Welcome to Musician by Heart Violin Studio ~

Aloha/Hillsboro/Beaverton 503-430-8758

My name is Diane Lovejoy and I offer private violin lessons for students ages 7 and up. Adult students are welcome too, and make up at least half of my studio.

**Please note that after 35 years of teaching I am reducing my studio a bit and accepting mostly adults (beginners or not) and older children.**

A Spring group concert is performed at one of the local Assisted Living Homes and over the years many students have enjoyed participating in the various local youth orchestras. 

I am happy to offer Mark O'Connor's Violin Method to the MBH studio experience. The American Method of String Playing is exciting and varied in approach to ear training and repertoire. I know many Suzuki teachers who are starting to include what is aptly referred to as American Classical Music into their programs. I would add that it is a long overdue direction in developing well rounded musicians in the "classical" world! Please see The Music for more information.

I also offer a very unique learning tool known as BrainGym®. At Musician By Heart, all students can benefit from a few fun and simple activities which help to pull it all together, so that lessons and home practice are times to enjoy and be moving forward.

Because I am so often asked if I teach a traditional method or Suzuki...the honest answer here is that there is no one "traditional method" in existance, anywhere - nor is there even a single "Suzuki Method" either. There is the Suzuki music series in 10 books, and exercises within those books ... but how they are presented is as individual as any teacher is. When it was introduced decades ago there was more consistancy to a method (I knew some of those original teachers) ... but to clarify, this is present less and less in violin studios for various reasons.   

Meantime... it's more about the teacher, their experience, their love for what they do - and being a good fit for the individual student - less about a method!

So wherever you go, enjoy the adventure!   


Serving Beaverton/Aloha/Hillsboro/Bethany/Raleigh Hills.
The studio is located in Aloha, just minutes south of the
Tanasbourne shopping area and close to TV Hwy.

diane @ musicianbyheart.com   503-430-8758
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