Edina Violin Lessons

Minneapolis, MN

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I enjoy working with all my students. I personalize the lessons to each individual. One of my specialties is adult beginners. One of my adults has been with me now for seven years. Convenient southwest Minneapolis location. It's not in Edina, but it's close! Check my website for my resume. My wife Deborah teaches piano here too and together we host two recitals each year.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I'm a "people person." I accompany my students at times on piano, other times on guitar. I'm love teaching and performing. I ask my students to make an audio recording of the lesson each week, and listen back. That way, you can hear yourself objectively and hear yourself improve over time. I feel I get better at what I do every year. My wife, Deborah is a fantastic piano teacher. She teaches at the same location.

Location

Minneapolis, MN 55419

Background check

Complete

Years in business

31

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

2

Reviews

1 Reviews
  • Nora P. Sep 29, 2016
    Violin Lessons (for adults)
    Verified Review
    Excellent violin instructor.
    Jim Plattes is an excellent violin teacher. I am a beginning adult violin student who requires a lot of patience. He provides a comfortable environment for learning and has given me useful instruction on developing my bowing hand, holding the violin, and developing the right tone. I recommend him highly.

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Phone interview. I like to find out a person's musical history. What instruments that person plays or has played. Also, find out what that person's musical goals are. We can then develop a plan to reach those goals.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
One year of Suzuki Violin Pedagogy at the U of M. Mark Bjork instructor. I studied privately with Richard Adams. Assistant Concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra. I have also studied fiddle with Vassar Clements. 30 plus years of teaching private lessons. I have performed professionally since 1974.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
My rates are based on a 30, 45 or 60 minute lesson.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Choose a teacher that is also a performer. I am a full time violinist and teacher. Member of the Twin Cities Musicians Union local 30-73.