Violin lessons in Olympia, Yelm and Gig Harbor

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Ready to learn the violin, or have a child who's asking for lessons? Great!

I am Peggy Nogle-Mott. I have many years of playing and performing skills to share, and thirty years of teaching young and adult violinists to play this demanding, rewarding and amazing instrument. Want to play fiddle music, too? I have hundreds of tunes!

Are you already a violinist? I will work with you to continue your progress.

I teach violin lessons:
in Gig Harbor at Agnus Dei Lutheran Church (Tuesday)
in your home in Olympia, Lacey or Shelton (Wednesday)
in my home in Yelm in the cheerful sun room of our historic 1908 farmhouse (Thursday and Friday). 


I am now listed in the Music Teachers Directory

My students play violin in Gig Harbor's Peninsula Youth Orchestra, Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia - SOGO - as well as in small ensembles and as solo performers. One twelve year old student attended the very selective Interlochen summer program for two years. There he became friends and performed with young string players from around the world. He also enjoyed playing Mozart with the youth orchestra as level winner of their concerto contest. I have many students from military families. These students learn to play and to strive for excellence, and then take their skills to far-flung places...So gratifying! 

Twice a year, my students present an all-student recital in Olympia -- a great opportunity to show off ones progress to a friendly, supportive audience!

Ben Meyer's 2013 audition video for a summer program.

 I'm happy to provide recommendations from students/parents. Also check my Stories/Testimonials page.


I have worked as a freelance solo and orchestral violinist and instructor in both CA and WA. My teacher was the late Edward Seferian, a Julliard Masters graduate who studied under Galamian, Persinger, and Gingold.

Beginning at 15, I performed with the Tacoma Symphony for four years with internationally ranked soloists such as Marni Nixon, Michael Rabin and Leonard Rose, furthering my study of music at Washington State University on scholarship as a music major.

I worked as a freelance professional violinist in the CA Bay Area for fifteen years: individually, as an orchestra musician, in a duo with harpist as "Elegance",
with various pianists and with prominent guitarist Daniel Roest. I played in Ben Vereen’s stage orchestra and performed for visiting French educators at Santa Clara University. In addition to performance as a chamber musician with the Telemann Society and in various chamber ensembles, I have extensive experience as a church musician. I have coached string players in a middle school orchestra.

As a performer, I play classical, popular, liturgical and Western European traditional (Celtic) music. I play a Whedbee violin with a silver-mounted Justin Poirson bow circa 1900. [Update: I'm now playing with a Buthold bow.] 

My emphasis as a violin instructor for 30 years has been to introduce young people to the joy of violin playing while equipping them to meet a high technical standard. I assist my students in achieving excellence in intonation, tone, and musicality. Each student is encouraged to share his or her unique musical gift with the audience.

I am happy to provide letters of recommendation from parents of my students.

Peggy Nogle-Mott
cell: 253-279-3343

"Who hears music, feels his solitude
Peopled at once." Robert Browning

I am now listed in the Music Teachers Directory