I have played the violin and fiddle for more than 20 years, and have been teaching students of all ages for over a decade. I would love to be your violin teacher.
My teaching philosophy:
- I firmly believe in every person’s ability to play the violin.
- Every student is unique; part of the art of teaching is discovering how to identify and connect with each individual learner.
- Practice makes perfect. If you practice, you will improve.
- Adept playing comes from well-developed technique.
- Musicianship doesn’t happen overnight – patience and hard work pay great dividends.
- Music is fun, and is meant to be enjoyed.
My commitment is to provide the student with:
- High quality, personalized musical training.
- A positive, yet stimulating learning environment.
- The necessary tools to become an adept player.
$30 for a 30 minute lesson
$45 for a 45 minute lesson
$60 for a full hour lesson
Lesson fees are due monthly.
All lesson conflicts in an upcoming month should be addressed at the time of payment.
Due to the nature of the music business in Nashville, I occasionally receive last minute calls for gigs, sessions, etc., which I would have been unaware of at the time of your lesson scheduling. If I choose to take one of these last-minute gigs, and it conflicts with your previously scheduled lesson, I will contact you immediately and do my best to reschedule your lesson. If I fail to give you 24-hour notice or cannot find a time to reschedule your lesson, your next lesson with me is free, and you will receive a credit for the missed lesson the following month.
Similarly, if something comes up and you cannot make your previously scheduled lesson time, simply be sure to give me 24-hour notice, and we will try to reschedule. If you fail to give me 24-hours notice or are unable to find a time to reschedule that week, then your lesson that week is forfeit.
Please understand that I block off your lesson time in my weekly schedule at the beginning of each month, and in many cases, will turn down other work in order to fulfill my commitment to you.
Every student must have a fully functional, correctly sized instrument at the time of his/her first lesson. A nonfunctional instrument will do nothing but hamper a student’s development.
I am a registered Suzuki teacher – see my online bio and profile at suzukiassociation.org/people/avery-bright.
No musical experience is required – new students are welcomed along with those who have experience already.
My biography and credentials:
As a four-year-old, I began taking lessons under the Suzuki method. At such a young age, this revolutionary approach to early musical training provided me with the technical foundation and aural development necessary to achieve a high level of musicianship. I received my bachelor’s of music in violin pedagogy from the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music in Wheaton, Illinois, and my master’s of music at Belmont University in commercial violin styles.
I make a career in music by recording, touring, and teaching. In addition to maintaining a full studio of students upon graduation from college, I have taught at numerous camps and workshops including Blue Lake Fine Arts Festival, & BGA JAM Camps in Franklin, TN. While studying in Missouri, I performed the first movement of the Sibelius Violin Concerto in d Minor with the Truman State University Orchestra as the winner of the 2011 Gold Medal Concerto Competition. I have also had the opportunities to perform with noted musicians such as Casting Crowns, the rock band Kansas, modern hymn-writers Keith and Kristin Getty, Bela Fleck, Steven Curtis Chapman, and many more.
Other Fun Facts about me…
- My first band was a bluegrass and gospel band that consisted of me, my mom, dad, and younger sister.
- My country band in college was called Tim Dennison and the Creepers.
- I have a passion for teaching – I find it incredibly rewarding to watch a student grow and develop.
- I love music, coffee, classic cars, and my wonderful wife, Ashley.
Phone: (615) 878-2878
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.