Witmer Studios


Violin, Viola and Piano lessons in your home from a working professional with over 135 gigs a year and a full studio of students of all ages. I have studied with the Boston Symphony and the LA Philharmonic.

Performing! I can bring joy to the audiences of the world and I feel a great sense of accomplishment by doing so.

I also love taking a student who knows nothing about music and hearing them play me a song. I feel great when they feel a sense of accomplishment, that practicing has paid off!


Hired 2 times
1 employee
23 years in business
Serves Los Angeles , CA

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Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Student can read music, Student cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

Under 5 years old, 5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Student has instrument

Students who have a piano, Students who have a keyboard

Interested musical styles

Classical, Pop, I can make recommendations

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  • Reviews

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    April W.

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    March 26, 2022
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    Steven N.

    I contacted Matthew Witmer for viola lessons on the recommendation of listings for instructors in LA. When I met Matthew, although I had played keyboards and could read music, I had never played a string instrument. From the very start, Matthew was very patient. He also was very clear in giving directions. Hes encouraging, and hes really good with people. I recommend him most highly!
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    July 15, 2019


    Christopher K.

    I really enjoy my classes with Mathew. He’s friendly with a good sense of humor and provides focused, structured classes and clear guidance. I started violin classes as an adult with no music background and found Matthew to be a caring and patient teacher offering all the encouragement I needed. He’s an accomplished professional musician who I have heard play in concert solos. He knows and loves the viola and violin and clearly has a deep appreciation for music. I highly recommend him as a teacher.
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    July 12, 2019


    Debbie K.

    As an adult with full-time work, I found it so easy to coordinate a schedule with Matthew. He arrived to my home promptly and always came with a clear idea of what to accomplish for our lesson time. He is both direct and supportive, and he makes learning fun and interesting. Bonus—he has lots of great connections and opportunities to expand musical horizons, from Bach concerts at Union Station to community orchestras. I highly recommend him!
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    July 11, 2019


    Deborah C.

    Matthew’s an excellent teacher! Very consistent and challenging. I’m finally at a place where I can say I play the violin, not just learning.
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    July 11, 2019

    Frequently asked questions

    proper bow hold and finger technique and learn key signatures and simple songs

    I am a professional! I study with and play with the best people on earth!

    $90 an hour introductory rate

    I started teaching viola when I attended the Boston conservatory in 1995.

    I taught myself the violin in 2008 and have been teaching violin for over 10 ten years.

    All ages all skill levels

    Yo-Yo Ma called me and asked me to do the arrangements and perform a solo recital with him

    You get what you pay for. Also don't forget the other expenses involved with this, i.e. learning materials, instrument, bow, maintenance, lessons price raise until graduation,etc. It's a commitment.

    Are you wiling to practice several hours a week?

    Services offered