Frequently Asked Questions
Where do you teach?
I teach both at my home in Cleveland Heights and at The Music Settlement University Circle location. Where you will take lessons depends upon my availability at either location. In general, I teach on Monday, Tuesday and Saturday at The Music Settlement, and on Thursdays at my home.
You can find my current schedule here, however the COVID-19 epidemic has caused me to modify my teaching schedule and switch to teaching virtual lessons via Zoom for now and in certain circumstances in the future.
If I am taking lessons at the Music Settlement, can I switch to studying with you at home?
I cannot teach students with whom I already have a relationship at The Music Settlement, or who have been referred to me by The Music Settlement. I am happy to teach students who are referred to me outside of The Music Settlement at either location, pending schedule availability and student preference.
I am a beginner. What do I need for the first lesson?
If you have a young child (age 4 – 6), you will not need anything for the first lesson except a notebook and a chair for your child. We will discuss the rest at your first lesson.
If you have an older child or you are an adult beginner, I will probably ask that you come to the first lesson with a cello.
When you become a part of the studio I will also give you access to the Student / Parent Portal where you will find many resources and recommendation on where to find an instrument, purchase books, etc…
PLEASE do not buy or rent a cello before discussing it with me. There are many things to consider and many shops don’t specialize in acoustic, string instruments.