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- Private and group lessons for violin, viola, cello, piano
- Two recitals annually
- University trained instructors
- Classical, jazz, fiddle, rock, tango, sacred, Celtic, folk, Mid East
- Music theory lessons
- Ear training
- ABRSM preparation
- Traditional and modern methods customized for each student
- Performance opportunities throughout the year.
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We use a variety of modern and traditional approaches which is customized for each student to fit their individual goals. Teaching styles can be more relaxed and fun or more intense and rigorous depending on the student preference and goals. We strive to provide performance opportunities throughout the year. Instructional materials include piano accompaniment on CD to make practicing fun.
Beginning students learn several simple songs that teach great tone and rhythm using classical, folk, blues, rock, ragtime, bluegrass and Suzuki pieces. Students learn concepts such as syncopation, rhythm, note reading, articulations, asymmetrical time meters, improv and and more.
Students are gradually introduced to scales, arpeggios, music theory, ear training and sight reading. All this works together to produce "the complete musician". The complete musician is a person who has excellent rhythm, pitch, note reading skills and creativity, a person who can enjoy and appreciate music in it's various forms over a lifetime whether it be for personal enjoyment or as a career.
For more serious students who have the goal of auditioning for university scholarships or becoming a professional musician, an accelerated intensive course is available in partnership with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. In this program, the student is prepared for a once a year rigorous exam requiring the playing of select pieces, scales and arpeggios, sight reading and ear training. The candidate performs for the visiting Associated Board Examiner from London England and is graded on a point system. Upon passing the student receives a beautiful certificate and additional awards for high scores. Once a year at a separate time, a written exam for music theory is taken. The exams are graded 1 to 8 and can be classical or jazz depending on the candidate's choice.
Individual lessons and Group Instruction - all ages, adults too!