Welcome to my Studio for Violin and Viola Lessons

If you are looking for a private teacher for your violin or viola student, or for yourself, do contact me. I welcome students of all ages from 5 – 65, and all abilities. Teaching and learning to play are a source of great joy and sense of achievement, and I try to fulfill both of these goals with all my students. Here are a few comments from students and parents who have or are working with me:

“Since working with Annette our young son has shown great improvement in his ability to focus, positively impacting both his music study and school work.  She is very creative in finding fun, age appropriate ways to teach proper technique and confidence in musical ability. Suzanne, Parent”

“We have had two children studying with Annette over the past 10 years. We have really come to value her expertise and joy of teaching over other teachers we have worked with. From Christmas fiddle tunes to a first chair violinist in the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony, we owe her a lot. -David, Parent” 

“Annette was my violin teacher for ten years. From Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to Bruch concerto, Annette not only helped me develop my technique on the violin, but also taught me to love the music I played. She inspired me to follow my passion for music through college and into my career.      — Clara, Student”

“One of the many things that made Annette a great teacher for us was the effort she took to dig into how our daughter learned best. She took time and effort to find resources and methods to grow our daughter’s learning and build up her confidence. Annette fanned our child’s spark of interest into a lifelong passion for music, and helped connect our daughter to fantastic music experiences in the Twin Cities and beyond.   — Denise, Parent”
Since the State of Minnesota declared an emergency and shut down schools, etc. I have been teaching online through FaceTime and Zoom. This does work, if students want to learn and we have a good relationship, which includes everyone in my studio presently. I am working on a plan to have in person lessons again, with limitations to allow for social distancing such as: no extra people in my home during lessons, using different areas of the home for each successive lesson and leaving time for cleaning before reusing each area, etc. I will wait to see how many limitations there are coming from state recommendations, and hope to start in person again this summer for those who can live with the limitations.
For more information please call me at 612-743-3104 or email me at: Annettemusician@gmail.com.  You can also read links on the right side of this page giving policies for my studio and resume, links, etc.

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