Music Stimulates the parts of the brain more than any other function
Interview with Neil Conan on NPR, Elena Mannes, the author of The Power of Music
Creativity. Excellence. Connection.
My studio is a human-centered approach to violin learning. I uphold the Suzuki philosophy of Character First and Ability Second (S. Suzuki).
Opera singer Irene Gubrud says, "As a very young child, I experienced who I was through sound. I felt whole."
What are the lessons a child learns through music study?
WORK ETHIC that transferable to any career choice
Working with an adult
Communicating emotions through music
Ownership of their practice
Lessons with Me
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I bring my life experience and passions into my program design. My studio is for the child who wants to explore all the ways music can open their world and create new friendships, learning styles, and refine their human characteristics.
Students and Families:
listen every day to their recordings
attend concerts and masterclasses
learn to support eachother’s accomplishements
read books to expand parent knowledge
practice lesson assignments 5 Days a Week and then see results from their hard work
Priority Teaching-Technical and Whole Body Balance to create freedom in music making
Suzuki Method (Suzuki Certified through Book 3)
Early Childhood Development Practices
Creative Ability Development (Improvisation for String Players)
Group Ensemble Concerts
Note Reading (I Can Read Music and Dofflein Methods)
Advanced Violin teaching though the Concerto Level
Monthly, Semester and Annual Payments
Contact me above for current rates! Tuition Includes:
Weekly lessons (36 a year)
Weekly Group Classes (27 a year)
Parent Education Classes
Two student recitals per year
My studio is located behind my home in the Fall Creek neighborhood of Ithaca, NY. Tuition is based on the academic calendar (approx. 36 lessons a year) and includes 27 group classes. Students commit for a full semester at a time.
Group Class Commitment : Regular group classes are required for every private lesson student.
Role of the Parent
As with other areas of a child's education, parents are a key element in the learning process. With the Suzuki Method, parents are required to be present at private lessons so that they can learn to help their children practice at home. Some parents may even wish to take lessons themselves!
Practicing is one of the toughest parts of learning an instrument, but it's the most important part. I work with parents to help make practicing as enjoyable as possible. Through consistent practice and listening daily to the repertoire, students learn that a small investment every day can yield wonderful long-term results—a lesson best learned early in life.