Welcome to the private studio of Ariana Straznicky-Packer, professional violinist and music teacher. Since 2007, Ariana has created a warm, upbeat, and positive environment for students of all ages to learn music.
Offering violin, viola, and piano lessons, Ariana's students take weekly private lessons and participate in a variety of musical activities and performances throughout the year, including solo recitals and community performances. Between performances, students' experience is enriched with special workshops and motivational challenges, like the 100 Day Practice Challenge, where - you guessed it - they take on the great challenge of practicing for 100 days in a row!
Students receive a wide variety of resources to enhance their musical experience and can even take virtual lessons from the comfort and of their own home.
Ariana is trained in from three unique pedagogical styles: Kaleidoscopes Method, Suzuki Method and traditional. Learn more here.
"Our 2 girls have been with Ariana for almost 6 years and the growth we've seen has been tremendous... We couldn't be happier!"
- Kathy & Jerry, Suzuki parents
"What I love about her specifically is that she is patient with the children, gets the best out of them every session with positive energy... You need to have a partner you can trust to help your kids reach their best and that is 100% Ariana."
- Carolyn, Suzuki mom
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We are located in the brand new Southington Community Cultural Arts building across from the Town Green.
Our studio is open, colorful, and a perfect space for learning.
For Covid-19 safety, SoCCA has installed and utilizes specialty air purification system. Masks are required for non-vaccinated lesson attendees as of May 2021. This policy is subject to change with CDC and State of CT guidelines for reopening.
You're also welcome to attend lessons online via Zoom.