Janine Lin

Janine L.

Arlington, VA
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Janine delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6 to 80 and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2003

Dear friends:
My name is Cheng-Yin (Janine). I am a native of Taiwan, who earned an undergraduate degree in violin performance in Taiwan, further completed a Master's Degree at Peabody Institute, and a Doctorate Degree at Louisiana State University. My minors are piano and conducting. I loved playing chamber and orchestral music, including playing for LSU faculty chamber recitals and serving as the assistant concertmaster of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra.
Along the way I also enjoyed many inspiring and edifying experiences as a teacher in addition to being a musician, including giving private lessons (children aged 7-16), providing instructions to undergraduate college students, as well as in group class settings for children's orchestra (grades 2-5). I have a vision to guide students to enjoy playing music, to discover their inner potential and help them develop their musical talents.
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Private Teacher
Sep 2002 - Present
Violin and Piano Studio

Gives private lessons to students ages 6-17 (violin) and 6-10 (piano)

Violin Teacher
Jan 2014 - Dec 2018
Burgundy Farm Country Day School, Alexandria, VA

Gave group classes for 1st through 3rd and 6th through 8th grade violin and viola group classes.

Violin Teacher
Sep 2013 - Dec 2013
Kid's Orchestra Music Program, Baton Rouge, LA

• Taught group violin classes to public school students,
ages 7-11 (class size 6-12)
• Assisted in preparation of final orchestral concert
• Designed and implemented repertoire for teaching,
customized by grade level

Assistant Concertmaster (violin I third chair)
Oct 2010 - May 2013
Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra

Led the first violin with the associate concertmaster occasionally.

Violin Teaching Assistant
Sep 2009 - Dec 2012
Louisiana State University

Teaching Assistant, LSU, 2011-2012
• Gave private lessons and led technique class for
undergraduate violin students
• Assisted with administrative duties related to studio of
professor Espen Lilleslatten
String Quintet Teaching Assistant in Choral Conducting, LSU, 2009-2012
• Played in a rehearsal orchestra to assist with a choral
conducting class
• Assisted in giving instructions and comments to
conducting students

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Doctor of Musical Arts
Sep 2009 - Aug 2013
Louisiana State University
Master of Music
Sep 2006 - May 2008
Peabody Institute


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


Music Teachers National Association
Sep 2014

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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Renga Mar 1, 2019
Violin · In studio

Janine is excellent with teaching. Very precise, she is very keen on the tone, intonation and rhythm with the playing always trying to get the best out of the student. She progresses with the lessons really fast. She teaches music theory details along the way. She is also an excellent player, her recordings of the lessons are excellent, helping the student in listening to the music. She is kind, positive and very encouraging. I am lucky to have her as my teacher.

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Renga V. Nov 30, 2014
Violin · In studio

Excellent teacher. Encouraging, enthusiastic, committed, precise, pleasant and sincere with the teaching methods. At every step, she wants to make sure that one learns the technique in the right way.

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