Susan Alexander Payne

Susan Alexander Payne

Susan Alexander, Violin, Viola, Cello teacher was one of those kids who could not sit still and learned quickly. She began violin in school in the 4th grade and played through 7th grade, when the cello looked appealing. The following year, her teacher thought she might like to try the bass, and she alternated…

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Alaina Belisle

Alaina Belisle

Alaina Belisle is a violist and music instructor from Seattle, Washington. Alaina welcomes students of all ages to her studio where she teaches beginning piano, beginning and intermediate violin, and all levels of viola. Her first memory of playing a stringed instrument was at the old Pike Place Market music …

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Aviva Browning

City: Seattle

Aviva Browning

Aviva is a violinist by choice and a teacher by trade. She first began learning the violin in 4th grade at her elementary school, and has continued the pursuit of music every since. In addition to the regular school orchestra, Aviva performed in solo contests, chamber groups and youth symphonies in Olympia, W…

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Jonah Byrne

Jonah Byrne

Jonah Byrne has been playing violin for over 25 years, teaching, performing, recording, and composing in a wide variety of styles. He started playing the violin at age six when his mother inherited an old violin from her great uncle and wanted to keep a family tradition alive. Jonah was involved in youth orch…

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Christopher Chalaka

Christopher Chalaka

Christopher is a classical pianist and violinist based in Seattle, WA. He began playing piano when he was six-years-old and violin when he was nine. He was awarded first place in the Snohomish Music Teachers Association Student Concerto Competition as well as the Anna Rollins Johnson Scholarship Competition. …

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Grace Choi

City: Seattle

Grace Choi

Playing since the age of six, Grace’s passion for music was quickly realized through the violin. With consistent lessons from esteemed instructors such as Kent Coleman, Simon James, and close mentorship with brilliant accompanist, Hiro David, Grace’s modest participation in recitals soon led to competitio…

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Nick DeLosSantos

Nick DeLosSantos

Mr. De Los Santos started playing the piano and violin around the age of 11. Taking what he had learned through playing the violin in orchestra throughout middle and high school, he taught himself how to play the piano until he entered college ,and has been in love with it ever since. Earning his Bachelor’s o…

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Mia Diluzio

City: Seattle

Mia  Diluzio

Mia DiLuzio earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She has studied violin for since 1995. Mia served as the concert master for three years with the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Orchestra and has earned scholarship position in the Chancellor’s quartet …

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David Ellis

David Ellis

A Northwest native, David is a violinist and vocal artist performing in the Seattle area. In addition to performing he’s also an active voice and violin teacher.

Growing up in a family of musicians, David fell in love with the violin at the age of seven and started singing seriously at fifteen.

A veter…

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Sharon Ford

Sharon  Ford

Sharon Ford has been playing violin for over 20 years and is still learning! She grew up in Virginia and graduated from Shenandoah Conservatory in with a degree in Music Therapy. During that time she studied violin, guitar, piano and picked up the banjo. She’s been an avid student of traditional styles of…

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