We are excited to announce the addition of our newest teacher, Izaak Walton. Izaak is a very talented classical violinist from a musical family and born and raised right here in our neighborhood. Read below for more about Isaak and let us know if you are interested in signing up for violin lessons! Lessons are available on Wednesday afternoons starting August 10.

Izaak Walton (violin)

Raised in Atlanta in a musical household, Izaak began playing at a young age under his parents’ instruction. He studied in the studios of Levon Ambartsumian, Shakhida Azimkodjaeva, and Dr. Michael Heald at the University of Georgia, and more recently Raymond Leung of the Atlanta Symphony. Izaak graduated in 2015 from the University of Georgia with a degree in Violin Performance and a minor in English….read more

With so many distractions in the world and in our daily lives it can sometimes be difficult to focus on something as simple as picking up your instrument. While I was practicing this week, I found myself taking breaks in the middle of my practice session to check email, Facebook, and the news.

Many times this would happen when I was about to have a breakthrough or got bored. If I had stayed with the task at hand I could’ve had that breakthrough or committed the piece to memory. After returning from my detour I was much less focused and had a hard time getting back in a groove.

So I ask you, the next time you plug in your guitar…. unplug everything else. Close your apps, hide your phone, your computer and spend sometime with your instrument. You won’t regret it and all of the technology will still be there when you are done.