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  • Chamber Music Coaching
  • Children's Music
  • Fiddle
  • Instrumental Coaching
  • Intermediate Music Theory
  • Basic Music Theory
  • Classical Violin
  • Beginning Violin
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    Peggy Nogle-MottOffering private lessons in
    Yelm, Washington
    About MeContact Me
    VIOLIN LESSONS ON THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA (formerly in the South Sound)

    (Visit my newsy lesson page on Facebook, too, under "PeggysLessons"!)

    Ready to learn the violin, or have a child who's asking for lessons? Great!

    I am Peggy Nogle-Mott. I have many years of playing and performing skills to share with you, and thirty years of teaching young and adult violinists to play this demanding, rewarding and amazing instrument. Want to play fiddle music, too? I have hundreds of tunes!

    Are you already a violinist? I will work with you to continue your progress.

    I AM RELOCATING! Beginning in January, I will have studios in the Port Townsend, Sequim and Port Angeles area. Space will be limited, so contact me now to get on the list. Lessons make a great holiday gift!


    My students have played violin in Gig Harbor's Peninsula Youth Orchestra and the Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia (SOGO) as well as in small ensembles and as solo performers. One twelve year old student attended the very selective Interlochen summer program for two years. There he became friends and performed with young string players from around the world. He also enjoyed playing Mozart with the youth orchestra as level winner of their concerto contest. I have many students from military families. These students learn to play and to strive for excellence, and then take their skills to far-flung places...So gratifying!

    My students consistently earn top ratings in the WMEA competition. Twice a year, my students present an all-student recital -- a great opportunity to show off ones progress to a friendly, supportive audience!


    I have worked as a freelance solo and orchestral violinist and instructor in both CA and WA. My teacher was the late Edward Seferian, a Julliard Masters graduate who studied under Galamian, Persinger, and Gingold.

    Beginning at 15, I performed with the Tacoma Symphony for four years with internationally ranked soloists such as Marni Nixon, Michael Rabin and Leonard Rose, furthering my study of music at Washington State University on scholarship as a music major.

    I worked as a freelance professional violinist in the CA Bay Area for fifteen years: individually, as an orchestra musician, in a duo with harpist as "Elegance", with various pianists and with prominent guitarist Daniel Roest. I played in Ben Vereen�s stage orchestra and performed for visiting French educators at Santa Clara University. In addition to performance as a chamber musician with the Telemann Society and in various chamber ensembles, I have extensive experience as a church musician. I have coached string players in a middle school orchestra.

    As a performer, I play classical, popular, liturgical and Western European traditional (Celtic) music. I play a Whedbee violin with a silver-mounted Buthold bow.

    My emphasis as a violin instructor for 30 years has been to introduce young people to the joy of violin playing while equipping them to meet a high technical standard. I assist my students in achieving excellence in intonation, tone, and musicality. Each student is encouraged to share his or her unique musical gift with the audience.

    "Who hears music, feels his solitude
    Peopled at once."
    Robert Browning