Originally from Brazil, Elaine Bastos was thirteen years old when she first heard the captivating sound of the violin and immediately decided to pursue learning the instrument. Since then, she has dedicated her life to becoming a professional violinist. She has played in a number of orchestras in Brazil and in the United States.
Ms. Bastos earned her Doctor in Violin Performance from Florida State University in the Spring of 2017. During her degree, as a Teaching Assistant for Dr. Benjamin Sung, she taught violin, coached chamber music, played in numerous chamber ensembles, and performed with the prestigious University Symphony Orchestra.
She has participated in several summer music festivals, such as Brevard Music Center, and Miami Summer Music festival, where she had the opportunity to study with distinguished violinists such as Gary Levinson and Yuriy Bekker. Ms. Bastos currently performs with the Mobile Symphony Orchestra, Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, Panama City POPS Orchestra, and the Albany Symphony Orchestra.
In addition, Miss Bastos dedicates her time to private teaching. Her focus is to give the students the best possible tools to develop on the violin and to become the best musicians they can possibly be.
Violin private and group lessons for students of all ages, from beginners to pre-college level.