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