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Private Violin & Viola Lessons

Elaine Swinney Violin & Viola Teacher

Elaine Swinney
Violin & Viola Teacher

Elaine Swinney, Violin & Viola
Private Lessons

$25 per half hour lesson
$45 per 1-hour lesson

50-minute Group Lessons Available – call for details

For more information please call Ms. Swinney at 614-560-7075 or email

Elaine Swinney is a member of the Ariel’s home orchestra, The Ohio Valley Symphony. She is a graduate of graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music and has an extensive orchestral, recording and chamber music background. She has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the prestigious Constitution Hall both in Washington D.C., and Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio among many other venues.  She is a member of  The American String Teachers Association and The Federation of Musicians, Local 103.

Ms. Swinney serves as an associate musician with the Columbus Symphony and the Lancaster Festival Orchestras, Assistant Concertmaster of the Newark Granville Symphony, and serves as coordinator and first violinist with the Sterling String Quartet.  A native of Steubenville, Ohio, Ms. Swinney resided in Norfolk and Williamsburg, Virginia for 18 years while serving as a section violinist with the Virginia Symphony, the Virginia Opera, Principal Second with the Williamsburg Symphonia and past co-owner of Arte Musicale Ensemble, playing engagements for a variety of events including special programing for Queen Noor of Jordan at the beautiful Chrysler Museum and  Nancy Reagan during the commissioning of the USS Ronald Reagan, both in Norfolk, Virginia before moving back to Ohio in 2006. Other orchestral affiliations include Ohio Valley Symphony, South Eastern Ohio Symphony, Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra, Westerville (OH) Symphony, Fort Wayne (IN) Philharmonic, Mansfield (OH) Symphony, Canton, Akron, Youngstown (OH) Symphonies, West Virginia Symphony, Richmond (VA) Symphony, Lakeside (OH) Summer Symphony, and Huntington (WV) Symphony.  Other projects include recordings with the Virginia Symphony, NPR, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, and the Columbus Symphony, in addition to numerous performances with a variety of touring artists including Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Josh Groban, YES, Renee Fleming, Andrea Bocelli, Loretta Lynn, Crystal Gayle, Moody Blues to name a few.

Since 2014, Ms. Swinney has resided in Vinton County, Ohio and enjoys the tranquil setting of home, tending to the garden, raising chickens, and riding the ATV around the property.

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