Website for North Phoenix Suzuki Strings and for Rhonda Hotop, dance musician

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The studio is located in the Lookout Mountain neighborhood of Phoenix adjacent to Moon Valley. The nearest major cross streets are 7th St and Thunderbird.

  • Violin and viola lessons available
  • Free initial consultation, usually lasting 30-45 minutes
  • Study can begin as early as age 3
  • Weekly private lessons at the teacher's home with the parent present until at least age 10
  • Learning is at the best pace for the student
  • Confident, quality performance by ear is the goal
  • Pieces from the Suzuki repertoire are learned by ear
  • Instruction on how to practice effectively is given
  • Music theory is included in the lesson
  • The repertoire is classical with fiddle/traditional music taught in American, English, and Irish styles alongside as well
  • A lending library of musical materials is available to students and parents
  • Solo recital performances twice annually
  • Holiday performance for charity
  • Lessons are once a week from the day after Labor Day to Memorial Day
  • Memorial Day to Labor Day is on a flexible summer schedule
  • Lessons cost $26 per half hour paid monthly in advance (20, 45 and 60 minute lessons also available)
  • There is a one-time, non-refundable, $25 registration fee per family to join the studio
  • Tuition is due at the last lesson of the current month for the next month
  • Payment can be made using cash, checks, or PayPal
  • Late payments made after the first of the month are assessed a $20 fee
  • Students can begin anytime and tuition is pro-rated for the first month
  • Tuition covers the fee for the lesson as well as the reservation time held just for you