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Looking for a violin teacher for your child, or for yourself?  What about beginning guitar or mandolin lessons or learning to jam?  Want to find the perfect violin performer for your wedding ceremony?  You are in the right place!

Suzuki Violin Lessons

I am a Suzuki Association of the Americas member and am now accepting new and transfer violin students starting as young as 3 years old.  What is Suzuki Method?  Read more HERE or check out my bio HERE on the SAA webpage!

Wedding Cermony Performance

I have played many wedding ceremonies over the years and have a repertoire of beautiful violin and fiddle music to add the perfect touch to your special day.  Contact me for more information, rates, and availability.

String Sprouts Classes

Now enrolling for Fall 2022 String Sprouts classes for beginners age 3-6 years old!  This group class is the perfect way to introduce your child to music in a low-pressure environment with caregiver support every step of the way.  Students and their guardians learn side by side.  Low income assistance available.

Learn more about Sprouts HERE

Fiddle Lessons

I love fiddle music!  I'm happy to teach fiddle to students alongside their classical (Suzuki) studies or just teach fiddle lessons.  I specialize in bluegrass but also teach other styles like old time and Celtic fiddle.

Other Performance Requests

Interested in having me perform somewhere else?  Fiddle for your family reunion?  Violin for your loved one's memorial service?  I'm also available for hire as a gig musician with your band, or for session work in the studio.  Contact me for information, rates and availability.

Adult Bluegrass Jamming Class

Pete Wernick method jamming classes coming soon!  Join my mailing list to stay in the loop or email me with questions!


"Lydia was my daughter's violin instructor for several years and she did an amazing job at not only teaching the violin, she was also an inspiring mentor for her as a developing musician. My daughter has since transitioned onto the guitar, but when she picks up her violin to play the most frequent comment I hear is how precise her playing is. When they learn that Lydia was her teacher, they immediately recognize Lydia's influence in her playing. " - Laura P., parent

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