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Violin, viola, cello, or music theory


Learn online or in-person with private, virtual lessons from innovative instructor, Shelby Trevor.

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

In-person lessons available in North Sandwich, NH.

See Testimonials from students who have enrolled.

Cost of lessons depends on a sliding scale fee.

Average cost of lesson: 

$40 per half hour

$50 per 45 minutes

$60 per hour

Accepting Venmo, PayPal, Check, or Cash.

Cancellation and Make-up Policies

Cancellations counts toward one sick day per month (or up to 3 per semester). There will be a charge for the full cost of a lesson for every missed lesson after that -- this accounts for the additional time needed for correspondence, scheduling, and any handling or preparation of lesson materials. The make-up policy provides the scheduling of one make-up lesson per month . This of course ensures the maintenance of future scheduling and financial projections.

Home Practice Expectations

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.

Some Benefits of Violin Lessons

Learning a string instrument from a professional 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.


For questions or inquiries, please call or email Shelby Trevor:​ 

(617) 413-5030 |

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