Avery Bright...

Violin Lessons Mutual Expectations

Avery Bright’s Violin and Viola Studio

Violin lesson details:

Lesson rates:
  • $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.

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.