Suzuki & Traditional Violin
Bachelor of Music degree - University of Minnesota
Master of Music degrees in Violin Performance and Chamber Music - University of Michigan
Lindsey Bordner, from St. Paul, began studying the violin at age 7 after falling in love with fiddle music. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Minnesota and Master of Music degrees in Violin Performance and Chamber Music from the University of Michigan. Lindsey has a passion for chamber music that has led her to endeavors ranging from early Baroque music to electronic music. When not appearing with one of several Midwest regional orchestras, she can be seen on stage with her Minneapolis-based bluegrass band No Man's String Band. As a founding member of string quartet Thalia Strings, Lindsey has traveled the world performing on cruise ships. A fan of many genres of music and collaboration of all types, she has been known to record with hip-hop artists, compose for singer-songwriters, dabble in jazz, co-perform with dancers, and arrange popular tunes for strings. As a violin teacher, Miss Bordner enjoys fostering students’ curiosity, dedication, and sense of achievement. She teaches primarily with the trusted Suzuki method by which she was taught, and embraces Dr. Suzuki’s “every child can” philosophy on the development of talent. She feels privileged to share her training and passion for music with audiences and students while continuing to pursue her love of artistic collaboration in any way she finds spontaneous, exciting, and meaningful.