ST. PAUL VIOLIN, VIOLA, and CELLOLESSONS

Eva Coon

Available: 3:00-9:00 Tuesday, and  5:30-9:00 Wednesday. 

Background and Teaching Methods

Eva is a St. Paul violinist who began her study at age 10. She believes it is never too late to start an instrument, as it can offer unlimited mental and social benefits to anyone and everyone. 

Eva attended Hamline University in Saint Paul, Mn, where she participated in the orchestra, violin masterclasses, and many chamber ensembles. In the orchestra, Eva held principle and concertmaster positions and performed as a featured soloist. For solo work, Eva was honored to play in a masterclass with Weigang Li, the first violinist of the Shanghai String Quartet. Eva's collaborative projects have included: violin-duets, Beethoven Violin Sonatas, and string quartets. Eva enjoys the collaborative aspects of music most of all. The synergistic experience of playing music with others and sharing its natural expression is more fulfilling than anything else. 

Eva earned her BA in Music, with a minor in psychology, in 2016. Since graduation, Eva has been teaching beginning violin lessons, and coaching chamber music. Eva is continually inspired by her students: their eagerness to learn, the perseverance they find in the face of challenge. To guide her studio violin students, Eva uses an eclectic approach to teaching - one that mixes Kodaly and Suzuki techniques, as well as techniques she learned in her weekly pedagogy lessons at Hamline University. 


Alexandria Mueller

Available: 4:30-8:30 Thursdays. 

Alexandria Mueller a composer and violist currently living in St Paul. Alexandria earned a BA in Music from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where she majored in music with an emphasis in composition and Suzuki Pedagogy. She is a certified Suzuki instructor of violin and viola. Alexandria has been teaching private lessons since 2008, and has worked with students ages 4 through adult. 

Alexandria was a teaching assistant for the Stevens Point Area Public School District's summer orchestra camp, and started teaching lessons privately in 2008 (violin and viola). She was a faculty instructor in the continuing education department at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where she taught private lessons for violin and viola. Alexandria also taught lessons through the Suzuki department. She taught composition as part of the Very Young Composers Project.