Mrs. Lindsay Durant

Violin Teacher

Lindsay Durant


Portland, OR
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Lindsay Durant, a registered violin teacher in books one through ten, holds a Masters degree in violin performance with an emphasis in Suzuki pedagogy from Northern Arizona University and a Bachelors degree in violin performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Mrs. Durant has studied with Dr. William Starr, who was one of the first teachers to bring the Suzuki method to the United States; Dr. Louise Scott, and Karin Hallberg, among others.

As well as winning a full tuition scholarship to the University of Colorado, Mrs. Durant received a graduate assistant position at Northern Arizona University and was the recipient of the James Maurer scholarship for Suzuki long-term teacher training. While attending Northern Arizona University, she taught violin for twenty hours a week, ten of which were devoted to teaching groups of kindergartners, first, and second-graders at Marshall Elementary School in Flagstaff. She also served as the concertmaster for the university’s orchestra and chamber orchestra.

Since receiving her graduate degree in 2004, Lindsay Durant has established her own studio, Valley Suzuki Violin, in Portland, Oregon. She is dedicated to helping all children attain musical ability through the Suzuki method in a friendly and warm atmosphere.