Tess Varley teaches private violin lessons in Montgomery County to students ages 4+ using a blend of the Suzuki method and traditional teaching styles. Students of any age and musical background are encouraged to try out private lessons, even adult beginners. She is currently accepting new violin students in Lansdale, North Wales, and the greater Montgomery County area. Lessons are conveniently offered in your own home or in Tess's home studio in Lansdale.
Beyond private instruction, Tess has extensive experience in the classroom leading group violin classes, youth orchestra rehearsals and string sectionals, as well as coaching chamber ensembles. As a member of Symphony in C, Tess is a violin instructor for the Symphony in C Youth Orchestra. From 2017-2018, Tess taught in the Philadelphia School District through Settlement Music School's Music Education Pathways program. Before moving to Philadelphia, Tess was on faculty at The Urban School of San Francisco as the director of the chamber orchestra and chamber music program. Previously, she led elementary and middle school string classes within the San Francisco Unified School District. Tess served on the string faculty at the Lutheran Summer Music Program from 2014-2016.