Rebecca James - Violin Teacher At Fiddles and Sticks

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About Me

Learn a little more about me as a violin teacher
Never too young for violin

Never Too Young

Many people ask me how young to start their children on the violin. I started when I was 3 years old!

Violin Practice

Connected

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

North Georgia and Chattanooga Area

Location

I teach students from Chattanooga, Ringgold, Lafayette, and the surrounding area out of my home in Rock Spring, GA.

Solid Technical Foundation Violin Skills

Method

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.

Tivoli Theater in Chattanooga

Experience

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.

Dedication

Perserverence

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.

Violin Teacher

Rebecca James

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.

Pricing Details

Choose the option that best suits the student:

30-Minute Weekly Lessons

  • Beginner Students
  • Intermediate Students
  • Any age can start
Only
$30per lesson

60-Minute Weekly Lessons

  • Intermediate Students
  • Advanced Students
  • Cover More Repertoire
  • Extra Practice Time Required
Only
$55per lesson

Testimonials

Hear what my students have to say
  • Customer Testimonails

    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.

    Joni Huff
  • Customer Testimonails

    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!

    Steve Knotts
  • Customer Testimonails

    Ms. Rebecca is an incredible teacher. She is patient and always makes sure that I understand everything and that I am able to ask all of the questions I need to. I have been taking violin lessons with her for over five years and I couldn't ask for a better teacher.

    Kieralee (age 12)

Policies Overview

Get an idea of what it is like to learn with me

Instruments

If you do not already own a violin, I can help you get set up! I help my father with his business Fiddles and Sticks, and we can supply you with an affordable violin setup in any size. For beginner students I recommend renting as the kids tend to outgrow their instruments quickly. Once you are ready for a full-size instrument, I recommend trying as many quality violins as you can to find the one that best suits you.

Supplies

Please bring the following items with you in addition to your instrument:

  1. I like to take my teacher notes in a Google Document so that we can share the notes and don't have to worry about keeping track of a notebook.
  2. All beginning students will need Suzuki Book One for violin and the companion CD. You may begin listening to the CD right away! (The more, the better.) You will also need "Sight Reading Skills for Suzuki Students" by Suzanne Schreck. (Volume 1)
  3. More advanced students that are new with me should bring all the material that they have been working on up to this point and we will take it from there.

Attendance

For students 12 and under I expect parents to attend the lesson with the child. Lessons are year-round (I do not stop teaching in the summer). Lessons are once per week, paid at the beginning of the month. Let me know in advance if you will have a scheduled absence--missed lessons are non-refundable, but if you are ill I will make my best effort to schedule a make-up lesson with you. Please try to arrive on time every week. Your lesson time slot begins on time whether you are with me or not so if you are late, you are cutting yourself short.

Recitals

I will be having Spring and Fall recitals as my studio grows. I will require ALL students to attend and perform on the recitals. This is a big part of learning the performance aspects of the violin!

Payment

Payment for the month of lessons is due at the first of the month and must be submitted by the date of your first lesson that month. If you have an upcoming planned absence, let me know during the previous month (otherwise I'll expect to see you each week!).

Make a Payment

Do you hate writing checks? Me too! Don't worry, I still accept checks and cash in person, but if you want to pay me via PayPal using the link below, feel free! Send a Payment