Violin Lessons with Jared MacFarlane
Violin Lessons with Jared MacFarlane

Violin Lessons with Jared MacFarlane

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Introduction: I teach violin students of all ages from no experience to beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. I strive for greater playing ability in a nurturing environment while always making a beautiful sound. My music education focuses the student through immersion, encouragement, small steps, and an unforced timetable for learning material based on each student's development and ability to imitate examples and internalize principles. Regular consistent practice is required and parent involvement is encouraged for younger students. Reviewing material, position, intonation, and bow techniques to always make a beautiful sound is of primary importance. I start with the Suzuki method. I've recorded violin for many studio sessions including Barcelona's album "Absolutes", Rosie Thomas "These Friends of Mine", Courtney Marie Andrews "No One's Slate is Clean". I've performed live with Michael W Smith and contributed violin for Macklemore's "Can't Hold Us" music video.

Hired 19 times

Serves Mukilteo, WA

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16 years in business

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Anne Y.

Violin Lessons

I am re-learning the violin after 40 years of not playing. i also have disabilities. Jared is very patient and knowledgeable and works around my disabilities. and he has a way of making lessons fun. i would absolutely recommend Jared if you are looking for a good teacher.
Jun 25, 2019
Carrie Z.

Violin Lessons

I am glad I choose Jared as my daughter's first violin teacher. Very professional on teaching young kid.
Mar 11, 2021
Sirikarn N.

Violin Lessons (for adults)

I have had violin lessons with Jared for almost 4 months now. I have some basics in violin but had not played for 17 years. Jared helped me to get back to playing pretty fast. His technique is great and the teaching is pleasant. He makes the learning fun. He is also very patient and flexible with my busy work schedule. Thanks!!!
Mar 31, 2017
Sarah S.

I loved taking violin lessons from Jared at Macfarlane Violin Studio. He challenged my skill in both music and performance, was patient with my progress, encouraging yet strict with techniques, and passionate about the art of violin. After just a few lessons I already saw progress in my skill. I highly recommend him as a violin teacher to anyone looking to learn or improve their skill in playing violin.
Jun 29, 2019
Vanderveen E.

Jared is patient and thoughtful violin instructor who has worked with my thirteen year old son to improve his violin skills- he has made tremendous strides in the past six months. He and my son have selected the pieces to work on together; this has kept my son engaged and motivated to practice at home. He has also been very flexible in adjusting lesson times so as to fit our busy schedule. He has developed a strong rapport with my son whose love for the instrument has grown tremendously. I strongly recommend Jared as a violin instructor.
May 1, 2014
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Jared Macfarlane


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

    Monthly tuition for weekly lessons: 30 min - $140 45 min - $210 1 hour - $280

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

    I have a Bachelors Degree in Music from Seattle Pacific University. I started playing violin at the age of 3 with the Suzuki Method. I was a member of the Seattle Youth Symphony.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I began teaching violin while still in high school upon request of student's parents.

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