What ages do you teach?
Three years of age is the recommended earliest to begin on violin. We have experience teaching all ages!
Do I need to have an instrument?
You need your own instrument for lessons and individual practice; violins are available to rent or purchase from Star Music Company.
How long will it take to learn to play?
As with any instrument, your development as a player will depend upon the amount of time you put into it.
Lacy Reese graduated from the University of South Carolina with her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. At the same time, she received her Performance Certificate. She completed her studies under the direction of Dr. Gayle Barnes (via the USC String Project) and Dr. William Terwilliger. Lacy has been teaching private students for Star Music Academy since 2015.
Karen Russell Entzi, a native of Asheville, NC received a Bachelor of Music Education degree with a major in Violin and a minor in Piano from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1973. She earned a Master of Science in Education degree from Northwest Missouri State University (concentration in music). Ms. Entzi has twenty-eight years teaching experience including elementary music, public school orchestra, (all levels), Applied Strings, String Methods and Music Appreciation on the college level. She has taught Strings in North and South Carolina Public Schools, St. Joseph, Missouri Public Schools, Missouri Western State College pre-college program, adjunct at UNC-Pembroke, Buncombe County Schools, adjunct at Montreat College, Montreat, NC and Mars Hill University.