What to expect at a lesson:
Casey is trained to provide a strong foundation in a nurturing and affirming environment for beginning violinists as young as age four. (The best time to begin violin lessons for children is ages 4-6, depending on the individual. For a PBS article about the benefits music lessons can have on a young child's learning development, click here.)
Lessons are given at the Westminster Academy of the Arts in Rock Hill, South Carolina. They are weekly, last 15, 30, 45 mins, or 1 hour (most beginner lessons are 30 mins), depending on the level of the student, and are accompanied by the instructor and one of the child's caregivers (parent, grandparent, etc).
Emphasis is placed on right and left hand technique, body balance and movement (the Alexander Technique), reading music, and ear training. To begin lessons for you or child, please contact Casey here.
VIDEO: Student-Teacher Duet (w/ Pan Pan, 6 yrs old)