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Katrina Wreede

Napa Valley/Wine Country

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Lessons are structured to support student's goals while offering some quick results and some long-term concepts with each visit. Students are expected to come with curiosity and enthusiasm for making music together. Practice is always encouraged, but no one is ever punished for lack of practice. We work from where s/he is that day and build from there. Improvement will come from learning study/practice skills that make practice productive and interesting. This works great for adult beginners as well as over-achiever children. Music should always be a joy first, not a task, even though sometimes it takes time and hard work to learn difficult skills. My job is to help each student make their life more full and expressive.

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Email [email protected]
Phone Number 510-593-5515
Instruments/Types Viola, Violin, Composition
Lesson Fee $60/hour, typically every other week
City Napa Valley/Wine Country
Age Range of Students 9 and up
Education B.A. with distinction San Jose State University; independent studies in jazz and composition, please see bio at for more info
Number of Years Teaching 35 years private, 25 years clinician nationally
Institutional Affiliation San Francisco Community Music Center-Comprehensive Musicianship Program, Crowden School-John Adams Young Composers Program, American String Teachers Assoc, American Viola Society, Northern California Viola Society-acting board member, American Composers Forum, American Music Center, American Federation of Musicians
House Calls
Private Lessons or Ensemble Coaching Both
Method Classical Pedagogy, Jazz, Violaerobics, Ergonomics
Music Style(s) Taught Classical, Jazz, Original Music, Composition
* All rates are estimated and subject to change

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