Private lessons at The Studio Violin are designed to be held once a week and are individually tailored to each student’s needs, goals and musical learning.  All students play The Suzuki method and as they grow as musicians other repertoire such as etudes, position studies and scales are added to supplement their knowledge.

Group classes are held every other week with groups comprised of similar age and repertoire known players. This is an enjoyable time for students to play as a group, get to know each other and have fun. Group class attendance is required for all students in private lessons.

The following lesson options are based on time spent in the studio each week, and are guides for what to expect at each lesson. If you are not sure about what lesson duration is right for you, please feel free to contact me.

30 Minutes
$35lessona perfect starting point
  • Beginning Lesson Period
  • Perfect for the Younger Student
  • Quick Check Ins
  • 15 to 20 Minutes of Practice Daily
45 MINUTES
$50lessondeeper study of technique and pieces
  • More Experienced Students if you have;
  • Etudes & Scales
  • Performance Prep
  • 30 to 45 Minutes of Practice Daily
60 MINUTES
$70lessondetailed study for the advanced or older student
  • Advanced Students if you have;
  • Multiple Solo Pieces
  • Orchestral Repertoire or Etudes & Scales
  • 45 Minutes or more of Practice Daily

Lesson Notes

Each student is provided with their own personalized lesson notebook through Evernote. This notebook is updated with a new note after each lesson, to be used as a tool during all practice sessions and to review previous assignments. This notebook is my tool to share new assignments, practice tips, and more. Both parent and students can log in to use the notes daily.

Things to Bring

Students should come prepared to each lesson with their instrument and bow both in acceptable playing condition, rosin, shoulder rest, Suzuki books and all other books or music currently being studied.  If you need help selecting an instrument or finding any additional accessories let me know- I am happy to help. Or take a look at the Resources page for great places to purchase all your supplies.

Listen to Your Pieces

Learning to play the violin is as much a physical process as it is an auditory one. Listening to the pieces you are currently playing and upcoming pieces is part of daily practice and is just as important as picking up your instrument. Listen to your recordings in the car on the way to school, as you are eating an after school snack before practicing and sometimes before bed. They will get stuck in your head, and that is a good thing! This will make learning new pieces easier.

Practice to Make Playing Easier

As Edmund Sprunger, a renowned Suzuki teacher trainer and author of several wonderful books (Building Violin Skills and Helping Parents Practice) says, practice is to make things easier. Practice is the time we work hard on the little things, so they become easier every day. This applies to things as small as holding your violin correctly, or even just making time to practice every day!

Studio Recitals

Every year The Studio Violin hosts at least two recitals to showcase all of our wonderful violinists and their hard work. Recitals are the perfect time to visit with other violining friends, and prepare pieces to their very best. Recital attendance is an essential part of growing as a musician. See the Performances page for info on our next recital.

Group Class

Playing in a group is a large part of the Suzuki method’s magic. Dr. Suzuki believed that beginning ensemble playing from an early age not only made for better musicians, but also better people who know how to interact with others and exist in a group.  With a common repertoire this becomes possible and our group classes are time to play music with friends, explore the music deeper and have fun with musical games too!  Group classes are in addition to individual lessons and are held every other week.  Please visit the Events & Performances page for more info on our next group class.  Students from other studios are welcome to attend with RSVP.
Edmund Sprunger

"Practice Practicing. Why? To make it easier. "