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Violin Classes Olympia WA

Local resource for violin classes in Olympia. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to basic violin classes, advanced violin classes, youth violin classes, viola classes, as well as advice and content on violin books and violin techniques.

Trinity S.
(877) 231-8505
Baker Terrace SE
Olympia, WA
Subjects
Music Theory, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Singing, Music Performance, Opera Voice
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in classcal music and music performance, because I've studied and performed it for over 13 years, but I'm also quite skilled in musical theater, which I've studied for 6 years, and I graduated top of my class for the 2 years of music theory classes I took at St. Martin's University.
Education
St. Martin's University - Music/vocal performance - 8/2008-5/2010 (Bachelor's degree received) South Puget Sound Community College - Associate of Arts/ Music - 9-2006-6/2008 (Associate degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Renata F.
(877) 231-8505
Basin View Ct SE
Yelm, WA
Subjects
Music Theory, Piano
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Education
University of Toronto, Canada - piano performance - 1984 - 1988 (Bachelor's degree received) East Texas State University, Commerce, TX - piano perfomance/pedagogy - 1992 - 1994 (Master's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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April Swansiger
17949 Riviera Pl SW
Normandy Park (Burien, Des Moines, Kent, West Seattle), WA
Instruments
Ear Training, Suzuki Method, Theory, Viola, Violin
Styles
Classical, Kids
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$70
Years of Experience
28 Years

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Paul W.
(877) 231-8505
7th Street SW
Puyallup, WA
Subjects
Opera Voice, Music Theory, Speaking Voice, Piano, Acting, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Singing, Music Performance, Violin
Ages Taught
12 to 99
Specialties
My primary instrument is voice and I specialize in classical voice, including opera.
Education
Central Washington University - Music - 2004-2009 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Samuel E.
(877) 231-8505
NW 65th St
Seattle, WA
Subjects
Drums, Music Performance, Music Recording, Percussion
Ages Taught
5 to 65
Specialties
All Styles/Genres: Pop, Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Rock, Blues, Latin, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Caribbean, Hip-Hop, Afro-Beat, Country, Bluegrass, Ska, etc.; for Percussion: Afro-Cuban and Latin percussion
Education
University of Puget Sound - Business & Leadership - Aug 2003 - May 2007 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Tim Cromwell
Cromwell Music 7033A 20th Ave SE
Lacey, WA
Instruments
Chorus, Clarinet, Flute, Handbells, Horn, Percussion, Piano, Recorder, Saxophone, Theory, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Voice
Styles
Blues, Classical, Electronic, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative, World
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$45
Years of Experience
5 Years

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Ashley Brockett
206 39th Ave SW Suite A1
Puyallup, WA
Instruments
Cello, Ear Training, Suzuki Method, Theory, Viola, Violin
Styles
Classical, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Kids
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$40
Years of Experience
5 Years

Data Provided By:
Joan Sandler
803 W Etruria St
Seattle, WA
Instruments
Viola, Violin
Styles
Classical
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$55
Years of Experience
16 Years

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Chris H.
(877) 231-8505
E. Roy St.
Seattle, WA
Subjects
Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
Rock, Blues, and beginning-intermediate jazz and country.
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Benjamin Gessel
19321 36th Ave W #44
Lynnwood, WA
Instruments
Composition, Ear Training, Horn, Piano, Theory
Styles
Classical, Other
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$30
Years of Experience
3 Years

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Observe Yourself

Observe Yourself
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

It is always interesting to me why from time to time a player plays really well on a given day and on another does not. Or put another way, "Why do I sometimes suck but not other times?"

For me personally, I am usually at the top of my game when I am playing all the time. I know that if we can technically pull off musical phrases that we hear in our heads we ideally need to be in tip-top shape. Our chops need to be 'on' simply because in order for music to freely flow, we cannot be hindered by external distractions, and technical difficulties are a major external distraction.

But there are always other distractions, things that can get in the way of that 'zen-flow' thing. An airplane flying outside your window can subconciously have an effect on your playing. A gardner mowing a lawn. A screaming kid.

Once I started playing jazz festivals, a whole new set of distractions appeared, and of the most challenging kind. Summertime is big for these festivals and on any given festival stage there can be a number of bands taking turns to perform their shows. Because of the strict time constraints, each band gets a time slot and a 'line-check'. This is promoter speak for a mini sound check and can be cut to as little as 10 minutes from time to time. This inevitably means sound on stage may not be as ideal as it might be. Perhaps the piano player who is the other side of the stage is not coming out of your monitor and the MC has just introduced you to 10,000 jazz fans in the audience. It's time to go!

A bit of a distraction perhaps? I'd say. In fact my whole expectation for these live shows has gone to a different place over the years. The chances are, the sound will not be great. Provided I can hear me on stage, I'll do all I need to to get through the show and put on a good performance. Everything else is gravy. Does this make for good 'zen-flow', you know, where you get lost in your playing and it's just all heavenly? Not really. But these situations are not condusive to that. Give me a small jazz club anytime, then I can get lost in the music. Festivals are business. It's just the way it is.

So yeh, distractions, they come a plenty and in all shapes and sizes. One must be ready to deflect them but these days my approach is a little different. I embrace them. Why? because they are simply everywhere and the days of me torturing myself because things were not perfect are over. I just don't want to put myself through that anymore. I still have a full head of hair and frankly I'd like to keep it that way for as long as possible! Life is not about torturing ourselves but jazz musicians have such high expectations of themselves. Real life is about dealing with things despite all those little inconvieniences.

Recently I have become interested in 'observing' my guitar playing. Sounds odd I know, but I'm quite serious. I like to p...

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