Monthly tuition includes:
4 private lessons with Miss Katie (for example: 3:30-4pm every Monday)
group classes (schedule varies depending on the semester)
2 formal recitals every year
volunteer performance opportunities (aka nursing homes, senior homes, etc)
all administrative fees
A Few Notes from Miss Katie:
I have found through my 15 years of teaching and pedagogical studies that kids not only have more fun when given the opportunity to play with other kids, but the speed at which they learn absolutely skyrockets in comparison to private lessons alone. For this reason, I include group classes in monthly tuition rather than charging an additional fee. The kids have a blast making friends and music at the same time!
Technology seems to be changing everything these days, and music lessons are no different! I utilize google drive to take weekly notes for each student so they know exactly what to practice at home. This also allows me to take quick, personalized photos and videos occasionally during lessons when a student needs a visual reminder to assist with home practice.
I do not specifically teach the Suzuki method; however, I use many of their techniques combined with a multitude of techniques (Paul Rolland Method, Mimi Zweig String Pedagogy, etc) I have learned from other successful music schools around the world. One especially important concept in my studio is the Suzuki triangle: Parent, Teacher, Student. Successful lessons require commitment and open communication between all three. To make this work, I require parental involvement in lessons for students under 10 years old, and suggest it for all parents!
I also wholeheartedly believe that there is ALWAYS more to learn! Even for the teacher! For this reason, I am dedicated to forever continuing my own pedagogical studies. I’m always consulting colleagues, researching new techniques, attending pedagogy camps, and so much more to provide the highest quality education to all my students!
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