Philosophy

 

Students will learn to craft an expressive variety of sounds and combine them to make persuasive musical thought.

Lessons

Lessons include three aspects of development: technique, studies and repertoire. The

Right and left hand progressive exercises will develop purity of tone and accuracy of intonation.

 

Melodic studies in the Piatti and Popper collections reinforce concepts discussed in lessons and segue to the repertoire.

 

The classical repertoire is rich and expressive and there is much of it to enjoy. Peter also encourages students who wish to persue alternative styles  such as jazz, popular, bluegrass, orchestral, chamber and rock. 

Students will learn theory and have the option to pursue testing from the Associate Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM) or prepare for an advanced placement (AP) test.

Performance Opportunities

 

There are two annual recitals for students to share their music.

Young students have the option to prepare for festivals and competitions, including the Seattle Young Artists' Festival, the Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside and the Music Teachers National Association Competition.

Students are encouraged to participate in ensemble playing and audition for youth symphony programs or community orchestras.

​Rates

 

​Weekly hour lesson: $240/ Month  ​

Weekly 45 minute lesson: $200/ Month

 

Studio Locations & Scheduling

 

University District

1305 NE 43rd ST #207

Seattle, WA

Mercer Island

4236 85th Ave SE

Mercer Island, WA

In home lessons are available for Eastside residents.

A commuting fee of $60 will be added to monthly tuition.

 

Please contact Peter for current availability.

 

Practice

 

Lessons are a compliment to and a guide for good practice habits. A motivated and diligent student enjoys quick progress with regular practice.

A benchmark for beginning students is 15 minutes a day.

Advanced students are expected to maintain a regular practice schedule and employ effective time management to achieve their musical goals.

​Instruments, Books & Materials

Students will need their own cello and bow.

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Other required materials include:

  • Suzuki Book and accompanying CD

  • Music Stand

  • Chair

  • Chromatic Tuner/Tuning App

  • Metronome/App

  • Rosin 

  • Pencil

Much of the repertoire is in the public domain and can be downloaded for free. When possible, I will provide students with copies of assigned materials.