Fun, quality, and educational learning for your child is what this studio values.
The first step in beginning violin lessons is to contact me for an interview/trial lesson to see if we are a good fit for each other! From there, your child will attend weekly lessons, and will be fitted for a violin of his/her size. Then you can rent or buy one accordingly. West Michigan has many quality instrument rental stores that you can rent from. You will also be expected to buy music and different workbooks for your child as needed.
As the parent, you are very welcome and encouraged to be a part of your child's lessons, taking notes for them to look back on over the week, and paying attention during the lesson in order to help your child at home.
If your student is younger, you will function as the 'home teacher' and will help them practice at home. Because of this, being present at lessons is very important as they develop.
The violin is a very beautiful and rewarding instrument to play, and it takes time and effort to become good at. Depending on the age of your child, anywhere from twenty minutes to two hours a day will be needed.
At this time, Hopeful Sounds does not offer recitals or other performance opportunities. Because of this, it is highly recommended that your child become a part of the Saint Cecilia Music Club for further music education and performance opportunities!