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Popular Violin Teachers Near Seattle

Hsuan-Ju W.

Bellevue, WA
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BJ M.

Seattle, WA
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Benita L.

Lynnwood, WA
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Hsuan-Ju W. Bellevue, WA

Subjects Taught

Violin

About Me

I am a native of Taiwan. I began my first piano lesson at the age of four and later started to play violin at the age of nine. I have studied in music schools for 22 years. I learned the professional musical experience and solid foundation of musical theory from school. I have double majored in piano and violin at first in the school, later I paid more attention on violin study. Over the years I have played in many symphony orchestra including Sinfonia da Camera in Champaign, Illinois, Peoria Symphony Orchestra, Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, Danville Symphony Orchestra, Taipei County Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Century Symphony Orchestra, and Pro Artist Musical Group.

Although I pursued my bachelor, master and doctoral degrees in violin performance, I still keep playing piano. Even serving as a piano accompanist, I have accompanied whom plays violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, french horn, trombone, trumpet, percussion,and vocal in school auditions, competitions, concerts and recitals over past 13 years.

During 2003-2007, I have served as violin and a piano teacher at DeHo Music School, Taipei, Taiwan, and instructed several private students. In addition, I have served as a substitute violin coach in String Chamber Ensemble of Sheng-Shen Elementary School and Jinhe High School in Taipei, Taiwan, and in New Taipei Jhanghe Junior High School and New Taipei Jhong-Jheng High School in Taipei, Taiwan.

In 2007, I got my Bachelor degree from National Taiwan Normal University. In the same year, I started my scholar violin studies for Master degree at Mannes College in New York, where I studied with Dr. Chin Kim, top prizewinner of several international violin competitions including Queen Elizabeth and Paganini Violin Competitions. Two years later I got my Master degree from Mannes and received full scholarship for Doctoral of Musical Arts degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where I studied under Prof. Sibbi Bernhardsson, member of well-known Pacifica String Quartet. Currently I finished my DMA degree in May.

Over past four years, I paid attention on my studies and playing orchestras; therefore I didn’t teach too much. However, I was designated to be the Teaching Assistant of Professor Sibbi Bernhardsson at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I have instructed some undergraduate students who are violin majors.

In short, I teach Classical piano and violin. I will try my best to instruct no matter techniques or musical things on instruments to students. In addition, for me, keep interested in playing music is more important than just practicing, practicing and practicing for kids!! Therefore, I wish students can be always happy to learn, to play, to have fun in musical world!

*** Lesson Details ***
For the beginner, I will use Suzuki method, and try to teach students some music theory. For students with higher level, I will also ask them to read music by themselves. Personally, reading music is an important skills for musicians.

In addition, practicing techniques is always boring for students, but it is important and basic thing to help you play pieces well. Let’s do both. I won’t give students too much assignments, but I will ask them to do their best!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Students is required to bring their violin.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students need have their instruments and music stand.

*** Specialties ***
I emphasize the importance of foundation on playing. In addition, I do not use only suzuki method. Personally, reading ability is also important to any of instrumental players. Therefore, I usually ask students to read music by themselves, in the meantime, I help them to resolve the problems them meet up.
Finally, theory skill is important to who is learning violin and piano. I will teach some basic theory idea during the lessons.

BJ M. Seattle, WA

Subjects Taught

Fiddle, Music Performance, Violin

About Me

I grew up studying violin under the Suzuki method for over 13 years at the University of Louisville School of Music Preparatory School, my listening and playing skills were nurtured at the young age of five. I performed with the Louisville Youth Orchestra and other ensembles increasing my skills and confidence playing the instrument. A confidence that I can bring out in you as your violin teacher.

Beyond the classical foundation of Suzuki's collection, the violin has afforded me a unique opportunity to express myself in a wide range of musical styles and venues:

* I have supplied harmonies on acoustic covers and classic rock numbers at college open mics and coffee shops.

* I rocked out with an indie-pop band on famous Seattle stages like The Showbox, The Crocodile and Graceland (now El Corazon)

* I had the pleasure of accompanying young cast members of musicals such as The Sound of Music, Guys and Dolls and Anything Goes.

* I even fiddle about with traditional jigs and reels in an Irish style band.

Professionally trained as a designer, I bring a unique outlook to students. I can bring clarity to challenging musical concepts through a variety of tools. And I provide perspective teaching from my broad range of experience.

