Cello and Violin Lessons

Hartford, CT        |        Amherst, MA


Practice at home is essential for learning to play any instrument. Parents need to help, encourage, assist, plan, and remind daily. A good routine, regardless of your age, usually works best. 

Environment & Listening

A good musical environment is the best help you can give yourself. Listening to a wide variety of classical music fosters love for beautiful sound, intonation, and emotional engagement.

Financial Policies

Tuition can be paid online during your lesson sign-up, or after by invoice. Invoices are sent out monthly. 

Missed Lessons and Make-up Lessons

Cancellations or changes made more than 24 hours prior to your class are entitled to a make-up class. Cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to the class are considered a no-show and are not entitled to a make-up class. Emergencies are considered on a case-by-case basis. No make-ups are possible for canceled make-up classes.

Inclement Weather & Illness

Unless you hear from me, I will be available to teach on school-declared snow days. If you are unable to come, we can schedule a make-up or have a Skype lesson. Please do not come to your lesson sick. If you have a same-day fever or other ailments, we will schedule a make-up.

Summer Lessons

Membership is a year-round commitment. Studying during the summer is crucial for students to continue their progress and maintain their skills. There are no violin summer lessons. 

Instruments & Supplies

Please visit Stamell Strings for questions about renting an instrument, repairs, bow rehair, and supplies. 

To order music, strings, and related supplies:


For purchasing Suzuki Materials – CD’s, books, etc.: