Frequently Asked Questions
What instruments do you offer?
We are exclusively a string studio offering Suzuki or traditional violin and viola and beginning traditional cello. We do not offer any other instruments at this time.
If you’re interested in beginning Suzuki cello, traditional piano, or Suzuki piano with us, click here to send us an email and let us know! We start looking to hire more teachers when we receive 5 inquiries for a new instrument.
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?
Part of the Suzuki method is closely with both parent and student to meet goals – that’s pretty unique. Beyond that, all of our faculty members, traditional or Suzuki, hold both performance degrees AND education or pedagogy degrees. 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 about our programs and take the first steps to enrolling. 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 you’ve decided between Suzuki or traditional lessons, you’ll schedule at least one meeting with our director to talk through studio policy and expectations. If you are a traditional family, you’ll begin lessons after your first meeting. If you are a Suzuki family, you’ll have a few more meetings and observations to complete before getting started.
Is group class required?
For Suzuki students, yes. There are currently no group classes available for traditional students.
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 lessons?
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 Ms. Clara!
Am I too old to learn an instrument?
Nope! We’ve had students in their 70’s and 80’s. Music is for everyone. Get in here.