Frequently Asked Questions
What instruments do you offer?
We are exclusively a string studio offering violin lessons as well as viola and beginning cello. We do not offer any other instruments at this time. If you’re looking for brass, woodwinds, or piano, we’d suggest you check out Kagan & Gaines or A Sound Education.
What is the Suzuki method?
We explain the gist of the Suzuki method on our programs page and offer more robust education on the topic during your consultation and after you register, but if you’d like to read about the method in more depth, please sign up and get our free intro letter all about Suzuki.
Do we have to do Suzuki?
Only if you feel it’s a good fit for your family! We also offer Traditional program for families that feel Suzuki may be too much of a commitment for their lifestyle.
What sets you apart from other studios?
As a Suzuki method studio, we work closely with both parent and student to meet goals – that’s pretty unique. Beyond that, all of our faculty members hold both performance degrees AND education or pedagogy degrees on top of their specialized Suzuki training. Our teachers are not only capable musicians, but highly trained educators. That’s definitely a rare gem.
How much do lessons cost?
Tuition varies depending on the age of the student, the lesson length, the program you select, and how many students are enrolling, but is always a flat monthly or quarterly rate. Pricing begins at $105/month. Please contact us so we can give you a more specific quote based on what you are looking for.
How do we register?
We like to meet and get to know each other before officially registering. You may schedule a free call with our director to learn more. You can also schedule a consultation or contact us if you have a specific time in mind.
What’s the enrollment process?
Please begin by either scheduling a free call or a consultation. Once we’ve met, you’ll be invited to begin your first month of lessons with some orientation to get you acquainted with the Suzuki method. Then, we’ll place you on the schedule with the right teacher for you and you’ll begin your Suzuki journey!
Is group class required?
For Suzuki students, yes.
Does the parent need to participate in the lesson?
For Suzuki students, yes. For Traditional students, parent presence is encouraged but not required.
Is my child too young for violin?
Probably not. We accept students as young as three for Suzuki method lessons and students as young as eight for Traditional lessons. However, if your child is really little (under three), we suggest taking some early childhood music classes to prepare you for further success once you begin lessons. We recommend Brookfield Academy for Mini Musicians – many of our current students started music classes with Miss Clara!
Am I too old to learn violin?
Nope! We’ve had students in their 70’s and 80’s. Music is for everyone. Get in here.