Violin, Composition, and Music Theory Lessons

I offer lessons to a select number of students in the Portland metro area, and also over the internet via Skype.  My studio is conveniently located in Southwest Portland near Jackson Middle School. Please fill out the form  below to find out more information.

Now offering Video Exchanges! Contact violin@andrewpooletodd.com for more information.


"The past three years with you have been amazing. When I decided to learn the violin I did a lot of “research”. Everyone said that the violin was one of the most difficult instruments to learn. While I agree with that assessment, I know that it can be a stubborn instrument, but having a teacher like you who conveys their passion for the content, makes it a much more compelling pursuit. You have been with me from my first scratchy, squeaky bow stroke and you have gone above and beyond what I anticipated getting out of the lessons. You took something I love, music, and filtered it through a lens that I could relate to, science. I love how, at my lessons, we dive into experiments with tone, frequency, amplitude, and all kinds of music theory." - Dalton C.

"We have really enjoyed your gentle and steady guidance for Rose’s violin skills.  You have helped set a wonderful technical foundation that will last a lifetime.  Thank you.  Thank you."  - Jayne C.

   "I've been taking my boys to take violin lessons with Brian and Andrew since they were 5, and have been really happy with both teachers. Having grown up playing the violin myself, I know the best motivation for kids is to instill a true enjoyment of music and the instrument. Both Brian and Andrew really seem to understand that. They are low-key, extremely patient, and have fun games and tricks to keep the kids engaged. I like that they follow the Suzuki books, but they also offer a wide range of musical inspiration, not just classical. I would highly recommend either teacher to anyone considering violin lessons, who wants to learn at their own pace in a fun environment!" -Aki L.

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