Violin FAQs

What do I look for in renting/buying a violin?

This can best be explained in the first lesson as I will need to point to different parts of the violin, which if set up right, will make it easier for the student to play the violin.

Can I drop my child off and pick him/her up later?

I ask all parents to attend lessons with their child and to be actively listening and taking notes throughout the lesson so they can coach their child at home during practice.  Parental involvement is a key part of the Suzuki philosophy.  It doesn’t matter if you don’t have any musical experience as this is something that can be learned along the way.

What levels do you teach?

I teach all levels of violin.

Do you teach people of all ages and ability levels?

Yes.

Should I or my child take piano lessons before studying the violin?

Some people may feel differently about this but I don’t feel that it is necessary to take piano lessons before violin lessons.

Do you rent violins?

Yes, starting with the 1/16 size, violins are available to rent. One hundred percent of the money paid into a smaller size instrument will go the bigger or full size instrument. Visit this page for more information or please contact me if you have any questions about where to go.

 

What method do you use to teach?

I primarily use the Suzuki method as it has been a well-established, sequential and proven method for studying the violin in addition to supplemental violin technique books.

What length of lesson should I have?

Most beginners take 30 minute lessons.  However, some very young children start out with fifteen minute lessons and progress to a 30 minute lesson.  As a student advances, more lesson time is usually needed to work on more difficult pieces and/or techniques.