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Teaches Viola, Violin

"Wisdom begins in wonder." -Socrates

Interested in taking lessons with Lisa

Teaches at:
Levels Taught

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Bachelors in viola performance

Musical Interests

Teaching Music, Performance, Music Arrangement

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

Philharmonia Northwest

Areas of Instruction

Viola, Violin

Favorite Bands

Lindsey Stirling, Secret Garden, Loreena Mckennitt

Performance Experience

Boise Philharmonic, Philharmonia Northwest, Tessitura String Trio, Freelance

Teaching Experience

Private Lessons

Specialties / Genres Taught

Classical, Fiddling, Modern Music

About Lisa

Hi, my name is Lisa Thompson and I teach violin and viola to both children and adults. My passion for music and sharing knowledge lead me to begin teaching private lessons way back in high school. With a desire to learn more about music, I earned my bachelors in viola performance from Alberston College (now known as College of Idaho). While in college I also obtained professional orchestra experience by becoming a member of the Boise Philharmonic.

Since returning from Idaho, I have performed with many different groups throughout the Seattle area. Currently, I am a freelance violist and second violinist for orchestras, churches, chamber groups, weddings and even rock bands. I also play viola with the Philharmonia Northwest and enjoy performing with friends in the Tessitura String Trio. 

As a teacher, I am outgoing, encouraging and sincere. I understand everyone is different and that classical music is not for everyone. Being proficient with Finale, I can compose etudes and arrange a wide variety of music for every student interest. Most importantly, I genuinely enjoy the experience of teaching; for me nothing is more exciting than when a student has an “ah ha” moment in a lesson! 

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