We offer private instruction on the following instruments:

♦  Fiddle

♦  Classical Violin & Viola

♦  Guitar (Acoustic)

♦  Mandolin

♦  Ukulele (4 & 5 year olds only)

♦  Beginning Clawhammer Banjo

♦  Music Theory

Individual lessons can be either 1/2 hour, 3/4 hour, or 1 hour weekly with some options for every other week depending on the age of the student, times available, and sheduling options.  Some "occasional" slots are also available.  Contact us to learn more about our availability. We teach Monday through Friday at our studio in the Old North End in Burlington, VT.  Sarah also teaches in alternate locations which are listed on our Contact Us page.

Lessons are tailored to individual student’s interests and abilities. John often composes music and lesson material specifically for each student while Sarah engages her students in a yearly CD making project that often includes other family members and friends.  There are several student recitals scheduled and students are encouraged to participate in area groups such as the Woodbury Strings Fiddle and Banjo Club, Fiddleheads, the Vermont Fiddle Orchestra, the Green Mountain Youth Symphony, Vermont Youth Orchestra as well as summer camps and workshops.

John and Sarah believe that everyone has the ability to play and enjoy music in his or her own unique way. They are dedicated to helping each student develop and nurture his or her special relationship to music at their own pace.