Studio for children & teens

Shula teaches beginning through intermediate young violinists aged 5-18 -- and a smaller number of viola da gambists -- in the Lake City/Sand Point neighborhood. They take almost-weekly private lessons year-round, participate in ensemble class once or twice per month, and perform together three to four times per year.

Shula received training in music education from the Suzuki Association of the Americas and Music Together. A former preschool teacher, she is also the founder and director of Seattle Historical Arts for Kids. She has a BA in music from UC Berkeley and performs professionally the music of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras.

Autumn 2019 news: Two openings for new students are available on Saturdays only.

Note on summer lessons

Visiting students in elementary, middle, and high school grades are invited to take a short-term course of summer lessons without enrolling in the year-round studio program. This option is designed for students who play the violin at school and may lack private instruction or have a summer gap.

These lessons will be focused on whatever music and skills the student seeks to work on for the summer. They can be scheduled any time that Shula is available. Summer 2019 availability is on daytimes and early evenings Tue, Wed, and Th, and afternoon on Saturdays.

Payment is due per lesson. Partial financial aid is available for students whose families cannot afford the full cost of summer lessons. Regular fees in 2019 are $55 for 45-minute lessons and $70 for 60-minute lessons.

Parents are asked to attend all lessons with students aged 10 or younger. With students aged 11-14, parents are asked to attend at least the first lesson. Attendance with older students during short-term lessons is welcome but optional.

Contact Shula to schedule your summer lessons!

Lessons for adults

Lessons are available for adult beginner through early intermediate students, including those taking up the instrument for the first time or returning after a gap of any number of years. Openings are usually during the business day on weekdays. Contact Shula to inquire.