Vanessa Ostlund

Orchestra Director / Librarian


I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13


Hi! My name is Vanessa Ostlund, and I teach Orchestra at Woodway Christian School and am also the school librarian. I am so excited to be able to teach students how to play the bowed stringed instruments (violin, viola, cello, and double bass), and am looking forward to a wonderful year of learning, reading, fun, concerts, and great music!

This will be my ninth year to teach at Woodway Christian School and my sixteenth year of teaching. Before having children of my own, I taught orchestra in the public schools after graduating from Rice University with a degree in violin. There are so many wonderful benefits that students get from learning how to play an instrument, and I cannot wait to be a part of seeing that.

My husband Sandor and I have been married for twenty-one years. We have four precious children: Aidan, Dylan, Ashton, and Madelyn. Aidan and Dylan graduated from Woodway Christian School and Ashton and Madelyn currently attend WCS.

It is an honor and privilege to be able to work with your precious children, and I am looking forward to a truly incredible year of making music and reading!