Question: What do I look for in renting/buying a violin? Answer: 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 on the student in learning to play the violin.
Question: Is it okay if I sit in on the lessons? Answer: Yes, in fact I encourage this. Parental involvement is one of the cornerstones of the Suzuki method. Although a parent may not know anything about music, they can help their child understand basic concepts concerning the violin.
Question: What levels do you teach? Answer: I teach all levels of violin.
Question: Do you teach people of all ages and ability levels? Answer: Yes.
Question: Should I or my child take piano lessons before studying the violin? Answer: Some people may feel differently about this but I don't feel that it is necessary to take piano lessons before violin lessons.
Question: Do you rent violins? Answer: 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 larger or full size instrument. Please contact me if you have any questions about where to go.
Question: What method do you use to teach? Answer: I use primarily the Suzuki method as it has been a well-established, sequential and proven method for studying the violin.
Question: What length of lesson should I have? Answer: Most beginners take 30 minute lessons. As a student advances, more lesson time is usually needed to work on more difficult pieces and/or techniques.