Welcome Back to Lessons

Monday, September 11, 2023 | Update

Welcome to the first week of the Primary Session and the first week of lessons. By now you should have a confirmed lesson time and received an invoice for this month's lessons. If you are not enrolled in Auto-Pay, monthly payments are now due and should be paid before the 1st lesson of each month. Let me know if you need help enrolling in auto-pay. 

Lesson Protocol

Please read the Lesson Protocol handout. This handout sets out my expectations for students and parents before during and after each lesson. Please look over and communicate any important information to your student. Let me know if you have any questions. 

Studio Synopsis

Lastly, I wanted to share some text I've been drawing up that will serve both as a reflection and an introduction to the studio for those who will be joining our community in the future. I will be sharing a bit of the "Synopsis" (for lack of a better term) over the next couple weeks.  Enjoy!

Welcome to the studio and the next stop of your child's musical journey. This synopsis is more like an overview  of what the studio experience might look like of and deeper understanding of how I work and teach. Consider it a casual look at my studio policies. 

song title:  studio mission 

“My mission for this studio is to use the violin as a conduit toward building community while developing confident musicians who enjoy playing with others.”

This statement has been my guiding principle since the inception of this studio 10 years ago.  It's an approach I believe that provides engagement and long-term fulfillment playing this instrument. I designed the studio this way as response to how I've come to see music as a way to build self-confidence and connect with others.  Imagine your student in their late teens, 20s or 30s. Pulling out their fiddle with some other musical friends to play some tunes in the park or around a campfire.