A New Year, and a New Violin!

Carlie has been a student for a little over a year, and is one of those kids who does her work and sees the benefits of that work. She makes my job easy. Really. Easy. Her family, like many others, rented her first violin to see how she would like it. In fact, it’s something that I strongly recommend.¬†She fell in love with the violin, and they started looking for one of her very own. Here’s the message that her mom sent along with the photo: A happy camper with…

New student special!

Not sure about the idea of violin or viola lessons online? Here’s the deal: I know that we all like to be in the studio with our teacher – I do too! But I’ve found that online lessons with a real teacher can be just as effective and I’m willing to prove it. New students can take 1/2 price the first month of lessons via Skype* I’m so sure that these lessons can be effective that I’m willing to put my money where my mouth is. What you’ll get is…

New Look!

You may have noticed the website changes that I recently started working on. While I like change as much as the next person, there’s a purpose to this change beyond just a “sprucing up” of the website. I’ll be adding some key functionality that will enable current students to log in, find the music they need, and even pay their monthly tuition online. Keep checking back!

Theory Time Workbook Series

I stumbled upon this series on Amazon.com, and on a whim added it to my wishlist to be looked at later. Well, I happened to get a copy of this for Christmas this year, and boy am I glad I did! It’s well structured and easy to follow with a bit of guidance from a knowledgeable adult. Our twins have really enjoyed the activities, and always seem to want to do just a little more than I ask of them, which speaks¬†volumes about the book’s interest level for them. I…

How Long Will it Take?

Yes, I know the title is “Teach Your Kids Music in 12 Weeks”, but people ask me this all the time. The short answer is that it will take what it needs to take, all students are different and grasp concepts at different rates. Some of you will blaze through the book with your kids and others will need to take more time. You see, there’s no wrong answer because music is a journey. The moment you feel as if you’ve “arrived” is the moment you stop learning. I never…