We have lessons available in violin, viola, fiddling, Suzuki, cello, guitar, bass, mandolin, piano, voice, ukulele, music theory or any combination of these. Parents are always welcome to sit in on their child's lesson; in fact, we encourage it for our younger students. If you'd rather not sit in on the lesson, we have a comfortable waiting room available. We teach many adult beginners and advanced students as well.
Serving the Nashville area since 1999.
Full-service shop offer lessons, rentals, repairs, supplies, and more.
When I was in the horsetail hair (bow hair) trade, I had a regular, almost weekly chat with the folks at Nashville Violins. They are considered the best violin shop in the area, and service all of the top fiddlers we know and love including Sam Bush, Stuart Duncan and so on. They've always been super kind to me and I've heard nothing but stellar feedback from my clients.
Love, love, love Nashville Violins! They fixed a family heirloom violin I had at a very reasonable price, offer instrument rentals (violin was $15/month) and offer lessons for all sorts of string instruments, including piano. They also offer a family discount if you have more than one family member taking lessons. You can find many different instruments, gear, and sheet music/books for sale in their shop. (If you rent an instrument from them and decide to purchase one later on they will credit you for the amount you paid on the rental!!) Nashville Violins is really conveniently located near Briley Parkway and 40 in West Nashville, just around the corner from the Richland Park Library branch on Charlotte. The staff is super friendly and extremely knowledgable. I have seen them bend over backwards to accomodate their students. Lessons are taught during the day, after school and some instructors teach for a few hours in the evenings. I have seen students young and old coming in and out each week so they really do cater to everyone. My son took violin lessons there for quite some time and we were always so pleased. He learned so much so quickly we were amazed at his progression. I highly recommend Jessica. She is super sweet, incredibly talented and always does a great job at keeping students focused and encouraged by knowing just how hard to push them and celebrating their accomplishments. The recitals are always so fun and really enjoyable. They are also free! They are held at a nearby church in order to be able to accomodate all of their students and their families. We love that they have the younger students play first (knowing that it would be hard for them and their young siblings to sit through the entire thing) then have a break for refreshments before the older students and ensembles perform. We always want to stick around for the second half because some of the students are so talented and the selections they choose to perform are so wonderful but never were able to with our babies. We had planned to sign our daughter up for piano lessons but ended up moving about 40 minutes away. Right now that's too far for us to travel each week, but hopefully in the future we will be able to make it work. If you are thinking of taking music lessons for any stringed instrument or piano you should go to Nashville Violins first. Meet the instructors and even consider going to a recital. They really are the best!
Teacher is very nice as well as the staff
For my 45 birthday I was given the best $15 present in my life. A nice rented violin from Nashville Violins. I'd never played an instrument before. After 5 years it continues to give me joy. I've been to a lot of violin shops in the last 5 years but none have impressed me as much as Nashville Violins. The selection, prices and accessories are the best I've ever seen (a lot of celebrities go there and take their kids there for lessons). You don't deal with a salesman but rather a professional violinist who fixes and can make violins. Dave is amazing. Check this place out.
All of our lessons are one-on-one with professional instructors that can work with you on your own personal goals.
All of our teachers are professionals in their field. Type and level of study varies by instructor. View our staff page, or contact us for more information on individual instructors.
Most of our students do half hour lessons once a week. Those are $105 a month, and guarantee you a held spot at the same time every week. We also have a generous make-up/reschedule policy for those times when something comes up.
More advanced students may be interested in longer lesson times. We also offer 45 minute, and 60 minute lesson spots, and have a semester special. More info on our website.
Please read individual teacher bios on our staff page.
We have teachers for students of all ages and levels. You are (almost) never too young or too old to learn to play an instrument, or to have a teacher help you get even better.
We hold regular staff meetings where we work on teaching methods and share ideas. One topic that comes up a lot, are "teaching moments" where the teachers often share breakthroughs or "ah ha moments" that they have had with a student.
Consistancy is the key. Learning to play an instrument is a commitment, and a regular schedule is a huge part of that. Our teachers will work with you to help you develop good practice techniques, but it is your job to put a little time in on a regular basis, and to commit to the long-term process that it takes to learn an instrument.
Additionally, our teachers are reliable, so will be able to keep a regular schedule without needing to worry about always having to work around their schedule or "gigging" that you may encounter with some other teachers in the area.
It depends a lot on what your needs are and the age of the student. We work with as many adults as we do children. We start by accessing your individual goals and needs, and constantly reevaluate those as the student progresses.