Madeleine Gendron

Madeleine Gendron

5.0 (2)
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Hillsboro, OR 97006
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  • Roger Sherman

    Madeleine is a fine instructor and I'm making the progress I had hoped for.

  • Robert Williams

    Each lesson is always well prepared and tailored to my mental and physical abilities with sensitivity and insight through Miss Madeleine's considerable years of teaching which makes the experience enjoyable


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Establising a good relationship and rapport and agree on goals together. Provide some materials to review at thi very first lesson and begin to build up from there for the next time.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Level 10 obtained in Quebec,Canada at Laval University, School of Music. I have been teaching for 25 years and had my own music school in rural Oregon.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

The hourly rate is reviewed each year. Prorated 45 minutes and 30 minutes lessons are available if desired. I also offer shared lessons for members of the same family or neighbors/friends coming together.

What types of students have you worked with?

From ages 4 to seniors coming from different backgrounds, no music experience or exposure to coming from a very musical family and very talented.

I also have worked with mentally challenged, low vision, ADHA, emotionally challenged and mild autism students.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Last November I organized a recital for my violin students specifically in a Memory Care facility as community service to the residents. Even with some preparation I surprised my students with duets to perform and presented the parts at the last minute, they did very well, I was pleased with all of them for providing when asked and showing their reading skills.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Be honest with your expectations and specific about your goals so  the teacher knows exactly where you want to go early on. Saves you time and money!

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Think about: your budget, time you can dedicate each week for review/practice, the type of music you like (enjoy to listen, enjoy to play) , possibilities for ensemble (duets, accompaniement), achiement with an organisation (work toward a certificate or join an orchestra/band or school ensemble)