Jan G. Coleman

Violin, Viola Teacher

Jan Coleman

SAA Member


Bothell, WA
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Jan Coleman, co-founder of the Coleman Violin Studio in Seattle, specializes in teaching form and how it affects every aspect of playing, including intonation, tone production, articulation, and expression. Her students are international and span all levels. Students who have started violin with Ms. Coleman have won 1st Prize in numerous international and national competitions, including the Menuhin and Stuhlberg International Competitions and the MTNA National Solo Competition, and have performed as soloists with orchestras such as the Seattle and Houston Symphonies, London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, Berlin’s Konzerthaus Orchestra, and Orchestre de la Suisse Romande,. Students whom she has started or worked with on form have gone on to study at prestigious conservatories such as Curtis, Juilliard and Colburn, and hold positions, including concertmaster, in major orchestras. An internationally sought-after clinician, Ms. Coleman’s teaching has been influenced by Shinichi Suzuki, Paul Rolland, Dorothy DeLay, Kent Coleman, and Simon James, among others.