Lessons

Violin​​ or Fiddle

Learn the violin in the traditional classical style or in Celtic, or American Folk Style. Beginner, intermediate or avanced levels of students of any age are welcomed to try lessons. Whether you're 3 years old, an adult interested in playing as a hobby/passion, or a student with several years of experience.

30 minute lesson - $30

45 minute lesson - $40

60 minute lesson - $55

Music Theory and Solfege

Shelby is well versed in teaching solfege, harmony, ear training and music theory to all levels. Shelby is on faculty at the Suzuki School of Newton where he has been trained to teach these subjects and has been teaching there since 2011.

Skype Lessons

The convenience of Skype Lessons is difficult to beat for everyone involved. The ease of staying in your own home allows for greater availability and more flexible scheduling opportunities. Try a Skype lesson for free to see if it's right for your learning style!

Rates and Lesson Policies

Weekly payment method:

Pay for the lessons one at a time from week to week.

 

Rates:



30 minute lesson - $30

45 minute lesson - $40

60 minute lesson - $55

Monthly payment method:

​Rates are the same as above.



Payment for the lessons due at the first lesson of each month. The amount depends on how many weekdays are scheduled into the month (4 or 5).

Semester payment method:

Purchase a bundle of 16 lessons, or a 'semester' of lessons.

All lessons must be completed within a four month period.



Rates for a Semester of :

30 minute lessons - $450

45 minute lessons - $600

60 minute lessons - $825

Payment Policies

Payment is due on the day of the lesson if you are using the Weekly payment method.



Payment is due on the first lesson of the month if you are using the Monthly payment method.



Payment is due on the first lesson of the 'semester' if you are using the Semester payment plan.



Note: the Semester payment plan is the only plan which can be made in two installments; One at the first lesson, for half of the total balance, then one of the ninth lesson for the other half of the remaining balance. This is if you have a financial hardship only and can't pay the full amount on the first lesson.





Make-up Lesson Policies


Cancellations must be given with a 24 hour advance notice in order to schedule a make-up lesson time. 



If you are using the monthly plan, you are allowed one sick-day make-up if you cancel within 24 hours. After that, the lessons missed will count as absences and the total cost for the lesson will apply without a make-up granted.



For the Semester plan, you are given two sick-days with make-ups if the lesson is cancelled within 24 hours. After that, the lessons missed will count as absences and the total cost for the lesson will apply without a make-up granted.

Commitment To Lessons: Practicing at Home

In order to fulfill the necessary participation in the lessons, regular and consistent practicing at home is a requirement (usually 4-7 days per week). Good practicing can be described as mindful repetition of a song, or a tricky section of a song, until the student is able to play through it consistently, without hesitation or mistakes. If your child is enrolled in lessons, it’s helpful if you encourage that mentality in your child’s practice at home. It should not be left up to a child to motivate themselves, or "remember" to practice at home. Parental oversight and guidance needs to be in place for a successful outcome in the lesson process. If a student develops the habit of not practicing at home consistently, then it is at the discretion of the teacher to discontinue lessons.

 

Why learning music is good for you

The violin teaches physical coordination, spacial orientation and organization, math, rhythm, developing a critical ear, teamwork and communication skills (when playing with others), mental and physical perseverance/sharpens concentration, it improves reading and comprehension skills, responsibility, can develop healthy habits, exposes students to cultural history, as well as cultivates the expression of emotions through music, which can relieve stress. Studies have also shown again and again that learning music, in general, has many benefits for a developing child (as well as for adults) including increasing memory capacity and other cognitive skills including those listed above.

Homeschool students with a flexible morning and afternoon schedule are encouraged to enroll for lessons during the day!

To sign up or to receive more information contact Shelby at 617-413-5030 or email to shelbytrevor@gmail.com

for Information about rates and durations of classes see the Tuition page

To sign up or to receive more information contact Shelby at 617-413-5030 or email to shelbytrevor@gmail.com

for Information about rates and durations of classes see the Tuition page