Our Violin lessons program is designed to give students the very best musical education possible, to help students achieve their full potential and to create an enriching and lasting musical experience. We do this by first and foremost by using a method we call the complete instruction method. This unique and powerful method teaches Violinists how to play music purely by ear and it also teaches how to play music by reading sheet music.
We use the Suzuki method primarily to develop skill and confidence in playing by ear, and we also cover note reading, scales, theory and sight reading. When students learn with this dual approach it opens up the whole world of Music to them, because it gives them two ways to access and experience music. All of our teachers have many years of experience in teaching Violin, have studied Violin at the Collegiate level, and we teach lessons in a positive and encouraging way. We help students set goals, create weekly practice plans and we encourage our students to practice, excel and to enjoy playing beautifully. An ideal lesson is one that is balanced, so it is both fun and productive, and as teachers we craft lessons in this manner to develop skill in our students as well as a belief in themselves.
We welcome you to get to know our school and our teachers and we have a low pressure process for getting started, you can try our lessons before you enroll and you can stop lessons at anytime. Please click now on the pink bar below if you are ready to get started and try a first lesson, or please continue reading to find out more about our unique music school.
The Complete Instruction method was developed 15 years ago and over the years we have seen many wonderful things happen with our students as a result of this method. We see students playing at the highest levels of the Portland Youth Philharmonic as well as the Metropolitan Youth Symphony. We see students playing Concerto’s with orchestras, becoming Concertmasters and excelling in their Classical studies.
We also see students starting their own music groups, excelling at Fiddling, composing their own Music and performing recitals at their schools as well as our Music school. Perhaps the greatest success, however, is not just that our students learn to play with excellence and beauty, but that they love music and enjoy playing.
When you learn to play Violin correctly so the Tone is beautiful and pleasing, and when you are encouraged by your teachers to play your best and believe in yourself, this creates the foundation for a love of Music that can last a lifetime.
Complete Instruction. A fun, unique method that combines note reading with playing by ear, allowing learning to happen naturally and with ease.
Experience. All of our violin teachers have degrees in Music and at least seven years experience.
Choice. Learn what you want to on the violin. Lessons in Classical, Pop, Jazz and more.
Performing Opportunities with free recitals twice per year.
Top Rated Violin Lessons Provider. We are awarded "Best of Thumbtack" and a 5 star Google rating.
Low Pressure. Try a violin lesson before you enroll, stop at any time.
Convenient. We are close by and we also have in home private lessons available.
With violin lessons at our school in Portland students get to enjoy the pleasant tone from the violin sooner and with less effort. Once students have learned how to create a beautiful sound from the violin they continue to play through book one of the Suzuki method and further strengthen these positive habits of play.
Allowing students to play lots of songs with a beautiful tone, helps them get to know the violin and as a result, they enjoy playing every day.
Once students have created strong positive habits of play in their violin lessons then the lesson focus will shift more to learning scales, sight reading and musical theory. Since these students know how to make the violin sound good, we focus next on understanding and playing more complicated works of music in our lessons at our school in Portland.
Students designate a portion of their practice to sight reading, theory, and scales. This approach to learning makes it easier for students to learn new music because they understand it better. Also, since they learned how to make the violin sound good from the beginning, they always know how to create a beautiful tone in any type of music.
The Eliason School of Music in Portland, OR has over 100 violin students enrolled in the Portland Oregon area and is growing rapidly. These students vary in age from as young as 4 to over 50.
Lessons in the school are tailored to match your individual goals for your music. For beginners we use the same approach to learning the violin for everyone because it has proven to be so successful.
For intermediate and advanced students, however, lessons are designed with your musical goals in mind. We train students to compete in competitions, audition and advance into higher level youth orchestra’s and earn scholarships to universities.
We also instruct students, if they so desire, in how to play other styles of violin music such as fiddle, Celtic, church carols or even improvising.
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