Violin And Viola Lessons With Dr. Jeremy Starr

Violin And Viola Lessons With Dr. Jeremy Starr

5.0 (1)
1 employee
2 years in business

About this pro

Hello and thanks for your interest in my studio!  What do you think of doing one trial lesson to see what you think? I have extensive background teaching all levels, would fit each lesson according to your goals and needs of your child, and, I promise, that if your child practices regularly the proven methods I use to teach, your child will make quick and enjoyable progress.  Here is a sample of my playing to give you an idea of the type of sound and playing quality I would be teaching your child:

violin = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0A088TuYmA

viola = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjaU2Xe7-jg

I charge monthly tuition rates as follows: 30-minute lessons = $175; 45-minute lessons = $210; 60-minute lessons = $245. These are based on set lesson rates ($50/30-minute lesson, $60/45-minute lesson, and $70/60-minute lesson) with ten weeks out of the year not counted for holidays, vacation, etc (52 weeks minus 10 = 42 multiplied by the set lesson rate). 

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Dr. Jeremy Starr has led a successful professional music career as orchestra conductor, violinist/violist, and strings pedagogue.  He was Director of Orchestras and head of string studies at Emporia State University from fall 2009 until spring 2016.  He also served as director of the Topeka Symphony Youth Orchestra from 2011 to 2016.  He has performed as conductor and soloist with several professional orchestras both in the United States and internationally and has served as orchestra conductor and violin/viola instructor at numerous summer music camps.  As violinist in the Great Plains Trio, he performed and gave guest master classes in Mexico and Paraguay.

I enjoy being able to teach and help my students understand (know for themselves) how to play the violin/viola with an optimal beautiful/round sound, play in the most ergonomic manner possible, practice efficiently, and improve rapidly in a short amount of time.

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Sandy, UT 84094
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1 Review

5.0

  • Haley Kistler

    "Working with Dr. Starr will make you a better musician and prepare you to teach your own students someday! I truly appreciate everything that Dr. Starr taught me during my four years of studying violin at Emporia State University. He not only taught me how to improve my playing through specific violin techniques, but he also encouraged me to understand the underlying concepts of playing the violin. Because of this approach, I am better able to understand the "why" behind every technique and practicing approach that I use. And now as an instrumental teacher, I use these techniques and concepts daily to effectively teach my own instrumental students."



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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Set up a trial lesson to see if you feel I am a good fit for you as a teacher, then - if you wish to continue - lessons can occur as often or as little as you wish.  I am also open to teaching those who would like only a few lessons to fit their particular needs or circumstance.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Dr. Jeremy Starr has led a successful professional music career as orchestra conductor, violinist/violist, and strings pedagogue.  He was Director of Orchestras and head of string studies at Emporia State University from fall 2009 until spring 2016.  He also served as director of the Topeka Symphony Youth Orchestra from 2011 to 2016.  He has performed as conductor and soloist with several professional orchestras both in the United States and internationally and has served as orchestra conductor and violin/viola instructor at numerous summer music camps.  As violinist in the Great Plains Trio, he performed and gave guest master classes in Mexico and Paraguay.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I charge $40 for a 30-minute lesson, $50 for a 45-minute lesson, and $60 for an hour lesson.


How did you get started teaching?

I was violin/viola professor, head of the strings area, and director of orchestras for six years at Emporia State University in Kansas.


What types of students have you worked with?

All ages and all levels.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I can help students make noticeable improvement in as little as one lesson.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Set up a trial lesson to see if you feel you are a good fit with the teacher.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What would you like to accomplish? What are some of your overall goals?


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