“WHEN YOU TEACH, YOU LEARN FROM YOUR STUDENTS.” –MIMI ZWEIG
Success in learning frequently depends on finding the right Violin Teacher; someone who knows the subject well and understands how to inspire others. My teaching style focuses on skills training, but also emphasizes self-exploration and discovering a passion for something new. Take a look at the lessons I provide and choose the right one for you.
I believe that any student with the desire to learn, a good work ethic, the right teaching, and an encouraging environment can learn to play a musical instrument. It is my goal to help the student develop good listening skills, proper practice habits, and a passion to share their love for music for the rest of their lives. Performance is encouraged with several performance classes throughout the year and a yearly formal recital. Students are also encouraged to participate in outside ensembles, performances, and competitions. I use a combination of Suzuki repertoire and traditional studies.
LESSON POLICIES AND RATES
With four grown children of my own, I understand how busy and demanding life can be. I also realize that enrolling in violin lessons is an important educational choice which requires determination and commitment. I am very committed to giving my students my knowledge and expertise and ask for dedication in return. With this in mind, students are expected to practice daily at least as long as their scheduled lesson time.
2021/2022 Rates are:
30 minutes -- $35
45 minutes -- $50
60 minutes -- $65
Fees for lessons cancelled by the student less than 24 hours in advance will not be refunded; fees for lessons cancelled by the student more than 24 hours in advance will be applied to rescheduled lessons; lessons cancelled by the instructor will be made up as soon as feasible.
Parents are the most important ingredient in their children’s successful practice routine! Very few children like the hard work that learning a musical instrument brings. It teaches the sometimes hard lessons of patience, perseverance, problem-solving, mental and emotional discipline, and, in turn, provides many moments of achievement and satisfaction. I have seen many parents allow their children to quit because musical instruments are difficult. But I have never heard a parent say, “I am so glad I was allowed to quit,” or “I wish I practiced less when I was a kid.” With so many competing activities available to our children today, music is still one of the most worthy of time and dedication. It requires our bodies, mind, and emotions. It is the universal language of all people and a wonderful place to find solace when needed, even into old age.
ADVANCED ONLINE LESSONS
For advanced students who need to continue advancing in the absence of high level teachers, I offer online instruction for technique and repertoire. An audition will be required.