Drop-in lessons for teens & adults

Building skill on the violin takes consistency, which is why most students are in the year-round program. However, I can teach more flexible lessons to experienced, self-directed teenage or adult players. Maybe you want assistance with some orchestra excerpts, or advanced techniques like vibrato, shifting, or spiccato. Perhaps you have some aches and pains and want someone to help you identify habits and learn to move differently. Or maybe you just want to get started playing again and have a few sessions! I will pack as much information as possible into your lesson and equip you with videos, resources, and tools for progressing on your own.

How it works:

  • I schedule drop-in lessons on Fridays, occasional Sunday evenings, on weekday mornings from 7:30-9:30 AM, and on Monday-Thursday weekday afternoons/evenings as they are available. Students who are part of my year-round program get first dibs on the afternoon/evening slots Monday-Thursday, but sometimes there are gaps or cancellations.
  • If I have open Monday-Thursday slots, I can book lessons for you up to 4 weeks ahead of time. Since I may fill those slots with year-round students at any time, I don't schedule much further out than that.
  • When you sign up for a drop-in lesson, you're reserving a time slot in my schedule. If you forget your lesson, come late, or have a last-minute schedule conflict, the time is over and gone.
  • You may request to reschedule due to illness; the re-schedule must happen within two weeks, and I will do my best to accommodate you but cannot guarantee that my available times will match your schedule.
  • Four-lesson packages need to be used within three months of the first lesson. You can request one re-schedule per package with at least 48 hours' notice.
  • If you are a drop-in student and want to perform in a solo recital at Good Shepherd Center, there is a recital charge to cover facility rentals and professional accompaniment; you must have your piece fluently prepared one month before the recital and rehearse with the accompanist before going onstage.


30 min $50; four 30 min lessons for $190

45 min $70; four 45 min lessons for $265

60 min $90; four 60 min lessons for $335