Serrano Musica Studio provides a safe environment for students to learn at their own pace. Lessons are available for violin, viola, ukulele, mandolin, music theory, song writing, improvisation, and stage performance. Students of all ages and skill levels are welcome. I encourage parent involvement so that the students can succeed both in lessons and home practice.
Virtual Lessons -
Lessons are held by the virtual platform of the student's choice. Recordings can be made of any lessons for the student's future practice use. Lessons can be structured or as flexible as the student desires. Free private and group lessons are offered almost every month.
Lesson materials can include the following and much more: Suzuki Method ~ Essential Elements ~ Fiddle, Country & Bluegrass tunes ~ Irish & Celtic music ~ Disney, Movie Theme Songs, Pop, Rock, R&B, and other Contemporary music ~ Opportunities to Perform ~ Ear Training ~ Tone and Technique ~ Note Reading and Rhythm ~ Improvisation ~ Preparing to play for Orchestral & Chamber Ensembles.
Performance & Recitals -
My students' studio recitals focus on the idea of giving back to the community through music. Recitals are encouraged twice a year and can be held in person or online. 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
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 -
Once I understand my student's overall playing goals, I create a monthly and weekly lesson plan to cater to my student. We might focus half the lesson on repertoire & 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 operates on a monthly plan and tuition basis. It's generally $120 - $160 for three to four weekly lessons a month. 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.
Please send me an email if you have any questions or interest at . I look forward to hearing from you!!