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Violin & Fiddle

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Master of Music, Violin: Western Michigan University 

Graduate Certificate, Violin: Portland State University 

Bachelor of Music, Violin: University of the Pacific Conservatory

With custom curriculums created to fit the needs and goals of each student, Zoe uses her more than fifteen years of teaching experience to help her students develop as a musicians and performers. Having taught students ages five to eighty-seven, from fresh beginners to experienced college students, and with training in ergonomics for musicians and body mapping, she is equipped to meet you where you are and help you reach the goals that drive you. Zoe has helped students overcome playing-related injuries, improve public performance ability, develop strong technical basics, and deepen their love for creating music.

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Morgan, 18

“She’s definitely a one-of-a-kind teacher, the one that you’ll remember for the rest of your life”

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$40 for 30 minutes 
$60 for 45 minutes 
$80 for 1 hour 
$120 for 1.5 hours


Lessons offered Online or  
In Person in Portland, OR

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To get started with lessons, please fill out the above registration form. This provides helpful information prior to your first lesson. 

If you have any questions, please reach out.

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Studio Policies & Information Form



Before our first lesson, please review our Studio Policies & Information Form. A signed copy of the Lesson Agreement on the last page will need to be submitted before your first lesson. You can send a PDF or sign in person at the lesson.

Please reach out with any questions. 

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Please bring to your first lesson

A list of the music you have played in the last 6 months to 1 year.

A designated notebook for lesson notes. 

A recording device if you would like to record the lesson for practice reference. 

If you use sheet music, bring music for the last few pieces you worked on.

If you have been learning by ear, bring a list of tunes and techniques you have worked on.

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