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)  | Located in Springfield

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

Contact: 541-343-0771  |


Virginia Kaiser, Violin II

Violin and viola lessons  |  Located in Springfield

Contact:  |  541-556-4344


Claudia Miller, Violin II

Private violin lessons

Contact:  |  541-485-2410


Jannie Wei, Violin II

Violin, Viola, Piano, Chamber Ensemble, Summer Camps

Contact: (626) 537-7222

Dr. Miriam English Ward, Viola

Violin, viola, and piano lessons | Located in Beaverton

Contact: 503-341-1071


Ann Grabe, Cello

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


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:  |  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

Contact:  |  559-288-5611


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




Other resources:

Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras

String Academy, Summer Camps, Ensembles


Community Music Institute

Toddler classes, Suzuki program, Chamber Groups

Upcoming Events

March 16, 2017 | 8pm

Bartók Piano Concerto

Our third Music Director finalist, Francesco Lecce-Chong, takes the podium to conduct an exquisite evening of music including works by Mozart, R. Strauss, Liszt, and Bartok.



Recent News

In February 2018, we present a special multimedia version of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons in collaboration with Travel Lane County and the McKenzie River Trust featuring public-submitted photos of the McKenzie River throughout the year. 


Special Features

On that Note: Alice Blankenship

In our February-March 2017 program magazine, learn more about violinist Alice Blankenship.




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