Violin and Viola Lessons
Located at Frederick Community College
Here in the studio, your child can successfully learn to play violin and viola beautifully in an atmosphere that promotes self-confidence, artistic excellence, and fun.
Violin and viola students learn through both Individual lessons and group classes and perform often in recitals, concerts and music workshops.
Your child will be learning by listening, imitating, and repeating sounds, just as we learn to talk. We offer many solo and ensemble performance opportunities throughout the year.
Whether you are looking for one on one violin and viola lessons, or trying to find a group to join, there are options for everyone ages 4 and up. After browsing, please feel free to contact me if you have questions about the studio or lesson availability.
Violin and Viola Lessons
Violin and Viola Lessons are available in 30, 45, and 60 minute sessions. Students have access to traditional and Suzuki Lessons. Students enrolled in lessons are encouraged to participate in 2 - 3 recitals presented by the studio every year.
Suzuki violin and viola lessons are also paired with group classes.
Viola Ensemble a group option for students of all ages. The ensemble performs a wide range of repertoire. Programs include original works and transcriptions. Repertoire ranges from small chamber works for two or three violists to large conducted works for two or three violists to large conducted works for a dozen or more players.
Coaching in the fundamentals of rehearsing and performing in a small, conductor-less group. Through study and performance of diverse repertoire, students will improve general musicianship, playing technique, rehearsal technique, and active listening. Music reading skills and prior ensemble experience is required.
The Suzuki Method
Every Child Can Learn
More than fifty years ago, Japanese violinist Shinichi Suzuki realized the implications of the fact that children the world over learn to speak their native language with ease. He began to apply the basic principles of language acquisition to the learning of music and called his method the mother-tongue approach. The ideas of parent responsibility, loving encouragement, constant repetition, etc., are some of the special features of the Suzuki approach.
About the Studio
For those students and families looking for a violin or viola teacher, this is a space to learn a little more about teaching philosophy.
Like my teachers, I believe in building a solid technical foundation that will allow students the freedom to grow and express themselves through music. Students will be focusing on building healthy practice habits and learning to play without physical tension.
Violin and Viola Instructor
Hello everyone and welcome. Thank you for visiting this site. As a performer, I have had the wonderful opportunity to play with ensembles such as the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, National Philharmonic, Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra, Roanoke Symphony, Harrisburg Symphony and many others. Along with my performing experience and over 20 years of experience teaching violin and viola lessons. I look forward to working with you to help you reach your musical goals. If you would like to know more about me, please click below. I hope to see you in the studio one day.
Where and How Long?
All violin and viola lesson are in The Visual and Performing Arts building on the main campus of Frederick Community College. Lessons are offered in 30, 45 and 60 minute intervals. There are discounts for registering for multiple months at a time. Click below for current pricing.
What times are available?
Lessons generally take place, Sunday through Thursday between the hours of 10am and 9pm. Chamber Ensemble takes place on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9pm. For specific time slots, please use the contact form to get more information.
Do I need my own Instrument?
Yes, you will need your own instrument. Students can either rent or purchase an instrument from a violin shop or your local music store.
Click the button below for more information about instruments.