Education

Private Music Teachers

Lincoln County Music Instructors

This listing of music instructors in Lincoln County is provided as a community service by the Newport Symphony Orchestra. This is a list of known instructors and should not be considered an endorsement of any specific music instructor. If you are a music instructor and would like to be listed on this page or need to update your listing, please e-mail the NSO Office.


Strings

  • Kathleen Follett
    Kathleen Follett

    503-201-3408

    Teaches: beginning to advanced violin and viola to all ages in Newport, Lincoln City and Pacific City. Kathy has a BA in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia, and a MM in violin performance from the New England Conservatory. She has been performing professionally and teaching in the Pacific Northwest for over 35 years. Kathy is music director of the Newport Youth Symphony of the Oregon Coast. She recently retired as Assistant Concertmaster of the Newport Symphony Orchestra, and also from the University of Portland where she was the adjunct professor of violin and viola for 12 years.

  • 541-997-3727

    barbarapipkinwilcox@gmail.com

    Teaches: beginning to advanced violin and viola to students of all ages in Newport and Florence. Barbara has over 45 years teaching experience on the Oregon Coast. Member of Newport Symphony Orchestra, Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra and Sea Strings Quartet. She is conductor of the Overture Strings, the beginning musicians in the youth symphony program.

  • 503-307-7448

    adriennewelsh@hotmail.com

    Teaches: cello and double bass to all levels and all ages in Newport and the surrounding area. Adrienne is a cellist with the Newport Symphony Orchestra, she teaches and performs in the Newport area and around the Pacific Northwest. Visit http://adriennewelsh.com for more information.

Piano / Voice / Other

Brass

John Bringetto 541-272-9021

Teaches: Beginning to advanced alto, tenor and bari sax, trumpet, baritone horn and trombone.
Taught and played professionally for 40 years. BA and MA in Music (Performance and Composition). Currently director of the Lincoln Pops Orchestra, Member of the Bringetto Cameron Jazz Orchestra, and Perpetua. He was formerly the band and choir director at Newport High School.

Piano and Voice

Amy White 303-668-3889 amywhitesing@gmail.com

Teaches: Piano and Voice.

Amy teaches in Newport, Lincoln City and Neskowin. She has over 15 years of teaching experience and has taught hundreds of students in both private and group settings. She has a bachelors degree in music performance. For more information see www.coastalmusic101.com

Pamela Mortensen 206-719-7101 didgegnome6@gmail.com

Teaches: Beginner to advanced piano, keyboard, didgeridoo & performance.

Pamela has over 45 years experience in performance on keyboard and piano and 13 years experience with all ages in piano and didgeridoo instruction. She loves working with students in bringing out the best in them with patience, persistence and practice. More information can be found on her site at www.pamelamortensen.net

Voice

John Bringetto 541-272-9021

Teaches: Vocal phrasing and breathing technique.
Taught and played professionally for 40 years. BA and MA in Music (Performance and Composition). Currently director of the Lincoln Pops Orchestra, Member of the Bringetto Cameron Jazz Orchestra, and Perpetua. He was formerly the band and choir director at Newport High School.

Other (music theory, composition, etc.)

John Bringetto 541-272-9021

Teaches: Jazz theory and improvisation
Taught and played professionally for 40 years. BA and MA in Music (Performance and Composition). Currently director of the Lincoln Pops Orchestra, Member of the Bringetto Cameron Jazz Orchestra, and Perpetua. He was formerly the band and choir director at Newport High School.

 

Note: many of these teachers are members of the Oregon Music Teachers Association.

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