Personal instruction, tailored to the needs and gifts of each student, is central to the learning process. In private lessons, many different facets of music will be incorporated: violin/viola technique, music theory, music listening skills, reading and analysis, and interpretation. Through private lessons, students are encouraged in developing communication skills and critical thinking.
Group classes are held once a month. These classes offer the benefits of developing community and experiencing string playing in a different setting from private lessons. Group lessons strengthen students’ skills in ensemble playing from an early age. In group class, students have the opportunity to perform for and with each other. Performances are something they look forward to as they develop confidence and joy in sharing music!
Efficient, focused use of time is more important than amount of time spent practicing. Without consistency, progress is slow and can lead to frustration and discouragement. Consistent practice is the key to long-term success and growth! The study of an instrument is in itself a long-term commitment--it takes time and dedication to see quality results. Music study has great value in itself, as do the character and life skills it helps develop!
“Art is not in some far-off place. A work of Art is the expression of a man’s whole personality, sensibility and ability.” ~Shinichi Suzuki~