Lessons are offered Monday through Thursday between the hours of 3pm-7pm. We do not provide lessons on the weekends.
Private lessons are held once a week at Renton High School. Group lessons are offered in a hybrid model – both online and in person twice per week – at Renton High School.
We offer viola lessons as well. Students may sign up for private lessons or group lessons with other violinists. We do not teach any other instruments.
Private lessons are one-on-one tutorials with the instructor, while group classes may have between four to eight students working with one instructor. Private lessons allow for the instructor to gauge progress and set a pace that meets the individual student’s skills, abilities, and interests. Group lessons are more peer centered with students learning in a community environment. Group lessons are our most popular classes in our studio.
Yes, Key to Change offers financial aid and scholarships to students who demonstrate need. We also provide some merit based scholarships for talented students who demonstrate hard work, dedication, and a positive attitude in their lessons.
Due to our tight lesson schedule, the instructor is not able to offer make-ups for lessons missed by the student for any reason. If the instructor cancels lessons, your missed lesson will be rescheduled at some point in the trimester to assure each student receives 12 full weeks of lessons (24 lessons for group students and 12 lessons for private students). Please review our Studio Policy for additional information.
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If you do not have access to an instrument, you are welcome to rent an instrument from our violin library for $25.00 per month.
New students in group lessons will need to purchase books for the year amounting to $30. Students may also need to rent a bow buddy for the year, regardless of whether or not they own their own instrument or need to rent one from our instrument library. This costs $40 per year. Private lesson students are responsible for purchasing books and music for their lessons. The costs can range from $20-80.
There are approximately 12 weeks in a trimester, with roughly 24 lessons for group lesson students and 12 lessons plus 6 studio classes for private lesson students. Two of these studio classes are masterclasses
Students who enroll in group classes are placed in the appropriate course, which is based on skill level, not age. Some group classes have both middle and high school students in them, although most classes tend to have students in the same grades and/or age range. The instructor reserves the right to move students into other group classes who either advance or fall behind in course content. The goal is to properly place students in the appropriate class so they may make continued progress in an organic and musically fun way.