FIDDLESTICKS STUDIO

Fall and Winter 2022

Virtual, in-person and hybrid placements available
Offering in-person lessons in Ottawa - Merrickville and Oxford Station 


PRIVATE LESSONS WITH VERITY

Verity is a classical cellist and early childhood music specialist. Fiddlesticks studio offers programs for early childhood through to RCM level 7 and combines best practices from the four major pedagogical approaches in music (Suzuki, Kodály, Orff and Dalcroze) to provide rich, student-centered learning experiences for young musicians.

Verity’s students benefit from enrichment theory and musicianship, year-round programming inclusive of intensives, camps and special events, ensemble opportunities as well as student-choice commitments for performance and/or RCM examinations. She delights in the individuality of each child and tailors lessons to match student goals.

Lessons are designed to develop:

  • Excellent technical ability and skill
  • A meaningful and long-lasting connection to music and the cello 
  • True musical literacy (the ability to think, read and write music)
  • The tools to play by ear 
  • RCM theory
  • Ensemble skills and the confidence to play in a group 
  • Effective and efficient practice habits 
  • Effective and efficient approaches to achieving goals 
  • A stress-free approach to performance


For students aged 2 through RCM grade 7 or equivalent
$35 each 1/2 hour private lesson  
$53 each 3/4 hour private lesson  

$70 each 1 hour private lesson

$25 each supplementary group or beginner cello ensemble (duration varies)
$35+ each ensemble coaching RCM level 2 and up (duration varies)

PRE-PREPARATORY KODALY MUSICIANSHIP AND STRINGS
A child-inspired approach to beginning cello, violin, ukulele and/or piano.
Playful, sequentially progressive lessons designed to develop foundation skills, get children playing and keep them playing. Siblings welcome.

No home practice required. 
Instruments provided for lesson time.

For children aged 2-5
$40 each 1/2 hour private lesson  

MUSIC PLAY

**Currently accepting students for winter /spring 2023 Westboro location
A sequential Kodály-based movement and group music program designed to develop foundation cello, violin, ukulele and/or piano ability, true musical literacy, and a life-long connection to music.
Activities include singing stories, movement to music, dramatic play, rhythms and rhymes, literacy preparation activities, interactive folk song singing, interactive movement games, and hands-on instrumental experience and instruction.

Small group size
$40/class

MUSICIANSHIP AND THEORY PROGRAM

A voice and movement-based musicianship program for early learners designed to prepare for and supplement instrumental learning and theory acquisition as students advance. Students begin with playful, individually tailored, whole-child experiences in musical literacy and are appropriately transitioned into RCM theory levels to match instrumental learning objectives as ability advances.

Private and group placements available

$25-$35/group placement
Private lesson fees apply to private placements


ADULT CELLO LESSONS AND ENSEMBLES 
A flexible and fun technical development approach for busy adult musicians
Adult ensemble and duets encouraged
$70 each 1-hour private lesson

PRO-D DAY AND HOLIDAY INTENSIVES
Scheduled upon request.
Default lesson fees apply


A $50 one-time registration fee is applicable at the time of registration
A $35/student administration fee is applicable to all term placements

Fiddlesticks Studio 
Ottawa, Kemptville, Merrickville, Oxford Station 
Phone: 613 402 7034  
Email: fiddlestickschild@gmail.com