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Private lessons

Private lessons

Private music lessons provide one-on-one attention, so teachers can focus on an individual student’s needs.

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Julie Kelly

Our two children studied music with Dr. Barrett for several years. Both have thrived in her implementation of the Suzuki method, and in the recitals and concerts they perform several times a year.

Julie Kelly / parent

The last 12 years of being a student under Dr. Barrett has been the most gratifying and unique experience. She laid down the foundations of my love for music and led me to where I am one step at a time.

Irena / student
Sara Jade

I started violin lessons with Dr. Barrett at four years old. Not only did she teach me to love music, she helped inspire me to pursue a Music Education degree at VCU.

Sara Jade / student

Musical Instruments



The violin has four strings tuned in perfect fifths.


The cello is used as a solo musical instrument.