Trevor Holien

Trevor H.

Saint Paul, MN

About Trevor H.

Trevor teaches: Ages 3 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2013
Last sign in: Within two months

Overview

I began playing violin at the age of 4. I took private lessons for over 15 years. I have performed in numerous musical theater productions in the Twin Cities and Red Wing. Credits include Phantom of the Opera at The Sheldon Theatre in Red Wing, and Eagan Community Theater productions of The Boyfriend, Peter Pan, Wizard of Oz, Oklahoma! and many more. I was a member of the Mississippi Valley Orchestra, and served as concertmaster for the ISD 191 StringWerks Youth Chamber Ensemble. I played String Bass for Eagan High School Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble as well. I’m currently a member of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival’s popular Irish Folk band “Four Pints Shy”. I went to school for performing arts and switched majors to String Luthiery (building and repairing violins and other stringed instruments) at Red Wing Technical College. I have an extensive knowledge of violin performing arts and repairing them. I stick true to the statement that "violin is my life".

Photos and Videos

Playing with my Irish folk band, Four Pints Shy.

Experience

Fiddler

Aug 2008 - Present
Minnesota Renaissance Festival

I perform as the fiddler for the popular band Four Pints Shy.

Violinist

Apr 2007 - Jan 2012
Saint Peter's Catholic Church

Violinist for 2 Sunday masses a week.

1st Violin

May 2008 - Dec 2010
Mississippi Valley Orchestra

Concert Master

Jan 2005 - May 2008
String Werks Youth Chamber Ensemble

1st Violin

Jan 2002 - Dec 2004
String Werks Youth Chamber Ensemble

Education

String Luthier

Apr 2011 - May 2011
University of New Hampshire

String Luthier

Aug 2010 - May 2011
Red Wing Technical College

Violin: Performing Arts

Aug 2008 - Dec 2009
Normandale Community College

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Best Musical Act

Sep 2013
Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Perfect Rating

Jan 2008
National Federation of Music Clubs

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Jan 2007
National Federation of Music Clubs

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National Federation of Music Clubs

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National Federation of Music Clubs

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National Federation of Music Clubs

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Jan 2003
National Federation of Music Clubs

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National Federation of Music Clubs

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Jan 2001
National Federation of Music Clubs

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Jan 2000
National Federation of Music Clubs
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13 Reviews on Trevor H.

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Eric S. Apr 28, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
I am quite the challenge to any teacher. My only prior experience in music was a drumline in a high school marching band. At age 54 I rented a violin and found Trevor on Take Lessons. I was unsure if I really wanted to undertake learning to play the violin as an adult, however Trevor has been great. He’s very supportive, understands the time challenges of a working adult and has been very inspiring. I have been taking lessons now with Trevor for 8 months. I really enjoying playing and I find myself trying to carve out as much time as I can to practice. Thanks Trevor!
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Craig B. Mar 4, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Left the first lesson feeling motivated and excited about learning the violin.
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Emma Feb 19, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
I was great for the first lesson but wish he would of email me...what books to buy or what to get for the for a first time student.
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Benson Aug 14, 2015
Violin · In studio
Trevor is a fantastic and attentive instructor, who has talent and passion for the violin.
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Jackie Jul 31, 2015
Violin · In home
Trevor is an incredible talent!!! I have had the opportunity to hear him play in many venues and I recommend him highly as both a performer and a teacher.
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Will Jul 29, 2015
Violin · In studio
Great teacher and a fabulous stand partner. Knows the music and is always prepared. Great with kids too.
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Jean Jul 29, 2015
I was a music director for a large Catholic Church. I started working with Trevor when he was just 14. Through the years he played the violin on Sunday morning during Mass, weddings, funerals and special Liturgies. Trevor is familiar with all styles of music from classical to contemporary. And he is a great site reader, a wonderful skill to have when I would change things up in the middle of Mass. Trevor plays the violin with deep, rich sound. And I think a good teacher is often someone who is a performing artist as well. And that's Trevor. I recommend him highly.
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Andrew Jul 29, 2015
Violin · In home
I found Trevor to be competent, genial, and very knowledgeable about playing the violin. I highly recommend his tutelage.
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Becka Jul 29, 2015
Violin · In studio
Trevor is a very skilled and accomplished violinist, in many different styles, and he's very friendly and easy to work with! I highly recommend him.
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Jeffrey Jul 29, 2015
Violin · In studio
A professional in every respect of the word. His knowledge and instruction is the at the top.
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