Suzuki Violin Workshop

February 24, 2018 from 12–5pm

First Church of Christ Science 1390 Pearl Street, Eugene OR

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Suzuki families are invited for an inspiring afternoon of music-making complete with master classes, group lessons, and a parent talk. This year’s clinicians are Portland violinists Lisa Hansen and Christine Goodner. The workshop is open to Suzuki students of all levels. The early registration deadline is February 10, 2018.


Students wishing to perform in a masterclass must register by February 10, as spots are limited. All workshop participants are encouraged to attend masterclass sessions.

Group Classes

All registered students will participate in at least one hour-long group class as part of the day’s activities.

Parent Talk

Guest clinician Christine Goodner, author of Beyond the Music Lesson, will lead an hour-long parent talk. Christine will share insights and expertise, and parents will have the opportunity to share and ask questions about the Suzuki journey.

Review Rumpus!

During the parent talk, student participants will engage in an hour of fun-filled review games led by students of the Willamette Violin Academy.

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Christine Goodner

Christine Goodner is a Suzuki Violin, Viola & Suzuki Early Childhood Education teacher in Hillsboro, OR.  She started Suzuki violin at the age of three, has a 4 year degree in Education & has extensive teacher training through the SAA. Christine runs an active studio and is currently serving as the President of the Oregon Suzuki Association. In addition to teaching, she writes regularly at and is the author of the Suzuki licensed book: Beyond the Music Lesson: Habits of Successful Suzuki Families.




Lisa Hansen

In Chicago, Lisa Hansen was a member of the Elgin/Rockford symphonies, a substitute violinist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the concertmaster of the Kishwaukee Symphony. She holds a bachelor's degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, a master's degree from the University of Michigan, and a performer’s certificate from Northern Illinois University. Her main teachers include Kari Gunderson, David Russell, Paul Kantor, and Shmuel Ashkenasi. She has participated in Tanglewood, Spoleto U.S.A./Italy, ENCORE, Sarasota, Colorado Music Festival, Shira Festival Jerusalem, and the Cascade Music Festival. Solo appearances include the Oregon Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra, the Kishwaukee Symphony, the Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra, and the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra. She appeared in the Chamber Music on Tap series, performed with Third Angle, and was a founding member of the Ethos Quartet. Lisa joined the Oregon Symphony in 1999. She resigned in 2006 and maintains an active private studio.