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Dr. Kathleen L offers violin lessons in Portland, OR

Dr. Kathleen L


...Festivals include International Celtic Colours Festival, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia;International Festival-Institute at Round Top, Texas; Aspen Music Festival and School, Colorado. Performance experience includes: Miami Symphony Orchestra, Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra, Chehalem Symphony Orchestra, Cape Breton Chamber Orchestra, Lafayette Indiana Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Indiana Symphony Orchestra, Reno Symphony Orchestra, Reno Chamber Orchestra, Newport Oregon Chamber Orchestra. ... Read More

Elisa B offers violin lessons in Portland, OR

Elisa B


...I have Violin Teacher’s Certificate (B.A.) from The Sibelius Academy, Helsinki Finland. I also have M.M. degree in Musicology from Helsinki University, Finland. I wanted to study both practical music making and the scientific aspect of music for more full understanding of music concept. ... Read More

Lyra C offers violin lessons in Portland, OR

Lyra C


...When I teach I enjoy seeing my students express their emotions through their music, and develope a passion for their instrument. That passion is so very magical, and I aim to encourage this with personalized lesson plans hinging off of the musical stylings of a musicians that my student is interested in so they can begin to build a unique and passionate style of their own. ... Read More

Kai A offers violin lessons in Portland, OR

Kai A


...During my first year teaching I had a third grader who I gave music/piano lessons to and I later nominated them for the NW Young Musicians award, it's been years since then but I hear they are still active in learning music will start in orchestra next year.... Read More

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