DSC_0152a.JPGGrace Haskin has been teaching violin lessons to beginners of all ages since 2009. Using a “no-stress” approach in her lessons, she molds the instruction around the needs of each student. She has played with multiple groups, including the International Symphony Orchestra, directed by critically acclaimed Maestro Jerome Summers. A Michigan native, Grace now resides in Washington, D.C. with her dog, Sally, and her wife, Melissa Decker. Grace can be contacted by phone: (252) 347-0905, or email: ghaskin08@gmail.com


“Grace was my very first violin teacher! She was very patient with a 50+ year old beginner, and I was eager to learn. Her love for the violin was evident in our lessons and she passed that love on. Fast forward 4 years – I’m playing in an orchestra, still taking private lessons, playing in a string quartet and going to a music camp for strings for a week in the summer.” – Tammy, W.

“Grace is a wonderful teacher with lots of patience and great ideas for overcoming challenges. Really loved my violin lessons with Grace!” – Laura, N.

“Grace is a phenomenal teacher, and I learned so much from her in a very short time. I had never played cello before taking lessons with her and she had me playing within a week. She was very patient with me and made the experience fun and exciting. Additionally, her experience and professionalism really wowed me. I would highly recommend Grace to anyone looking to learn, regardless of whether you’re a first-time learner or a seasoned instrumentalist looking to learn something new!” – Elizabeth, W.

“Grace is friendly, encouraging and a very skilled teacher and player. I’m so glad I found her to teach my kids to play violin! I highly recommend her.” – Lisa, E.

“I’ve been one of Grace’s students for over four years, and one will not find a better teacher anywhere. Grace accepts students of all ages; this is a wonderful opportunity for children and older people as well. One of the first questions she asks her student is “What kind(s) of music would you like to learn to play,” and because Grace is so talented and well-versed in so many genres, she can accommodate that student and incorporate technical aspects of the violin into the lesson which makes learning fun and the student will practice. I would recommend Grace to anyone looking for a violin, viola, cello, or guitar teacher.” – Michael, S.