MUSIC TEACHERS – Violin, Viola, Cello & Upright Bass

Strings Teachers Music Schools

Check out these great violin, viola, cello and upright bass teachers in the greater Portland/Metro Area.

Please scroll down for Music Schools which also offer private instruction and often group instruction as well.

Name Telephone Zip Code Specialty
NW and North
Christine Goodner (503)913-3621 Hillsboro, 97123 Violin,Viola (4yrs to Adults) Suzuki Method, Private lessons & Early childhood music classes
Nadiya Vasyuk (507)202-7914 Portland, 97229 Violin, Piano (5yrs to Adults) Beginner to Advanced, Ukraine Music Academy, 15 years Chamber and Orchestra performance
Ruei-Hsien “Victor” Chen (503)206-1165 NW Portland 97229 Violin,Viola All Ages, Masters of Performing Arts Univ. of Music, Vienna, Princple Violist NSO Taiwan,
Dr. Sharon Eng (503)614-0428 NW Portland, 97229 Violin-Viola, Her students at Juilliard, Eastman, Oberlin, Toho, Seoul National and Brussells Conservatories. 5 to adult, Beg-professional
Erica Boland (505)332-9158 NW Portland 97209 Violin, 3yrs to adult, 15 yrs teaching experience,
Dr. Lee Coker (985)630-8916 NW Portland In-Home Violin, Viola Suzuki & Traditional, Juilliard, D.M.A & M.M, 35 yrs teaching experience, In-Home,
Hannah Leland (503)781-8945 NW Portland 97203 Violin 5yrs-Adult, Begin-Advanced, Doctorate in Violin Performance,
Jason Schooler (503)756-0709 North Portland 97203 Classical Bass
Heather Mastel-Lipson (612)718-4634 NW Portland 97209 Suzuki/Traditional Violin 4yrs-Adult, Begin-Advanced, Eastman, SF Conserv. (Music Masters)
Melissa Baker (209)277-5896 Portland, 97229 Violin (4yrs to Adult) Suzuki – theory – improvisation
Forte School of Music
Sarah Roth (503)708-5898 NW Portland, 97209 VIolin (4yrs-Adult) Suzuki and Traditional Methods
Lisa Hansen Portland, 97229 Violin (4yrs to Adult) Suzuki and traditional methods
Ken Finch (503)629-9124 NW Beaverton, 97006 Cello – All ages
Erin Good (505)850-7299 NW Beaverton, 97006 Violin, Suzuki 4 through adult
Teri Untalan (503)347-2850 North Portland, 97214 Violin, Viola
Vytas Nagisetty (917)449-3955 NW Beaverton, 97229 Upright Bass – Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock and Bluegrass
Meghan Coil North Portland, 97217 Violin 3 Yrs and Up,
Stephanie Davidson (503)397-9737 ST. Helens, 97051 Violin,Piano – beginning to advanced, ages 7 to adult
Edie Bennett (503)246-9945 SW Portland, 97219 Violin Suzuki (2 yrs to adult)
Lisa Carlier (503)645-5303 Beaverton, 97006 Violin (Suzuki)
Suzanne Gaye (503)524-6620 Beaverton, 97008 Violin, through SW Music and Oregon Suzuki Institute
Sara Barbee (863)529-6517 NE Portland 97232 Upright Bass, Cello, Electric Bass, In-home lessons SW, NE or SE, can also coach for Orchestra competitions
Shion Yamakawa (206)453-8146 SW Portland, 97201 Masters-Violin Performance PSU, 3Yrs to Adult, Beginner to Advanced, Teacher Website
Karen Williams (503)997-2528 Beaverton, 97007 Violin-Suzuki all levels 6yrs to Adult, 35 yrs teaching experience.
Stephen Emerson (801)608-0695 Tigard, 97223 Cello, Intermediate to advanced (12yrs-Adult) Pro audition prep
Linda Emerson (801)652-5851 Tigard, 97223 Violin, Viola Beginner to Intermediate(5yrs-Adult)
Melanie Voytovich (716)622-0446 Beaverton 97008 Violin, Cello Suzuki/Traditional, Oregon State Certified Teacher
Dr. Lee Coker (985)630-8916 SW Portland In-Home Violin, Viola Suzuki & Traditional, Juilliard, D.M.A & M.M, 35 yrs teaching experience, In-Home,
Brian Eliason (503)293-2390 SW Portland, 97219 Violin (4yrs-Adult)
Diane Lovejoy (503)430-8758 Beaverton, Aloha, Hillsboro 97006 Violin (7yrs-Adult)
Dawn Juliano (503)367-7708 SW Portland 97223, Beaverton, Tigard Violin, Viola, Classical & Folk Beginning thru Advanced (ages 8-adult)
also Piano Begin – Intermediate
Adam R Jones (503)821-9996 SW Portland & Beavertion 97204,97008 Acoustic Upright & Electric Bass, Cello, Jazz, Folk, Bluegrass, All styles, College Prep/Theory
Hamilton Cheifetz (503)708-6682 SW Portland, 97207 Cello, 10yrs-adult, beginning to advanced
Vicky Westerfield (503)867-6390 Tigard, 97224 Violin (Suzuki, 5yrs to Adult)
Brenda Liu (503)697-1856 Lake Oswego, 97035 Violin & Viola, Beginning to intermediate, 4yrs-adult,
Eileen Deiss (503)244-4575 SW Portland Violin/Viola, Begin-advanced, 7-adult (member Oregon Symphony)
Tim Mackey (503)348-1957 Tigard, 97223 Violin, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Lessons, Performance – ages 10 and up.
Julie Asparro (503)707-6267 SW Portland, 97219 Viola and Violin, Begin – Advanced, all ages
Rodel Flores (503)915-5101 Tualatin, 97062 Violin, Viola (4yrs-Adult) Traditional & Suzuki, O’Connor Vienna Music Academy
Ryan Lee (707)469-3042 Beaverton, 97006 Violin (4yrs-Adult)
Madeleine Gendron (503)718-7591 Beaverton, 97006 Violin, Piano (4yrs-Adult)
Ruth Sadilek (503)449-0010 Tigard/Beaverton, 97223/97008 Violin, Viola, Piano (4yrs-adult; Beg-Adv)
Nancy Stone (503)293-6818 SW Portland, 97239 Violin, Piano (4yrs-Adult)
Bette Boyer (503)939-1799. SW Portland, 97219 Violin, Viola (Beginner to Advanced 6yrs-Adult) MM Eastman School of Music,
