Welcome!

My goal is to get students from beginner to Bach in the most efficient way possible. I help students get set up well, so that violin playing can be as easy as possible. I work to allow students to sing through their violins, expressing their hearts through their music. Students live up to what is expected of them, and here the expectations are high. My aim has always been to be a hard teacher, but also a nice teacher. I build a friendly bond with students and their parents, so that we may tackle the challenges of this beautiful musical instrument together.

Students attend weekly lessons and studio class, and are expected to practice daily at home (20 minutes a day for beginning students). Parents are involved in children's lessons, and will be taught how to assist children during home practice.

New students, register under the Registration tab. This will put you on a waiting list, and you will be contacted to discuss more details, and have your questions answered. There is no obligation for filling out a registration form.

Current students, use the login to see your profile. You can view checked out items, and the teaching schedule then.
Resources is a tab you can click to see all sorts of links that have been posted for your enjoyment and education. 

Biography of the teacher:
 
Nicole McKenzie has been teaching violin since 1996.  She earned college and graduate degrees in violin performance from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, and The Florida State University.  She has studied with such notable teachers as Gary KosloskiTaras GaboraSally O'Reilly, and Michelle Makarski.  She has attended the Music Academy of the West, and Interlochen Arts Academy.
 
 Ms. McKenzie's teaching style is influenced by SuzukiRollandZweigGingold, and Dounis.
In addition to teaching violin, Ms. McKenzie performs regularly as a soloist, and as a freelance violinist, and teaches at Sandcastle Music Together.