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 $25
45 minutes is $35
60 minutes is $45
*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. If you aren't ready to purchase today, please contact me to discuss what is best for you.
Lisa offers online lessons thru TakeLessons- book your lesson now!
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!