Seasoned violinist offers lessons to aspiring musicians in Blaine


Pictured is Tara Kaiyala Weaver in May 2015 conducting the first movement of Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony No.4” at the Pipestone Orchestra Concert in Twisp. Photo courtesy of Tara Kayla Weaver.

Blaine resident Tara Kaiyala Weaver is putting out a call to locals looking to learn how to play the violin or viola. Weaver graduated from Western Washington University in 1985 and has since spent years as a teacher, composer, conductor and professional musician. For 12 years, Weaver taught violin at Pipestone School of Music in Twisp.

Currently, she operates out of a studio at Allegro Strings, on 1210 Cornwall Avenue in Bellingham, a studio at the Jansen Art Center, on 321 Front Street in Lynden and, most recently, the United Church of Christ, on 4th Street in Blaine. In addition to violin and viola, she’s also offering chamber groups instrumentation to coach and lessons on practice techniques for strings.

Weaver recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to fund a concert featuring her work to be performed by classical musicians in the area. To learn more, visit Interested parties looking to take a lessons can contact Weaver by phone, at 509/341-4194 or email at

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