Violin Teachers in Portland
At Craft Music, we have the best violin teachers in Portland. Our team of professional violin instructors have a wealth of experience, with many having toured nationally as professional backing artists and played for local orchestras. They have graduated with honors from prestigious institutions such as Yale, UCLA, and the Berklee school, among others. We offer a wide range of violin lessons, including classical, fiddle, folk, jazz, pop, blues, and R&B, and our teachers work with students of all ages and skill levels. Our goal is to provide a fun and comfortable environment for you to learn and grow as a violinist.
We take pride in our ability to teach students of all ages and levels, helping many of them become successful violinists and even professional musicians. Our violin teachers in Portland offer the best violin lessons in a variety of styles including Classical, Fiddle, Folk, Jazz, Pop, Blues, and R&B. Our goal is to provide talented, friendly, and professional private violin teachers in Portland and nearby areas.
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Anna Corcoran is an accomplished violinist and dedicated music instructor. With a wealth of experience and talent, she brings her passion for music and her approachable teaching style to the studio. Anna has performed with orchestras and chamber ensembles around the world, and holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and University of California Los Angeles respectively. She has had the opportunity to perform with ensembles such as the Long Beach Symphony, Magik* Magik* Orchestra, Trinity Alps Chamber Players, Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, and Santa Barbara String Quartet, and held the position of First violinist of the VEM Resident String Quartet at UCLA. Anna teaches classical violin and fiddle, and her favorite musicians include Pinchas Zukerman, Jascha Heifetz, Jacqueline du Pres, Alasdair Fraser, Natalie Haas, and Ella Fitzgerald.
Meet Ben, a versatile musician and dedicated teacher who excels on both the violin and viola. With a range of experience in different styles, from Baroque to avant-garde, opera to popular music, Ben has a passion for music that he loves to share with his students. He holds an Artist Diploma from the Colburn Conservatory, a Master of Music from Yale University School of Music, and a Bachelor of Arts from UCLA, summa cum laude. Ben is dedicated to passing on his musical knowledge to the next generation, and believes that learning an instrument should be fun and enjoyable. He is excited to share his passion for music with you and help you reach your full potential.
Violinist Benjamin Hoffman has been heard across Asia, Europe, North America, Australia, and New Zealand as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader. He teaches violin in Los Angeles and Portland.
He has concertized with artists such as Ani Kavafian, David Shifrin, Peter Frankl, Wolfram Christ, Jorja Fleezanis, John Adams, and Gary Hoffman at festivals such as Yellow Barn, Chamber Music Northwest, Aspen, the Ojai Music Festival, and Music Academy of the West. Benjamin has performed in many of the premier halls of the world, including Carnegie Hall, the Wiener Konzertverein, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Seoul Arts Center, and the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing. He has also had the honor of performing before former UN Secretary Ban Ki Moon as a member of Sejong Soloists at the United Nations in New York.
Claire is a highly skilled musician with a deep passion for music education. Classically trained in the piano at the age of 5, she has honed her skills through years of performance and composition. With a career in music spanning over a decade, Claire has performed rock and pop throughout South East Asia, and has recently graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music.
As a music teacher, Claire specializes in piano instruction for children and adults, with a focus on technique, ear training, theory, and repertoire. In addition to piano, she is also proficient in teaching guitar and violin. Her goal as a teacher is to share her love of music with her students by encouraging them to play the music they love and fostering creativity through improvisation and compositional skills.
Yurie Yoshida is an active musician and teacher in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. She currently teaches flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, violin, cello, and guitar classes through Los Angeles Unified District. Yurie has been a passionate trumpet teacher for students of all ages, leading them through the creative process of music making for the past 17 years. She has also taught general music as an Orff-Schulwerk Certified teacher in the classroom. As a trumpet player, she has toured countries in Europe, Asia, and North America, and has performed performed with world renowned artists such as Barry Manilow, Julianne Hough, DJ Khalid, and Demi Lovato.