• Violin lessons for your child or for yourself; whether you are restarting after years away or starting from scratch.

BJ Montoya Violin Studio

With over 30 years of playing the violin, BJ brings a passion to his music and for what this instrument can offer. As an instructor and freelance performer, he specializes in classical, liturgical, folk, rock music and a handful of Irish fiddle tunes. Whether for your child or for yourself; whether you are restarting after years away or starting from scratch — BJ would love to teach you about this incredibly versatile instrument and the beautiful music you can make with it!

The studio is located in heart of Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood between Columbia City light rail station and Historic Landmark District; just around the corner from PCC Natural Market.

“I am excited to teach any expression of music that interests you. I look forward to sharing my passion for the violin with you and helping you gain the confidence and joy of playing.”

Connect with BJ to set up a initial studio visit.

email: info@bjviolin.com
phone: 206-317-1078
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“BJ has been a wonderfully dedicated violin teacher for my 10 year old kid. He is very approachable and understands the student’s needs very well. I would highly recommend him.” –Nilanjana G.

“I have learned more in 3 lessons with BJ than I did in a year with my last teacher. He has clear and helpful exercises to fix my bad habits in how I bow. We aren’t into actual playing yet, but I expect things will progress well for me. His place is easy to get to and comfortable. He is prompt, organized and manages to be efficient at fitting a lot of teaching into the time we have. I did shift from half hour lessons to a full hour, as the half hour was not enough time to really finish a topic for us.  I’m very happy with the experience and am so glad to be playing again.” –Carol D

“Our daughter loves to go to violin with BJ! She has learned so much in a short period of time. BJ is talented, flexible, honest, and most importantly – kind. We appreciate his style!” –Megan W.