Leggy Fish Music Lessons’ mission is to provide the highest quality boutique violin/viola/cello/keyboard instruction in all genres for everyone, beginning through advanced levels, beginning cello, and beginning keyboard. conveniently in our studios and in your home.
Leggy Fish Music Lessons is NOT a music school offering students lessons in a cramped environment with fluorescent lighting. We don't have pages and pages of rules that lock you into a contract. Nor do you have to listen to an Elton John tune plunked out on the piano in the room to your left and a beginner opera singer in the room to your right while you're trying to learn. Your lessons will take place in the comfort of your own home or our teacher's home studio. We specialize in working with the budding violin, viola, cello, and keyboard player's specific needs that make learning enjoyable and an organic process.
We offer Bimonthly String Flings where students have the opportunity to meet and play music with other private students in a group at no extra charge. And if the student is ready, they can participate in one of the coolest violin-centric recitals in town during the summer or winter.
Music education is a key ingredient in a child's education. It plays a vital role in intellectual and social growth as well as mind-body awareness. Music is also a fun way for kids to achieve personal goals, work in teams, and develop self-esteem! Whether it's through rockin' out on an electric guitar, singing in the local youth choir, or playing the violin, viola, cello or keyboard, it's a great idea to encourage your child to learn an instrument and to stick with it throughout his or her education. Trust me, they'll thank you one day.
If you're an adult learner, consider this: music has been shown to aid in memory functions, relieve stress, and lower blood pressure. Playing music inspires creativity, increases productivity, and gives you a lifelong skill you can share with others. Whether you're young in age or young in spirit, learning an instrument delivers rich intellectual and emotional rewards. From the joy of learning and growing to the pleasures of sharing music with others, our musicality is a gift to be nurtured throughout life. I take great joy in passing the gift of music on to my students. Please let me know how I can help you.
Look forward to speaking with you!
Private Violin/Viola/Cello/Keyboard Lessons
Our most popular option (1 hour, 45 minute, and 30 minute lessons (30 minute lessons not offered to in-home students)
-Private violin lessons last one hour and occur once a week. Personal attention and lesson created with and for you may include playing, theory, improvisation, composition,
-If you enjoy one-on-one instruction.
-If you need help with school orchestra or community orchestra music.
-If you are preparing for an upcoming audition (previous students have auditioned for Berklee College of Music, Renaissance Arts Academy, Colburn School of the Arts, and SOTA).
Private Lessons: Music Lesson Mashup-New additions will be added monthly!
Music Lesson Mashup is a great way to mix up your lessons and introduce another no-pressure instrument or different
musical study into your week. You’ll start with a 30 minute lesson on your choosen main instrument followed by a 30 minute lesson from the Music Lesson Mashup List which can be different each week! Instruments and materials will be provided for your secondary study. And best of all, you’re not required to rent or buy an instrument for your second lesson!
Please note that the Mashup allows you to play a different instrument that you can use here and does not require you to purchase or rent another instrument. It is also a low key 30 minute portion where you get an opportunity to explore other musical studies beyond your main instrument. There are low expectations for your 30 minute portion of the Mashup; you are not expected to practice your 2nd instrument or will have musical "homework" unless you request it.
Our current Mashup List includes:
Violin | Viola | Cello | Keyboard | Mandolin | Composition | Improvisation | Music theory | Duets on your main instrument | Different style of music on your main instrument | Recording | Incorporating pedals/loopers on your violin, viola, or cello
Group Violin Class For Adults by Leggy Fish Music Lessons
Seasonal sessions tailored especially for the adult beginner and intermediate student. Adults are ages 18 and over. Level 1A and Level 1B classes offered. Travel to Group Lessons for information on the next group session. Held in Atwater Village.
Mommy-and-Me Lessons/Duo Fish Lessons
Perfect for the stay-at-home/work-from-home mom and her little one or for you and a friend! For moms and dads, What a great way for mom and her little one to bond through lessons especially created for the adult and child learner in mind!
Lessons by Skype or Face Time
A perfect option for those who do not wish to travel or travel a lot! Ask about details!
Leggy Fish Music Lessons Mobile Accessory Store: Books, sheet music and accessories (strings, flash cards, CDs, mutes, rosin, music stands, tuners, metronomes, staff paper, shoulder rests, etc.) are available by Leggy Fish instructors. Some items will be on hand. A nominal service fee may be included.
String Fling-Free for current students!
Bimonthly String Flings take place at no additional cost, giving students opportunities to share and play music with other students in a friendly, comfortable, and nonjudemental environment. Youth and Adult String Flings take place separately and on different dates. seasonal recitals are also a wonderful opportunity for students to showcase their skills (a $15 recital fee per student may occur to pay for expenses of the recital hall, pianist, and various other recital expenses in addition to food items).
Please note that a String Fling will only occur if a minimum of 4 students plan to attend. A snack or beverage to share is encouraged and appreciated!
Violin Outfit Rentals
For your convenience, Leggy Fish Music Lessons offers student violin outfits for rent at a flat rate of $35 per month. There is a one time $150 refundable deposit given the instrument is in good condition. You can apply three months of renting towards the purchase of the violin outfit or even purchase the outfit outright. This service is only available to active Leggy Fish Music Lessons students. Ask us for referrals for renting a viola, cello, and keyboard.
I gladly accept credit cards. All students can now enjoy the convenience of purchasing your lessons securely online through our online shop or in-person or over the phone via Square. Payment is due by the end of each single lesson or on the last prepaid lesson package.