FAQ

I dont have a violin. How do I get one?

How do I set up a lesson?

You can schedule a lesson by filling out a consultation form on the Book A Lesson page or by sending an email to therhodestudio@gmail.com

Do I need anything else besides a violin to get started?

In lessons I will provide all the method books and music needed. The only other things I recommend students get within the first month of playing are a music stand and a shoulder rest.  

How do I pay for lessons?

I will send an online invoice through square once we have confirmed a day and time for weekly lessons. I bill for four lessons at a time but am happy to do monthly or larger bundles if you prefer. I accept other forms of online payment upon request. If we are meeting in person I can accept cash or check.

Do you offer shorter lessons?

I offer 30 minute lessons to students in the single digit age range. Both 30 minute and 1 hour lessons can work for students of this age. 

Do you teach Suzuki method?

Somewhat. I love to use aspects of Suzuki's mother-tongue method for teaching young students and I use their sequence of repertoire because it is recognized across the globe. In addition to this repertoire, I include note reading from day one. As students progress, I incorporate Galamian & Berber scales, various method books, and alternative repertoire to keep students engaged!

Where are you located? 

I teach out of my apartment in Chicago, near North Center Town Square. I choose not to post my address online, but I’m happy to tell you if you reach out to book a lesson!  

Do you offer travel lessons?

Yes! I am happy to travel to students that fit within my schedule. I charge a $10 add on fee per lesson to students I travel to.