the Americas International Research Symposium on Talent Education, Minneapolis, MN, May 2010.



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