FIDDLESTICKS STUDIO

Fall Term 2021
September 7th - December 18th 


VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON LESSONS

OTTAWA, MERRICKVILLE, KANATA AND OXFORD STATION

There is a $50 registration fee for new students and session fees are due in full for the term of placement at the time of registration. Payment plans and/or bursary options are available upon request.

Please be sure to read the Fiddlesticks policies and guidelines before requesting placement.

Fiddlesticks operates on a premise of inclusion and holds firmly to a child-first approach to all lessons and classes. Adapted placements can be made available for children that may require more flexibility or continuity to achieve their goals. 


PRIVATE CELLO LESSONS
Verity’s teaching combines her own experiences as a classical cellist with her personal interest in folk music. Her work with children is inspired by the work of ethnomusicologist and master teacher, Zoltán Kodály. Verity understands that each child perceives, experiences and learns in their own way and in their own time. Lessons are designed according to the needs and learning style of the child and match individual commitment to home practice and family expectations. RCM exam preparation.

Verity strives to give her students the following:
1. A strong emotional connection to music and the cello
2. True musical literacy
3. The tools to play by ear
4. Ensemble skills and the confidence to play in a group
5. Effective and efficient practice habits
6. Effective and efficient approaches to achieving goals
7. A stress-free approach to performance


For students age 2 – 14 or equivalent of RCM grade 6
 
$35 each 1/2 hour private lesson 
 
$53 each 3/4 hour private lesson

$70 each 1 hour private lesson

Exam and performance preparation is subject to additional lesson time and fees

Cello ensembles and duets for private students only.
Semi private and introductory groups can be scheduled upon request.

  

PREPARATORY CELLO  
A child-inspired approach to beginning cello.
Creative, playful and sequentially progressive lessons are designed to get children playing and keep them playing.

No home practice required.
Instruments provided for lesson time.

For children aged 2 and 3
$25 each 1/4 hour private lesson  


MUSIC PLAY GROUPS FOR THREES, FOURS AND FIVES
A sequential Kodaly-based movement and music program with hands-on introductory cello, violin and ukulele.
Activities include singing stories, dramatic play, rhythms and rhymes, literacy preparation activities, interactive folk song singing and games.

Scheduled per groups of 5 children of similar age and stage
$35 each 50 minute class


MUSICIANSHIP AND INTRODUCTION TO STUDIO INSTRUMENTS
A child’s choice medley of musicianship games, eartraining, literacy and practical development on strings (voice, violin, cello and ukulele and piano) for the music lover that wants it all for now.

For ages 2-5

$35 each 1/2 hour private lesson  
$53 each 3/4 hour private lesson


ADULT CELLO LESSONS AND ENSEMBLES
For the young at heart.
A flexible approach tailored to individual goals for technical development and musical aspirations.
Groups and duets encouraged but not required.

$53 each 3/4 hour private lesson
$70 each 1 hour private lesson

Fiddlesticks Studio 
Offering in-person lessons in Ottawa, Kemptville, Merrickville, Kanata, Oxford Station beginning September 2021
Phone: 613 402 7034  
Email: fiddlestickschild@gmail.com