"Musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed. Any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue. The potential of every child is unlimited." - Dr. Suzuki

MY TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

I believe in the ennobling power of music. It has the ability to transform individuals, unify families, strengthen communities, and inspire nations. This all begins as a single child learns to play a musical instrument.

Music acquaints people with their deepest emotions. It provides an avenue through which children can learn to express themselves and a means for parents to literally listen to their child. In the words of Victor Hugo, "Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.”  

The study of music develops self-mastery by teaching students invaluable lessons, such as discipline, creativity, commitment, and hard work. Any child can learn to play a musical instrument--and learn to play it well--with the right teacher, a loving support system, and consistent practice. As a reward for their efforts, they are blessed with a sublime gift that they can in turn share with all.

THE VITAL ROLE OF PARENTS

Parents play a vital role in the musical development of their child. Those who attend all lessons, take notes, and practice with their children at home during the week invariably see the greatest results. Parents equally share a responsibility with the teacher to create an enjoyable and productive learning environment.

THE RESPONSIBILITY OF STUDENTS 

Students must learn to take responsibility for their musical progress. The most successful students attend all scheduled lessons and group lessons. They listen to repertoire recordings daily, practice daily, and review past material during every practice session. Consistent and efficient practicing is the key to developing as a musician. As with most things in life, the more students put in, the more they will get out of their musical experience.


STUDIO POLICY

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TUITION RATES

  • 30-Minute Lessons: $140/month
  • 45-Minute Lessons: $180/month
  • 1-Hour Lessons: $220/month