I have been teaching violin for over 30 years. I enjoy teaching students of all ages and
currently have students ranging from age 7 to over 60. I use a blend of several methods for
beginning students depending on their age and musical experience. Emphasis is given to
proper set-up of student and instrument, followed by producing a beautiful tone on the
instrument using simple folk melodies. When the student is ready they will move into note
reading while continuing to perfect their posture and tone. Performance opportunities are
provided in both solo and ensemble settings. Students can also be entered in the WSMTA
Adjudication program.

As a member of the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra, I am challenged as a performer and
enjoy the comraderie of rehearsing and performing with other musicians from Whatcom
County. I also organize monthly meetings for string teachers to gather and share ideas.

I can be contacted at 360.354.5942 or kjv1211@aol.com
Karen Visser
Lynden
Music
Teachers
Association