Violin/Viola Studio

Welcome. I’ve been teaching the violin and viola for nearly twenty years. As an active performer within classical, experimental, popular, and folk music practices, I offer guidance across a broad spectrum of musical interests.

My main objective as your teacher is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for your growth as a musician. Playing the viola or the violin presents an array of challenges to explore, whether postural, technical, or musical. I focus on practice methods and tangible technical advice in order to develop and deepen musical understanding. I have worked extensively with the Alexander Technique, a mind/body awareness method, and will often use aspects in my own teaching to encourage less tension, develop mental focus, and enhance performance experience.  I am passionate about the art of interpretation and enjoy working with individuals’ interests to further their own unique expression.

Lessons are available to any student age eight or older who is serious about their musical studies and practices regularly. They can function as a primary source of learning or can work in tandem with another teacher’s instruction (with the primary teacher’s blessing).

Rates

$80- 1 Hour

$65- 45 minutes

*If these numbers are out of your budget, I offer a sliding scale rate beginning at $40 per session. Get in touch with me and we’ll figure it out*

You can reach me at bmacadamsomer@gmail.com. I look forward to working with you!