As a violin instructor with over 25 years experience, Lynnel Eldridge has a passion for teaching and bringing people together through music. Since 1996, Lynnel has been providing instruction on violin, viola, and beginner piano in residential, commercial, and public school settings to students ranging from 4 to 89 years young. 

Lynnel currently plays violin in the longest continually running orchestra in our country, known as the “Southeastern Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO)”. Based in Weymouth, MA, the SPO has provided many opportunities and experiences within the musical arts. Lynnel serves on the orchestra’s Board, as a Member-At-Large, and aims to increase special project opportunities for local dedicated “Guest String Students.” Through these programs, students can gain semi-professional orchestra experience and participate in fundraising activities for a few South Shore food banks located in either Weymouth or Whitman, MA.

Also as a violinist of SPO, (and separately, as a invited guest with the Boston Bar Association), Lynnel enjoyed participating in two live ensemble performances during a Boston’s radio station, “CRB Classical, 99.5” (formerly WCRB), “Summer Concerts on the Commons”, that was emceed by classical radio personality, Laura Carlo at the Hatch Shell, Esplanade Park, Boston, MA.

She has mentored and prepared select students for one of the longest running all-volunteer folk music clubs in the country, “South Shore Folk Music Club—First Parish Church, Duxbury” during the organization’s “Traditional Ballad Singing Contest.” Other outside community driven activities, special projects, accomplishments or fundraising events Lynnel has experienced have been include founding, producing and conducting small ensemble group, “Octaves,” that provided community concerts in Duxbury, MA, for senior citizens residing within either the Skill Care or Assisted Living residences at “Wingate and Inn at Silver Lake” in Kingston, MA, or separately, at “The Village at Duxbury.” She also participated in “A Midsummer Night’s Fantasy” via the “Bay Farm Montessori-Miramar Retreat Center” fundraising event as a violinist costumed as a dancing fairy.

In her spare time she has enjoyed playing violin during special church worship events or volunteering her time towards senior citizen/children ministry outreach events offered through the New Hope Chapel-Marshfield/Norwell, MA, or during their past “Marshfield Fair” collaborations.

Lynnel has a IMDB movie credit, as an audience member in “The Rude, the Mad, and the Funny,” and has received photography awards for her participation during juried competitions and exhibitions such as: “The Boston Flower & Garden Show” received award with their collaborator “Ritz Camera”; The “Pembroke Arts Festival”; and at the “Art Complex Museum”, in Duxbury, MA.

Lynnel received her BLS in Art History from Boston University, Metropolitan College, and began her musical studies at age nine on violin with Wilma (Billie) Falardeau. During her years in junior and high school, she participated in the arts via Drama Club; in multiple various orchestral and “Solo Ensemble Music Festival” programs; and even at one point, furthered her experience on violin within a junior high marching band setting. In her spare time, enjoys playing the plucked psaltry and spending time at home with her husband in Plymouth, MA.