When do you give lessons?
I am available to teach most times, any day of the week except Fridays and
Where do you give lessons?
I teach out of my home here in the Dominion Hills neighborhood in Arlington.
How long are lessons?
Lessons can be 30, 45, or 60 minutes. I very much prefer longer lessons since it
enables us to get deeper into the subject.
How often are lessons?
Lessons are once a week.
As a parent, do I need to be at the lessons?
Yes. If you are the parent of a young child learning the violin, you must be
present and participating in the lessons.
How much practice is required?
A quick rule of thumb is that you should only practice on the days you eat
(thanks to Dr. Suzuki for that one-liner). Seriously, I don't want to set a hard
number of minutes for the student but rather set out daily, weekly, and
longer-term goals to be achieved.
What ages do you teach?
As early as 6 up until...whenever! I love adult beginners! Please remember that
in the case of children, a parent must be present and actively participating in all
What levels do you teach?
Beginners, classical violinists wanting to understand fiddling better, and fiddlers
of other styles wanting to learn about Celtic or Scandinavian music.
How many lessons?
As many as you would like! Lessons are scheduled in monthly blocks.
Do I need my own violin?
Yes, if you do not currently own one, I can help you with purchasing or renting
When is payment due?
Lessons are scheduled in monthly blocks. Payment for all lessons in a month is
due before the first lesson of the month.
What is your cancellation policy?
When you sign up for lessons, I reserve your lesson time for you each week.
Therefore, with the exception of lessons that are missed due to inclement
weather, missed lessons will not be credited or refunded.
However, I do understand that occasionally--for example, in case of illness--a
student will need to reschedule a lesson. Lessons may be rescheduled to a
mutually convenient make-up time within a month from the original lesson
date. Any lesson canceled by the student with less than 24-hour notice will not
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