M I S S I O N
At the Sešek String Studio, we are committed to producing the highest quality students through systematized methods, discipline, and a fun, warm approach. Our teaching methods combine to create a complete music education for you or your child that will provide sustained challenge and enjoyment for years to come.
WHY CHOOSE US?
L E S S O N S & C L A S S E S
The Sesek String Studio uses a precise 10 Level system so that proper facility and technique are ensured every step of the way. This includes the Sassmannshaus Method of violin teaching for beginners continuing with appropriately selected pieces, traditional etudes and exercises. Students and parents know EXACTLY what benchmarks are required to achieve the next level of playing.
See below for our lesson and class options
As part of the curriculum, students are encouraged to play in studio classes offered several times throughout the year. This is a time for students of similar levels to play together and/or perform solos in front of their peers and parents. A pianist will be there to play with you or your child if a piece requires piano.
There are two classes: Level 1-4 and 5-10.
Both instructors are present for studio classes
MUSIC THEORY AND AURAL SKILLS
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For the Beginner to Professional. Great for a young person learning the basics or a pre-professional student either wanting to test out of the early college/university curriculum, or get a head start before entering. Dr. Sešek has almost 10 years of collegiate teaching experience as the professor of Music Theory at Seattle University, and has helped dozens of students of all levels. Lessons are 15, 30 or 60 minutes once a week.
Dr. Amber Archibald-Sešek
T H E
S T U D I O
Our home is equipped with two separate teaching areas. The main floor studio houses a baby grand Yamaha piano, comfortable seating for additional parties, recording equipment and more. The 3rd floor studio is smaller, with an upright Yamaha and designed with the younger student in mind.
Q U E S T I O N S
WHAT HAVE PAST STUDENTS DONE WITH THEIR STUDIES?
We have had a number of successful students in the studio. Students have even become professional including playing in the Virginia Symphony, freelancing and starting their own studios. A number of our students use the violin or viola to help fund their college dreams and often receive large amounts of merit and talent scholarships. Our students have been accepted to or attended these schools: Stanford, Northwestern, Rice, Carnegie Mellon, University of Southern California, John Hopkins (Peabody Conservatory), Boston University and many more. Summer festival programs including, Aspen, Meadowmount, Domaine Forget, Marrowstone.
CAN I VISIT THE STUDIO?
Absolutely, we would love to meet you! Call or email us to schedule a consultation/trial lesson (remember, it's free.)
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
All of our classes, except studio class, are taught out of our home in North Lynnwood. We are close to 164th and Ash Way. Studio classes and recitals are currently at Unity in Lynnwood Church.
DO YOU HAVE A STUDIO POLICY OR HANDBOOK?
Yes, we do. It is important to us that everyone is on the same page. You will receive the handbook once you or your child is enrolled.
HOW MUCH ARE LESSONS?
Please email or call us for the most up to date information.
HOW ARE LESSONS SCHEDULED?
Students have set weekly lesson times and are expected to have regular attendance. In the event that you must change or cancel, students and/or parents can login to our scheduling system and make necessary changes.
WHAT IS THE EXPECTATION FOR THE STUDENT/PARENT?
We want learning an instrument to be a rewarding experience. That's why it is important that everyone involved in the learning process understands the commitment to getting great results. We are happy to outline tips for achievement in the trial lesson/consultation. If you would like to learn more, do not hesitate to contact us.