SW Mill St Cir
Portland, OR, 97201
United States

Heather Mastel-Lipson is a violinist based in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Heather is a member of the Portland Opera, an avid educator and a freelance musician.

Private Lessons

Teaching has always been a significant part of my life and career as a violinist. I have maintained a private violin studio for nearly 15 years, beginning as a student teacher through Community Education in the Brainerd Independent School District in Brainerd, Minnesota. Since then I have taught privately and through the San Francisco Conservatory of Music's prestigious Music To Go! program teaching privately and coaching orchestra and chamber music in the San Francisco Public School District. Currently a faculty member at Portland's Community Music Center, I also spent time as the classroom violin teacher for Beach Elementary, a dual immersion school in Spanish and English teaching second through fifth graders in Spanish.

I am pleased to offer lessons out of my studio for beginner, intermediate and advanced players of all ages.

Please see the current classes page for information regarding group music classes at various locations in the community.

30 minute lesson - for young beginners

45 minute lesson - for intermediate students and adult beginners

60 minute lesson - for intermediate to advanced students and adults

~Recitals~ Students will have the opportunity to perform solo repertoire with accompaniment playing for peers and family members. Recitals are a vital part of learning to play an instrument as well as a fun way to showcase progress, inspire studio-mates and practice performing as a necessary life skill. Recitals are typically held once in the spring and once in the fall.                                                                                                                                                  

Sometimes memorizing Bach requires chocolate incentives

Sometimes memorizing Bach requires chocolate incentives