I accept students ages 3 and up. I require that the student is willing and ready to learn at each and every lesson, and dedicated to daily practice.
Parent/guardian involvement is instrumental in your child's success as a violinist! I wholeheartedly adopt the Suzuki philosophy of the necessary partnership of parent, teacher, and student for your student's best progress and growth. I require parents to sit and observe each lesson in order to be prepared to assist with practicing.
Through our study of the violin, we learn musicianship skills, musicality, and an appreciation for hard work and self discipline. I always tell the children in my studio, "I am not interested in you being perfect - then we would all just be robots and no one would need to take lessons! I want you to work hard and do your best." And that's true - I reward hard work - of both my young students, and their parents!
Congratulations - you are embarking on a brave and exciting journey!
I am here to encourage and guide you as you learn and grow with the violin. I use Suzuki repertoire with my adult students to create a strong foundation of technique. I also love supplementing our classical music with bluegrass and fiddle tunes, or with other songs you're interested in learning. I support your musical interests at each and every lesson while helping you to develop great technique and a beautiful sound.
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All levels of ability are integrated in repertoire starting with Twinkle Little Star and progressing through more advanced pieces.
You’ll hear bowing rhythms, harmony parts, fiddle, and improvisation and see how advanced concepts of theory are introduced in an age appropriate way.
Your child will see other kids their age playing strings together and see the Suzuki method in action.