Find a violin teacher in New York, NY

Find violin teachers in New York, NY

Find violin teachers in New York, NY

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Top 10 violin lessons in New York, NY

Students agree: these New York violin teachers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Performing Arts Conservatory Of New York

Performing Arts Conservatory Of New York

Offers online services
24+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Dr. L. says, "The staff is comprised of dedicated teachers with a vision that promotes student musical development, as well as a sense of community. " Read more
Mia Nardi-Huffman Violin Studio

Mia Nardi-Huffman Violin Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
15+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Hi! As a violin teacher with over a decade of experience, I'm confident teaching everyone from absolute beginners to advanced, pre-conservatory students. I'm a classically-trained violinist with a BM (2014) and MM (2016) in Violin Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and I'm the first violinist for the ASTRAEUS String Quartet as well as the concertmaster for the Emo Orchestra. My students learn from a personalized curriculum that draws from the methodologies of Shinichi Suzuki, Mimi Zweig, and my late mentor, Juilliard violin professor Shirley Givens. Students of mine can expect: - A fun, positive learning environment.
Robin Bushman

Robin Bushman

New on Lessons
Offers online services
34+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
I teach beginners as well as proficient students of all ages. I help the student find their own sound and develop good technical approaches based on the individual's current abilities.
James Cleveland - Fiddle

James Cleveland - Fiddle

Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
Serves New York, NY
Mark K. says, "James is a very able teacher and A very pleasant man. I felt my confidence building rapidly despite having no previous experience. Even though I was in a large class James was able to give lots of individual attention to me and everyone else. We learned many songs and I’m still playing today 3 years later. James is also very much involved in local nyc Irish music scene. " Read more

Your Violin Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do violin lessons cost near me?

Violin lessons cost $30 to $80 per session for classes starting at 30 minutes long or up to 60 minutes long. A private violin teacher costs $50 to $80 for an hour. A group lesson costs $20 to $30 each time.

You can expect to pay $190 to $360 every month when pre-booking violin lessons.

Are violin lessons worth it?

Violin lessons are worth it if you aspire to enhance your skills rapidly and perform for audiences. Expert tutelage in the violin can aid in cultivating appropriate techniques and tackling challenges efficiently, thus accelerating progress.

Learning violin without private feedback is extremely difficult and takes much longer.

How many violin lessons do I need?

You need as many violin lessons as it takes to reach your personal goals, depending on how good you are now, how much you practice, and how qualified your teacher is. Most folks need to take violin classes regularly for many months before they can play a basic song or read music.

Generally, it takes about 3 to 6 years to start playing many different songs quite well. If you want to play like a professional, it often takes more than 10 years of ongoing practice and tutoring.

How long are violin lessons?

Violin lessons are 30 minutes long for beginners and up to 60 minutes long on average. Extended lessons are only for advanced students, will cost extra, and are subject to the teacher's availability.

What age is best to start violin lessons?

The best age to start violin lessons is between 4 to 7 years old at the earliest, or whenever you have a strong enough focus on learning and can hold the instrument comfortably. Children need to exhibit sufficient physical coordination and concentration before they can start violin lessons.

However, adults are capable of learning and deriving pleasure from playing the violin, irrespective of their age.

How do I find a violin teacher near me?

You can find a violin teacher nearby very quickly by browsing the listings here on the Lessons website. Alternatively, you can ask for affiliated private teachers at local music stores.

  • Before hiring a violin teacher in your area, always remember to:
  • Compare the prices of at least 3 violin instructors.
  • Read what others have said about the teachers on Lessons and Google.
  • Ask them which of their past students you can talk to for a reference.
  • Get a written agreement and a lesson plan before the first lesson.
  • Follow a plan to pay a little at a time until you feel sure the teacher is right for you.

What questions do I ask a violin teacher before hiring?

Here are some questions to help you find the best violin teacher:

  • How many years have you been teaching the violin?
  • What age group of students do you prefer teaching?
  • How many degrees in music do you have, and do you play professionally?
  • Can I try out a lesson for free or with a discount to see if it works for me?
  • Do you have violin rentals at your school if I don't have one at home?
  • How much do I need to practice to reach my goals?
  • What books or sheet music should I buy?
  • Can you change how you teach to help students with special needs?
  • What kind of violin music are you best at teaching?
  • Should I expect homework to memorize?
  • What should I bring, and how long does each class last?
  • Can I get a copy of our class schedule, agreement, and how to pay?
  • What happens if I need to cancel a class due to an emergency?
  • Can I pick some of my favorite songs to learn?

Reviews for New York violin lessons

Recent success stories from people in the New York area.
James is SO patient and explains everything really well. He is an excellent teacher, and he is wonderfully encouraging to all.
James Cleveland - fiddle
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