Mrs. Tiffany C. Holliday-Wagner

Violin, Viola Teacher

Tiffany Holliday-Wagner

SAA Member


10598 NE Valley Rd
Bainbridge Island WA 98110

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After receiving a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Alabama, Tiffany headed west in search of adventure; at the University of Oregon, she pursued a Master of classical Violin and Viola Performance and Pedagogy, as well as a Master of Arts in Musicology with a focus in medieval string improvisation. Tiffany has studied advanced Suzuki pedagogy with numerous Suzuki teachers, including Sue Baer, Alan Lieb, Linda Fiore, and Betsy Stuen-Walker.

Tiffany held a robust Suzuki violin studio in Portland, Oregon (2007-2009) and in Eugene, Oregon (2009-2017) before moving to Washington State.

“My philosophy for violin teaching is centered around the body and the soul. If your muscles and bones are in correct alignment, and your technique is flexible, fluid, and tension free, you have the freedom to play any style you want. A typical lesson with a beginner is similar to a lesson with an advanced player: we focus on the body, then tone, then repertoire. The model is to keep students motivated in an organized, positive, competition-free environment and make a game of discipline and repetition that will follow them throughout their adult lives.”

Tiffany incorporates folk music traditions in her teaching and is involved in a number of unique music projects. Tiffany writes and performs dark neofolk music based on the Beowulf manuscript in the acoustic project Wēoh, often singing in ancient Anglo-Saxon. She is also a part of the blackened neofolk metal project, Felled, where she combines the fluidity of her classical training with the raw elements of her folk music experiences.

Tiffany currently teaches Music Together classes in Bremerton, Poulsbo, and Bainbridge Island for ages 0-5.

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Tiffany Holliday-Wagner
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