Based on the philosophy and teaching methodology of the Suzuki Method, Sojourner students begin their music instruction in kindergarten and continue through fifth grade. Violin instruction is a regular feature of the model as a way to access and develop each child’s musical intelligence and to build and develop the character of every child to see and create beauty in the world around them.

Parent volunteers are needed in the Violin room (no experience needed)! If you can help out, please contact parent volunteer Keturah Kastendick. For questions regarding violin, contact Sojourner’s Violin Teacher, Jan Manselle.

Violin Loan Program

Students in grades first through fifth are also able to “check out” a violin for a week at a time in order to practice at home. To participate in the Violin Loan Program, please return a signed Instrument Loan Agreement to the school.

For questions regarding the Violin Loan Program, contact our parent volunteer, Annette Smith.

Intermediate families: To pay your Marimba Participation Fee, click here

Upcoming Events

5:00 pm Dine-Out Night at Burgerville
Dine-Out Night at Burgerville
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for Dine-Out Night from 5 – 8pm on Wednesday, October 18th at Burgerville (19119 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Milwaukie, OR 97267). Please tell everyone you know —10% of all sales will benefit Sojourner! You[...]
8:00 am Coffee Talk with Sojourner Princ...
Coffee Talk with Sojourner Princ...
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am
Join us in the School Conference Room to mingle with Amy Busch, Rosina Hardy and other Sojourner parents. Coffee and donuts will be provided by the PTA. Questions? Contact Tara Lynn Nelson.
8:30 am Volunteer Training
Volunteer Training
Oct 19 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
New to Sojourner or have questions about how to get involved? Join us in the School Conference Room to learn more and discover your volunteer passions. Questions? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator.
5:30 pm Sojourner Dance Night
Sojourner Dance Night
Oct 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Join us on Thursday, October 26th from 5:30 – 6:30pm in the School Cafeteria for a fun night of music, dancing and games. Snack sales will benefit Fifth Grade Celebration. No costumes please. Donations needed![...]