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.
Silver Spring, MD near Holy Cross Hospital and Forest Glen Metro Station (red line). The studio is a ten to fifteen minute walk to the station. The studio is not handicap accessible and requires going down a wooden staircase before entering.
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.
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.
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.
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
Tuition and Rates 2014-2015
September through May
Forty five minute
payment plan does not include the required pianist fees for studio classes, competitions, and recital.
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