Sven's Violin Lessons

Sven's Violin Lessons

5.0(4 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


I've been playing violin for 20 years and have roots in the old Russian school of violin and I have extensive performance experience across solo, chamber, pit and orchestra environments. I offer classes on all difficulty ranges.

I think playing music is vital for us because it lets the player express emotion with others on a level that goes beyond language and culture. To me playing an instrument is not only about mastering the skills and repertoire, but freedom of expression, body awareness, control, and creativity.


1 employee
3 years in business
Serves Boston , MA
Offers online services

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Venmo, Zelle

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Do you own a violin?

Student who has an instrument, Student who is planning to purchase an instrument and would like advice

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

14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Instrument interested in

Violin, Viola, I can recommend an instrument

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  • Reviews

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    Brandi M.

    Sven is an excellent and highly technical violinist, with lots of experience! He has a lot of knowledge to teach and share with others.
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    September 28, 2020

    Taylor S.

    Sven has been a great college and person to perform with over the years. He has helped many of my other colleges and friends on violin with technique, expression, and even set up. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to start violin or even brush up their skills before an audition.
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    September 28, 2020

    Lance Z.

    Wonderful performer, experienced teacher. You will be amazed by his skills and lessons.
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    September 24, 2020

    Victoria K.

    He is very patient and encouraging. He is also very knowledgeable in musical expression and technique.
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    September 24, 2020

    Frequently asked questions

    I try to learn more about the student, what they're interested in, excited about and what their goals are, and why they're learning music and what they've been working on. It's important to figure out what the student likes and where they are in terms of technique and repertoire.

    2020 Graduate Performance Diploma in Violin Performance, Boston Conservatory at Berklee

    2018 Bachelors in Music in Violin Performance, Boston Conservatory at Berklee

    2023 Masters in Music in Violin Performance, Boston Conservatory at Berklee

    $30 per 30 minutes, 45$ per 45 minute and 50$ for hour lessons.

    Throughout my performing career I've had colleagues often ask for advice on technique or practice routines, which I found engaging to do up until college, when frequent studio classes pushed us to give helpful advice to each other. Then in undergrad I was assigned a beginning violin student as part of my Pedagogy curriculum and that really sparked my interest in teaching violin.

    I find it helpful when a student has ideas about what they want to focus on - the left or right hand, comfort of playing, interpretation, polishing repertoire or audition material, longer term goals and so on.

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