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  • Cello
  • Bluegrass Fiddle
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    Kelly LeggettOffering private lessons in
    Salem, Oregon
    About MeContact Me
    I am a violin, cello, and viola teacher in the Salem, Oregon area. I offer beginning instruction on the viola and cello, and from beginning to advanced instruction on the violin. My students have been as young as three and on the other end as young as 70. I incorporate theory in our lessons, I am a technician!. I will teach you to read music AND play by ear. My goal is that once you have "completed your lessons" that you never put the instrument down. I always have opportunities for my students to play publicly, in groups, or solo,
    My calendar: Traditional Christmas recital in December and a dinner show recital in May. Play publicly as I provide opportunities. Join me at a fiddle jam.
    I play first violin in Bellafina, a string quartet from Eugene.

    My Teaching Background
    I have been playing violin since I was ten, playing the cello since 2008, and playing the viola since 2007. I have been teaching violin off and on since 1984 and on a consistent basis since 2005. I have a Masters in Counseling-Psychology and previously worked as a family and child therapist.

    My Teaching Philosophy
    I believe I can teach the most difficult child to play the most difficult instrument! I have had every student reading music in 3 weeks. I have found it easy to incorporate difficult theory as they learn the instrument. I believe hard work can be seen as fun.
    For violin instruction, I use the Essential Elements music book and work my students into the Doflein method, out of Germany. I teach to read music and develop the ear.
    I like to show off my students and get them to play publicly.
    As my students develop more skills and stay with the instrument long term, I join students together to work trios, quartets and duets.

    Rates And Availability
    I teach in my studio in Aumsville and go to homes. Depending on circumstances, group instruction may be available. I began pulling students together in summer 2009 for group playing. RATES: $20.00 for 1/2 hr and $29.00 for 3/4 hr. More hours or more people from a family means discounts. If I come to you, the rate increases by about $2 per lesson.