Cherlyn's Music Studios - Violin, Viola and Piano - Lessons in Issaquah & Maple Valley
About Cherlyn...
Cherlyn received her Master of Music from the Saint Louis Conservatory of Music, and her Bachelor of Music from North Park University in Chicago.  Since then, she has taught at Kenyon College, as well as several of the largest community music schools in the country; founded and taught Chamber Music programs and orchestras in the midwest and the Pacific Northwest, and has become the ongoing Strings Clinician for the Christian Musician Summit.  She is on faculty for the Maple Valley Youth Symphonies, Directing the Elite Strings, Coaching the MVYSO first violins, and Conducting the Debut Orchestra. Her private students have gone on to be performers, teachers, recording engineers, worship leaders, and above all, people who enjoy making music!
Cherlyn has performed extensively throughout the United States and across Scandanavia.  She is an active performing and recording artist, and worship leader in the Pacific Northwest.   She has performed with Amy Grant, Phil Keaggy, Michael W. Smith, Natalie Cole, Yanni, and many others.  Visit to find out more.
Cherlyn brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her students.  With a strong classical foundation, Cherlyn also has much experience in Celtic and contemporary styles, as well as Improvisation, and playing with a band.  Her special niche is teaching improvisation for worship, for both string players and pianists.  Cherlyn is also a published composer and arranger; she arranges all of her music for her own concerts.  She is a member of ASCAP, and of the American String Teachers Association.
With all of this, you'll find a teacher who truly loves to teach and mentor her students.  And Cherlyn's students greatly enjoy being a part of her studio!  They have opportunities to perform within the community, and use their improvisational skills in worship settings.  Cherlyn believes that it is important to build a strong foundation of technique, and that expression is the key to playing well at every level.
Cherlyn has a private studio in Issaquah, and a private home studio in Maple Valley.  In addition, she offers various workshops at different times throughout the year.  Check out our "Events" page to find out what's happening next!
Hammond Ashley Violins Music School
Gilman Village, Issaquah, WA
Maple Valley Youth Symphony Studio
Maple Valley, WA for directions
Cherlyn's Home Studio
27470 226th Ave SE
Maple Valley, WA 98038
Schedule for Fall 2017:
Sundays: Midway Covenant Church, Des Moines, WA
Tuesdays: Hammond Ashley in Issaquah
                    11:00am - 9:00 pm
Wednesdays: Maple Valley Home Studio/Maple Valley Youth Symphony Studio
                   11:00am - 8:30pm
Thursdays: Maple Valley Home Studio Studio
                   11:00am - 5:30pm

Summer lessons June 21 -- September 2.

The 2017 - 2018 school year includes 26 weeks of lessons, 3 workshops, 2 recitals, and all accompanying for recitals through advanced intermediate levels. 
September 19, 2017 -- June 10, 2018.
Tuition is based on a semester basis. 
30 minute lessons - $581 per semester (beginners only)
45 minute lessons - $856 per semester(intermediate students)
60 minute lessons - $1130 per semester (advanced students) 
The unbundled half-hourly rate is $42.50
45 minute and 60 minute lessons are based on a reduced rate of  $80 per hour.
Rates are subject to change. 

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