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Excellence in
Violin Lessons
Viola Lessons
and Music Theory Learning 
in Lynnwood, WA


1. Proven results


Our students, age 3 to adult, learn proper technique and make a beautiful sound from the beginning. 


We are highly experienced with beginners (never touched a violin), to pre-professionals (auditioning for top conservatories), and everything in between.


SSS is proud that several students from the studio have gone on to further their musical education and have become professionals.


We have everything under one roof including violin and viola lessons, chamber music, music theory, audition prep, and college advising. 

To listen to our students of all levels, click the lower bar of the viewer to choose your video!

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Violin Lessons Lynnwood

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Rice University


Violin Lessons Lynnwood
Violin Lessons Lynnwood


2. Awards, awards, AWARDS!


Here are just some of our students' accolades: Prestigious school acceptances including Stanford, Northwestern, Rice, Carnegie Mellon, University of Southern California, Johns Hopkins (Peabody Conservatory) Boston University, and more. Summer festivals including, Aspen Music Festival, Meadowmount, Domaine Forget (Canada), Marrowstone.


Washington Music Educators Association All- State Solo First Prize Champions 2015, 2016, and 2018. Multiple WMEA Chamber Music 

Competition prizes. Numerous WMEA All-State Junior and High School Orchestra members since 2011. 


2016 American Viola Society National Ensemble Competition Winners. 


YOU could be next!






3. ACTUALLY world class teachers


The husband and wife team of the Sešek String Studio, Luka and Amber, have 5 degrees on both violin and viola between them from the world's BEST music schools including the Colburn Conservatory, Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, and Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. 

The schools the Sešeks attended are ranked #1,#7, and #8 in the entire United States according to Music School Central.

Students in the studio benefit from working with outstanding musicians that have dedicated their lives to raising the next generation of artists and global citizens.  

4. Vibrant and active performing artists


Ervin Luka and Amber Archibald-Sešek regularly appear as soloists in the United States and Europe. They are invited as players and coaches with well know organizations including the Seattle Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. They have appeared with multiple chamber music societies across the country. Locally, the Sešeks coach several school orchestras.


Students in SSS get perks such as free tickets to the Seattle Symphony, first dibs to the Sešek's live shows, cash prizes and much more. (More about that below!)


To hear and read more about Luka and Amber visit their personal pages:

5. The SSS 10 Level System


Our methodology has been tested and honed over several years. Each level has "stepping stone" benchmarks so students and parents can know where the student is in their development.

The blueprint is exclusive to the Sešek String Studio, and uses systems passed from Luka's father, violin professor of over 40 years in Europe, Armin Sešek.   


The violin and viola take a lifetime to master, but a solid foundation coupled with a precise course of study, can achieve lovely results in less time. 

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6. Certificates, trophies and CASH PRIZES to celebrate achievements 

Milestones should be celebrated!  As a part of our 10 level system, students earn certificates for benchmark achievements and trophies for level achievements.  

At our two annual events, our Winter and Spring concerts, we have cash prizes for two categories, "13 and under" and "14 and up".


Our most coveted prize is our annual STUDENT OF THE YEAR PRIZE awarded every June.


The winner gets a sizable cash prize and serious bragging rights! 

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7. A fun and warm approach


While the studio focuses on learning the violin or viola well, we also like to have fun! Lessons are engaging with lots of laughs! 

Young students can count on "Ms. Amber" to make many funny faces and use her vocal talents (she has LOTS of different voices), to keep little ones coming back for more. Luka's quick quips and talent for using a hilarious form of "reverse psychology" keeps all the students on their toes.

The students of the studio can vouch for the instructors' sense of humor.  ;)

8. Focus on a total music education


As part of the curriculum, students learn new skills from day one including music theory, critical thinking, history, music terms in new languages, and body mechanics.


Students who want to be fluent in the language of music have the option of adding music theory with Dr. Archibald-Sešek as a separate lesson, therefore learning the material much faster than in group study. Dr. Archibald has 10 years of music theory teaching experience, 8 of those at Seattle University.


Students may also prepare for internationally standardized music theory exams including the Royal Conservatory of Music and ABRSM exams as well as take lessons for college entrance exams.

9. A robust community


Our students and parents are truly the best!  You can count on a supportive community  in the Sešek String Studio.  

Events include concerts, regular studio classes, an annual picnic as well as supporting our students in their school and youth orchestra programs. 

Our students both young and seasoned benefit from interaction with the other violinists and violists of the studio. Those interactions foster new friendships, healthy competition, and cross-pollination learning.  Everyone wins!

