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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored violin teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best violin teachers in Portland, OR.

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  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Annisa Aprilia Music Studio

Anisa Aprilia Music Studio offers violin and piano lessons in Hillsboro. The school teaches music theory, technique, music history, ear-training, and interpretation. Violin lessons for students ages eight and up are available in either 40-minute or 60-minute weekly increments. The violin instructor at the studio has completed a four-year degree in violin at the Sekolah Musik YPM and after that continued with the violin education for a further two years. With over ten years of experience, the instructor at Annisa Aprilia Music Studio teaches students of all experience levels from beginner to advanced with a focus on diligence, technique, and a passion for music.

Hillsboro, OR(503) 927-9700


Brookside Suzuki Strings

Brookside Suzuki Strings is a music instruction studio in Hillsboro specializing in violin and viola instruction. The instructor at the school serves as the president of the Oregon Suzuki Association and has over 15 years experience as well as a four-year degree and extensive training in the Suzuki method through the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Students at the school receive weekly lessons as well as monthly group classes and participate in two formal recitals each year between September and June. The school accepts students ages three to 17 and lessons are offered in 20, 30, 45, and 60-minute lengths Monday through Saturday. The school also offers lessons with more flexible schedules over the summer so that student's skills stay sharp.

Hillsboro, OR(503) 913-3621


Cathedral Park Music

Cathedral Park Music offers high-quality musical instruction in Portland. The studio offers individual lessons as well as group lessons in violin, piano, guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, and voice for students of all ages. New clients receive a free 30-minute consultation lesson with no obligation to help determine the best learning plan for each student. The instructors at Cathedral Park Music are experienced and professional musicians with several years of instruction experience in their individual areas of specialty. Clients can request more information online as well as pay for course fees online.

Portland, OR(971) 645-2834


Happy Valley Arts Academy

Happy Valley Arts Academy offers violin, viola, guitar, cello, harp, and voice instruction in a range of styles from classical to rock, jazz, country, and popular music. Students learn the fundamentals of technique, theory, and sight-reading of sheet music. Parents are encouraged to be involved in the learning process with their student, and students are invited to select music in the genre that appeals to them. Lessons begin at 30 minutes sessions held weekly and are available Monday through Saturday for students as young as three years of age through adult.

Happy Valley, OR(503) 974-4997


Jeremy Waterman

Jeremy Waterman is a violin and viola instructor in Portland providing instruction to students of all ages and levels of skill. The instructor offers one-on-one lessons by appointment and group lessons every second week, he has over ten years experience in violin instruction and has taught in Portland since 2009. Mr. Waterman earned a performance degree from Oberlin Conservatory and is trained in the Suzuki method as well as traditional European classical techniques.

Portland, OR(503) 577-4348


Kate's Music Studio

Kate's Music Studio offers violin and fiddle lessons in Portland. The school's instructor has over ten years of experience teaching violin and is classically trained as well as being well versed in both the Suzuki method and the classical western school of violin instruction. The school teaches tone, technique, and good practice habits with the goal of each student realizing their full potential in the mastery of the violin. Students receive weekly private and semi-private lessons, and monthly intensive workshops as well as the opportunity to participate in two concerts during the year as well as the opportunity to be a part of community events.

Portland, OR(971) 221-4237


Manselle's Music Shop

Manselle's Music Shop offers musical instruments for sale and rental as well as lessons for violin, viola, cello, guitar, and trumpet. The business is family owned and operated and has been since 1978. The shop is proud to offer quality instruments and instruction in Milwaukie to customers and students of all ages and genres.

Milwaukie, OR(503) 659-9817


Music Man Studio

Music Man Studio is a family owned business that offers music instruction in Wilsonville. Instruction is available for violin, piano, cello, mandolin, flute, and saxophone as well as other instruments. Private lessons, semi-private lessons, and group lessons are taught by well-qualified, professional instructors. The studio offers discounts for students taking private lessons of more than 30 minutes per week, or those with multiple students enrolled. Classes are available Monday through Saturday and are billed monthly.

Wilsonville, OR(503) 682-9829


Portland School of Music & Dance

Portland School of Music & Dance provides musical instruction in violin, viola, piano, guitar, and voice as well as dance instruction in Portland. The school's instructors are university trained and teach students proper posture, technique, and ear training using a range of musical styles encouraging a fun learning environment. Violin lessons are all one-on-one and are offered in 30, 45, and 60-minute lengths. Students ages four through adult are welcome to learn violin at Portland School of Music & Dance, and enrollment is ongoing.

Portland, OR(503) 444-0775


Sophie Enloe

Sophie Enloe offers violin and fiddle instruction for students ages four and up in Portland. The instructor uses the Suzuki method that allows all students to master violin regardless of learning style or level of experience, and is registered with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. The instructor focuses on providing a warm and supportive learning environment while stressing the importance of practice and self-discipline and has been teaching violin in Portland for over ten years. Students can learn classical violin with Sophie Enloe, or learn other genres such as country or folk.

Portland, OR(503) 887-1062


The Artist Violin Studio

The Artist Violin Studio is a musical instruction studio in Greenwood specializing in violin and viola instruction. The studio offers lessons Monday through Friday though other schedules can be made available by appointment. The studio focuses on musical instruction and mastery as an art form and fosters the idea of self-discipline through developing a love of music and the instrument. The owner and instructor at the Artist Violin Studio is a tenured violinist for the Eugene Symphony and has over 25 years of teaching experience. Instruction is available for students ages four to adult.

Portland, OR(503) 449-0099


The Music School

The Music School offers private violin, viola, and cello lessons as well as voice lessons and instruction in several other instruments for students of all ages and all levels of experience. The school offers free consultations for students considering lessons and instructors specialize in teaching in the particular style that the students respond to best such as visual (eyes), aural (ears), or kinesthetic (touch). One satisfied student said, "I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful experience I've had with you over the past year. I have learned so much about music and myself. And most importantly I've had a lot of fun, which is what I believe music is all about."

West Linn, OR(503) 657-7440


The Portland Music Collective

The Portland Music Collective offers private music instruction in violin, viola, cello, and several other instruments to students of all ages. The collective offers a free consultation lesson with prospective new clients to help students discover which musical instrument is the best fit for them. The instructor for violin and viola has experience in the Suzuki method as well as having studied under Karen Ritscher at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. The instructor has also held the position of Principal Violinist of the Washington Idaho Symphony as well as having experience as a member of a musical group performing music from the Balkans in addition to classical and folk music. One student's parent said the instructor, "spent a long time talking with me about my daughter’s previous experiences and has worked very hard to make lessons engaging and not stressful for her. I especially appreciate her ability to sense my daughter’s moods and the way she tailors the lesson to keep it light on difficult days and challenging on better days.”

Portland, OR(541) 729-0837


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