Erin Rushforth is a registered Suzuki teacher for violin and Early Childhood Education. She was a Suzuki kid and is now a Suzuki parent. Erin earned her MA in French studies from Brigham Young University before changing her teaching focus to Suzuki violin. Erin has studied Suzuki violin pedagogy with Liz Arbus, Linda Fiore, Cathy Lee, and Pat D'Ercole. A seasoned performer, Erin has played under the baton of Henry Charles Smith, Neeme Jarvi, Larry Rachleff, Timothy Russell, and Clynn Barrus, as well as sharing a stage with Itzhak Perlman. She is a freelance violinist and performs often as a soloist and chamber musician for weddings, church services, and other events.

"My wish is that my students experience the joy of making music and the satisfaction of doing hard things, and that they develop a kind heart, the will to persevere through challenges, and the desire to serve others with their unique gifts."

When she doesn't have a violin under her chin, Erin can be found supervising music practice with her children, training for a race (Chicago Ragnar 2018!), planning a getaway with her husband, reading, or doing the laundry (because there is work to be done!).