Violin lessons

Beginner to Advanced

Praise Him with stringed instruments

Psalm 150:1

Learn

  • How to read music
  • How to practise intelligently and accelerate your progress
  • How to play violin with the greatest control and comfort

Accelerated learning

  • Method: Using techniques from Rolland, Galamian and Suzuki’s string pedagogy, I have developed a method which focuses on posture, tone and musical expression from the beginning of training.
  • Sightreading: Students learn to read music right from the start.
  • Listening: Frequent listening to recordings of the student’s pieces and other classical music is emphasised.
  • Heart in the music: Students learn not only to play the music but to express the music with emotion as one would tell a story.

I know that the most joy in my life has come from my violin.

Albert Einstein

Practice teams

Guiding children in their musical journey is rewarding for everyone. The teacher, parent and child all work together as a team.

In Sam’s studio, parents have an active role in their children’s musical development. Parents take notes in each lesson and guide their children as they practise at home.

Sam provides weekly instructions to make practice simple.

Parents do not need prior experience with music. By participating in lessons and making use of the provided learning resources, parents can confidently help and encourage their children at home. 

Lesson Plans

Prices

Poco

  • 20 minutes
  • Weekly lessons
  • Essential concepts: posture, note reading etc.
  • Suitable for very young beginners

$23 / lesson

(billed per term)

Moderato

  • 30 minutes
  • Weekly lessons
  • Everything in Poco plus a rhythm module
  • Best for most beginners

$34 / lesson

(billed per term)

Molto

  • 45 minutes
  • Weekly lessons
  • Additional time for rhythm and theory modules
  • Best for advancing students and beginner students who want to accelerate their progress

$50 / lesson

(billed per term)

Video conferencing lessons are also available (ie. Zoom). The length of lessons depends upon the student’s skill level, age and concentration. Beginning students usually benefit from thirty-minute lessons while more experienced students often need longer lessons to cover everything they’re learning.

Our Terms and Policies

Term fees

All of our lessons are based upon a term-by-term commitment. Payment for the term is due on the day of the first lesson.

There is no additional registration fee.

Missed lessons and make-up policy

Lessons missed by the student: If the student cancels a lesson with no less than 24 hours’ notice, every effort will be made to reschedule the lesson. If the lesson cannot be rescheduled, the cost of the lesson will not be refunded or waived.

Lessons missed by the teacher: If the teacher cancels a lesson, the lesson will be rescheduled or credited to the next term. Where neither of these options is possible, the lesson will be refunded.

Cancellation/suspension policy

If the student/parent cancels enrolment with no less than three weeks’ notice, we provide a full refund of any remaining lessons.