Private and Group Lesson Information
Students receive a private lesson once a week. Group lessons meet weekly, with advanced students also forming ensembles. 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 skills and become familiar with Chamber Music.
I have observed over the years that students who come to the private and group lessons easily move more than twice as fast thru the literature as those who only attend the 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, willingly and competently thru each book.
I teach private and group lessons out of my home in Kirkland. Students come from Bellevue, Bothell, Juanita, Totem Lake, Woodinville, Kirkland, Redmond, Sammamish, Redmond Ridge, Issaquah and Renton.
Before Covid I was I was also commuting to teach at the ISKCON Temple in Sammamish. They have yet to reopen the Temple for music classes.
Tuition Pricing and Registration
Tuition is charged on a quarterly basis, beginning the month in which you sign up.
There is a Registration Fee of $200 to cover the cost of books, materials, and accessories.
Any remaining amount goes into a fund for hiring accompanists and rental of performance spaces.
30 minute lessons $540 per quarter.
45 minute lessons $760 per quarter
This price includes one private and one group lesson per week for the quarter. There are no tuition
refunds. See Attendance.
Young students usually start with half-hour lessons.
Older children may start with 45 minute lessons.
Book 2+ students take 45 minute lessons to allow time for note reading and more advanced technique.
Adults start with 45 minute lessons.
We have Violins and Violas available for rent or purchase with grood 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. So far we have performed at Benaroya Hall, Libraries, Churches, Schools, Ferries, Fairs, Farms, and State Parks.
Concerts may include any combination of Suzuki Repertoire, Classical Literature, Chamber Music, Holiday Music, and Celtic Fiddle Music.
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 and fun.