Schedule Your Violin, Viola, or Cello Lesson
Take violin, viola, or cello lessons in my home-based Pittsburgh Studio or in the comfort of your own home
You are welcome to join me in my home-based studio in Pittsburgh, PA for your lesson. Alternatively, I can join you in the comfort of your home,* or join you online!
Online lessons operate the same as in-person lessons and allow you to keep up with your music studies anywhere!
30 minutes is $30
45 minutes is $40
60 minutes is $50
*Travel to your home may involve additional cost, depending on the distance
Lessons are purchased in 1 month blocks (groups of 4 lessons, 1 per week) at a time.
I currently accept cash, check, PayPal, or online purchase below.
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What do I need for my first lesson?
Students should have:
- their own instrument and bow. I can assist with finding a quality student instrument to rent or purchase.
- a music stand
- a shoulder rest (for violin and viola); end-pin stop for cello
- an instrument case
- a tuner
- a notebook and pencil
- a method book. If you already have a preferred method book, I am happy to continue with you. If you have not worked with a teacher before, we can discuss this before your first lesson to find the book that best suits your needs. There are many choices when it comes to method books. I have worked with: the All for Strings Series, String Builder Series, Essential Elements Series, and others.
I am happy to assist with the selection of any of the above items or additional equipment/teaching aids!
What to expect at my first lesson?
If you have never held a violin, viola, or cello before:
Don't worry! We will discuss the basic parts of the instrument, how it works, how to correctly hold it (and the bow!) and come up with a plan. We may even try and jump in to a few exercises!
If you have previously taken lessons:
We will discuss what method books and repertoire you have completed already so that I have a sense of your progress. Then we will discuss your goals and create a plan to reach them!
PURCHASING A LESSON PACKAGE DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU ARE SCHEDULED ON MY CALENDAR (yet)! YOU MUST CONTACT ME TO SCHEDULE YOUR LESSON TIME. Call me at 412-759-8210, or email me at Lisamusicstudio@gmail.com. Let me know if you plan to take lessons online or in person. I can't wait to start working with you!