Wagner Music Studio began in 2010 for beginner violinists, favouring traditional methods of teaching with an emphasis on tailoring the lessons to each student. With the addition of new teachers, the studio expanded to include cello teaching, and viola lessons.
Wagner Music now offers ukulele lessons. The ukulele is a wonderful instrument that offers melody, harmony and rhythm in on instrument. These lessons, based on the JHUI program in Canada, incorporate the understanding of chords, strumming, singing and learning to read music. Lessons are available for individuals or small group lessons.
Beginner piano and beginner bass guitar lessons are also available at our studio.
We enjoy beginning the musical journey on the violin, viola, cello and ukulele, and work with students of all ages and abilities. We aim to provide an environment where students are encouraged in all areas of music - melody, harmony, rhythm, reading and ear-training skills, theory and musicality.
We offer AMEB exam preparation (for violin, viola, cello and piano) and provide accompaniment for them.
Wagner Music also runs a string group for adults. Rallantando Strings began in 2015, a string group designed for adults who are early in the journey of learning a stringed instruments, with the aim of enjoying the ensemble experience and sharing a love of music together.
Lynley has worked with children for more than 20 years, and is a mother of three. Prior to teaching violin, she taught children’s choirs and choreographed children’s musicals. Apart from teaching, Lynley likes to engage her students to instil a love of music as well as the joy of playing.
Kirilee Wagner ~ cello, beginner piano, beginner bass guitar. Kirilee has taught music for 6 years and enjoys teaching children and adults alike.
Many studies have shown that learning to play a musical instrument increases capacity of the memory, enhances coordination, betters mathematical ability, improves reading and comprehension skills, sharpens concentration, boosts listening skills, teaches perseverance and discipline, fosters self-expression and creates a sense of achievement.
The violin is a versatile, portable instrument used in a wide variety of music - classical, jazz, Celtic music, bluegrass, country, as well as pop and rock music. The cello is also a versatile and portable instrument, and is also used in a wide variety of music styles. Its lower register is pleasing to the ear, and its natural hand position makes it an easier instrument on which to begin learning for many. The ukulele is a wonderful instrument that is fun and easy to play, and has a wide range of music available from simple chords for popular songs to jazz, Celtic and classical music styles. It is an ideal accompaniment to singing, particularly in folk and popular style.
Learning to play a stringed instrument involves the use of fine motor skills and hand-to-eye coordination, intonation training, and the teaching of melody and harmony, rhythm and reading music.