Find a violin teacher in Pittsburgh, PA

Find violin teachers in Pittsburgh, PA

Find violin teachers in Pittsburgh, PA

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Top 10 violin lessons in Pittsburgh, PA

Students agree: these Pittsburgh violin teachers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
G4 Guitar School Pittsburgh

G4 Guitar School Pittsburgh

5.0Exceptional(31)
Offers online services
60 hires on Lessons
25+ years in business
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
Mara A. says, "He is a great teacher! He's always ready to explore the music that my son is interested in and provides opportunities to learn how to improvise and play with other musicians. My son has been learning so much from him and has received much encouragement. We're so pleased to have found G4 Guitar!" Read more
Roy Sonne Violin Studio

Roy Sonne Violin Studio

5.0(2)
2 hires on Lessons
54+ years in business
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
Melissa M. says, "As an adult student looking to refresh my violin playing skills and technique, I had my first lesson with Roy a couple weeks ago. It was a great experience! He is very kind and patient and gave some great tips and considerations to help improve my finger agility and tone. Not only was it a fun lesson, I left feeling motivated and excited about continuing my violin studies. Highly recommend. " Read more
William Lockard Music Lessons

William Lockard Music Lessons

5.0Exceptional(14)
Offers online services
18 hires on Lessons
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
Emily D. says, "Starting my lessons with William has been absolutely the best way for me to learn violin as a beginner! As someone who has some music experience but no violin, he met me where I was in terms of music knowledge and every lesson is full of helpful information and exercises. I have enjoyed every lesson. I highly recommend learning violin (or any instrument) with him!" Read more
Anne Schneller Violin Lessons

Anne Schneller Violin Lessons

5.0(3)
12+ years in business
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
Avery P. says, "Anne is a dedicated and intelligent violinist. It’s clear that she not only loves studying the violin itself, but is also passionate about teaching. She is patient, empathetic, but also incredibly sharp in diagnosing problems in technique and developing her students’ sound. I would recommend a session with her to anyone interested in the violin regardless of age or experience. A good soul and incredible musician!" Read more
Jaclyn Kitcoff Violin Lessons

Jaclyn Kitcoff Violin Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
3+ years in business
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
I teach violin and viola lessons in students’ homes. I’ve been teaching since 2021 and have a BM in music performance with a minor in pedagogy aka private teaching. I’m trained in the Suzuki method and love teaching all ages including adult students.
Violin Lessons

Violin Lessons

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
Javiera says, "Es muy buena profesora, siempre está buscando en la perfección en cada cosa que uno hace al tocar el violín, aprendí muchas cosas como tocar con más fuerza, no tener miedo a desafinar una nota porque es parte del proceso :) con ella perdí el miedo a equivocarme al tocar " Read more
Fiddlers Too Inc

Fiddlers Too Inc

New on Lessons
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
I am both a Duquesne University Violin Professor (for almost 20 years now) and a private teacher at home (on viola too!). At the University level, I have dozens of students that have won both orchestral and teaching positions around the world! I love teaching students who are auditioning/competing, whether it's a required recording for school orchestra for a grade, or auditioning for an orchestra or competition. I cover the psychological side of competition and focus on the preparation and personalized practice regimens. I love figuring out specific plans for each person based on their goals and motivation. I love helping students of all ages...
Marco Ferri Music Lessons

Marco Ferri Music Lessons

5.0(1)
Offers online services
18+ years in business
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
Kristen W. says, "Very knowledgeable and friendly! I learned so much about music in just one lesson. 5/5 stars would highly recommend. I'm impressed by the variety of instruments that are taught!" Read more
Naomi F.

Naomi F.

New on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Pittsburgh, PA
Hello! I'm Naomi and I graduated from Princeton University in 2023. I studied Sociology along with Environmental Science, Urban Studies, and Global Health. I have experience working with pre-K students through adults in a variety of topics ranging from environmental education to conversational English practice. I have a fair amount of experience with helping children through adults develop English language skills as a second language. I am very passionate about educational equity, and want to assist all students in accessing strong educational resources. I am able to tutor a wide range of topics, from standardized test prep to English to elem

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 Pittsburgh violin lessons

Recent success stories from people in the Pittsburgh area.
Chris S.
Monty is patient and flexible . Very good teacher .
G4 Guitar School Pittsburgh
Melissa M.
Roy Sonne Violin Studio
Danielle H.
William has been instrumental in my journey in learning how to play the viola. I had no prior musical experience, but with his guidance I have come a long way as an adult student in just a few months. He has provided me not only with the resources and tools to build my skills, but also the confidence and desire to stick with it. I look forward to my weekly lessons with William because he is a wonderful teacher and truly such a kind person. He is an extremely talented and knowledgeable instructor, with an innate ability to connect with his students and draw on their strengths to maximize the experience. He has made what seemed like a daunting task of learning an instrument excitingly doable, as I walk away after my lessons each week feeling like I’ve made new progress and learned something new. I am so thankful that I stumbled across his profile here on lessons.com because he is the kind of teacher that you can tell is truly passionate about what he does and I genuinely enjoy his company during our lessons. Highly recommend, one of the best teachers I have ever had!!
William Lockard Music Lessons
Joanne J.
Annie is a phenomenal teacher! As a parent, I was so impressed at her interpersonal skills; she invested in understanding my son's personality and found just the right way to teach, encourage, and motivate him. When he was struggling with a certain aspect of playing, she also was so skilled at figuring out why something wasn't working and getting to the root of the problem. Annie also cares deeply about good teaching, and she finds creative and fun activities to aid learning. For example, at various points in his development, my son played while standing on a chair, flipped his bow upside down, and created stories to accompany his songs--and these activities enhanced his technique and musicality in addition to keeping him engaged. There were times when my son didn't like playing violin (as learning an instrument is hard), but he always loved getting to work with Annie!
Anne Schneller Violin Lessons
Roxana S.
Excelente profesora
Violin Lessons
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