Welcome! The schedule for Winter 2018 is here. There are spots available for new students, particularly Thursday afternoons and Saturdays.
The Studio Calendar for 2017-2018 is posted on the Calendar page! Start & end dates...holidays....
New for fall: Monthly Sunday afternoon Play-Through class! All students are encouraged to come play through the piece they're working on at one of the monthly play-through classes which will be at my house. Part master-class, part mini-concert, these will be very casual and might include having a second go at your piece! Check the Studio Calendar for dates. Excellent for preparation and learning to deal with nerves. :-)
RETURNING STUDENTS: Lessons start January 8th! Invoices will be coming by email in the first week of lessons. Payment by January 15th is appreciated!
--If you are interested in violin lessons here in Edmonton, Alberta (Canada!) I invite you to take a look around - there's information about my violin studio here in Edmonton, some bio information, and a contact form to reach me.
New students - email me to book an introductory 1st lesson/meeting (free - you don't need a violin) set up. Please read through the studio policies and fees and such so you are familiar with these, and have a look at the Current Schedule to see where there are available times that might suit you. The studio is in Fulton Place (near 50th St & 106 Ave), easy access from Wayne Gretzky Drive; or 50th street from the south; or Baseline Road for people east of the city.
What is my teaching style? I like to laugh - hope you do too. I do think that lessons should be fun, but...having said that....fun is when you concentrate and figure out new stuff. I use a variety of teaching methods, depending what I think will work best for you and keep your interest. Everyone gets some fiddle tunes as well as classical learning materials and a few scales. Technical studies come along when you are ready. I will teach as much theory as necessary as you progress, but that only covers essentials of notation and scales. If you are getting into intermediate - advanced levels, it is a good idea to take some theory classes so that you have better understanding of how music works.
Feel free to take a look at some of the many teaching videos I have online at www.youtube.com/AllysonsViolinStudio
Skype lessons - Yes, I teach by Skype, both Alberta and international students. If you are within driving distance, it is helpful to supplement Skype lessons with occasional lessons in person. You can find me on Skype at allyson.lyne - or email me to set something up.
Regular students can choose to have occasional lessons by Skype (or any other convenient platform) if the weather is bad or you have car/ride issues.
My Skype username/contact is allyson.lyne - if you are sending me messages over Skype best let me know by email so I know to look!
Short-term lessons Yes - you can arrange to take just a few lessons with me. I am pretty good at sorting out technical issues, so if you have a regular teacher you want to stay with or you're a fiddler and don't really want to get into long-term lessons, we can do some short-term work to solve specific issues you may be having. Often a month or two of lessons can help you develop a more singing sound or start to get a handle on how to play in tune reliably.