Violin Studio...

located in the heart of the Forest Glen area of Silver Spring, MD

"The ability to see that each student will learn and process information differently has greatly impacted the way I teach. My philosophy is to teach each student as an individual, and convey concepts and technique relevent to where they are musically and in life."    Shelley Mathews


Tuition and Rates 2017-2018

September through May


Forty five minute

  monthly $260

  semester $1,170

  yearly $2,340


One hour

  monthly $320

  semester $1,440

  yearly $2,880


payment plan does not include the required pianist fees for studio classes, competitions, and recital.



approach and method

Traditional method with an emphasis on scales an etudes. Some Suzuki repertoire can be incorporated. The emphasis is on a solid foundation and approach to the instrument as the main goal.


lesson location

Silver Spring, MD near the intersection of Sligo Creek Parkway and Dennis Avenue.  The closet metro station is Wheaton Metro.


tuition and length

Lessons run on a tuition basis from September through May, with commitment throughout the entire academic year. Lessons are on a weekly basis, either forty-five minutes or one hour. Tuition is paid monthly or by semester.


studio admittance

All prospective students must schedule a trial lesson with the student and parent present before formal lessons can begin.  Acceptance is primarily based on a good working relationship between the student, teacher, and parent.


current studio

The current studio student ages range from twelve to seventeen. Studio classes (or informative recitals) are given throughout the year in addition to a yearly formal recital. Students get the opportunity to perfom with piano in front of their peers.


teacher affiliations

Chair, Jack Weaver Memorial Competition 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

ASTA MD/DC (American String Teachers Association)

Academy of Music, Gaithersburg, MD violin faculty (past)

Violin Sectional  and chamber music coaching MCYO (Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras) past

Violin Sectional Coaching Prelude, The Orchestral Youth Program, Arlington, VA



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