G R E N A D A
Beth Wolf began playing violin in fourth grade at a time when music education was still strong in schools. She followed a long family tradition in which her grandfather was a violinist, her grandmother was a piano teacher who played for the silent movies, and her cousin Cornell McNeill was a successful opera star. Her first violin teacher was Patricia Isham, mother of Academy Award-winning soundtrack composer Mark Isham. As a teenager, Beth joined Mrs. Isham in Konstanz, Germany for a tour with the Bodensee Orchestra before returning to California to play with the Dominican University Orchestra.
She moved to Grenada West Indies in 1995 and took violin teaching courses during the summers with John Kendall and Cathy Lee. She earned her teaching certification through the Suzuki Association of the Americas. In 2001 she founded Island Violin to offer a comprehensive violin program to the young people of Grenada. They formed Spice Isle Strings which performed with the Royal Grenadian Police Band, the St Georges University Chorale and at numerous local events every year. Her students have gone on to study music at international high schools and universities, including the San Domenico Virtuoso Program, Berklee College of Music and with specialist Adam Ockelford in the UK. Beth served as Representative to Grenada for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, organizing all of the island’s accredited practical and theoretical music examinations.