Stringbirds Violin Music 

Suzuki or Traditional Training Instructor 
Private Violin & Viola Lessons

And, Small Group Violin Classes - for enrolled private lessons students currently learning Suzuki Violin Book 1

Current private lessons openings: 
Suzuki Violin Ages 5--6

I have a few openings in my studio I am holding for parents who are interested to be part of a special experience for themselves and their young children ages 5--6 years.

My most recent training is in the Suzuki Violin Method.  Suzuki Method was designed to teach very young children violin.  The method involves an educational triangle between teacher, parent, and child.  As part of that triangle, a parent receives some violin training before the student’s lessons begin. 

After completing this initial violin training, parents are ready to be their child’s practice partner.  As a practice partner, parents attend lessons to understand the practice routine for their child so that they will be able to guide their child through the practice points at home. 

Suzuki Method recommends 7 days a week of practice. Sometimes this ideal does not fit in with family schedules, so I recognize when 4-5 days per week is more doable for parents with busy schedule.

Parents who love the learning process, seeing their children’s abilities expand, and who love being a part of their child’s education are likely to love Suzuki Violin Training at this age.

Please Contact me if you are interested!  And view more information about Suzuki Violin Method on my Suzuki Lessons page.

Plano, TX Home Studio near intersection of Hedgcoxe & Coit
Please Contact through email

For the parent of a student in  Plano, Frisco, Allen, The Colony, McKinney, or Dallas, Texas who is aspiring to learn violin or viola. 

I teach students ages 5 through adult, and I love it!

Welcome!  My name is Barbara Stafford  

I am excited to be offering a motivating program strongly influenced by my training in the Suzuki Violin Method as well as my experience teaching traditional private violin & viola lessons through the past 19 years.  I am joyful to support families and students in their ambition to play violin.  And, I am reworking this site to provide helpful practice aids and tips for the violin students and parents I am currently teaching. 

Your child can develop the ability to play in a group and build the confidence to perform in concerts and solo recitals.  Join  my private lessons studio & participate in the small group classes, and performance events.  

You can learn more about me, my approach to teaching, scheduling information, and see a few student pictures through the "Violin Instruction" navigation buttons on the left.  To inquire further about violin or viola lessons please contact me by email

I used to spend my Saturdays traveling the metroplex performing wedding music. Now I am teaching a lot and performing only in support of my student's group and solo recitals. For now, I will leave some of my old work posted in some of the links-- pictures & music I have performed and recorded with my fellow musicians.

Hope you enjoy the Theme Song !!!

Song of the Birds - from Vivaldi's "Spring"

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