Grace Rodgers - Violin Lessons
Grace's violin studio is a unique experience for all ages and skill levels. Her emphasis on teaching students healthy practice habits combined with real-world experience offers a fun and inspiring climate for all.
Grace believes in catering to the individual student's needs to create a positive and successful learning environment. Grace's students develop their technical skills while expanding musicality and blossoming into more confident violinists.
Students will learn a combination of Suzuki and traditional methods. Lessons are offered in time increments of 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or 1 hour, and are available in your home or in Grace's studio.
I most enjoy reaching and inspiring others through music. Whether it is a live performance, or a private lessons, people are always responsive to music. It brings me joy to see others succeed, and my students make me proud at every lesson.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
When I first start teaching a new student, I get to know their learning style. Whether it is a first time violin player, or someone who has been playing for 5 years, everyone has a unique learning process.
My beginning students will learn the basics of holding the instrument and how to identify the different strings and notes. We will then begin learning short pieces and techincal exercises.
If a student is coming to me with a few years of experience, we will work together to decide the best plan of action for continuing their musical studies.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I received my Bachelor of Music with a Concentration in Violin Performance from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. under Dr. Laura Roelofs. During my undergrad I trained for four years with the String Project at Wayne State teaching group violin classes and string orchestra. Since 2009 I have maintained a private violin studio teaching students of all ages and skill levels.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
30 min - $45
45 min - $60
60 min - $75
IN HOME (depending on location) starting at:
30 min - $55
45 min - $70
60 min - $85
How did you get started teaching?
My first introduction to teaching started in my middle school orchestra. I had already been playing violin for a number of years, so was a bit ahead of my classmates who were just starting their instruments during orchestra class. My orchestra teacher had me lead a few sectionals for my classmates and encouraged me to keep helping others and to keep music education as a part of my music career!
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with students of all ages and skill levels. My group violin classes consist of students from 10 - 18 years old, while my private lessons range from around 6 years old to adults!
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Discuss your goals with your teacher to make sure you are a good match.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What type of music are you interested in learning?
Are you willing to follow the teacher's curriculum to make sure you are playing with proper technqiue before branching out to other types of music?
Do you have any deadlines to prepare for that your teacher should know about?