Grace Young

Grace Y.

Portland, OR
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About

Grace delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2009

I studied viola at Oberlin Conservatory of Music and moved to Portland three years ago to pursue performance and teaching opportunities. Since then I have performed with Classical Revolution PDX, Cascadia Composers and ARCO PDX and am a member of Macaulay Balkan.

My initial studies were on violin using the Suzuki method, which has greatly influenced my teaching approach. However, I am dedicated to customizing the lesson time and structure to the needs and priorities of my students.


*** Specialties ***
Very few "viola teachers" play viola as their primary instrument. As a full-time violist, I can help you learn how to play this idiosyncratic instrument from my own experience.

Experience

Principal Violist
Sep 2009 - May 2011
Washington Idaho Symphony

I led the viola section of the Washington Idaho symphony, and directed sectional rehearsals, providing bowings and articulation guidance, as well as occasionally suggesting fingerings.

Section Violist
Sep 2006 - May 2008
Washington Idaho Symphony

I played in the viola section of the Washington Idaho Symphony, prior to winning the principal chair.

Education

Viola Performance
Aug 2008 - Apr 2009
Oberlin Conservatory of Muic

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

A camera phone recording of a recent performance of mine at a friend's private venue.
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2 Reviews

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ariel Jul 20, 2017
Violin · In studio

Grace is a great teacher with a wealth of knowledge, customizing each lesson to the students specific goals with creative exercises and techniques that have helped with me as an adult with intonation , shifting ,scales and improvisation.I would highly recommend Grace for all student levels.

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Sue M. Dec 31, 2016
Violin · In studio

Grace is an excellent teacher. She keeps the lesson fun and interesting. I look forward to next week!

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