There are three types of weekly lessons available: half-hour, one hour, or 90 minute lessons. It is recommended that beginners take an introductory half hour lesson for a one time fee of $20. This will let the student and/or parents gauge their interest and allow the student and teacher to get to know each other!
All ages! I consistently teach students from 4 years old through adult.
Rates are calculated based on the length of the lessons. Lessons can be schedule and paid for individually, however in order to reserve a consistent time slot lessons must be scheduled and paid for monthly. If you choose a monthly plan you will have a lesson scheduled once a week.
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It is expected that the student will attend their regularly scheduled weekly lessons on time and fully prepared. In order for the student to be fully prepared, he/she must have practiced the material assigned for that week (suggested amount of practice time varies by student) and be warmed up for the lesson. If a student must miss a lesson due to illness or other personal reasons, the lesson will be rescheduled. If it is not possible to reschedule a lesson, then the money for that lesson will be refunded. If a student misses a lesson for other reasons without advance notification (24 hours), the lesson will not be rescheduled, nor money refunded. Periodically I must travel for performances, and if this is the case and the lesson cannot be rescheduled, you will be refunded for the missed lesson.
It is essential for every student to bring all materials to every lesson. This includes assigned music, violin, shoulder rest, notebook, etc.
My private home studio is located at Dobson Glen on Baseline and Longmore in Mesa. The studio is conveniently located 5 minutes away from Andrews Fine Violins, Arizona Fine Violins, the I-60, and the I-101.
I believe that performance and collaboration are vital to musical growth. In addition to preparing students for youth symphony events and auditions, all-state and regional auditions, chamber music performances, and solo performances, I coordinate a public studio recital each semester to showcase my student’s work.
In my nearly ten years of private violin instruction experience I have developed some essential principles that guide my teaching:
-Enable and encourage the student to use critical thinking and listening skills to teach themselves in the practice room.
-Inspire students and show them they can do even more than they thought they could.
-Gracefully celebrate the students personal best.
-Encourage the student to explore various musical, cultural and artistic genres.
-Provide exposure to the arts for the student.
-Demonstrate the importance of continually desiring to learn.
-Impart clear and accurate information and guidance in regards to all parts of violin playing.
-Acknowledge the students musical comfort zone and go carefully beyond it.
-Respond to questions and frustrations with patience, understanding and awareness.
-Be willing to explore with the student to find solutions to problems.
-Invite and encourage the student to think for them self and give them careful guidance along the way.
-Always be lovingly, completely honest.
-Stress the importance of being well rounded as a musician and individual.
-Encourage the student to perform as often as possible.
-Emphasize the importance of careful, precise, patient practice.
-Celebrate the joy and fun of music making!
I emphasize classical violin training in my studio because I believe it is very important to have a thorough and strong foundation in violin technique and musicality, but I also teach fiddle, improvisation, and other alternative styles to those who are interested. 🙂