Ages 5-18 (How do I get started)

My favorite age to start a new student is at five years. Prior to that, it would be wonderful to join Violin for Preschoolers Program. Parents attend all lessons with the beginning student and also learn the beginning stages of playing the violin.  Parents are responsible for supervising the home practice while the student is in the early stages.  Students starting from age 10 or older do not need to have a parent attending their lessons.

Students in the Conservatory take one private lesson each week. Beginning students usually start with a 30-minute lesson, then move up to a 45-minute and then 60-minute lesson as they advance. In addition to the private lesson, students attend Saturday workshops where they practice with other students at their level. The schedule of these workshops is on the Date Sheet. Students perform in two solo recitals and one ensemble concert (called the Annual Concert on the Date Sheet) each year.  We will also play at the Atterdag Village in December and present a Christmas Concert.

The first step in investigating this program is to come and observe a lesson or group class. Text me at 714-0775 or email to and we’ll set up a time.

You may also text or email to set a schedule for taking the Introduction to the Violin course.