MAS offers private lessons for students of all ages and experience levels for Guitar, Ukulele, Piano, Violin, Viola, Songwriting and Voice.
Our Studio gives students access to a complete, comprehensive music education. Beginning with private music lessons, and builds upon those lessons with music theory, chamber ensembles, composition, student recitals, and juries.
Private music lessons take place once or twice a week at a regularly scheduled time and may be 30, 45, or 60 minutes long. Students must have an instrument available for daily practice. All levels, beginner, intermediate and advanced musicians receive a solid foundation in ear training, reading music, improvising and composition.
Both children and adults alike reap many benefits from learning an instrument. Music education overall engages both hemispheres of our brain. Which is highly beneficial at any age and FUN!
MAS Private Lesson Program features:
- Distinguished Teachers, recognized for their extraordinary professional experience.
- Instruction in classical, contempory, jazz and popular styles.
- Individualized attention, emphasizing joyful learning of solid music fundementals.
- Juries and Student Salons for ensembles and individuals.
- Additional family members/instruments receive a 5% discount off tuition.
2017-18 Private Lesson Tuition Rates
½ hour: $25
¾ hour: $37.50
1 hour: $50
Please complete our registration form to schedule your trial lesson. On your registration form let us know which instrument is of interest and which days/times might work best. We will contact you to schedule your trial lesson and determine which teacher is an appropriate fit for learning style, level and goals. Registration and payment are required prior to trial lesson taking place.
Valerie Vuolo, Violin, Viola, Piano Instructor
Valerie Vuolo, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, first began studying the violin at the age of 4 under her mother, Diana Vuolo (former student of Dorothy DeLay of the Julliard School of Music). Continuing her musical studies through high school she went on to study under Emlyn Ngai (Concertmaster, Philadelphia based Baroque ensemble, Tempesta di Mare) at the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT, completeing a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance and graduating with honors in 2007. She has also been coached by Linda Fiore and Teri Einfeldt (Suzuki), Anthea Kreston (Amelia Piano Trio), Anton Miller (soloist), Leonid Sigal (Concertmaster, Hartford Symphony Orchestra), Kathy Meng Robinson and Keith Robinson (Miami String Quartet), and Pamela Frank (soloist) among others.
Valerie has continued purusing her love and passion for music- diversifying her performance skills to play a wide variety of musical genres. She is very active on the East Coast music scene and beyond, performing regularly (violinist/pianist) with the Avalare Quartet, a rock string group based out of Philadelphia and the Alfred James Band, a cello driven acoustic rock band that tours internationally. She brings her passion for music of all kinds to the classroom, encouraging students to embrace a wide variety of musical styles while teaching them the foundational skills necessary to succeed with their instruments and have a lifetime of musical enjoyment!
Important Private Lesson Policies
Please make note of DMA's Studio Policies here.