Learn to play like me!
"Josie is wonderful. She's talented, knowledgable, organized, and patient. My daughter has learned so much from her in the past year and loves going to lessons. Josie makes learning fun while maintaining expectations and instilling a respect for the instrument. We are thrilled with lessons at her studio. She has been an excellent teacher, and I highly recommend her."
-Marissa, mother of Evie, age 6
I have been teaching violin (fiddle) to children since I was 15 years old. I have found it to be the perfect blend of my two greatest passions: music and childcare. I teach a blend of classical Suzuki method and traditional fiddle styles including (but not limited to) Old timey, bluegrass, Irish, and New England. It is my personal philosophy that some of the best violin techniques have been developed for classical musicians, but fiddling brings a vital element of fun and spontaneity that classical music does not give every student. Lessons in my studio include a strong emphasis on learning by ear, but also introduce music reading, and require a fair amount of parent involvement. Younger students can also expect some singing, clapping, and games!
I am currently accepting students for private lessons only, but within the year I hope to have a regular group lesson, as well as a jam for beginners. I am now teaching out of my house, located in central Denver.
For more information on violin/fiddle lessons for your child ages 5+ please contact me directly! I would be happy to chat with you about any questions or concerns you might have, or to arrange an interview/trial lesson.
My rate is currently $42/hr. 30 minute lessons are $21, and 45 minute lessons are $31.50. Most kids begin with 30 minute lessons, most adults/teens with 45-60 minute lessons. It is highly recommended that you sign up for lessons on a weekly basis.
I look forward to helping you or your child begin a new aspect of your life, music, and education!