©2017 BY THE YARBROUGH STUDIO.

The Suzuki Method is based on the principle that every child has ability. Considering every child can learn their native tongue with relative ease, the same natural learning approach can be applied to violin instruction through a nurturing and encouraging environment.

Ages

3* - 18 years old

*Three-year-olds must be fully potty-trained and able to follow basic instructions.

Parents are welcome and encouraged to take lessons prior to or alongside their child, but otherwise, The Yarbrough Studio does not provide lessons for adults.

Durations

30, 45, & 60-minute lessons available

Lesson days and times are arranged by appointment. 

Levels

Beginning - Advanced

All levels of ability welcome!

Locations

 Bremerton, WA: home studio (exact location disclosed upon appointment). 

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Tacoma, WA: The University of Puget Sound, Community Music Department

Lessons

Private (weekly): Teacher one-on-one with student.

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Group Class: In addition to private lessons, students also attend group class. This is a highly enjoyable and motivational session in which all students have the opportunity to play and learn together in a group setting. We further reinforce what we’re learning in lessons while also having the chance to play and perform as an ensemble. 

Methods & Curriculum

As a registered Suzuki violin teacher, I train students using the Suzuki Method.

 

At the student's developmental readiness (factoring age, literacy, and technical proficiency), and in conjunction with Suzuki study, I introduce and develop the skill of reading music with the Sassmannshaus Tradition series, Early Start on the Violin, on which I also have registered teacher training.

 

Scales, etudes, and additional repertoire are also assigned for further development. 

Advanced students continue with scales/technique, etudes, and the standard violin repertoire. 

Music theory is included in the lesson to build further understanding of music and to aid in performance. 

Parental Involvement

Continuing from the enrollment stage through a child's lesson experience, parental involvement is absolutely vital for success. Especially for younger students, parents are expected to attend the lessons, take notes and/or video recordings, and learn along with their child in order to help them in their daily practice routine. 

Performances

Performance opportunities such as recitals occur throughout the year in addition to group classes, studio functions, and community outreach. 

Because performance is an essential component of musical study, as well as the mission of art to benefit and share with others, all students participate in performances. 

Policies

Bremerton Studio: Please see the Studio Handbook.

Tacoma Studio: Please see The University of Puget Sound Community Music Department's Payment Policies as well as the Studio Handbook.

Rates

Bremerton Studio: Please see the Studio Handbook.

Tacoma Studio: Please see my faculty page.