Group Lessons

I also offer introductory group lessons. The classes are kept small, between 5-8 students, so I can give attention to each student while still working with the group as a whole. The goal of these classes is to allow students the opportunity to learn the basics of a new instrument. The introduction of new work, keeps pace with the progress of the majority of the group, and their comfort with the previous week’s lesson.  Students who  progress individually at a different pace always have the option to further their studies through private instruction.    

Check back often to see when my next group lessons will be offered.  Dates are listed below.


***Please note that it is required that the student obtain an instrument prior to the start of any of my classes. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.*** 

Upcoming Classes

Williston, Vermont

Adult Beginner's Viola and Violin Combined Class


Have you ever wanted to learn viola or violin? You may choose to play either viola or violin in this class. 

We will start at the very beginning with learning how to hold our instruments properly, to learning how to bow and read music. The pace with which we learn new material will parallel the speed at which students absorb the content and concepts that are presented each week.

Students should plan to practice on their own at home at least 15-20 minutes, 3-5 days a week. On the first day of class we will go over the proper way to practice in order to effectively learn and retain material we cover in class.

The book we will use in class is included in the registration fee.  Once registered, the instructor would appreciate a quick email letting her know which instrument you plan to learn so the appropriate book will be available for you on the first day of class.

If you don’t already own an instrument,  contact the instructor for information on obtaining one prior to purchasing or renting. Some instruments that are able to be purchased online will not be suitable for this class. You must have your instrument for the first day of class.

Please note that this class is for mplete beginners with no experience playing viola or violin. If you have prior 

experience, please contact the instructor, Sharon Waxman at learnviolavt@gmail.com to see if this class would be appropriate for you to take.  


Dates: Wednesdays 1/9/2019 though 2/13/2019 

Times: 7pm-8pm

Location: Williston Central School Band Room

Registration Link: click here

Williston, Vermont

Youth (ages 9-12) Beginner's Viola and Violin Class


Is there a child in your life that has expressed an interest in learning viola or violin?

Students may learn either in this class. We will start at the very beginning with learning how to hold our instruments properly, to learning how to bow and read music. The pace with which we learn new material will parallel the speed at which students absorb the content and concepts that are presented each week.

Students should plan to practice at home at least 15-20 minutes, 3-5 days a week.  On the first day of class we will go over the proper way to practice in order to effectively learn and retain material we cover in class.

The book we will use will be included in the registration fee.  Once registered, the instructor would appreciate a quick email letting her know which instrument the student plans to learn so the appropriate book will be available for him / her on the first day of class.

Vermont Violins at the Church St. Market Place is offering discounted rentals for my students of this class only. Violin rentals are $25 and viola rentals are $30. Please mention that you will be taking my youth beginner's class when reserving your instrument to get your discount. Please call their shop with any questions regarding the rental contract. The student must have an instrument for the first day of class.

If the student is currently taking viola or violin in school, please contact Sharon Waxman at learnviolavt@gmail.com prior to registering to see if this class would be an appropriate supplement for them.
 

 

Dates: Wednesdays 1/9/2019 though 2/13/2019 

Times: 6pm-6:45pm

Location: Williston Central School Band Room

Registration Link: click here