Music Workshops and Lessons

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Piano, Violin, Viola Lessons: Rates and Policy
I teach both individual and group lessons in piano, violin and viola. both individual and group, out of my home studio in Highland Park (Los Angeles), CA. I have a Master’s in viola composition/performance from California Institute of the Arts. I have taught individual and group lessons, both privately and at the elementary through high school level, for ten years. I teach various styles of music, from classical to improvisation, as well as composition, from beginning to intermediate/advanced levels. I believe in establishing and maintaining a healthy technique, connecting with the body and also with the music. Each student is unique, and lessons are catered to the abilities and goals of the student. I have an infectious love for music that I pass along to my students. Topics covered, depending on student needs, include:

Improvisation/Playing by ear
Games for making up your own music
Note Reading
How to warm up before practicing
How to practice your instrument
Breathing/Support
Projection/Resonance
Articulation/Phrasing
Developing Repertoire
How to support your young musician (for parents)
Please contact me if you have questions and are interested in taking lessons.

Rates
(For individual lessons only. Contact me for semi-private rates.)
60 minutes $85
45 minutes $75
30 minutes $70

Please note:
• Children under 7 who want to study violin or viola are encouraged to divide the hour between that instrument and piano.
• Usually, I can come to student’s home on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays. (changes a little during the academic year)
• Lessons take place at my house on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Policy
1. Payment––Payment for the month’s lessons must be received before or at the first lesson of the month. No exceptions will be made to this policy. I accept cash, check, or Paypal.

2. Cancellations––Upcoming lessons must be cancelled or rescheduled no later than 24 hours before the original lesson time. A lesson that is cancelled less than 24 hours in advance will be designated as “missed” and will be charged as a full lesson. A make-up lesson may be offered in some circumstances, at my discretion. No exceptions will be made to this policy.

3. Teacher cancellations––If I ever need to cancel a lesson, I will do my best to do so with 24 hours’ notice. The student may opt to receive a make-up lesson or cancel altogether. IF we cannot find a suitable make-up time, then student will receive a credit for the following month.

4. Billing rate––Student billing rates may be adjusted at any time with one month’s notice. All rate adjustments will be published on this website for reference.

5. Starting time––Lessons will begin and end on time. I will wait 10 minutes if the student is late. Lessons that begin late will still end at the scheduled ending time.