Lisa Nielsen Violin

Lisa Nielsen Violin

5.0 (10)
4 hires on
1 employee
32 years in business

About this pro

Performing music well is fun and brings joy to others and ourselves. Let me help you reach your goals! I am a highly experienced violin and viola teacher. Violin performing skills, practice help, group lessons, auditions, chamber music, orchestra. or at

My husband owns Nielsen Violin Shop. Our passion is to help guide you to the instruments and accessories that are perfect for you! I'm happy to work with any instrument you may already have or if you are purchasing through another violin dealer, however, to ensure your maximum satisfaction and progress students should consult me before purchasing instruments or accessories. 

Performing music is one of the most enjoyable experiences in life. Performing music well allows us to reach the deepest parts of our souls! I will help you gain the skills to improve your performance and reach your goals.

I also enjoy helping students find the best instrument for their specific needs. Nielsen Violin Shop has been servicing the Omaha community and the midwest for over 100 years!

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Omaha, NE 68132
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10 Reviews


  • Jodi Stalnaker

    Lisa is very knowledgeable, and my daughter really enjoys working with her!

  • Daniel Liu

    She is very good working with children.

  • Ugo Ekeh

    She’s very patient and understanding with my daughter. She’s very accommodating

  • Mary Barker

    Lisa was a fantastic teacher and mentor for my daughter during the 4 years she gave her lessons. She inspired her to practice hard, gave her advice on extra musical experiences, and instilled a deep love for classical music. She made a huge difference in her life!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Students can bring music that they want to learn or I will suggest pieces and exercises to help them build violin playing skills. I use Suzuki Book 1 for beginners and gradually add more music and studies when they begin to advance. I do ask that students consult me before buying an instrument or accessories. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Violin Performance degree from the Mannes College of Music and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. I have taken Suzuki Teacher Training for all 10 Violin Books and was awarded  outstanding private teacher by the Nebraska String Teacher Association. My success with teaching has helped students win solo competitions with the Lincoln Youth Symphony along with students winning scholarships and awards for their accomplishments with the violin over the years.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Free trial lesson “orientation “ session. Lessons payments are handled by the Omaha Conservatory of Music. Tuition may be paid in installments raning from montly to yearly payment plans. Financial aid is also available with both need based and merit based scholarships. Students who are 14 years or older may apply to become a Sprouts Assisstant and earn money by helping young students in group lessons. 

There are also group lessons and classes available. Call the Omaha Conservatory of Music for more information. 402-932-4978. 

How did you get started teaching?

I have a performance degree in music. My first referrals were from people that knew me as a violinist in the area such as other violin teachers and public school Strings specialists.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with all ages from preschool age students up to adults. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

The most recent recital where students showed how much they learned and shared with others by performing for an audience.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Ask school music teachers in your area or other teachers what they know about the person you are considering taking lessons with. If they don’t do a trial lesson or interview/ orientation, have the teacher play something for you. Ask if you can play for them and see what they would do to help you make it sound better. This can be done over the phone!

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Think of questions to ask them that are important to you!

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