Rose City Music Academy Private & Group Lessons in Beaverton, OR
Rose City Music Academy serves Oregon communities in and around the Portland Metro area. Our accomplished faculty provide caring instruction in violin, viola, cello, piano, guitar, voice, music theory and composition to students ages three and up. We teach private and group lessons in multiple locations and have options available both during the day and after school hours. We also provide Suzuki parent training classes, theory workshops for kids and facilitate continuing education for area string teachers.
We firmly believe every child (and adult!) can benefit from quality music education. We emphasize the development and enjoyment of diligent practice, supportive involvement of parents and successful performance experiences. Music is a fun and creative way to connect with and encourage your child. Our groups and private lessons take place from Forest Grove to downtown Portland to Gresham. If you are considering music lessons, let us help you decide on the program that will work best for your entire family.
- Music Theory
Dr. Miriam English Ward
Dr. Miriam English Ward is a skilled performer and instructor of viola, violin and chamber music. She holds a Bachelors from the Manhattan School of Music, a Masters from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins, and a Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, all in Viola Performance. At UW Madison, she also studied theory pedagogy, won the Strelow Graduate Teaching Fellowship with the Pro Arte Quartet and completed a special project in Arts Administration.
Sarah Roth joined the Oregon Symphony in the fall of 2004. Before moving to Portland, she played with the St. Louis Symphony for two seasons, the previous 10 years having lived and worked as a free-lance musician in Boston. During that time Roth was the violinist for the Mark Morris Dance Group, touring the U.S. and abroad.
Arianne Shimanoff’s extensive performance and teaching engagements have taken her to France and Spain where she worked with children in the Centro Pedagogico Musical Suzuki and Thailand where she presented master classes in Chang Mai Thailand. She has also served in an ashram in India.
Colleen Sipich recently moved to Portland from the Bay area. She holds California and Oregon Teaching licenses, having taught vocal music to Grades K-5 and directed school musicals. Colleen received her Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in voice and piano.