Fiddle Lessons / Violin Lessons

Dearest Rosalie: Thank you for all your years of teaching with me. I’m so glad that I’ve kept playing the violin all these years. I know that violin will always be a part of my life, even when I move on after university. Your patience and guidance has definitely played a big part in my musical growth as a violinist. Thank you for being my teacher!

Love, Gloria (silver medal, RCM)

Thank you for being my first fiddle teacher. You have taught me skills which can help me realize my dream. Though I still have far to go until I can play at ease, I have started on that long road, and I love it! ..and I will find a way to continue playing.

Many thanks, Stephanie

Last night I played until 1:30am and was surprised to see the late hour. Since my two lessons with you I feel more secure and it feels like I have the right building blocks whereas before I had to scrape together my own often invented technique. It is so much help. Thanks for your excellent lessons!!

All the best, Sabine

We are so grateful for your teaching expertise, enterprising nature, flexibility and patience!

Danielle, Amanda, Susan and Michael

Thanks as always for the great instruction. It inspires me to work all the harder.


Thank you for being such a patient teacher.


Thank you for your patience, making practicing fun and being nice to me! You are my very good friend because you are kind, patient and funny and you teach me well in how to become a great musician one day. For all that hard work, thank you very much!

Your friend Alfred

Rosie, we hope you have a peaceful and restful holiday full of music, joy and laughter! Thank you for your encouragement, patience and resourcefulness.

Lani and Alfred

Thank you for all the hard work you did for me this year. I am very happy you are my music teacher. This year has been a fun year to practice with you. I like being your student. Thanks a million for everything.


Thank you for helping me so well to play violin.

Pascal (7 yrs old)

Thank you for all the time you spent with me. It will not be wasted…Thank you for all your hard work and devotion. You have helped me achieve everything I’ve ever wanted in myself as a musician. Thanks Rosie!

Pascal (12 yrs old)

Your love of music and children inspire us to continue develop Pascal’s talent and efforts. Thank you for your professionalism and generosity and for being so patient and resourceful during all these years.

Pascal, Lance & Johanne

Dear Rosie: I enjoy my lessons so much! Thank you for everything.


Thanks for the lessons, jams and concerts. We look forward to learning more in the new year.

Blessings from Pam & Joel

I believe music can touch souls and change lives. Thank you so much for sharing your gifts of music and teaching with me.

Sincerely, Helen

Term 1: January thru June
Term 2: September thru December

Lessons are weekly. There are no lessons during Spring break, Christmas or civic holidays. Lessons are limited to selected dates in the summer time.

Fees are due at the start of each month.

Cancellation Policy

24 hour notice is required. A credit will then be applied to the following month.

Parents are welcome to observe the lesson at any time. For beginners, it is recommended that the parent attend the first few lessons and gain helpful tips in order to help their child practise at home.

Practice Routine

It is recommended to practice on a regular basis.
1/2 hour minimum per day for beginners is recommended.
Up to 1 hour per day for more experienced students.
Remember to break up the practise with a few stretches or walk around the room.  Change from standing to sitting and try to keep a good posture.

Public Performance Opportunities

Public performances is an integral part of musical development. There will be opportunities for students to perform in public recitals and concerts throughout the year with the West Coast Fiddleheads. Support is also offered in preparing students for performances at school, church or family functions.

Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) Exam Preparation

Many of Rosalie’s students have achieved high marks for their examinations including silver medals for the highest marks in BC. A minimum of 6 months to 1 year preparation prior to an exam is recommended. Rehearsals with a piano accompanist are required, beginning at least 2 months prior to the exam. Accompanist fees are paid by the student before the exam date.

Exams take place in January, June and August.
Theory requirements for higher grades are outlined in the RCM syllabus.

Further information on RCM exams can be found at

High School Credits

In many school systems across Canada, RCM Examinations are recognized for credits towards secondary school graduation. Achievement in the Certificate Program of RCM examinations is also considered an important element in entrance requirements for professional music programs at many universities and colleges across North America. Each Ministry of Education determines accreditation eligibility for its province.

Students should consult with their school counselors for more details.

For more information on RCM examiniations and updates, please visit

For more information on lessons or West Coast Fiddleheads contact Rosalie:
Tel: 604.876.0019