Michael Watson

Levels Taught
All levels and ages. Youngest students have been 5 years old beginners, and I have also worked at University/Conservatory Level. Have a lot of experience working with students who are changing instruments, and with students who have started in a school program.
Use Suzuki Method?
I typically use the George Vance and/or Simandl Method. However, I have been trained in Book 1 Suzuki and have taught a few student through Suzuki Book 1.
Offering Virtual Lessons?
Lesson Location
Northern Metro.
$30/Half Hour, $40/45 minutes, and $50/Hour
About the Instructor

I maintain a studio at my home north of St. Paul, Minnesota. Lessons are either 30, 45, or 60 minutes in length, depending on the developmental level of the student. I have worked with students from the age 6 through 50. I have taught Suzuki Education (through St. Cloud Suzuki Program) and at local colleges including St. Cloud State University, University of Wisconsin at River Falls, and Hamline University.
Lesson Material
1) Technique work - exercises, scales and etudes.
2) Solo Repertoire - depending on the level of the student.
3) Orchestral Studies - all students are also encouraged to bring music from ensembles they are playing with to their lessons. Advanced students also work on standard orchestral repertoire.
Studio ​Recitals take place usually twice a year in January and May. I provide an accompanist for a fee, but students can provide their own.

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