I am a friendly, compassionate, and professional violin and piano teacher. I grew up with and studied the Suzuki Method on violin, while learning a more traditional approach to piano. Today I take everything I’ve learned from multiple methods and tailor a program to each individual student. Whatever your goals are, I can help you achieve them!
Meagan Ruvolo began studying violin in Canada at the age of four with Suzuki Teacher Joanne Martin. She attended private as well as group lessons every week and quickly excelled in her studies. At the age of nine Meagan was performing violin in the Winnipeg Music Festival, taking first prize in multiple classes. Meagan went on to receive the Swedish Musical Club Trophy for violin in 1997 at the age of 12, as well
as advancing to nationals on several other occasions. Meagan began studying piano in addition to violin at the age of five with her grandmother and lifelong piano teacher/performer Patricia Arnason. She continued lessons during high school and University with renowned Piano Teacher Deborah Judith, also studying Music Theory. Meagan has performed at many weddings and recitals on piano, and has enjoyed building a high level of sensitivity on the instrument over many years. Meagan has quite a bit of experience accompanying others while on the piano, which is an invaluable skill for a musician to have.
Meagan enjoyed a long period of time playing violin for all three levels of the
Winnipeg Youth Orchestras, from the age of nine through seventeen, as well as being asked as an adult to play periodically for the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. At the age of sixteen, Meagan began violin studies with Karl Stobbe, Associate Concertmaster for the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Meagan then studied violin with world famous violinist Oleg Pokhanovski during her studies at the University of Manitoba faculty of
music, where she achieved mention on the Dean’s Honor Roll. Meagan began playing professionally at the age of thirteen with many quartets and groups for weddings, conventions, banquets and other chamber music settings. Meagan began teaching professionally at the age of 16, and has since enjoyed
enriching the lives of others through music. Meagan has also studied at the long term philosophy of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, creator and founder of the Suzuki Method, at University of Denver under the instruction of Professor Kathleen Spring. Meagan moved to Oregon in 2016 and is enjoying the thriving studio she has built!