Violin performance.
Valdine Mishkin (503)635-3742 West Linn, 97068 DMA Rice University, Cello age 3-college, Suzuki & traditional method, 1 year waitlist by audition.
Jonny Ann Parker (503)434-6600 McMinnville, 97218 Violin, Viola, Piano (Beginner to Advanced)
Chris Fotinakis (503)348-4849 NE Portland, 97232 Violin, Viola 5yrs to Adult, Beginner to Advanced
Sara Barbee (863)529-6517 NE Portland 97232 Upright Bass, Cello, Electric Bass, In-home lessons SW, NE or SE, can also coach for Orchestra competitions
Amelia Hunnicutt (541)556-6975 NE Portland, 97220 Cello, 6 years – adult, all levels,
Jen Kersgaard (503)453-9576 NE Portland, 97213 Cello ages 5-adult, Beginning to advanced.
Dr. Sonja Myklebust (707)694-3502 Tualatin/ West Linn/ Newberg Suzuki Cello –
Leah Ilem 503-956-7849 NE/SE Portland, 97215 Violin & Viola,
Mark Cuneo (503)703-2943 NE Portland, 97213 Double Bass, Classical – All ages,
Maggie Cuneo (503)475-2773 NE Portland, 97213 Cello, Classical & Rock (all ages, specializing in adult beginners)
Stefana Berceanu (503)708-1834 NE Portland, 97212 Violin
Anna Sandys (503)481-5606 NE Portland, 97218 Beginning Violin, American Fiddle, All ages
Erin (Winemiller) Ratzlaf (503)419-8509 NE Portland, 97212 Cello (4yrs-Adult) Suzuki
Dieter Ratzlaf (503)381-6703 NE Portland, 97212 Cello all ages
Virgie Daigle (503)961-2798 NE Portland, 97213 Violin/Viola – 6 to Adult, Beginner/Advanced. Also Beginner Piano
Diane Chaplin (503)753-3357 NE Portland, 97211 Cello (8yrs to Adult, Beginner through Professional)
Jonathan Cheskin (503)267-4872 SE Portland, 97206 Cello (4yrs & up)
Russ Golubev 503-705-3691. SE Portland, 97266 Violin (7yrs – Adult)  Beg-Adv, Traditional Methods, Music Theory, 14 years Experience,, Local In-home lessons,,
Andrew Wildwood (805)245-6374 SE Portland, 97214 Violin All ages, Beg-Adv, Classical basics plus advanced studies in various styles, Berklee College Alum,
Andy Ellis Valdini (503)234-7507 SE Portland, 97202 Violin, Viola, Piano, 4 to Adult, Suzuki,,
Tim Sweeney (202)262-2064 SE Portland, 97214 Upright Bass Classic-Jazz-Bluegrass all ages, Berklee grad,
Corey Averill (503)407-6256 Milwaukie, 97222 Cello
Karen Schulz-Harmon (773)220-2356 East Tabor/Montavilla PDX, 97216 Cello, All ages and levels, Chicago Philharmonic (2010-15) currently Portland Opera
Scott Belleri (928)273-3987 SE Portland, 97215 Violin (5yrs-Adult)
Marilee Hord (503)891-8788 SE Portland, 97214 American and Celtic Fiddle, Improv, 8 yrs-adult, begin-advanced – teaching at Starfish Studios
Collin Oldham (503)432-5950 SE Portland, 97202 Cello, All ages and levels –
Grace Young (208)310-3092 SE Portland, 97202 Suzuki-inspired violin & viola. 3 thru Adult,, Go to Website
Elizabeth Byrd (503)278-6195 SE Woodstock, 97206 Cello (4yrs-Adult),
Kendra Carpenter (303)883-0343 SE Portland, 97202 Cello, Piano, Guitar, Voice, Uke – 4 1/2 to Senior Adult
Mary Rowell (503)888-5933 SE Portland, 97206 Violin, viola beginning to advanced / all ages – Masters in Violin,
Emma Towne (971)202-3742 SE Portland, 97215 Violin, all ages – My home or can travel to yours –
Cynthia Scott (503)655-7839 Oregon City, 97045 Violin, Viola (Suzuki 3yrs-Adult)
Collin Heade (503)775-2894 SE Portland, 97206 Cello –, beginner to advanced, 8 yrs to adult,
Myriam Gendron (503)208-0880 Portland, 97233 Cello ( 5 to adult beginner to intermediate especially adult beginners)
Keiko Araki (503)283-5657 SE Portland, 97215 Violin
Betsy Branch (971)570-2078 SE Portland, 97214  All styles of Fiddle. Beginner through advanced
Adam Hoornstra (503)283-5657 SE Portland, 97215 Beginning Violin, Voila
Beverley Lawrence (503)699-6263 Marylhurst, 97036 Teachs at Marylhurst University and at home studio. Suzuki 4 – adult.
Charlotte Laughlin (503)656-2427 Oregon City, 97045 Violin, Piano
M. Lisa Zweben (503)307-2720 SE Portland, 97221 Violin/Viola (Beginner to advanced)
Stephen Shepherd (360)992-2662 Vancouver, 98663 Violin, Viola – Teaching studio at Clark College (Beginner to Advanced- All ages)
Erin Winemiller (503)419-8509 Vancouver Cello (5yrs-Adult)
Elizabeth Byrd (503)278-6195 Vancouver Cello (4yrs-Adult),
Kathryn Pearson (949)226-2264 Vanc. (Salmon Creek) 98686 Suzuki Trained Cello instructor
Marian Silberstein (503)807-7135 Bainbridge Island, WA Violin, Viola (4yrs to Adults)
Other Oregon Cities
Dr. Rand Baker (503)339-7742 Salem, 97306 Cello and Piano. Children through Adults
Beginner to Advanced
Kelly Leggett (503)749-2515 Aurnsville, 97325 Violin, Viola, Cello & group instruction (Beg. to Advanced)
David Burham (541)343-0771 Springfield Violin, Viola, Beginning-Advanced, 5 to 95 yrs, Berklee grad, 31 yrs with Eugene Symphony, Suzuki, Classical repertoire, improvisation, Celtic, fiddle, country, blues, jazz, rock
Jenny Harra (503)551-2053 Salem, 97304 Violin and Fiddle, 5 yrs old through Adults, Theory and ear training
Miriam Butler (503)990-2467 Silverton Oregon Violin & Piano
Duane Whitcomb (541)324-6851 Ashland, OR Beginner – advanced. Traditional & classical styles

