FIDDLESTICKS STUDIO

Fall 2021- Winter/Spring 2022
virtual, in-person and hybrid

Ottawa - Victoria - Merrickville - Kanata - Oxford Station


PRIVATE CELLO LESSONS WITH VERITY

Verity is a classical cellist and Kodály specialist currently completing a Master’s in music and cognition. She has 20+ years of experience teaching cello and has a particular interest in early strings development and musicianship. Her studio includes programs for early childhood cello through to the RCM level 6 which combine best practices from the four major pedagogical approaches in music (Suzuki, Kodály, Orff and Dalcroze) to provide a rich, student-centered learning experience for her students. 

Verity’s students benefit from in-lesson theory and ear-training requirements, year-round instruction and 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 age 2-14 or RCM grade six equivalent
  
$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
In-home lessons subject to minimal travel expense fee

Cello ensembles and duets for private students only.
Semi-private and introductory groups upon request.


PRO-D DAY AND HOLIDAY INTENSIVES
Extra lesson time, practice support, exam preparation, special projects or theory because MORE is always better when learning to play the cello!

Scheduled upon request.
Default lesson fees apply.

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

No home practice required. 
Instruments provided for lesson time.

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


MUSIC PLAY GROUPS FOR THREES, FOURS AND FIVES - PENDING
A sequential Kodály-based movement and music program with hands-on introductory cello, violin and ukulele.
Activities include singing stories, movement to music, 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
$25/50 minute class


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

For ages 2-5

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


ADULT CELLO LESSONS AND ENSEMBLES - ENSEMBLES PENDING
For the young at heart.
A flexible and fun technical development-approach for busy adult musicians
Groups and duets encouraged but not required.

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

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