Steve Merson

Steve Merson

5.0(2 reviews)


I am originally from the UK and spent my entire career performing as a member of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as well as the London Symphony, London Philharmonic and Philharmonia orchestras.

It is a great delight for me to share my knowledge and experience and to pass on my skills to students of all ages from beginner to advanced.


Hired 5 times
5 years in business
Serves Austin , TX

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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


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  • Reviews

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    Jimmie W.

    He is very positive and helpful in all situations.
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    October 17, 2022
    Hired on Lessons


    Nelly M.

    Excellent teacher, I have made a lot of progress in just 4 classes
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    December 13, 2020
    Hired on Lessons

    Frequently asked questions

    My first priority with students of any age is to ensure they have fun! :) For complete beginners I would introduce them to the violin itself and encourage them to learn the names of all parts of the violin such as scroll, pegs, fingerboard etc. The next step in the process would be learning how to hold the violin and bow in a relaxed manner so as not to introduce any stress or tension in the muscles.   

    I trained at one of the foremost institutes in the world, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. 

    My standard pricing is $66 per hour or pro rated.

    After many decades of performing around the world I felt it was now the time to share my knowledge and skills.  

    In the past I have worked with students of all ages from young children to adults.  

    I would advise any student (or parent) to hire a teacher who can adequately communicate in a clear, concise and fun manner appropriate for the age of the student.   

    I believe that students should think about their eventual goals as well as methods and style of playing. For example, do they specifically want Suzuki? Do they want to learn country fiddle? Talking to the teacher will help determine if they are a right fit for the student. 

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