Private Teachers

The following is a list of Eugene Symphony musicians who offer private lessons and the best way to contact them. 


Searmi Park, Concertmaster

Private violin lessons, chamber music coaching

Contact: [email protected]

Lisa McWhorter, Assistant Concertmaster

Violin lessons, string chamber music coaching

Contact: [email protected]

Alice Blankenship, Violin II

Violin lessons

Contact: [email protected]

David Burham, Violin II

Violin and viola lessons (all levels/ages), beginning piano (all ages)

Classical, fiddle, Celtic, rock, country, jazz and improvisational techniques

Contact: 541-343-0771 or [email protected]

Virginia Kaiser, Violin II

Violin and viola lessons

Contact: [email protected] or 541-556-4344

Claudia Miller, Violin II

Private violin lessons

Contact: [email protected] or 541-485-2410

Jannie Wei, Violin II

Violin, Viola, Piano, Chamber Ensemble, Summer Camps

Contact: (626) 537-7222 or

Dr. Miriam English Ward, Viola

Violin, viola, and piano lessons | Located in Beaverton

Contact: 503-341-1071 or

Ann Grabe, Cello

Suzuki cello lessons beginning at age 5, traditional cello lessons  |  Located in Corvallis

Contact: [email protected]


Eric Alterman, Cello

[email protected]

Milo Fultz, Bass

Upright bass lessons, beginner to intermediate, all ages

Contact: [email protected]


Jill Pauls, Piccolo

Flute and piccolo lessons  |  Located in Corvallis

Contact: [email protected] 

Michael Anderson, Principal Clarinet

High School to Adult Students

Contact: [email protected]

Annalisa Morton, English Horn

Private oboe and English horn lessons, reedmaking 

Contact: [email protected] or 541-485-9425 


Sarah Viens, Principal Trumpet

Private trumpet lessons, all ages and ability levels  | Private beginning piano lessons

Contact: 541.521.9697 |  [email protected]

Joshua Silva, Trumpet

Private trumpet lessons

Contact: [email protected] 

Lydia Van Dreel, Third Horn |  Associate Professor of Horn, University of Oregon

Contact: [email protected] or


Randal Larson, Percussion

Private percussion lessons

Contact: 541-343-3122

Other Resources

Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras

String Academy, Summer Camps, Ensembles

Community Music Institute

Toddler classes, Suzuki program, Chamber Groups