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.
Whether you're a seasoned performer, just coming back 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 four years I've focused on sound as a healing medium, and I am ready again to share my love of music with students again.
In this age of COVID-19, we will take precautions to be as safe as possible together. Introductory Lessons will be on my back deck, overlooking a beautiful garden, under a pop-up tent, giving us plenty of space and fresh air. Please bring your mask.
In the case of unsuitable weather, we will be inside my home studio. The studio is climate controlled and uses an air purifier. We can comfortably practice social distancing inside the studio.
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 - Age 6+
Beginning to Intermediate Violin, Viola & Bass - Age 6+
Musicians that experience physical, emotional and/or mental challenges when they play - All Levels & Any Instrument
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 $40 for a 45 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.
There is forgiveness for last minute sickness at this time of Covid. When you sign up for a lesson, the details are in the Terms & Agreement.
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.
Add you credit card information, and either pay with your credit card, or push the Pay Later button.
Lessons are $5 less if you pay by check, cash or Venmo the day of your lesson.
If you're planning on taking lessons regularly, please choose a slot for the weeks available, and if you can, please pay monthly.
If you forget payment day of, I will issue payment through your saved credit card information. Easy!
* I will not authorize a credit card payment unless you forgot a payment method the day of your lesson. *
Payment Examples - Paid before or day of Lesson - (applies to lessons after the Introductory Lesson)
45 Minute Lesson - $50 or $45
$50 using Credit Card or $45 using cash/check/Venmo
60 Minute Lesson - $65 or $60
$65 using Credit Card or $60 using cash/check/Venmo
Venmo handle @Maria-SchererWilson
Checks made out to Maria Scherer Wilson