Register for lessons at Silver Strings today!
You are registering for interest in weekly private lessons with one of our teachers.
Once you submit your registration, we will contact you within 1-2 business days to set up a trial lesson, and/or answer any questions you have.
To register for group classes please email us ([email protected]).
All of our music teachers are Suzuki Certified, have a Masters or Doctorate Degree in their instrument, perform regularly,
have been teaching private lessons for over a decade, and have passed a background check.
There is no registration fee, and we will contact you within 1-2 business days to set up a 30 minute trial lesson.
Prefer to chat first?
email us at [email protected]@gmail.com
Limited Lesson Spots Are still Open for Fall 2022 Lessons!
Regina teaches all levels of violin lessons and viola lessons.
She teaches lessons to ages 3 through adults.
She currently is accepting new students for private lessons on Thursdays and Fridays.
Ryan teaches all levels of violin lessons.
He teaches violin lessons to ages 3 through adults.
He currently has both in-person and virtual lesson times available on Monday afternoons.
Adam teaches all levels of cello lessons.
He teaches cello lessons to ages 5 through adults.
He currently has both in-person and virtual lesson times available Sunday through Thursday.
Which instrument should I play?
At Silver Strings, we focus on teaching violin, viola, and cello. Each instrument has its own personality and sound. Watch the video below to hear and see the violin, viola, and cello. Read more below about the ages at which we begin each instrument to help you determine which might be best for you.
All string instruments are fairly inexpensive to rent, and children can play in groups, orchestras, and often at school. The violin has the highest pitch and often plays melodies in an orchestra. The viola is similar to the violin, but has a deeper sound. The cello is much larger than the violin and viola, and has a gorgeous rich tone quality.
No one instrument is harder than the other, but each instrument has a unique learning curve. Even the violin and cello have significantly different learning curves. For example, the violin has to be supported under the chin, so as the child grows they are constantly having to adjust the way they hold the instrument and stand. The cello, which is always played sitting, has very large strings that are hard to press down at first.
in Frequency of lessons
We offer weekly lessons as students learn much faster with weekly lessons. Students tend to practice more regularly with regular weekly lessons, so progress is also more consistent. Especially for beginners, two weeks is a long time to go between lessons, and mistakes can become habits in the span of fourteen days. It is also important for students to be held accountable for their progress by having a regular lesson.
However, some adult students find bi-weekly lessons work better for their personal and work schedules. If you are interested in this option, please email ([email protected]).
Do you have studio recitals?
Yes. At the end of each semester, students have the option of playing on solo recitals, where each student plays an individual piece accompanied by a pianist or by their teacher. None of these are required, but they are fun, enriching experiences for the students.
Suzuki specific questions:
box violins, parent learning, group classes
Do you use box violins for young beginners?
We typically do not. If we do use box violins (cardboard instruments that do not make sound and are used to teach posture), it will not be for long (a few lessons), and only for very young students such as three year olds.
Should parents learn along with the child?
Learn an instrument with a their child can be very motivational for the child! They naturally want to imitate them. Practicing is not a chore, music making is a family activity and part of the all-important daily routine. It is also encouraging to the child to see that the parent also makes mistakes. I do not require parents to take lessons, but this can be both an enjoyable family activity and helpful for the child.
What is your stance on group classes?
Group classes are an important supplemental part of becoming a musician. Students learn how to listen to each other, count, and cooperate musically.
Silver Strings is excited to offer both student and adult group classes starting in October 2022! See our private lessons and group classes page for more information.