"I have been a student of Mrs. Viktoria for the past ten years. Looking back on the many years I have spent with her, there is no teacher I would've rather had. Now don't get me wrong, she's tough...She will push you, demand excellence, and make you get to it and work. While she has challenging standards, she teaches each student with kindness, grace, and patience. You will not meet someone who cares more about your student's success. She is beyond qualified and the best at what she does and I have a deep gratitude to her for teaching me something my life would be incomplete without.
"I have been with Ms. Viktoria Lindsay for the past 16 years . Wow!! That is indeed a lengthy timetable to have been with a piano teacher, so that in itself should speak volumes!!! Your search for an exceptional music teacher is over. Ms. Viktoria's instruction has been proven and seen in so many different levels of notability, again and again, as it carries out beyond instruction. Your child will have the opportunity to participate in National Federation Music club (festivals) Guild, State Competitions, perform in recitals , seek scholarships for music camps/and colleges, or just have the pleasure and enjoyment of knowing music. We love Ms. Viktoria and are blessed to have her as our own."
THE HAIRSTON FAMILY
"I was referred to Viktoria 6 years ago and my daughter is going on her 7th year in piano lessonS with Viktoria. What made Viktoria such a great teacher is that she gets to know her students' skills and abilities and then challenges each one of them to bring out their talents. Viktoria's other amazing quality is that she doesn't play favorite with her students, like some teachers who would only concentrate all her attention to a star student while neglecting others. Viktoria is able to bring my daughter skills to a high level and she also encourages my daughter to do her very best and also works with her to accommodate my daughter's demanding core curricula. Viktoria not only teach only the technical skills but also the artistic skills that made all her students stand out in performances. Her students also have strong self discipline in school as we
My name is Viktoria Lindsay and I have been teaching piano and music theory for over 20 years. I received multiple music degrees from College of Music in Riga, Latvia and University of Culture in Moscow, Russia. I moved to the United States in the late 90’s, and in 2000 began teaching at Ridgedale School of Fine Arts.
I love working with children! It is a privilege for me, as a teacher, to start a music journey with young children and see them grow and develop their music talent throughout the years. I believe every child comes to our world with a gift of music from God. My role is to help these students develop this gift and share it with others for the Glory of God!
– Registration for the School of Fine Arts for individual student is $65 per year, with a maximum fee of $85 per family.
– All students have to register on the first lesson.
– Make all registration checks payable to: Ridgedale School of Fine Arts
– Tuition for private music lessons covers 38 weeks of study, from August 6th to May 24th and is payable in equal, monthly payments.
– Hourly rate: $100.00 per month for 30-minute lesson, $140.00 for 45- minute lesson and $180.00 for 1-hour lesson.
– Tuition covers the following services: lessons, group lessons,preparation for the lesson and auditions, computer theory lessons, recitals and auditions.
– The fee for lessons is due the first week of each month.
– Students are responsible for books and for events fees in which they participate, Ridgedale School of Fine Arts events are free of charge.
3. Absences and Cancellations
– My schedule does not allow for make-up lessons. If you need to change your lesson time, please call or e-mail another student and try to swap times, and notify me of the change.
– All students will follow Hamilton County school breaks, not the breaks established by their educational facilities. If you miss your lesson during your break, that lesson will not be rescheduled.
4. General Rules
– Come to your lesson on time
– Each student and/or a parent must sign a NEW Fine Arts Safety Guidelines agreement
– Keep fingernails short, as long nails impede good hand position
– Keep hands clean and germ free out of respect for the other student using the piano
– Dress professionally for recitals
– Attend concerts and master classes
– Keep your piano tuned ( at least once a year)
5. Practice Suggestions
– As a parent you can play a significant role I helping your student over the hurdles of practice. Give piano work the same priority as homework.
– The adult’s most important role is to listen to the student with encouragement and enthusiasm. I recommended that parents sit with the student at least once a week to see that all assignments are practiced and to offer support.
– If my policies are acceptable and in line with your goals and expectations, I look forward to an exciting year with you and your child!
Why your piano needs to be tuned?
The condition of the home piano is very important for the successful progress of your student.
A good instrument helps the student to develop better musical hearing. Students often get frustrated and discouraged if they have to practice on a piano that has keys that are not working. A piano with light and shaky keys can develop bad technical habits and slow down your student’s technical progress. If a piano is not regularly tuned than students can not hear the correct pitch and will make more mistakes practicing their pieces
How to take care of your piano?
– Tune your piano regularly, once or twice a year.
– Keep your piano away from heat, such as fireplace, air conditioning vents or direct sunlight.
– Keep the temperature and humidity level as consistent as possible. Pianos like a humidity level of 40-45%.
– Use the following websites for more information about the care of your piano:
I recommend Robert Sims as both a piano technician and a piano tuner. Find more information about him on his website.