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
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
**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
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
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