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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

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

Philharmonia Northwest

Areas of Instruction

Viola, Violin

Specialties / Genres Taught

Classical, Fiddling, Modern Music

Favorite Bands

Lindsey Stirling, Secret Garden, Loreena Mckennitt


Bachelors in viola performance

Musical Interests

Teaching Music, Performance, Music Arrangement

Teaching Experience

Private Lessons

Performance Experience

Boise Philharmonic, Philharmonia Northwest, Tessitura String Trio, Freelance

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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