Meet Dr. Johnathan Spence
Discovering the magic of the violin at the age of ten had a profound impact on his life and artistic trajectory. Since that day, it's always been about the music, and the love behind it all. Beyond his passion for chamber music, he has an innate gift for inspiring and guiding musicians of all ages, initiating them into their greatest form.
With a desire to create a community for fellow musicians, he offers mentorship through private lessons, studio classes, student recitals, faculty concerts, and an immersive summer program. Request a free trial lesson to experience the value of having a chamber musician as your mentor.
Studio Classes, Recitals, and Concerts
The environment and community in which you learn and grow play a pivotal role in your development. Performance is an integral component of the learning process, and collaborating with peers and mentors fosters a supportive and motivating atmosphere. This is why we offer our students the opportunity to participate in studio classes and student recitals, and to attend faculty concerts, providing them with valuable direction to elevate their skills and showcase their talents.
Private lessons are offered in 30, 45, or 60-minute sessions from Tuesday to Saturday. Tuition starts at $40 for a half-hour lesson, with payment made on a monthly basis. If you want irregular or one-time lessons, they are also available.
To ensure that the student's needs are met, we provide everyone a free trial lesson. This way, you can decide if it's the right fit for your development. For additional information about pricing, click here. If you have any questions, please reach out to us here:
Enrolled students: Access your Student Portal
What: Summer Program - Chamber Music Week
When: August 12th - 17th 2024
Where: Eastminster Presbyterian Church
Student Concert: August 17th 2024 at 1pm
Faculty Concert: August 17th 2024 at 3pm
Concert Tickets: FREE
Why: To give an experience that shines through life
This year's 2024 New Wave Chamber Music Week will take place at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Virginia Beach, from August 12th to August 17th. This program is open to the public and all students are encouraged to apply.
Playing alongside professional musicians in a chamber music setting gives the opportunity of hands-on experience. This is something that not only helps improve artistic skill, but facilitates all facets of the human experience; communicating, sharing, executing, planning, etc.
Family and friends are always welcome to attend the final concert, where students will exercise their development of performing in every sense of the word.
Lesson dates 2023-2024
Fall: September 5th - December 16th
Spring: January 2nd - May 18th
Summer: May 28th - August 24th
The month of August consists of lessons and programs surrounding the New Wave Chamber Music Week, where all students are invited and encouraged to attend.
2024 New Wave Chamber Music Week: August 12th-17th
There will be no regular lessons during these dates, however make-ups may be rescheduled during these breaks.
Autumn Break: The week of Thanksgiving
November 19th - 25th
Winter Break: The two weeks of Christmas and New Years
December 17th - January 1st
Spring Break: The week of Easter
March 31st - April 6th
May 19th - May 25th
June 30th - July 6th
August 25th - August 31st
“Dr. Spence is very professional and delightful to have as a violin instructor. My daughter has been taking violin lessons with him for more than a year. He is very calm and puts ease on her to learn. It is important for me to have someone who can teach the instrument and also who can work with kids. He has both abilities. He is very knowledgeable in his expertise and is always willing to work around my busy schedule. I highly recommend Dr. Spence to anyone who wants to learn the violin.” - Carita T.
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