Music Lessons in Puyallup, WA

Karen Tadena - Violin Teacher

Karen Tadena


Monday and Wednesday

$125 per month


About Me

Karen Tadena is a freelance violinist and professional violin instructor. She is a native of the Pacific Northwest and holds an undergraduate degree from Pacific Lutheran University, which she earned in 1992. At Pacific Lutheran University, Karen studied violin under the tutelage of Ann Tremaine, a protégé of famed violinist Jascha Heifetz. Karen has been active in the Pacific Northwest music community for over twenty years. Currently, she is a member of the award-winning Arcobaleno Strings ensemble and the Tacoma Opera Orchestra. Karen has also performed with the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, Evergreen City Ballet Orchestra, Yakima Symphony Orchestra, Rainier Symphony, Pacific Lutheran University Symphony and Federal Way Symphony Orchestra.

Karen believes that education is not possible without student motivation and passion. She specializes in individually tailoring her teaching methods to meet the learning style and needs of each student. Through her years of teaching experience, Karen has realized that a combination of both the Suzuki method and Traditional studies have worked well for students. She teaches skills such as the importance of proper practice, self-motivation, audition preparation, and the relevance of music theory and history. Karen serves as a violin coach for the Tacoma Youth Symphony Evergreen Music Festival, taught in the University of Puget Sound Community Music program and is currently the Director of Music at the Federal Way Public Academy.

Karen teaches all ability levels from beginning to advanced, ages 7 to adult.