I currently charge $65/hour for online lessons, and $80/hour for in-person lesson. Shorter and longer lessons are charged accordingly.
I like to start off with an introductory lesson to get to know the student. We discuss the student's goals, where they stand currently, and what we would focus on to move them forward. After that I try to see my students once a week. My teaching focuses on the science and art of practicing, and on truly understanding technique, with an emphasis on listening. Weekly assignments tend to include technical exercises, scales, and classical pieces of the student's choice. Basic improvisation is also an interest of mine and, I find, a valuable experience for my string students. Students who have goals outside of classical music will have a different focus, though, spending more time on learning by listening, improvisation, and perhaps transcribing. It all depends on the student!
I have a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of Puget Sound. After finishing college I moved to Europe to study with several teachers on violin and viola, including Barbara Gorzynska, Matthias Maurer, and Asdis Valdimarsdottir, among others. To work with these teachers I studied at various conservatories, including Prayner & Vienna Konservatorium and the Royal Conservatoire of the Hague.