Jim Mihara's Violin Studio

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Jim Mihara's studio is located
in Seattle's Meadowbrook neighborhood.
Near Wedgwood/Sandpoint.

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About Jim Mihara
Jim Mihara has been teaching violin and viola in the greater Seattle area for over 20 years. His students have successfully auditioned for the area's top youth orchestras and ensembles, music schools and scholarships, and have won awards in music festivals. Jim also performs on violin and viola professionally in the Northwest. In the 90's he was concertmaster of both the Bellevue Philharmonic and Federal Way Symphony. He also played professionally in Idaho and Alaska. As a conductor, he founded and conducted the Emerald City Philharmonic Orchestra and currently is the conductor of the Seattle Festival Orchestra.

Jim's philosophy is that the most important aspects of music are the enrichment of life and the development of all the mental, artistic and social skills which are a part of the path of becoming a musician. His teaching style is supportive and positive while developing exacting technique and musicianship. He works with students of all ages and skill levels and supports them on their unique set of musical goals. Jim's violin and chamber music teachers have included Vilem Sokol, Denes Zsigmondy, Paul Coletti (currently at Julliard), and Mark Sokol (currently at San Francisco Conservatory).

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