About Helene Antrican
Get to know Helene Antrican
Whatever draws you to violin, Helene wants to help you achieve your goals by providing a supportive and patient learning environment. She spent 6 years teaching private and group violin lessons at Kaleidoscope Academy in Snohomish, Washington. Helene graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Violin Performance from Whitworth University in 2016 where she also extended her musical studies to include String Pedagogy and Advanced Violin Pedagogy. Previously she had the privilege of studying with Suzuki Violin teachers Janet Button and Jan Coleman of the Coleman Studio.
As a teacher, Helene emphasizes proper technique and a comfortable playing position in order to produce beautiful tone and skillful playing. By working with the body and not against it her technique training creates ease and elegance of movement for violinists of all levels. She empowers students to think through practicing problems themselves so that they can become more confident musicians. In addition to classical violin, Helene also teaches Celtic Irish fiddle for anyone who wants to expand their violin expression.
Helene has performed with Whitworth University Chamber ensembles, Whitworth Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared in two side by side concerts with the Coeur D’Alene Symphony Orchestra. She occasionally performs improvisational violin on her church’s worship team. In her free time, Helene loves socializing, baking, hiking, reading, and improvising with Arabic Maqam scales.