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 accept 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 (It's especially helpful these days!) Learn about how our studio has adapted to Covid-19 and how students have flourished.
Ariana is trained in from three different pedagogical styles and customizes to fit your child's musical goals: Kaleidoscopes Method, Suzuki Method and traditional. Learn more here.
As of Winter 2021, the studio is full and accepting new students to add to a wait list. Please use the contact page to learn more and join in Spring/Summer 2021. Located in Southington, CT.
"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, the two big windows will be open at all times for air flow. Masks are required and a clear partition has been installed for additional safety.
You're also welcome to attend lessons online via Zoom.