Études Private Lessons – Piano, Voice, & Strings

 

DSC_1009Études Private Piano Lessons

We offer piano lessons for students ages 3.5 and older. We utilize curriculums designed for each developmental stage, from preschoolers to teenagers to adults, beginning and advanced. All of our piano lessons emphasize musical literacy. Our teachers strive to provide a comprehensive foundation, so lessons will include:

-Sight-reading
-Theory
-Technique
-Composition
-Improvisation
-Listening Skills
-Artistry and Musicianship


Études Private Voice Lessons

We offer vocal lessons for ages 8 and older. Voice lessons are grounded in proper technique and musical literacy. Our teacher strives to promote healthy singing, so learning is centered on understanding the connection between your body and your voice. We also strive to help each student develop confidence as a singer. The curriculum is tailored to each student’s age and ability. Repertoire may include classical art songs and arias, songs from popular Broadway shows, folk, or pop music. Each lesson will include:

– Breathing and posture technique
– Learning and expanding your voice’s capabilities
– Sight-singing
– Theory
– Listening Skills
– Performance and musicianship
– Confidence Building

It is suggested that if you are 12 years or older that you sign-up for hour long lessons, since many singing concepts and techniques can take time to learn and master.


Études Private Violin Lessons

We offer private violin lessons for students ages 3.5 and up.

Curriculum:
Our teaching method starts with a basis in the Suzuki Method.  However, because we know the importance of and strongly value early note reading and theory development, our teachers incorporate supplemental curriculums as well.  We begin teaching every student violin with open strings, which is G, D, A and E. As students get older, we will choose a curriculum and songs based on each individual’s needs.

Purchasing or Renting an Instrument:
Students are asked to secure an instrument before the first lesson. We recommend purchasing or renting your violin from either Foxes Music Company (located at 416 S Washington St, Falls Church, VA 22046), or The Potter Violin Company (located at 4706 Highland Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814).  Both companies will walk you through choosing your instrument and evaluating you or your child for the proper-sized violin.  

Parental Support:
Children ages 3.5 – 6 years old will need substantial parental involvement while beginning to learn violin. Parents are asked to attend each lesson to help learn how to care for the instrument properly, tune the instrument for their child, and assist them in each practice session.

What to Expect with Beginning Violin Lessons:
In the first lessons, students will learn how to properly hold a violin. They will also learn how to take care for the instrument, although parents may need to help young children with this task. Students may begin just by plucking the strings. Eventually, the teacher will assist with holding the bow correctly hand over hand. Students learn how to create each note by placing left hand fingers on each string.


Tuition

30-Minute Private Lessons: $50 per lesson/$200 per month
45-Minute Private Lessons: $75 per lesson/$300 per month
60-Minute Private Lessons: $100 per lesson/$400 per month