Grace Young
Grace Young

Grace Young

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
estimated cost

Select a service
Zip code
Student experience
Lesson length
Interested musical styles

Responds in about 4 hours

Introduction: Please note: I am teaching exclusively via video conferencing (Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, etc). My teaching style balances active listening, games and positive affirmations with constructive suggestions and critique. I was trained using the Suzuki method and use it and traditional approaches based on the needs of the student. I offer sliding scale for students with financial need. I really like hearing my students perspectives on music and technique. I love how silly my young students and I can be together while learning. I also enjoy getting to know my students and watching them develop musically and personally.

Hired 18 times

8 similar jobs done near you

Background checked

8 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Check, PayPal, Venmo

Social media

Facebook, Instagram

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

Featured Projects

8 photos

Interested musical styles

, ,


Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, punctuality, and professionalism.

Great 4.7

15 reviews


Read reviews that mention:

pro avatar
April L.
Feb 17, 2017

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Grace is patient and positive and a great teacher. My daughter has started practicing again! She said tonight "Grace is making violin fun again!"
Violin Lessons (for children or teenagers)
pro avatar
Holly O.
Oct 31, 2015

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Grace has done a great job teaching my 12 year old daughter the basics of the violin. She has also developed a love of the instrument in her and inspires her to keep learning.
Violin Lessons (for children or teenagers)
pro avatar
Chris P.
Sep 14, 2015
I've been having violin lessons with Grace for a few months and she is excellent! I'm an experienced guitar player and she has a great ability to pinpoint my strengths and weaknesses in a way that keeps me interested while helping me focus on what needs improvement. She's super friendly and fun to work with as well. Highly recommended!!
pro avatar
Jim K.
Sep 15, 2015
Grace is an outstanding music teacher. My daughter was so excited to try Violin, and Grace was the perfect teacher for her. Grace was extra patient with my daughter, who is blind in one eye, and went out of her way to make my daughter feel comfortable and empowered her to believe she could play violin. She adjusted her lessons accordingly and found perfect ways to communicate complex music and violin lessons to a 7 year old. I highly recommend Grace to anyone looking to expand their musical talents. She is a very talented musician, super smart and an wonderful teacher.
pro avatar
Jennifer S.
Jan 16, 2020

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Grace is knowledgeable and patient. We have only had one lesson but she is a good fit for us.

Details: 10 - 13 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, the student can read music • What the teacher recommends • Folk • Classical • Yes, the student has a violin • 30 minutes • At the pro’s location

Violin Lessons
Background Check

Elisabeth Young


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My lesson rate is sliding scale from $30-90/hr. I would suggest a rate of $60/hr to a median income family or individual in the Portland area. I offer a free half-hour trial lesson. After that payments are due monthly and in advance.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I like to talk to students (and their parents, if applicable) about their goals and experience. I start new students off with basics such as bow-hold, posture, finger placement and tone production before introducing them to short, melodic pieces.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I studied viola at Oberlin Conservatory with Karen Ritscher and at the University of Idaho. I have twenty years of playing and performing experience.

Not what you’re looking for?

No problem: we have pros for every job.