We offer private violin and viola lessons to children as young as three years old.
Students brand new to the instrument begin as what we call “pre-Twinklers,” who complete a variety of tasks and activities related to proper posture and holding of the instrument and bow. Once a pre-Twinkler has demonstrated consistent and satisfactory posture, they graduate into the “Twinkle” phase, and eventually on to Book 1 and beyond.
Older beginners, transfer students, and orchestra students are also welcome. Older beginners may be fast-tracked through the pre-Twinkle process at the teacher’s discretion. Transfer students and orchestra students are assessed for ability level and technical refinement needs before being placed into the curriculum.
Group class is a required component of Suzuki-based string education. In addition to weekly private lessons, students meet in a group setting on a weekly basis.
Meeting in a group setting offers critical learning opportunities, including:
- Disguised repetition
- Ensemble skills
All students are welcome to attend. Classes are organized by age and ability level.
We offer limited availability for coaching in single sessions and multi-lesson packages. Whether you are preparing for an audition, an upcoming playing exam, or trying to stay on track during a break from performing, our faculty can provide you with crucial guidance and and technical expertise to keep your skills sharp.
Adult students are always welcome at AMS – in fact, we boast a good number of adult beginners (and have a lot of feelings about it). Adult students are encouraged to get in touch prior to setting up a consultation.