Therapeutic Music Lessons
Playing an instrument helps integrate a student's Body, Mind and Heart,
through music, intention and movement.
As your teacher, 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.
The physical body responds to the vibrations of music through the heart and it is common to feel more love and joy in this state of awareness. When we focus our mind and breath, the sympathetic nervous system responds, and we are able to think more clearly and experience calmness.
By increasing your body-mind connection, you will improve your posture/position, vibrato, intonation, and musicality, helping you release anxiety, tension and pain.
To further your comfort with your instrument and move toward your musical aspirations and goals, we may explore breath patterns, movement, visualization and meditation within the private session.
Whether you're a seasoned performer, a string teacher, returning to your instrument after many years, or an absolute beginner, I can help you express yourself through your instrument.
I have fifteen years experience teaching string students of all ages. The last five years I've focused on sound as a healing medium, and I am ready again to share my love of music with students again.
Try out an Introductory lesson with me and see if we're a good fit!
I look forward to working with you!
Who do I teach?
Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced Cellists
Musicians that experience physical, emotional and/or mental challenges when they play - All Levels of String Players
High School and College String students needing a mentor and/or help on audition material - All Levels (All strings)
String/Band Teachers wanting to improve their skills on a String Instrument and learn more techniques and strategies for Group Teaching (Violin, Viola, Cello & Bass)
How do I schedule a first lesson?
I have an online scheduler. Please sign up for an Introductory lesson. The cost is $75 for a 60 minute lesson.
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 the Introductory Lesson?
Your first lesson is paid online with a credit card.
How do I schedule and pay for lessons after we've met and had the Introductory Lesson?
I will send you a Private Link to schedule lessons.
Make an online profile (if you hadn't already), sign in to schedule, cancel and/or reschedule lessons.
Either pay with your credit card, or push the Pay Later button.
If you forget payment the day of your lesson, I will issue payment through your saved credit card information.
* I will not authorize a credit card payment unless you forgot a payment method the day of your lesson. *
60 Minute Lesson - $75
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