It seems there is little I have not experienced because of this wonderfully versatile instrument. So I am excited to teach any expression of music you may have an interest in. I look forward to sharing my passion for the violin with you and helping you to gain confidence you desire.

*** Specialties ***
Certified Teacher O'Connor String Method of American Music
Over 13 years as a student of the Suzuki Method.
Over 10 years violinist playing contemporary/folk liturgical music. Have also performed rock, and irish fiddle

Benita L. Lynnwood, WA

Subjects Taught

Fiddle, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Viola, Violin

About Me

My heart would beat too fast and too loud whenever I had to perform music in front of an audience!
Nerves can be calmed by mental "gymnastics"!
We will practice making music as a team! I have coached a lot of string players so that
they can master their challenging orchestra music. I love to help anyone learn how to
play the piano, the violin, the viola or the mandolin. I want you to be able to play the
tunes that you enjoy the most and make it "your music"! I will teach you about
music theory and history and help you train your own ears. You can compose
your own music IF that is what you like...performance opportunities, chamber music too!
I have a BA/BM in Violin Performance from the University of Washington.
Certificated in Suzuki Method.
Former Assistant Concertmaster, Spokane Symphony Orchestra, WA.

*** Lesson Details ***
I share a combination of method books and you tell me what your musical goals are and we will go from there.
You will learn to read notation and do some basic music theory.
You will play all scales and arpeggios and warm-ups well with correct positioning...
We will keep the lessons fun - together!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Upright piano w/ seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide a music stand. I provide music books.

Student needs own instrument and lesson notebook.
Students may purchase their own music books.

*** Specialties ***
Suzuki Method books offer music by the famous classical composers.

Jessica H.

Seattle, WA
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Dustin B.

Tacoma, WA
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Jae-In S.

Seattle, WA
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Jessica H. Seattle, WA

Subjects Taught

Music Theory, Violin

About Me

I grew up in a very musical household; listening to anything and everything from 1960's folk, early punk, and current pop music to classical, country, and celtic. I began violin lessons in fourth grade and was trained in the classical tradition though as time went along, was also exposed to modern, fiddle, and pop styles. I believe that my background establishes a solid technical basis for my students that leads to wherever their interests lie.

I received a BFA in Music from Bryn Mawr College and a MMu in Music Theory and Composition from the University of New Mexico. I have played in several ensembles including the Bi-Co Orchestra at Bryn Mawr, multiple chamber music ensembles, a community Chorale Orchestra, and the musical accompaniment to a play. I began teaching violin lessons during my undergraduate degree and have continued teaching ever since.

I have found that there is an enormous joy and satisfaction in teaching the love of music through violin and assisting my students in starting and continuing their own musical journey. I have had students in all stages of life but no matter what the age, the love for music is a great one to be shared.

*** Lesson Details ***
In lessons I am relaxed but do expect students to understand the importance of the technical aspects of learning violin. I usually start out with exercises from Strictly Strings combined with the repertoire from the Suzuki literature. As each student progresses and learns where their own interests are, I am eager to hone technical skill with the music they enjoy.

I do not follow a particular teaching method and instead prefer to modify my style with how each student learns best, whether it is by ear, with playing together, or an contains an emphasis on theory. I do strongly believe in the power of consistent, quality practice which does not necessarily take a large chunk of time but does need to be focused.

After three to six months, my students can expect to have a solid basis for whatever style they are interested in as well as a start on violin repertoire in the style of their choice. I have taught students with attention disorders and dyslexia and am always willing to expand my teaching experience to other students with special needs.

People say that teaching is the best learning experience and in my life, I have found that statement to be completely true. I hope to hear, teach, and grow with my students in the near future.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide a portable music stand and initial music books to start. I expect my students to provide the instrument and eventually buy the books needed.

*** Specialties ***
In music theory, I am familiar with the Piston and Laitz textbooks. I can teach counterpoint, four-part writing, chordal analysis, figured bass, and post-tonal theory. As far as violin I am very comfortable with the Suzuki books and specialize in classical repertoire.

Dustin B. Tacoma, WA

Subjects Taught

Banjo, Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Ukulele, Violin

About Me

My name is Dustin B.

I've been playing and teaching music for the majority of my life, and I love it :) In fact, I cannot imagine what life would be like without music.

I received my first instrument (a guitar) as a Christmas present when I was only nine years old. My life was forever changed that day, and I can still remember the first couple of guitar lessons that my dad gave me over the weeks that followed.

