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Naomi B.
Portland, Oregon
I am a violinist, artist and singer/songwriter in Portland, Oregon who has been teaching violin for over 15 years. I believe that with enough practice, patience and dedication anyone can learn to play a new instrument. No previous experience is necessary-- just a passion for music! NOTE: My availability is somewhat flexible so please contact me to set up a time that works! Lessons will focus on: -A solid basic foundation in classical music-- we can branch out from here! -Learning to read music, use dynamics, bow, tune, scales, developmental exercises. -Above all: having fun and pursuing a new passion. Music is my life and has taken me all over the country and across the world and I want to share it's magic with as many people as I can!
About Naomi B.

I teach private violin lessons for beginner and intermediate level students. I have been teaching violin for 17 years. I love working with both children and adults of all ages. No previous experience is necessary-- just a love for music! I use a combination of classical techniques and Suzuki method along with lots of patience, positivity and creativity. About me: I am a classically trained violinist with over 23 years of experience and a diverse musical background. I've performed with the University Orchestra and the UT Opera Society at the University of Texas, several string quartets and many bands-- folk, country, rock, experimental, pop and Mariachi to name a few. I periodically tour as a performer nationally and internationally. In addition to teaching private lessons for many years, I taught violin at a public school in Austin and have been working with students at music schools in the Portland area for the past year. For those who live outside of Portland or don't want to make the drive, I offer online lessons via Skype which I've had a great success rate with. I've taught students all over globe from New York to Brazil and beyond. Get in touch today and we'll make your music dreams a reality!

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Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

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Naomi is wonder violin teacher. She was so incredibly patient with my 3-yr old daughter, who can be quite playful and teasing at times. After only 4 months of one weekly half-hour lessons with Naomi, my daughter can now play Twinkle Little Star and has even started reading some music. It’s very difficult to find an instructor who’s willing to take on a student so young, but Naomi can definitely take on that challenge. She’s amazing, and we wish she was still here in Portland!

Posted Jul 30, 2018
Teacher's Studio

I am the Manager of Happy Valley Arts Academy where Naomi teaches lessons. She is great to work with! She is creditable, on time (which is very important), great communication and works amazingly with the students and parents.

Posted Mar 11, 2018
Teacher's Studio

My daughter has been loving her lessons with Naomi. She is patient, flexible, encouraging and inspiring! I recommend her wholeheartedly.

Posted Mar 8, 2018
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Violin Teacher
Feb 2017 - Present
Happy Valley Arts Academy
When I'm not teaching lessons from my home studio I am working with students at a local Music school in the Portland area. These students range from pre-school age to adults.
Violin Teacher
Aug 2000 - Present
I have been a self employed violin teacher for over 17 years. Over the years, I have gotten to work with dozens of awesome students, from kids as young as 3 to adults in their 60's.
Violin Teacher
Nov 2017 - Feb 2018
Ethos Music School
I've been subbing over at the Ethos Music school in NE Portland for the past few months. I was working with kids ages 5 up to adults and had a great time teaching violin basics.
Violin Teacher
Jan 2011 - Oct 2014
Linder Elementary School (AISD)
I taught the violin class for Linder Elementary School's Mariachi program for about 3 years. We were Austin's only elementary-aged Mariachi group. Our group performed at events around Austin and was been featured on local news stations. Classes were taught in a group setting so I was working with about 5-8 students at a time.
Band Coach / Counselor
Jun 2008 - Jul 2011
Girls Rock Camp Austin
I worked with Girls Rock Camp Austin for 3 years. Girls Rock Austin is a camp that empowers young females through music. Campers learn how to play an instrument, form a band and attend workshops on art, music history, self defense etc.
Studio Art & Art History
Aug 2002 - May 2006
The University of Texas at Austin School of Fine Arts
School of Fine Arts / Studio Art
Aug 2002 - May 2006
The University of Texas
Limited Proficiency
Experimental/Avante Garde band of the year for Austin, TX
Mar 2016
The Austin Chronicle weekly news paper
Dean's List and Univsersity Honors (School of Fine Arts)
May 2006
The University of Texas at Austin School of Fine Arts

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