New student special!

Happy Holidays! I’m offering a special on private online lessons just through the month of December. 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 private lessons via Skype* I’m so sure that these lessons can…

One Note at a Time!

This is my answer when I am asked how I can manage to get so many little ones all playing together and playing so┬ábeautifully. I guess people have an idea that music is this big, crazy subject that requires years and years to play even the simplest song. But we all have to start somewhere, and when we are just learning something, we do it in small chunks – never all at once. This is my premise when I start teaching a class of kindergartners. We go slowly, one note…

You make it sound so easy!

Well, advanced music performance and theory are hard – but it is not at all difficult to get a solid start on your own with the basics. That’s where my book comes in. I wrote it for parents who have no musical experience, but desperately want to give their kids a chance at it before they spend a bundle of money on lessons. Who can benefit from this? Homeschool parents – we are a cash-strapped, frugal bunch. If we’re going to spend money on music lessons, the kids better appreciate…

But Music is Hard!

Rarely is anything worth doing easy. Music in its simplest forms is not complicated, but does take a little bit of work to grasp. You can do this! Almost four years ago, I felt the same – could I teach anything, let alone music to a bunch of 4-5 year old kids. Turns out I could, and so could they. The biggest hurdle you’ll ever have to leap is your own fear. Once you master that, you really have the world at your fingertips! I don’t know how to play…

Learn Music With Your Kids!

Yes, it can be done! Using my methods and exercises, you’ll be able to play the recorder with your kids, and even learn to read music. This started several years ago, when our twins were enrolled in a Pre-K program at the elementary school they attend. Their wonderful teacher knew I had played music through high school, and still occasionally picked up my viola – and asked if I could help with something for this group of 5 year olds. Since I hadn’t learned how to say “No” to people…