Private lessons at The Studio Violin are held once a week and are individually tailored to each student’s needs, goals and musical learning. All lessons at the studio are designed using the Suzuki Violin School methodology. As violinists grow as musicians, other repertoire such as etudes, position studies and technique studios 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 while building friendships and having 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.
- Advanced Students if you have;
- Multiple Solo Pieces
- Orchestral Repertoire or Etudes & Scales
- 45 Minutes or more of Practice Daily
Lesson NotesEach 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 home 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.
Parents are also encouraged to bring a recording device to lessons, as I provide each student with a take home practice video further recapping assignments.
Things to BringStudents should come prepared to each lesson with their instrument and bow both in acceptable playing condition, rosin, shoulder rest, instrument cleaning cloth, foot chart (if applicable), 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.
Parents should come prepared to each lesson with a notebook, writing utensil, Smartphone with recording capabilities and a smile, ready to support your growing violinist.