Erin Carey


Ms. Carey is an experienced violinist and educator, currently residing in Silverton, Oregon.  Erin is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and she grew up singing and playing the violin since 4 years old.

As a performer, Erin specializes in chamber music and delights in connecting musical genres such as classical and Irish traditional or jazz and folk music.  She performs with the Newport Symphony Orchestra in Newport, Oregon and Irish band Slugger O’Toole based in Eugene, Oregon.

Erin’s teaching style combines her years studying the Suzuki method as a child with a broad range of additional musical influences.  Bring Erin your favorite song and you can most likely learn it on your instrument!

When not teaching or performing music, Erin will be gardening or playing with her two cats, Arthur and Sophie.

Teacher, violin

Keiko Ota


Born and raised in Osaka, Japan, Ms. Ota recieved a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from Northern Illinois University, where she studied under Marie Wang. She has played in several orchestras since coming to the United States, including the Eugene Symphony, Newport Symphony Orchestra, Fox Valley Orchestra in Illinois, and Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra in Illinois. Keiko is a member of Oregon Mozart Players.



Studio greeter

Sophie is the front-end management of the studio. She will greet you at the door and let you know when you are allowed to leave.

Arthur 2


Studio inspector

Arthur is hard at work behind the scenes, ensuring all items are sufficiently coated in fur. He is the inspector general of the studio but you will rarely see him due to his shy felinality.