Phone: (719) 328-7590


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Music in Education - Arizona State University Masters in Conducting - Sam Houston State University

Mrs. Elisabeth Canuel - Orchestra & Mariachi Director

The 2021-2022 school year will be my 18th year as a music educator and 6th year as orchestra director here at Sabin. I feel extremely privileged and joyful to be able to teach the art of playing string instruments to my amazing middle schoolers every day! 

One of my great passions as a musician and teacher is exploring the music of different cultures. As an undergraduate student I was a member of the Arizona State University Pan Devils Steel Drum Band. During the past five years I have been a member of the Colorado Springs Taiko Society, a group that performs traditional Japanese drumming. My most recent endeavor has been to start a mariachi ensemble right here at Sabin for 7th & 8th graders, so that students could explore the rich traditions of Mexican folk music. Music throughout the world brings people of all different backgrounds together and enriches their lives. I strive to share that with my students. 

Outside of music, I love spending time outdoors running, riding my bike, and hiking with my husband and cocker spaniel, Banksy. Whenever I have the opportunity, I like to travel.