Grace Young

Grace Y.

Portland, OR

About Grace Y.

Background check: Last verified 06/01/2016
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Grace teaches: Ages 3 and up
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Teaching since: September 2009
Last sign in: 6 days ago


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.

Photos and Videos

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


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.


Viola Performance
Aug 2008 - Apr 2009
Oberlin Conservatory of Muic

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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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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