Private & Group Music Lessons
Private and group lessons integrate the students Body, Mind and Heart through music, intention and movement.
I will help you develop a balanced way of thinking about practice and performance, and how to create and maintain a healthy relationship between you and your instrument.
Whether you're a seasoned performer, or a beginner, just coming back to your instrument after many years, or are just picking one up for the first time, I can help you explore what you're wanting from playing a stringed instrument.
I have 15 years experience teaching string students at every level. The last four years I've been exploring sound as a healing medium, and am ready again to share my love of music with students again, privately and in groups.
Try out an Intro lesson with me and see if we're a good fit!
Who do I teach?
Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced Adult Cellists
Beginning to Intermediate Adult Violinists, Violists & Bassists
Musicians that experience physical, emotional and/or mental challenges when they play
Small groups of string instrument students (up to four) that would like extra help on their orchestra music - All Levels & Ages
String chamber groups (create a group with your friends for fun!) - All Levels & Ages
String students needing another set of ears on audition material - All Levels & Ages
High School String students that need a mentor before going to college
String students that need a supplemental teacher while their regular teacher is away - All Levels & Ages
How do I sign up for a lesson?
I have an online scheduler. Please sign up for an Introductory lesson.
How can I schedule and reschedule lessons?
You can schedule online up to 24 hours in advance, but if you need to reschedule/cancel, 48 hours notice is required. Not only does this keep you accountable, this will give time to others to reserve your open spot. After your Introductory lesson, I will provide a private link to schedule future lessons.
How do I pay for private and group lessons?
Your first lesson is paid online with a credit card. All new students and groups please sign up for a $40 Intro Lesson.
If you're interested in group lessons, assign one person to be group leader when signing up for your Intro Lesson. You will all communicate to each other when and how long of lessons you'd like, then just sign up when you're all available.
Lesson payment afterwards is up to you. I do suggest you make an online profile and sign in to make and/or reschedule lessons. You will schedule online and have the option of paying right then or at your lesson. I will provide a private link to schedule regular one hour or 1.5 hour lessons after your Intro lesson.
Lessons are $5 less if you pay by check, cash or Venmo the day of your lesson. If you forget payment day of, I will issue payment through your saved credit card information. Easy!
Payment Examples - Paid before or day of Lesson - (applies to lessons after the Introductory Lesson)
Venmo handle @Maria-SchererWilson
One Hour Lesson - $65/60
Private Lesson = $65 using Credit Card or $60 using cash/check/Venmo
Group Lesson (Two students) = $65 using Credit Card or $30.00 per student cash/check/Venmo
Group Lesson (Four students) = $65 using Credit Card or $15.00 per student cash/check/Venmo
One and a Half Hour Lesson - $95/90
Private Lesson = $95 using Credit Card or $90 using cash/check/Venmo
Group Lesson (Two students) = $95 Credit Card or $45 per student cash/check/Venmo
Group Lesson (Four students) = $95 Credit Card or $22.50 per student using cash/check/Venmo