10. Weekday and weekend lessons


Convenient lesson schedules Tuesday-Friday 2:00PM-10:00PM and Saturday from 9:30AM-5:30PM.

We can also accommodate earlier lesson times on weekdays for younger students, homeschoolers, retirees, or flexible working professionals.

11. In person or online


With our studio being exclusive, you do not have to worry about hundreds of hands touching common items. Since we teach only a handful of students a day (some online and some in person) your exposure to risk is minimal.  

Feel good knowing that you can learn in our studios or at home and get the best education. Your comfort is of the utmost importance.

Are you ready to start YOUR incredible journey?

O U R   M I S S I O N

Learning a musical instrument is one of those decisions that you can never regret. If you’re searching for violin or viola lessons in Lynnwood and the North Seattle area, the focus should be on getting the right instructor. You don’t have to go through the trouble when you can reach out us at the Sesek String Studio. Our focus is to make sure that our students are getting the best tutoring when it comes to learning the violin and viola. We believe that choosing the right teacher should be something exciting and with life-long benefits. Our music lessons are tailored to the needs of the students. We take an individualized approach because there are no two students that are the same.

We understand the challenges that come with violin and viola lessons that is why we emphasize constant encouragement and provide support for our students. Getting the right music teacher isn’t a decision that you’d want to take lightly. Every student has a unique learning style and that is why taking a systemized approach is never effective. We have a effective process to make sure that students are succeeding in music. 

Outline Personal Goals: We start by analyzing the personal goals of each and every student. It does not matter if you are just starting out or highly experienced, we believe outlining goals will make it easy to determine the type of instructions that are required. You might want to understand music theory better or prepare the music foundation for your child. Whatever goals you want to achieve, we are there to help you make it happen. You only require the will power to get started.

Questions About Learning Style: As we’ve already mentioned, students have different levels of comprehension when it comes to learning. There is undivided attention with every student that we handle. You get to work with an instructor that genuinely cares about your success in music. There is attention to detail with every session. You can also opt for private lessons if you’d want more individualized learning.  Students of all ages can benefit from our program.

Proven Results: We’ve established a track record for excellence. Our students have even gone further to start successful careers in music. We believe in being honest and transparent in everything that we do. We help students get the best out of their potential by imparting a life-long love for music. We have a streamlined online system for keeping the schedules organized. We arere not just a music studiol but your partner in music making. Don’t hesitate to contact us in case of any questions. 



We are proud of our commitment to excellence. Here are a few things our students and parents have said...


Antonio D. says

Amber and Luka are two of the most qualified, kind, and thorough teachers I know. If you have the opportunity to take lessons from either one of them, TAKE IT! 


Eun-Young S. says

My son has improved a lot since he started with Amber. She is very detail oriented and describes what needs to be practiced during the week. She relates very well with kids and is firm. I have recommended her to many friends and they are all very happy with her.


Veronica H. says

Premier violin and viola teaching in Puget Sound area for beginners and advanced students! Amber and Luka are knowledgeable instructors and superb performers themselves.


Andrew S. says

Amber and Luka are two of the best instructors I've had! They genuinely care about you as a person and a musician and will do everything they can to support you and help you grow. Both of them have so much knowledge about and passion for music and teaching, and it really shows during lessons and the improvements that you will undoubtedly see. They will be with you every step of the way and leave you with clear goals and things to improve upon after every lesson. Highly recommend!


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Highly Rated Professional Viola & Violin Lessons in Lynnwood, Washington

Sesek String Studio is located on 15503 18th Ave W, Lynnwood, Washington. From King County International Airport - Boeing Field (BFI) get on I-5 N from Airport Way S and Head southeast on King County Airport Access Rd toward Perimeter Rd S then Turn left onto Perimeter Rd S and Turn right onto S Othello St then Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Airport Way S and Turn left onto 13th Ave S then Turn right onto S Bailey St and Pass by Bank of America (with Drive-thru ATM) (on the right) then Turn right to merge onto I-5 N then Follow I-5 N to 164th St SW in Martha Lake. Take exit 183 from I-5 N then Merge onto I-5 N then Keep right to stay on I-5 N and Use the 2nd from the right lane to take exit 183 for 164th St SW then Use the left lane to keep left at the fork and continue toward 164th St SW then Take Ash Way to 18th Ave W in Picnic Point-North Lynnwood then Turn left onto 164th St SW then Turn right onto Ash Way and At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto 18th Ave W and Destination will be on the right.

We're open 2PM to 10PM on Tuesday-Friday, 9:30AM to 5:30PM and we are closed on Sunday and Monday.

For additional questions, you can call us at 425-219-8014


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