Eleanor Lehmann, Viola & Violin Faculty
Eleanor Lehmann began her musical studies on violin at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, in California. In 1960, she received a degree in music education and performance from California State University, San Francisco. In 1965, after a year of public school teaching, she had the opportunity to move to the country of Mexico and work as teacher and professional violin – violist with many of the orchestras of the region. Returning to California in 1986, she accepted positions as violist with the Modesto and Stockton Symphonies and entered into the teaching profession with the Merced City School District, a position she held for fifteen years.
In 2003, she moved to Maine where she taught both the violin and viola at her private studio and the Portland Conservatory of Music. In 2007, she initiated violin classes at the University of Southern Maine for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute where people over the age of 55 could fulfill their wish to learn how to play the violin. Presently, she holds the titled position of President for the two music clubs in the area, the Portland Rossini and Marston-Kotzschmar Music Clubs.