Carter Suzuki Violin & Fiddling

Vancouver, WA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I have a successful Suzuki Program that also offers fiddling as a added skill. As well as our Suzuki group we have Fiddlocity! A performance group that teaches stage skills through instrumental and vocal performance of Texas swing and traditional fiddle tunes.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

EVERYTHING! My fulfillment comes through watching my students growth and progress!

Location

Vancouver, WA 98683

Background check

Complete

Years in business

32

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

9

Reviews

6 Reviews
  • Catherine N. Feb 28, 2017
    Violin Lessons (for children or teenagers)
    Verified Review
    Excellent!
    Denise is a great instructor! I've really enjoyed my classes with her.
  • Lisa B. Jan 31, 2016
    Violin Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
  • Jody C. Jan 11, 2016
    Violin Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    I was very happy with the quick responses to questions. I can't wait to get started.
  • Tricia S. Mar 10, 2013
    Violin Lessons
    Verified Review
    As a fifty something student who never played the violin before, I learned several songs in just a few months. Denice was a great instructor and very patient. Her lessons focused on fun and minimal stress. I only played for a few months before a shoulder injury forced me to stop playing for a while, but I would recommend Denice to any adult wanting to try something new and learn Texas fiddling. Thanks Denice, Sincerely Tricia.
    Denice C. Mar 10, 2013

    It was a pleasure!

  • Jen W. Feb 27, 2013
    Violin Lessons
    Verified Review
    My four year old is playing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on Violin! How awesome is that? I am learning myself, and find Denice's teaching style very enjoyable. She is very patient and positive. I and my son always look forward to our lessons with her. A+++!
    Denice C. Feb 27, 2013

    Thanks Jen - like wise! Your son is very smart and interesting to teach! Keep up the great work!

  • Marie T. Feb 27, 2013
    Denice is a genius at teaching children from her many years of experience. My children are not only learning violin, they are learning valuable life lessons from her. I also take lessons from her and her ability to put into words exactly what I need to do to learn the step I'm working on is magical.All children and adults who want to learn violin should have the privilege of being taught by Denice.
    Denice C. Feb 27, 2013

    Marie, I am humbled .... The privilege is all mine:-)

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Tuition is paid monthly, in advance. You are billed on a flat month rate regardless of whether there are 4 or 5 weeks. One year commitment is required and deposit is held until the 13th month. Deposit is waived with full one year payment.Discounts are given for referrals. Rates are determined by lesson length.You may choose 1/2 hour, 45 minute OR 1 hour slots. Group classes for Suzuki students are provided at no additional cost! Rates: Red Barn Studio flat monthly - $120,$180,$240 NO GROUPONS PLEASE!!!!
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
If new to the violin I have a organized and detailed system for building a strong technical and creative foundation. For those already familior with the instrument I start by assessing ability and interest to taylor our session tword specific goals and needs.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Omaha Suzuki Talent Education Association. Denver Talent Education. Studied privately with many Texas Style Fiddle Legends.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I fell in love with the violin at age 9 and knew I would teach from then on. I have enjoyed teach students of all ages and backgrounds for 30 years!
What types of customers have you worked with?
Private lessons, group classes and performances with my groups.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Our group has played for: The Colorado Rockies, The Olympic Torch, many festivals through out the Denver Metro area, Charity Events, The National Fiddle Championships and each year at the Colorado Fiddle Championships at the National Western Stock Show. We have also been featured on dozens of local news pieces.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Be sure you have time to practice. Parents must realize the commitment.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I am one of the first Suzuki teachers to incorporate fiddling into a Suzuki program. I am developing a method for fiddling that helps teachers and student learn fiddle in a sequential manor that compliments and is consistant with Suzuki studies.