Registration for Strings Camp:
Registration for Suzuki Lessons:
Cape Cod Summer String Tune-Up: Click to download the registration form. Please print the form and mail it to me with a $50 deposit to hold your place. The cost for camp is as follows:
Private lessons are $60/hour. Beginners will start with a 30 minute lesson ($30 per half hour lesson) and as they become more advanced, will move into longer lessons. Payment for each month is due at the first lesson of the month.
Materials: Beginning students will need a Suzuki Book 1 that comes with a CD, and I Can Read Music Volume 1 by Joanne Martin. Cellist will also need a Xeros endpin anchor and violinists and violists will need a Kun shoulder rest (I recommend collapsible). These materials can be purchased at Johnson String Instruments, which is where I also recommend that you rent instruments from. Students should also bring an empty one-inch binder to lessons which I will put practice sheets with lesson notes into each week.
Group Classes meet on Saturdays. Depending on the level of the students, the group class will include Suzuki repertoire as well as chamber music. There is no extra charge for this class, and it is expected that all students in my studio will attend.
Make-up lessons: I take my commitment to teaching very seriously, and it is a rare occurrence that I have to cancel a lesson. However, if I do have to cancel for any reason, I will do my best to reschedule, or I will credit the payment for the lesson to the following month. Please make lesson and practice time a priority in your family too so that you can make the most of your cello lessons. One of the Suzuki mottos is “fun with a high standard.” You will find that playing an instrument is most enjoyable when you can do it well!
Practice tip: In my family, we treat practicing like homework—it is just part of the expected daily routine, no questions asked. Every child practices five days a week and it is their choice which two days they skip. They will most often choose to take weekends off.
Is my child old enough to begin lessons?
Most children begin Suzuki lessons between ages 3-6. If your child has a 15 minute attention span, he is probably ready for Suzuki lessons. If you are unsure if he is ready, feel free to come observe a lesson.
Where do I rent an instrument?
Instruments can be rented from Johnson String Instruments in Newton, MA. You only need to make the trip when you begin and when your child moves up to a bigger instrument, which is likely to be less than once a year. I can also let you know when Johnson's is making a delivery to schools on the Cape for your convenience. I own a 1/8 size cello and a 1/4 size cello that are available for rental on a first come, first served basis.
Registration fee (covers snacks)
Camp fee for first child per family
Camp fee for second child per family
Camp fee for third child per family
Early-bird discount for registration by June 5
$15 (per family)