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Frequently Asked Questions:
Contact me to schedule a time to observe a lesson.
Students receive a private lesson once a week. Group lessons also meet weekly, with advanced students playing string quartets. In the private lesson, students learn the basic technique of playing the violin or viola. In the group lesson, students learn how to play together with other people. Advanced students refine note reading and become familiar with Chamber Music literature and skills.
I have observed over the years that students who come to the group lessons move more than twice as fast than if they just take private lessons. The quality and fluency of their playing increases by being in groups and listening to the CDs. Parents who follow Dr. Suzuki's recommendations save much money and time because their children will move more quickly and competently thru each book.
I teach private and group lessons out of my home in Bellevue. Students come from Carnation, Bothell, Woodinville, Kirkland, Redmond, Sammamish, Issaquah, Renton, Newcastle, Kent, Auburn and Tacoma. I commute once a week to teach private lessons in Fall City. Students come from Carnation, Duvall, Fall City, and North Bend. Students taking private lessons in Fall City need to be able to commute to Bellevue for the group lessons.
Tuition and Registration
Tuition is charged on a
quarterly basis: September, December, March and June.
This price includes one private and one group lesson per week for the quarter. There are no tuition refunds. See Attendance.
We have Violins and Violas available for rent or purchase with great sound for reasonable prices. Please ask for more information including prices and sizing info.
Partial scholarships are
available for students that have financial need.
Approximately four concerts a year are given in various locations in order to be fun for the kids; for example, the Bellevue Library, the Bremerton ferry, and a local farm. Concerts may include any combination of Suzuki Repertoire, Classical Literature, Chamber Music, Holiday Music, and Fiddling. Students demonstrate both memorization and note reading abilities. Once a year, we perform in a very formal concert with many other Suzuki Teachers. Our outdoor concerts are very informal.
All students who wish to register should come to watch a lesson. I usually choose a group lesson, so that parents can see a variety of ages and levels. This gives prospective students and parents a chance to see how I work with students. I want parents to be assured that I am the best teacher for their child.
Please read the information on this site.
Call me to further clarify any information and to set up an appointment to visit during a lesson.
The best time to speak with me is any day between 9 - 10 AM, and Noon - 2:00 PM. Leave a message (please include suggested times to return your call):
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to a wait list.