I believe that a music education should prepare students to be excellent musicians, as well as sensitive, thoughtful people: to study music is to study how, through performance, you affect yourself and others.  

I approach each student with a strong sense of optimism and enthusiasm for his or her musical goals.  Upon this foundation, I stress technique.  Not only is technical fluency a key part of establishing the confidence to claim a musical identity for oneself, it is also a huge step towards to opening doors to musical expression and compelling performances.

private lesson pricing

I love to give the first lesson free to any new student.  This is to allow everyone involved to feel out the private lesson dynamic and make sure it's the right fit.  After the trial lesson, I ask: $35/30min; $45/45min; $60/60min

teaching philosophy

testimonials

"I could not be more pleased with Dr. Arnhold's teaching!  She is wonderful with young violinists, making it fun without compromising high standards.  Specifically, I am impressed with the way she teaches intonation and pleased with my child's rapid progress."

-student parent

"I started playing the violin with Joelle when I was 8 years old. I've been enjoying my lessons with her. She is very patient and she teaches me good tricks for how to play better. She is also funny"

-student

"Joelle has been my daughter’s violin teacher for the past year and a half. We can’t say enough good things about her. Her calm, positive approach has really helped my daughter progress in her music. I think there is something special about how Joelle communicates and adjusts her teaching to meet the student. With Joelle, my daughter’s ability and confidence has really grown. Thank you!"

-student parent

"Joelle is such a great example for our daughter and has really helped her shine in so many ways, musically and otherwise! We truly appreciate her."

-student parent

 

“We adore Dr. Arnhold’s approach! She challenges our daughter without overwhelming her. She places great importance on technique and fosters our daughter's joy of making music. Our daughter takes great pride in her accomplishments and understands that learning her instrument is an ongoing process, which keeps her engaged in the moment. We also appreciate Dr. Arnhold’s communication with us before and after each lesson, so that we are aware of weekly objectives and how we can best support our daughter.” 

-student parent

“Dr. Joelle listens to me and helps me to find the right sounds. She’s nice and we work together to make a practice plan, so I can keep getting better at my violin.”

-student

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