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    Jim JansenOffering private lessons in
    MapleValley, Washington
    About MeContact Me
    I am a highly experienced career musician, with skills in strings, piano, keyboards, and voice. I have coached with great success students and adults with equal ease. I am eager to bring the joy of music to motivated students on the Eastside.

    I have been an adjunct faculty member at Northwest University, teaching private violin and viola and String Methods for Music Education Majors. I play violin with the Rainier Symphony, and has sung baritone with community choruses. I have taught strings extensively, both violin and viola in the Suzuki system, but also coach students in school and/or community orchestra repertoire, I have taught piano to students ranging from ages 7 to senior adult in various methods including Faber and Alfred. My approach is positive and encouraging, and my students are both challenged and inspired in the joy of music in the styles of their choosing when possible.

    My Teaching Background
    .I have earned degrees in violin performance and choral conducting. I was trained in a traditional violin system with George Bougton (U of O) and the Suzuki system with Idell Lowe and Elizabeth Mills in Los Angeles. I enjoy coaching piano students through private music instructor for many years.

    My Teaching Philosophy
    I tailor lessons based on the skill level and interest of the student. I endeavor to challenge students but not burden them.
    I really enjoy working with students from 2nd grade through senior adults.

    Rates And Availability
    I teach in Maple Valley at Music Trader/Kirmser Academy on Tuesdays and Thursdays
    I teach at Moore Brothers Music in Sammamish on Sundays
    I also teach in my home on Mondays.
    My standard rate is $30 per half hour session, with discounts for payment by the month or multiple students in a family or multiple instruments by one student.