Mrs. Christine E. Goodner

Violin, Viola, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher

Christine Goodner

SAA Member


Hillsboro, OR
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Christine Goodner is a dynamic and highly trained Suzuki teacher and the director of Brookside Suzuki Strings, a violin & viola studio in Hillsboro, OR. She also teaches Suzuki Early Childhood Education Classes in Hillsboro & Portland through Da Capo Suzuki Early Childhood Education. In both of the programs, Christine is passionate about helping her students develop their skills to the best of their ability, while gaining a life long love of music.

Christine grew up in a musical family started her violin studies at the age of 2 1/2, as a Suzuki student herself (studying with Betty Haag, and added the Viola in high school & college. She has a 4 year degree in Early Childhood Education and extensive teacher training through the SAA, including long term teacher training with Martha Shackford. She has also completed training with: Ellie Albers LeRoux, Susan Kempter, Yuko Honda, Sue Baer and Sharon Jones.

Christine has been teaching for over 18 years, and spent a decade teaching at the Valley Catholic Music School in Beaverton, OR. There her students were consistently awarded scholarships in the school’s scholarship competition and top marks in the OMEA Solo & Ensemble competition.

Christine is currently serving as President of the Oregon Suzuki Association. She has a passion for parent education, life long learning & building the Suzuki Community. She has had articles published in the American Suzuki Journal and is the author of the Suzuki licensed book Beyond the Music Lesson: Habits of Successful Suzuki Families (available on Amazon) Christine blogs at

More information about Christine and her studio can be found on her website at link