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 visit the Suzuki website for more information.

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. 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, and how many students are enrolling, but is always a flat monthly rate. Please contact us so we can give you a more specific quote based on the student’s age.

How do we register?

We like to meet and get to know each other before officially registering. Please schedule a free consultation first. You can see our general availability for consultations by clicking here, or contact us if you have a specific time in mind.

What’s the enrollment process?

After your free consultation, you’ll be asked to complete a handful of enrollment activities prior to beginning lessons. This will include two one-on-one meetings with Miss Nissa to discuss studio policy and what the Suzuki method is in more depth, plus observation of at least one private lesson. This is usually completed over 2-3 weeks. Once orientation is complete, you’ll be placed onto the schedule.

Is group class required?

Yep!

Does the parent need to participate in the lesson?

Yep!

Is my child too young for violin?

Probably not. Success requires a consistent commitment and realistic expectations. We usually accept students as young as three as long as everyone understands that progress looks different the younger we start. However, if your child is really little (under 3), we suggest taking some early childhood music classes to prepare you for further success once you begin lessons. We recommend Miss Clara at Brookfield Academy for Mini Musicians.

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.

Other questions?