Flexible Classes for Adults

Welcome, grown-ups!

The two most frequent comments I hear from adults when they find out what I do for a living are "I've always wanted to play the...!" and "I used to play the... I want to get back to it!"

So why haven't you? Logistics, of course! Budgets and schedules have you putting it on hold.

I totally understand! Don't relinquish that dream just yet. I've created the ideal class format for adults looking to dip a toe into music, 100% schedule friendly, whether you are busy working, parenting, grandparenting, studying, caretaking, traveling, or all of the above!

Read all about it below, get in touch to ask any questions, and to sign up to join us anytime. I look forward to meeting you!

Cheers,
Elizabeth

Current Class Info

Classes start as soon as you are ready! Thirty weeks of material covered at your own pace. What could be better?

Level One: Early Elementary
For Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, or Recorder
Geared toward adults with little to no prior experience; teens may join pending instructor approval.

Elementary Accelerated
(Levels 1-3 Condensed)
For Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, or Recorder
Fast-paced review option for adults with prior experience who would like to ensure a solid foundation prior to taking Level Four; teens may join pending instructor approval. Informal interview (in person or via Skype) required for all students.

Level Two: Mid Elementary
Level Three: Late Elementary
Level Four: Early Intermediate
Level Five: Mid Intermediate
Level Six: Late Intermediate
For adults with prior experience; teens may join pending instructor approval. Informal placement audition (in person or via Skype) required for all incoming students.

Format for All Adult Classes
  • Weekly video instruction introducing new material/techniques and refining existing material/techniques -- thirty weeks of material to follow at your own pace.
  • Weekly practice session review: record a practice session on a weekly basis for instructor to review with detailed, individualized feedback and practice recommendations given. Thirty practice session reviews total.
  • Flexibility! If you need to skip a week or a month here and there you can continue to submit practice sessions for up to one year following your start date.
  • Seven group classes (optional; attend in person): Enjoy the camaraderie and support of studio-wide group master classes! Fourth Sunday of the month in Sept, Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb, Mar, and Apr.
  • Practice incentives! (Optional) Use the app Practicia to record all practice sessions and receive an extra practice session review for every thirty days of practice sessions logged and a 20m in-person or Skype lesson after every fifty days of practice sessions logged.
  • Formation of optional duets between interested students facilitated and coached during group classes and/or practice sessions.
  • Support! Ask questions as they arise in your private Google classroom or post them to the adult students' Facebook group to get advice from instructor, more advanced students, and your fellow classmates.