After thousands of hours of playing instruments, years of private lessons, and a professional music education from Pacific Lutheran University, I found that sharing the gift of music with others was my greatest talent.

I spend most of my days composing, recording, producing and teaching music (in the greater Seattle area), with much of the work performed in my Tacoma-area studio.

In 2011, my band (The BGP) had some global exposure from our appearance on NBC's America's Got Talent. This has led to some really neat opportunities for publishing our music and networking on a national level. The BGP travels on a few small tours around the nation each year. The majority of our performances consist of college showcases and club shows.

As much as I love performing music, I have to admit that I enjoy teaching music a little bit more! It's those "Ah hah" moments that we all have on our musical journey that give me the biggest reward as a musical mentor. And helping others to experience those moments is why I love teaching music.

*** Lesson Details ***
My style of teaching is based primarily on my experience as a professional musician.

We will set some goals together, select a few of your favorite songs, and discover a lesson plan that will help you achieve every musical goal that you set.

I usually ask *new* students to give yourself a couple of months to learn some of the musical techniques involved with learning a new instrument; and then (as soon as possible), we will begin learning the music that you want to play!

I have a strong background in understanding "how music works" and how concepts of music theory can be used practically (and easily) as you begin learning the music you love.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Upright piano, 2 keyboards, electric/acoustic guitars, ukuleles, bass guitars, banjo, violin, seating available, street parking.

*** Specialties ***
Beginners: I will help you increase your comfort and confidence when learning the instrument, and help eliminate any nerves in order to maximize your growth as a musician.

Intermediate Level Students: Take your talent from good to great!

Advancing Students: Get the feedback you need to really go pro. Allow me to connect you with a vast network of musicians and producers.

Producing Music: In my studio, we can record and produce the music that you create, or create cover-versions of your favorite songs!

Jae-In S. Seattle, WA

Subjects Taught

Music Performance, Music Theory, Viola, Violin

About Me

Violinist Jae-In S. has distinguished herself as one of the most promising artists, performing extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia since her concerto debut at the age of 10. She has made further solo appearances with the Seoul Symphony, Port Angeles Symphony, Seattle Philharmonic, UW Symphony, Daejeon Philharmonic, Gloria chamber Ensemble, and Washington Idaho Symphony and often performed live on national television and radio such as on KBS and King FM Radio.

Since the age of 4 she studied music at the Preparatory School of Korean National University of Arts, Yewon School, and Seoul Arts High School and received her bachelor degree in music at Yonsei University, Master degree at Yale School of Music on full scholarship, and Doctoral degree at University of Washington. She studied with Dong-Suk Kang, Hyo Kang and, Ronald Patterson and appeared at the master classes by Gil Shaham, Nam-Yoon kim, Kurt Sassmannshaus, and Paul Kantor .

Throughout the world, Jae-In has won numerous competitions, including the American Protege international Competition, Korea-Germany Music Competition, the Baroque String Competition, the Carmel Instrumental Competition, CBS Music Competition, and has been a two-time winner of the Korean Music Society Competition. As an active soloist and chamber musician Jae-In has concertized at Carnegie Hall-New York, Benaroya Hall- Seattle, Sunset Center in Carmel, New Haven, Pullman, and Port Angeles in USA; in Seoul, Dajeon, Busan and Jeju, Korea; in Courchevel,France; in Gorizia, Italia; in Pamplona, Spain; as well as in Hong Kong and Beijing, China.

Jae-In served a concertmaster in many orchestras throughout the country and taught string players at Yale University, Bellevue High School and the Gloria Chamber Music Academy. A founding member of Bozarth Trio, Jae-In is also a part of Parnassus Project and the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival and has been involved in various musical projects beyond the classical world. Jae-In is now a concertmaster of Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra and lives in Seattle with her husband and son.

*** Lesson Details ***
Dr. Jae-In S. teaches private lessons for Violin, Viola, and Chamber Ensemble at Jane'€™s violin studio in Seattle, Washington. Since 2003 her students have won national music competitions and received scholarships to continue their studies at the college level.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Parking's available. Musics, Etude books, Music stand, Metronome, Rest area, Wifi, Computer,

*** Specialties ***
Music Performance, Musical Education, Music Theory
Violin, Viola, Chamber Music, Music Ensemble
Classic, Jazz, Electronic

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