General Information

Private Lesson Rates

Violin Artistry Studio is a year-round educational program and commitment. It is not a “payment per service” arrangement, but rather a tuition-based curriculum. Enrollment entitles the student to studio membership, a monthly group lesson, and weekly private instruction at a designated time slot each week, reserved exclusively for your child. The tuition is a purchase of the teacher’s services and a reservation of the teacher’s time. Enrollment must be made for the entire academic year.

The current lesson rates per class are:

30-minute Initial Consultation /Audition = complimentary

30 Minutes  (1/2 hour)  = $50
45 Minutes  (3/4 hour)  = $75
60 Minutes  (1 hour)      = $95

I am happy to teach any visiting students (from the mainland and abroad) as long as I have an opening in my schedule. Rates are subject to change.

Beginner through Book 3 students generally take 30 minute lessons, once a week.
Book 4-6 students take 45 minutes once a week. Advanced students take 1 hour lessons, once or twice a week as needed.

The youngest age to start is generally three years old. However, every child is different. I find that girls can start as early as age 3 or 4, but boys are better starting at age 4 or 5. Every child is unique, so I'm happy to meet with you to determine readiness. I do expect the child to be able to focus and listen to directions for at least 15 minutes (without rolling around on the floor and running off to mom or dad). Parents must be in the room and take notes/videos.

The minimum length of lesson is 30 minutes, no matter the age. In a lesson with a four year old, for instance, the lesson with the child is maybe only 20 minutes but the rest of the lesson is used to teach the parent, and to discuss HOW to practice with the child at home during the week.

Group Class 

Group Classes are held monthly (pending my availability) for the Pre-Twinkle, Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced levels. All cost for group lessons are included in the tuition. Group Class is not a substitute for private lessons, and all students must be taking private lessons with an accredited teacher of the Suzuki Association of Hawaii.

Students of other violin studios may attend my monthly group class as long as they are paying their annual membership dues to SAH, for a fee of $20/class. Please email for more info.
Group class is an excellent opportunity to work on memory, technique, communication, cooperation, listening skills, stage fright, confidence and musical knowledge. We play games, practice the repertoire and work on violin technique in a fun atmosphere among students of a similar age group and level.