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


Lisa McWhorter, Assistant Concertmaster

Violin lessons, string chamber music coaching


Alice Blankenship, Violin II

Violin lessons


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

Virginia Kaiser, Violin II

Violin and viola lessons

Contact: or 541-556-4344

Claudia Miller, Violin II

Private violin lessons

Contact: 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



Eric Alterman, Cello

Milo Fultz, Bass

Upright bass lessons, beginner to intermediate, all ages



Jill Pauls, Piccolo

Flute and piccolo lessons  |  Located in Corvallis


Michael Anderson, Principal Clarinet

High School to Adult Students


Annalisa Morton, English Horn

Private oboe and English horn lessons, reedmaking 

Contact: or 541-485-9425 


Sarah Viens, Principal Trumpet

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

Contact: 541.521.9697 |

Joshua Silva, Trumpet

Private trumpet lessons


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

Contact: or

Other Resources

Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras

String Academy, Summer Camps, Ensembles

Community Music Institute

Toddler classes, Suzuki program, Chamber Groups