Lindsey Bordner

Violin, Viola Teacher

Lindsey Bordner

SAA Member


Saint Paul, MN
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Lindsey Bordner began playing the violin at age 7, studying the Suzuki method with Ellen Kim until high school. Born and raised in Minnesota’s Twin Cities, she holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Minnesota where she studied with Sally O’Reilly, and Master of Music degrees in Violin Performance and Chamber Music from the University of Michigan, where she studied with Yehonatan Berick. Having taken string pedagogy courses at both institutions, she felt a desire to train in the trusted Suzuki method by which she first was taught.
Miss Bordner has a passion for chamber music, as well as specialization in Baroque performance practice. As a founding member of string quartet Thalia Strings, Miss Bordner has traveled the world performing on cruise ships. She enjoys performing regularly with her award-winning bluegrass band, No Man’s String Band, and is a member of the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra. A fan of many genres of music and collaboration of all types, she has been known to record with hip-hop artists, dabble in jazz, co-perform with dancers, and arrange popular tunes for strings.
A believer in the innumerable benefits of studying an instrument and an advocate of Dr. Suzuki’s philosophies on the development of talent, she enjoys sharing her training and passion for music with students while continuing to pursue her love of artistic collaboration in any way she finds spontaneous, exciting, and meaningful.