Violin Lessons * Viola Lessons

in NE Seattle, Washington

News Flash!

Studio recital

From 11:15 am -12:45 pm on 6/17/2018

You and your friends and family are warmly invited to hear some of my students -- kids and adults -- in a recital to be held Sunday, June 17th, from 11:15 am to 12:45 pm! The public is welcome.

Music Center of the Northwest
901 N. 96th Street
Seattle, WA 98103

There will be a variety of music, from Suzuki and pre-Twinkle tunes,  to Renaissance composer Orlando Gibbons to Bach to Gershwin and Martinu and fiddle tunes. Please come listen to these hard-working performers!

MCNW is 1 block west of Aurora, on the SE corner of Linden Ave N and N 96th St. 
Look for the large white building (a former church). There is a parking lot -- enter from 96th.
The hall entrance is on 96th (from the sidewalk).

Restrooms are on the lower level of the building.

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Are you looking for expert, warmly encouraging violin or viola lessons for yourself or your child?

I'm Sandra Layman, and I welcome you to my site.

I teach violin and viola in northeast Seattle, Washington, where I delight in helping my students become well-rounded musicians as well as fine instrumentalists.

I work with students from ages four or five (depending on the child's readiness) up through adults of all ages. I am a registered Suzuki teacher who also has decades of experience using various methods and approaches.

Younger students have both individual and regular group lessons (often with piano accompaniment).

I also incorporate ear training and singing, as well as basic music theory, into lessons, for development of beautiful intonation and musical understanding and expression. Bowing skills, rhythm, and tone production are developed from the very beginning.

I create and seek out informal and more formal opportunities for students to perform, and to gain ensemble skills. This winter-spring (2017), I will be holding two studio performances/recitals, in March and June. Adult students also love participating in soirees for adult music students only, held in private homes under the auspices of the local music teachers association (SMTA). School-age kids may be eligible to participate in SMTA-sponsored recitals and/or competitions, as well as the annual Seattle Young Artists Music Festival (SYAMF) held in late March.

I am a member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), American String Teachers Association (ASTA), and Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA), as well as their affiliated state associations. I'm an active member, and currently chair of the Program Committee, of the Seattle Music Teachers Association (SMTA).

I invite your inquiry (via the contact page)!





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