About MeLearn a little more about me as a violin teacher
Never Too Young
Many people ask me how young to start their children on the violin. I started when I was 3 years old!
Scheduling weekly lessons with me is easy with my online booking app. I can keep you up to date with lesson notes in Google Docs. I regularly post practice tracks in my Facebook Group
I teach students from Chattanooga, Ringgold, Lafayette, and the surrounding area out of my home in Rock Spring, GA.
My students to learn to play by ear as well as by reading notes. You will learn a few new skills with each piece, building and expanding a solid technical foundation.
I have been teaching for over 25 years, majored in violin performance at Covenant College, and have played with the Chattanooga Symphony for 20 years.
Learning violin may seem painfully slow at first, but I promise you will cry tears of joy hearing your child play “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” beautifully for the very first time.
How am I different?
I started playing violin when I was 3 years old, taking lessons with an extremely well-respected teacher. By age 13 I had students of my own. I majored in violin performance at Covenant College on Lookout Mountain and have been playing professionally for 20 years with the Chattanooga Symphony, the Adonia String Trio, Glass Hammer, and other ensembles.
My experience with working as a professional musician sets me apart from many of the other teachers in this area. I can help you or your student reach your goals quickly and with confidence, whether you’d like to play as a hobby, earn a scholarship, or make a career with your violin.
In addition, I make an effort to stay connected with my students. I keep up notes in shared Google Docs. I have an active Facebook group where you can ask me questions during the week, and where I post practice tracks for your current work.
TestimonialsHear what my students have to say
My daughter has taken violin lessons with Ms. Rebecca for over five years. Ms. Rebecca is a wonderful teacher! She is knowledgeable, patient, and kind. She knows the right balance of challenging a student to the get most out of them, while still keeping them engaged and loving the violin. I highly recommend her.
My son, Paul, has been taking violin lessons with Rebecca James for over five years and I cannot say enough good things about her as a teacher. She is an incredible, knowledgeable professional and is also patient and kind. I have been so happy and pleased at the progress and accomplishments Paul has made under her expertise. I feel unbelievably blessed to have her teaching my son and highly recommend her as a teacher for anyone interested in learning, playing and mastering violin!