Serrano Musica Studio provides a safe environment for students to learn at their own pace. Lessons are available for violin, viola, and beginner cello. Students of all ages and skill levels are welcome. I encourage parent involvement so that the students can succeed both in lessons and at home.
Includes the following and more: Suzuki Method ~ Essential Elements ~ Fiddle and Bluegrass Tunes ~ Disney and Contemporary ~ Opportunities to Perform ~ Ear Training ~ Tone and Technique ~ Note Reading and Rhythm ~ Improvisation
Performance & Recitals -
My students' studio recitals focus on the idea of giving back to the community through music. Recitals are at various locations twice a year for summer and winter seasons. Previous recital venues have included the San Diego county fair, senior retirement communities, hospitals, churches and other public locations.
Summer 2016 - San Diego County Fair
Winter 2017 - Casa de las Campanas
My studio locations are in Scripps Ranch and Rancho Penasquitos. When inquiring about lessons, please let me know which location you prefer. Skype lessons are also an option for out of town families or families going on vacation who would like to continue lessons.
Schedule Availability -
Monday through Thursday are my regular teaching days although from time to time I will do make-up lessons on the weekends. Please contact me to inquire about current open lesson times. If we cannot currently find a lesson time that fits your schedule, I can also keep you on my waiting list for when another time opens up.
Lesson Instruction -
Typically, I like to spend part of each lesson focusing on classical pieces. We may use a method book such as Suzuki, Essential Elements, or the student's current orchestra repertoire. We go over fundamental technique, posture, skill, sight reading, intonation, and repertoire. The other part of the lesson is focused on my student's favorite songs and artists to make each lesson fun! I can also teach improvisation so that students can learn to play with other musicians in a small group or band. Overall, the desired outcomes of your family is discussed so we can tailor the lessons to your student.
Studio Rates -
My studio policy asks that students commit to a monthly tuition and for a full month of lessons at the beginning of each month. It's generally $160 for four weekly lessons a month or $40 per half hour lesson. Amount varies depending on how many lessons I'm providing in a month. Paying in advance reserves your time slot from week to week, lowers the hassle of payments, and helps me as the teacher prep for lessons with a larger picture in mind.