Edie teaches beginning and intermediate violin students using the Suzuki method and supplemental material based on the age and interests of each student. She is dedicated to nurturing the love of music and developing technical ability in students of all ages.  Students will study the Suzuki repertoire, learn to read music, and acquire an understanding of basic music theory.

Prospective Students

Edie is happy to discuss lessons and the studio with parents and students over the phone or via e-mail. She also offers a free consult or trial lesson to better understand the student's current playing level, practice habits, and playing goals, and to answer any questions the parent or student might have about the studio or playing a musical instrument. For young children, the consult is an opportunity to discuss readiness and parental involvement.

Parental Involvement

Parental involvement is crucial to the development of young musicians. Parents of new students are expected to observe lessons so that they can guide practice at home.  For continuing students, periodic lesson observation is recommended.  As students mature and progress, they will become more independent.

Daily Practice and Listening

Daily practice and daily listening to recordings of pieces to be learned are essential for steady and rapid progress. Parents are expected to help students establish and maintain daily practice and listening routines.

Parental Conference

One lesson each year will be used for a parent conference. The parent comes to the lesson, without the student, to discuss progress, motivation, practice, or anything else that needs to be addressed.

Absences

Advanced notice for absences is appreciated so that Edie can plan her time! Please provide at least one week notice for planned vacation/activities and 24 hours notice for unexpected events. Obviously, let Edie know as soon as possible for emergencies.

Regardless of the reason for the absence, students are allowed one makeup in an eight-lesson payment period. Makeups are at the regular lesson time, unless another time can be easily arranged. All teacher absences will be made up.

Workshops

Monthly workshops are a great way for students to meet each other, play together, experiment with new skills, and have fun with music!  The workshops help students to feel that they are part of a music community and that their lessons and practice are connected to sharing, performing, and learning music with others. While the workshops are not required, I recommend that students come to as many as they can. Students who play with others tend to be more motivated, make more progress, and enjoy themselves more.

Workshops Fall 2018

  • Sunday October 14 (afternoon, time/location  TBD): Suzuki Play In - play common repertoire together, music games
  • Sunday November 11 (afternoon, time/location TBD):  Recital
  • Saturday December 8 or Sunday December 9 (afternoon, time/location TBD): Duets and rounds
  • 2019 Dates – TBD

Workshop Fee: $20 for each workshop

Lesson Fees

The lesson payment policies are designed to provide structure and consistency as well as some flexibility for family, vacation, holiday, and activity schedules.

Students pay for a sequence of eight weekly lessons, to be taken eight weeks in a row except for standard holidays. Payment is due at the beginning of each sequence.  One student makeup is possible prior to starting the new sequence.  You can start a new sequence at any time.

New students may start with two four-lesson sequences. But then, must switch to the eight-lesson payment schedule.

There are no refunds.

Rate per lesson  -  8 lessons

  • $30 / 30 minutes                         $240
  • $45 / 45 minutes                         $360
  • $60 / 60 minutes                         $480

Lesson length

  • Beginning Students (Pre-Twinkle)  - 30 minute lessons
  • Mid-Suzuki Book 1 students- transition to 45 minute lessons
  • Suzuki Book 2 – Book 3 - transition to 1 hour lessons

Holidays 2018 - 2019

  • Mon Sep 3:                                     Labor Day

  • Mon Sep 10:                                   Rosh Hashanah/teacher away

  • Tue Sep 18 - Wed Sep 19:         Yom Kippur/teacher away

  • Mon Oct 8:                                      Columbus Day

  • Mon Nov 12:                                   Veterans Day

  • Wed Nov 21 - Sun Nov 25:       Thanksgiving

  • Mon Dec 24 – Tue Jan 1:           Christmas/New Year/School Vacation

  • Mon Jan 21:                                     Martin Luther King Day

  • Mon Feb 18 – Sun Feb 22:         Presidents Day/School Vacation Week

  • Mon Apr 15 - Sun Apr 19:          Patriots Day/School Vacation Week

  • Fri Apr 19:                                        Passover/teacher away

  • Fri Apr 19 - Sun Apr 21:              Good Friday/Easter

  • Mon May 27:                                   Memorial Day

Notes

  • Will add other holidays to the schedule based on student/family observances.
  • May teach a lesson on one of these dates if teacher/student are available