Lesson FAQ

Do you offer a trial lesson?
Yes. I offer one 30 minute lesson free of charge.

What are your rates?
$25.00 per 30 minute lesson
$37.50 per 45 minute lesson
$50.00 per 60 minute lesson

When are payments due?
Monthly payments are due at the first lesson of each month. Cash or check is accepted. Lesson payments are considered past due after the 10th of the month and will be charged a $15.00 late fee. A $15.00 insufficient funds fee will be charged for returned checks.

What do I need to start?
Please see What do I need to start.

Do you offer make-up lessons?
Please see Rates and Policies.

What teaching experience do you have?
Please see my Education and Experience.

Do you teach Suzuki?
Yes and No. My instruction and philosophy does overlap Suzuki ideology, methodology, and music selection. At the current time, I have not pursued Suzuki certification.

Do you teach orchestra music?
Yes, I work on orchestral music for students in school, youth, and community orchestras. School and youth orchestras audition students for admittance and chair assignment. Auditions typically include scales, solos, and orchestral excerpts. All music, including orchestral music, is beneficial to musical growth and instruction.

Do you teach styles other than classical?
I have instructed students in a variety of styles, including fiddle, jazz, pop, and Christian worship.

When are you available?
I teach select evenings and Sundays.

Are you punctual?
Out of respect for your time and mine, I am punctual.

Do I need to be present for my child's lessons?
Yes, I enjoy and prefer parent involvement including attendance at lessons. Lessons are a wonderful way to connect with your child including practicing and creating music.

Are there studio recitals?
Yes. Recitals are organized to promote performance experience and are a wonderful opportunity for students, friends, and family.

At what age do you start students?
Young children must show interest in violin lessons, be able to focus for lesson duration, and need active parental involvement during lesson instruction and at-home practice. I have taught students as young as four years old. I have taught beginners of all ages from elementary school to retirees.

What skill level do you teach?
I teach all skill levels, beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Each student receives personally tailored lesson instruction based upon skill and interest.

What does each student/child need for lessons?
Students must provide their own instrument, lesson notebook, music, and supplies. Students may rent or own their instrument. Students must provide all necessary supplies including rosin, strings, stand, and metronome to facilitate effective instruction.

How do online lessons work?
Instruments can be rented or purchased from your local music shop or purchased online. You will need a computer, a high speed internet connection, an internal or external web camera, a Skype account, and Skype installed on your computer.

Students are responsible to sign into Skype 5 minutes prior to lesson start time with instrument and music ready to go. Please see online music lessons for more information.