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Oksana Pavilioris

Ovation Music Academy

Benton, AR

(870) 405-6856

Violin, Viola, Cello, Harp, Piano, Drums, Saxophone, Flute, Voice,

Accordion, Guitar,  Group Lessons

It doesn't matter if you are a beginner, preparing for a college music major, or someone who has always wanted to play a musical instrument. Ovation Music Academy is a great place to help you accomplish your musical needs! No matter what style of music you like, our accomplished teachers will help you to dive into the wonderful world of music, and give you foundational skills you will need. 

Tim Trawick

Conway, AR

(501) 329-4278

Fiddle, Classical Violin, Mandolin, Guitar

Interested in learning to play fiddle? Tim Trawick, a third generation old time fiddle player has helped many students learn old time, bluegrass, cajun, western swing, and contest style fiddle. Trawick prides himself in promoting classical posture and technique in order to get a great sound and has helped students prepare for classical music auditions. A prize winning guitar accompanist, Trawick also teaches swing style guitar using jazz chords and music theory. Mandolin instruction also provided. 

Magdalena Ryszkowski

Chenal Valley, AR

(501) 352-6014 


I am proud to provide a flexible private lesson program to children, as well as adults designed to accommodate interests, talents and goals while accepting responsibility to provide a firm foundation in the necessary theory and proper technique. Private lessons are designed to nurture individual talent, they provide students the opportunity to learn practice skills, develop technical skill, improve musicianship, and gain repertoire knowledge and appreciation.

I offer beginning violin lessons for children and adults to advanced stylistic techniques for more accomplished students.

James Hatch

Little Rock, AR

(501) 993-0638

Double Bass
Requires prior instruction for one year and a consultation with previous teacher. Does not teach adults.
Tatiana Kotcherguina

West Little Rock, AR

(501) 590-7702

Violin, Viola

Resident of Little Rock, AR, since September 2004, Ms. Tatiana Kotcherguina is currently an active member of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (ASO), as well as the faculty of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, AR. From 2004-2010 she was a member of the Sturgis String Quartet with the ASO.

From 2005-2009, she taught violin, viola, and a String Quartet class at Henderson State University. Among her other teaching positions are the music school Rhythm88 in West Little Rock, the School for the Blind, Community School of the Arts with UALR, CICA International Music Festival in Eureka Springs, AR, and the Summer Conservatory in Columbia, MO.

Many of Ms. Kotcherguina's pupils have developed into professional musicians with successful careers around the world. Some of them can be currently found studying at the University Of Southern Mississippi, Louisiana State University, Shenandoah University, University of Houston, and Zurich Conservatory in Switzerland, among others.

Rafael Leon

Little Rock, AR

(501) 519-3785


Trisha McGovern 

Little Rock and Lonoke, AR 

(415) 261-0465


Teaches Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays in Pulaski Heights, and also teaches in Lonoke, AR.

Algis Staskevicius

West Little Rock, AR
(501) 590-5117


Algimantas Staskevicius, violin, was born in Vilnius, Lithuania, where he began his studies in violin at age seven at the M.K. Ciurlionis School of fine Arts. He received the Master of Music degree from Lithuanian State Conservatory. Since his arrival in the U.S. in 1999, Mr. Staskevicius has also earned an M.M. degree from Southeastern Louisiana University. He has performed with Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra and was principal second violin in the Filarmonica del Bajio in Guanajuato, Mexico and the Nuevo Leon Symphony in Monterrey, Mexico. He has participated in international festivals in Luxembourg, Germany, Spain, Japan and Mexico. In 2008 he has joined the violin section of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

Barron Weir

Conway, AR

(816) 797-1475

Double Bass
Teaches privately and at Hendrix College and University of Central Arkansas.  

Sheri Greening

Camden, AR

(337) 936-0449


Keith Klosky

401 Main St Suite 206

North Little Rock, AR 72114

(501) 454-6748

Violin, Viola, Cello

Stephanie Just

Little Rock, AR

(770) 572-7227

Violin, Viola, Cello, Guitar, Piano
A recent transplant to Little Rock, Stephanie is a native of Atlanta, GA, where she taught private Suzuki and traditional music lessons for fifteen years. She played with a number of ensembles including the GA Philharmonic, Da Salo Solisti, and several rock, jazz, and blues bands. With a Master of Arts in Teaching and Suzuki Teacher Training, Stephanie specializes in fun and joyful lessons that cultivate musicianship that leads students to take ownership of their instruments and to make the music they want to make. Stephanie emphasizes theory, posture, and beauty of tone leading toward personal empowerment as well as musical ability. Depending on the learning style of the individual, Stephanie may choose different teaching approaches ranging from strict Suzuki style to standard note reading practices. She believes that learning to play music is about the whole person and that the world is improved and the individual child or adult is more fully expressed as a human being with music training. 
Teresa Bumgarner

Conway, AR

UCA Community School of Music

(501) 450-3672

All Orchestra Instruments

: Katherine Williamson and Tatiana Kotcherguina of the ASO teaches violin and viola for the CSM. Tim Trawick teaches fiddle/violin and bluegrass guitar. Dr. Stephen Feldman (UCA Professor) teaches cello. We also have UCA Conway Symphony Orchestra students teaching lesson. Call us and we can help you find the perfect teacher.

Alexander Seman

Cabot, AR 

(501) 288-1836

Cello, piano, violin
Resident in Beebe, but teaching generally at my studio in Cabot. Graduate of UCA in Cello Performance. 

Julie Bueche

Russellville, AR

Julie Bueche's School of Music

(479) 567-0300

Violin and Piano

Alisa Coffey

Little Rock, AR

(703) 606-0769

Experience teaching all levels. Suzuki trained. Committed to creating and reaching the musical and personal goals individual to each student
Laura Grace King

Beebe, AR

Grace Notes

(501) 288-6445

Violin, piano, guitar
I have been playing the violin and piano for over 20 years, and the guitar for over 10 years. I have been teaching for over 5 years. I specialize in classical, bluegrass, and christian music. I use the Suzuki Method and also Strictly Strings for Violin, Piano Pronto and also the Suzuki Method for Piano, and the Suzuki Method for the guitar. I have taught both children and also adults. At this point, I travel to student's homes to teach in the Central Arkansas Area.
Amanda Smoll

Russellville, AR 


ViolinI enjoying sharing my love for this beautiful instrument with others. No matter your age, it’s never too late to learn. With almost 10 years of experience teaching private lessons in Alaska, Montana, and now Arkansas, I have taught children from 4 years of age to retired adults who were ready embrace a new passion. 
Sarah Lape

Little Rock, AR


​Hello! My name is Sarah! I have been playing the violin for 17 years now. The violin is such a beautiful instrument to play and it has opened me up to so many opportunities. I was a part of the Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestras and a fiddling group called the Shamrock Strings of Little Rock for 7 years. I continued my violin playing through college by performing with the Harding Orchestra. The violin is a passion of mine and I love sharing it with others! 

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