Here is a list of Music Schools

in the Portland/Metro Area

Name Telephone Email Website Specialty
4/4 School of Music (503)303-8939
School of Music Website Violin
Forte Music School (503)690-3505
Forte School of Music Website Violin, Piano, Voice, Guitar, and Drums
Bach To Rock Tanasbourne (503)531-3331 Bach To Rock Tanasbourne Website Individual and group instruction: Violin, Viola, Cello, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Voice, Piano and Keyboard, Brass, Woodwinds, DJ, Bands and Ensembles
Solomon Guitar Studio (503)410-9279
Solomon Guitar Studio Website Guitar, Violin, Viola, Cello
Keys to Life Music School (503-961-2029) Keys to Life Music Website NW + SW: violin, viola, cello, piano, guitar, voice, ukulele (NE all these plus drums & UpStartRock)
Rasika Classical Music School (Indian) (503)531-7266
Rasika Website Violin
Southwest Music School (503)238 7967 Southwest Music School Website Violin, Viola, Cello
Musicality Network (in home all areas) (971)227-4222
Musicality Network Website Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Uke, Voice – ages 4 to adult
Eliason School of Music (503)293-2390
Eliason School of Music Website Violin
Portland School of Music and Dance (503)287-5028 Portland School of Music and Dance Website Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass ages 4 to Adult
Musicality Network (in home all areas) (971)227-4222
Musicality Network Website Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Uke, Voice – ages 4 to adult
Starfish Studios (503)847-9605
Starfish Studios Website Violin, Fiddle, Cello, More
N & NE
Ethos Music Center (503)283-8467 Ethos Music Center Website Violin, viola, cello, and more, individual lessons ages 6 and up, group classes for all ages
Keys to Life Music School (503-961-2029) Keys to Life Music Website Violin, viola, cello, piano, guitar, voice, ukulele, drums & UpStartRock