Lessons are given weekly, or more frequently, in a positive and encouraging environment. Typically lessons are one hour or 1.5 hours for age 12 and above. For ages 7-12 lessons are either 45 or 60 minutes depending upon the child's attention span.
People often ask me what my teaching "method" is. I draw on a number of methods, approaches, and materials from different teaching traditions, such as Suzuki, Paul Roland, and Kato Havas. For instance, I do not consider myself a "Suzuki Teacher", yet I often use the Suzuki collection of beginning violin pieces.
I usually include the following components at lessons, and in structuring student's practice times:
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