Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
The Red Clay Music Foundry offers Violin (Fiddle), viola, cello and double bass lessons. Our staff of string teachers teach 4 to 80 year olds and beginner to advanced lessons.
Here are some tips regarding violin (strings) lessons for beginners.
Violins, Violas and cellos come a variety of sizes. As a result there are instruments to fit children as young as 3. We accept violin students from the age of 4. Some teachers will start children as young as 3, but experience has shown us the most productive learning occurs when the beginner is 5 or older. For these younger students, our school offers Suzuki violin lessons. These lessons are geared toward younger children and involve parental participation in the learning process. Parents sit in on the lessons and work with the child on their daily practice. Violins are readily available for rental and are therefore our recommendation for starting out.
Violin Lessons – Viola Lessons – Cello Lessons
Jenn Adams has toured all over the U.S. and performed in Canada, Korea, and Russia with her group, Montana Skies.¬† Jenn is a classically trained musician with a degree in music performance from the University of Georgia but she is versed in more than just classical styles.¬† Jenn performs in the Classical Fusion styles of playing like Rock, Flamenco/Gypsy, Jazz, and Folk.¬† Most of her adult life has been spent living from a suitcase touring with Montana Skies, but she decided to come back to her roots and her home town to begin teaching cello again.¬† Jenn has chosen to help cellists reach their playing goals because she finds it rewarding and meaningful work.¬† Teaching is not a fall back plan for her, but rather a joy of sharing her unique talents learned from years of being a touring artist and one of her ways of giving back to the community.¬† In fact, Jenn holds a special place in her heart for her students because she began on the same path many young cellists do today- public school orchestra right here in Gwinnett county!¬† She then went on to study with many fine teachers including teachers in Seattle and Italy.
Jenn specializes in teaching classical technique and foundation but also Improvisation, Playing by Ear and Alternative Styles.¬† She has taught cello since being a student herself at the age of 12 and began professionally teaching cello in 2000.¬†¬† Jenn has taught students from beginner to college level and beyond.¬† She has conducted master-classes and alternative string playing workshops for grades k-12, colleges, and adults in numerous locations while on tour , including:¬† the New Directions Cello Festival in NY, the University of Wyoming, the Museum of Making Music in CA, Atlanta Cello Society, the Signature School of Arts in IN, Georgia Tech‚Äôs Music Department and Gwinnett County Schools.
More of Jenn‚Äôs achievements, awards, and videos of Montana Skies‚Äô performance can be found on her
For one hour every day, two-year-old Ashley would sit at the piano composing her own little melodies. By age four, she was excelling in viola and piano lessons, thanks to the renowned Suzuki teaching method, which Ashley now uses as the basis for instructing her students. At the esteemed Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, Ashley flourished under the guidance of pianist Edmund Battersby, violist Atar Arad, and violin pedagogue Dr. Brenda Brenner. However, while practicing eight hours a day at a summer music festival, Ashley acquired an injury which caused her to take a year off college. Unable to play instruments, Ashley discovered her love for songwriting, and continued to develop as a singer. Having studied classical voice earlier in life, she now branched out in styles ranging from jazz to pop. As she recovered her ability to play her instruments again, she also began arranging and performing music in a variety of styles for piano, violin, and viola. Ashley finished her degree in piano performance at the University of Nebraska‚Äď Lincoln, studying piano with Dr. Paul Barnes and viola with the Chiara Quartet. Her musical journey didn‚Äôt end there; in January 2017, Ashley released ‚ÄúAs Far As I Run‚ÄĚ, her debut singer/songwriter album. In re-locating to Atlanta, Ashley is excited to boldly step into a new music scene as a committed teacher and performer.
Ashley has a deep love for music and the power that it has to change people. Her passion is to engage students in fun and meaningful ways and challenge students according to what uniquely motivates them. Ashley teaches piano, voice, violin, and viola in an environment where creativity is celebrated, and growth ‚Äď both musically and personally ‚Äď is inevitable. ¬†www.ashleycorryn.com
Christine Howe studied under Pitagoras Goncalves at Pensacola Christian College where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Ministries with a piano concentration. Ms. Howe also plays the violin and has been a member of the PCC Symphony Orchestra and the Gwinnett Community Symphony Orchestra. She is a multi-instrumentalist and plays cello, and woodwinds as well. Ms. Howe has been a choir director in Pensacola Florida and a Middle School and High School Band Director at Suwanee Christian School in Buford Ga. She caters to all ages and enjoys teaching many styles of music and accomplishing the students‚Äô goals while encouraging them to have fun.
Elgin Wells, Veteran professional Atlanta musician, is offering private lessons in violin performance. Elgin graduated from Woodward Academy (Band Captain), and then completed his degree in Psychology at Georgia State University, with a concentration in Human Learning and Education.¬†He has performed with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra, toured with Australia‚Äôs Daly‚ÄźWilson Big Band and has frequently appeared at the Atlanta and Pensacola Jazz Festivals.¬†¬†The Elgin Wells Group, a jazz/blues ensemble, has been an Atlanta staple for many years, delivering more than 15,000 live performances, including a 12‚Äź year stand at Ray‚Äôs on the River.¬†Elgin makes his own violins (and electric guitars), and offers consultation in instrument maintenance, modification and design. He maintains his audio/video studio in Peachtree Corners, and he has produced 13 albums, mostly of original music.
Learn more at : ¬†www.elginwells.com