Looking for a private teacher?

Private lessons are the quickest and best way to improve your musical skills!  Teachers below are listed in alphabetical order.

Violin

Catherine Cary

Accepting ages 7 and up, all levels
Studio is easily accessible, 2 minutes from Parham and Staples Mill Road, or from 295 and Staples Mill Road
In Richmond, I have taught private violin lessons for 14 years.   Some of the successes of my students include:  the 2011 RSYO Vivaldi Concerto Competition, the YCO Concerto Competition,  Principal 2nd and Concertmaster of Camerata Strings, Youth Concert Orchestra and the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra,  top chairs in All-State Orchestra and CRO, and admission to summer music festivals.    My method of teaching is traditional classical, individualized instruction, with an emphasis on technique

and self expression.
​email: cathycary530@gmail.com

Ellen Cockerham

Accepting advanced students
I have been principal second violin of the Richmond Symphony since 2009 and hold both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music.  I enjoy working with my students and watching them progress!
email: ellen.cockerham@gmail.com



Alison Hall

(based in Charlottesville)
Accepting ages 6-adult
I have been a member of the RSO since 2001 and hold degrees from Yale and the Manhattan School of Music.  My home studio is currently full for Fall 2012, but I am happy to put your name on a waiting list.
email: alisonhall@aya.yale.edu



Margie K. Heath
Accepting age 6-adult
I graduated with a violin and piano performance major.  I have played in the symphony seince 1988 and have been teaching as well. 

email: mbtwig@aol.com



Timothy Judd

Accepting beginners to advanced
email: timjudd1@yahoo.com
web: www.timothyjuddviolin.com



Anna Rogers

Violin, Viola
Accepting all ages and levels
Located in Glen Allen near Hanover County, Anna’s studio may have one or two openings this year.
email: annarogers@hotmail.com



Dr. Stephen Schmidt

Accepting age 8 to adult, Beginners (viola and violin), Intermediate (viola and violin), and Advanced (viola only)
I am Juilliard trained and have many years of experience teaching privately, at VCU, and at summer music camps.  I always welcome new students and do have room in my private studio.  Located in the West End, easily accessible from I-64 (Gaskins exit), I-288, & Rt-150.
email: sschmidt2@aol.com







Viola

Dr. Stephen Schmidt

Accepting age 8 to adult, Beginners (viola and violin), Intermediate (viola and violin), and Advanced (viola only)
I am Juilliard trained and have many years of experience teaching privately, at VCU, and at summer music camps.  I always welcome new students and do have room in my private studio.  Located in the West End, easily accessible from I-64 (Gaskins exit), I-288, & Rt-150.
email: sschmidt2@aol.com



Ross Monroe Winter

Accepting all ages and abilities
Ross maintains a large private studio in addition to teaching at Virginia Commonwealth University, the Wintergreen Summer Music Academy, and The Chamber Music Workshop in Boston, MA.
email: rmw@rmwstudio.com
web: www.rmwstudio.com



Cello

​Neal Cary
Accepting beginners to advanced
Neal teaches privately in Richmond, but can also accept a limited number of students in Williamsburg.
email: nealcary@gmail.com

Ryan Lannan

Accepting all ages from beginning to advanced
Ryan holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University and a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University.
email: rylannan@hotmail.com
phone: 804-627-3204



Jason McComb

Cello
Accepting beginners to advanced
Jason is an experienced teacher of all levels.  He was trained at Juilliard.
email: djmccomb@verizon.net



Double Bass
Kelly Ali

email:queenskingpin@hotmail.com

 

Flute
​Mary Boodell

flute and baroque flute
middle school, high school, college, adult (will consider younger serious students as well)
maryboodell@gmail.com

 



Oboe

Shawn Welk
Oboe and English Horn (in-person or online)
Accepting students of all ages
Contact: Oboeshawn@gmail.com



Percussion
Cliff Hardison
percussion, drumset and timpani
Accepting all levels
I have a BM and MM from The Juilliard School.  My teachers include Saul Goodman, Buster Bailey, Walter Rosenberger, Roland Kohloff, Chris Lamb, Greg Zuber, Joe Morello and Bob Becker.  I did 20 years of freelance work in NYC including recordings, Broadway shows, tours around the world, and concerts of every style imaginable!  I am presently beginning my 14th season as Principal Percussion with the RSO.
email: hardclip1@aol.com
phone: 804-795-9550