“My son, Luke is 11 years old and loves his lessons with Ms. Carrie Caruso.  He has been making a lot of progress with his violin pieces since he’s been taking lessons with Ms. Carrie.  Ms. Carrie really makes every private lesson fun.  My son always looks forward to having his violin lessons every week.  As a parent, we like the way she interacts with my son, sometimes taking his lead and digressing and the other times gently guiding him back to the current topic.  We appreciated for her obvious enthusiasm for the music and teaching.  Ms. Carrie is patient and flexible to alter the lesson to meet students’ needs.  We are very grateful for all she has taught Luke.”

-The Nguyen Family


“I can not speak more highly of Carrie Caruso as a private lessons instructor. Not only is Carrie an incredibly skilled musician, but she is able to strongly connect with students, expanding their strengths in order to reach and exceed their musical goals. Not only is she adept at helping her students improve their practice habits and performance, but she also brings a levity and engaging element of fun to all of her lessons. I studied with Carrie on the recommendation of my school orchestra teacher to study privately in addition to classroom instruction. Carrie’s expertise, candor, humor, and strategy elevated my playing to a new level. While working with Carrie I was able to consistently achieve first or second chair in my orchestra as well as be placed in the top orchestra of my high school and qualify for Regionals each year. Working with her not only helped me advance in my playing, but also cemented my life long love of music.”

-Christina Rocks, Director of Fund Development for Compass Housing Alliance