Photo courtesy of Angela Lattanzio
Elyssa Lefurgey-Smith has been an actively engaged violin teacher, coach and program developer for more than fifteen years. She was the director of the strings program at the Kingsway Conservatory of Music in Toronto since 2007 and is the founder of the KCM orchestral program. She is also a certified Suzuki teacher and has prepared students for every level of RCM exam from beginner to university prep.
Weekly violin lessons run from September through June and are either 30, 45 or 60 minutes in length depending on your child's age, attention span and skill level. Parents are expected to attend private lessons, take notes and act as the "home teacher" in daily practice sessions. A camera (phone) is also helpful in recording photos or videos of correct set up, violin hold, bow hold and posture to refer to at home.