As a violin, viola, cello, and double-bass teacher, I offer some unique services when it comes to music lessons.
Recorded Take Home Lessons: Students are required to bring an SD card to lessons. These lessons will be recorded onto the SD card for students to take home. Students will be required to watch the lessons and write out the points that were made. This helps students learn how to evaluate their performances, and develop critical thinking of their playing.
Creativity Exercises: Students will complete “Creativity Exercises” that will help them understand new concepts and techniques with the fun and creative outlet of composing. I guide students to compose music with what they’ve learned. These exercises will provide basic experiences in composition, and help students take ownership of their music lessons.
Optional Music Theory Integration: Students who enroll in the “Four, 1 Hour Weekly Lessons with Theory” package will receive music theory instruction with their lessons. As lessons progress, students will develop their musicianship by learning about the structure and order of music.
Arrangement Services: As a published arranger, I have the ability to write your favorite song(s) for your instrument. Students are encouraged to bring a list of songs they want to play to lessons, and we’ll explore the possibilities of creating an arrangement just for you. NOTE: This service is limited by copyright laws and is subjected to additional charges based on the complexity of the work.
This is just the beginning of how my music studio can help you. See Audition Lesson if you want to schedule a risk-free Audition Lesson to experience the studio first hand.
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I readily accept new students if there's room in my roster. New students may request a risk free, "Audition Lesson" at no charge. I want to hear what new students desire to accomplish through lessons, and what kind of songs or pieces they want to play.
I have two Bachelor's degrees in Cello Performance and Performance Studies, and a Masters in Music Education. I have experience teaching as a private instructor, and also group classes in both summer camps and college classes.
All four instrumental lessons are charged the same for the following rates.
$90 for four weekly, 30 minute lessons (recommended for elementary and beginning students).
$126 for four weekly, 45 minute lessons.
$155 for four weekly, 1 hour lessons that includes music theory instruction.
Be sure to ask about family discounts for multiple students.
I first started teaching friends at my local church. As I continued through my college classes in music and had more teaching opportunities, I realized I always wanted to teach others how to have fun playing music. This same desire made me want to pursue a Masters in Music Education.
I've worked with both young students and adults. I've taught lessons in violin, viola, cello, and double-bass. I've taught students who were fast learners and have encouraged students to keep trying. While I acknowledge that all students are not seeking to pursue a musical career, all my students will be guided and encouraged towards the same goal of excellence.