Sally Coffee Violin and Viola Lessons

Welcome!

  • Over fifteen years of Suzuki violin and viola teaching experience
  • Suzuki Violin teacher training registered with SAA
  • B.A. in Violin Performance
  • I enjoy teaching ages 3 through adult
  • Policies and schedules are designed to create the highest quality learning conditions
  • Studio located in Blossomwood area of Huntsville


  • Group Classes Benefits


        Group playing encourages listening and cooperative skill
        Observation of advancing students
        Fun and games that enhance playing skills
        Self-assessment opportunities
        Review in a fun setting

     

    About Suzuki Teaching



    The Suzuki "Mother Tongue" concept compares learning music to learning your native language.

    First a student listens, constantly, to the sounds to be produced.

    Efforts toward the first sounds are consistently repeated ("mama", "dada") and highly encouraged. "Good! again; good!, again."

    Reading is added only after sound production is well established

    The "Suzuki Triangle", the working relationship of student-parent-teacher, must be consistent and have ongoing communication.

    In the beginning, parents take responsibility for repetition (practice) like they do with tooth brushing and bathing.

    As the student grows into late elementary and middle school years the responsibility for practice transfers from parental discipline to student self-discipline.


Because I am in the high-risk category for corona virus, (well over 60 and lifelong asthma) I'm asking you to help me be super careful. The following things will help.

I you have a way to do virtual interaction (Skype, Zoom, etc.) Please send me your information. At some point we may want to have distance (virtual) lessons.


Group classes are suspended through March. So no groups March 13, or 27th. We will reevaluate after spring break.

We will all use hand sanitizer before every lesson. Make sure hands are totally dry before touching a violin. The alcohol will destroy the violin finish.

Please, please keep sick students/family home.