The studio program consists of weekly individual instruction (for all but the youngest beginners) and various levels of group participation, generally corresponding to Suzuki performance standards.  Individual lessons may vary from one-half hour up to 60 minutes per week.  The younger beginners may start in a weekly group setting while preparing to undertake individual instruction. Private instruction is available once a week in Santa Rosa and the rest of the week in Sebastopol.  A large group class also meets on a monthly basis at the Sebastopol studio.  Melanieís advanced students are encouraged to participate in chamber ensembles and to pursue technically difficult solo literature.  All students, at all levels, perform for the large public recitals, held three times a year.

Melanie Webster holds a Masterís degree in Music and Psychology and has been a registered Suzuki teacher since 1992, successfully completing more than 20 post-graduate courses in teacher-training.  Melanieís approach to instruction draws from a Suzuki base intertwined with a variety of other methods to create a dynamic and successful program, responsive to each studentís personal needs and musical development.

Please contact me if you have any questions concerning tuition or the availability of instruction.




"I've never known a musician who regretted being one.   

Whatever deceptions life may have in store for you,

music itself is not going to let you down."