Helen Fall Studio

Helen Fall Studio

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Helen Fall teaches private lessons on viola and violin, and coaches chamber music in her home studio in the Fairfax/Annandale area of Northern Virginia.

 Mrs. Fall nurtures each student to rise to his or her greatest potential. Using her own method of teaching, loosely described as "traditional," Mrs. Fall tailors lesson assignments to develop the individual skills of each student. In addition to solo repertoire, all students study scales, left hand technical studies, bowing technique, etudes, and music theory.

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Fairfax, VA 22032
43 years in business
1 employees
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Evaluate the student's skills, and make a plan to fill any gaps to give student comprehensive ability at his/her skill level.


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

Bachelors in Music Education

Graduate Level coursework

Participation in numerous workshops and conferences at the local and national level


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

Pro-rated monthly fee during school year. This inlcudes the cost of piano accompaniment at monthly masterclasses as well at all festivals and competitions, event fees and recital hall rental fees.

Per-lesson fee in summer months.


What types of students have you worked with?

Beginners through advanced. Students have been accepted to National High School Honors Orchestras, Virginia and Maryland All-State orchestras, Virginia Senior Regional orchestras, and VBODA District orchestras. At each level, students from the Fall Studio have earned seats as concertmaster, principal 2nd violin and principal viola. Mrs. Fall’s students have also won numerous awards in area competitions.


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

Take a trial lesson to see how well you work with the teacher under consideration.


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

What are the requirements of your studio? 

What technical and solo repertoire do you assign?

Do your students participate in auditions for special honors orchestras, and, if so, what is the percentage who are accepted?