Lisa Grodin

Viola  Violin

Students & Online Coaching

Lisa coaches both individuals and ensembles at beginner, intermediate, and advanced playing levels. Lisa is open to online coaching sessions and lessons.

Background & Offerings

Levels taught: Musical topic (no playing or singing), Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-professional

Lesson modes: Phone (discussion only), Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, open to other options

Violinist and violist Lisa Grodin is Director of Education for Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale, Music Director for the Junior Bach Festival, and a longtime faculty member at the Crowden Music Center and The Crowden School. She has led masterclasses and workshops at institutions such as the R. Glier Kyiv Institute of Music, the Colburn School, Stanford University, and UC Berkeley, and presented lectures for organizations such as Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning, California Music Educators Association, and numerous Bay Area community centers. She regularly performs and records with Philharmonia, Voices of Music, American Bach Soloists, and El Mundo, which earned a GRAMMY nomination for “Best Small Ensemble” in 2012. She has also concertized as a guest artist with ensembles such as Les Arts Florrissants, Capella Savaria, La Cetra, Capella Cartusianum, Chanticleer, and Smithsonian Chamber Players. Embracing a broad variety of musical styles, Ms. Grodin’s lifelong passion for dance has infused many of her educational endeavors and informed her pedagogy. She is keen to work with any student who is eager to learn, and she enjoys coaching ensembles both large and small.


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  • Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale musicians are available to teach strings, winds, keyboard, and voice online. For more information, please visit this link:



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