Mintz Music Studio

Mintz Music Studio

5.0(2 reviews)


Please see my website for more information,

I am currently only accepting elementary-aged students for lessons, and middle school students for short-term coaching (MYSO or school auditions, WSMA events).


Hired 3 times
28 years in business
Serves Wauwatosa , WI

Payment methods

Check, Venmo


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

Student's age

Under 5 years old, 5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old

Instrument interested in

Violin, Viola, I can recommend an instrument


0 reviews

Karen G.

Laura is a pleasure to work with. From the start she was accommodating and very professional. She listened and meet our individual needs. She provided a positive experience for both of my kids. She is very knowledgeable and provided many useful strategies in the lessons she gave my children. I would greatly recommend her to anyone interested in starting or continuing lessons for violin.
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March 14, 2018
Hired on Lessons

sherri P.

She is very relaxed and good with kids!
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March 13, 2018
Hired on Lessons

Frequently asked questions

First we meet so that parents can ask questions, I can hear the student play, and to get to know each other (me, student, parent(s)). We discuss whatever will be needed - instruments, music, particular goals, schedule, etc. 

I have been a violinist since the age of three, and my life and formal education have revolved around playing and teaching music. I have two music degrees, and I am a parent of three musical children.

I charge $48/hr, with lessons being 30 or 45 minute lessons.

Group lessons are $10 per student and held twice a month. 

Beginner group lessons can be taken for 6 week sessions. The cost is split between 2-4 students, making it affordable for anyone who thinks their young child might want to try violin with a low level of commitment. 

I had wonderful mentors myself who were highly respected in the violin world. They modeled  enthusiasm, technical skills, and practical tips to make practicing as useful and efficient as possible. I do the same for my students. 

Every type of student - all ages, from tiny toddlers (including my own), elementary, middle and high schoolers, college  students wanting to become teachers themselves, retired folks wanting to learn something new. I've taught many students with various physical challenges, and some of my students have now become professional musicians themselves. 

The farewell concert given by my students at my last school in London was very emotional, and I received a standing ovation from parents, students, and teaching colleagues that I'll never forget. 

Most of us are very good at what we do in order to have become professional musicians and teachers, it's an intensely competitive field. Choose someone who you can imagine spending time with every week, who makes you feel good - not bad - about your work each week.

Take travel into consideration. You will be tempted to cancel more lessons if a teacher is too far (ie in bad weather, bad traffic). Having a teacher come to your house may seem like a good idea, but you will be more motivated and perform better in lessons if you work in another location with your teacher each week. 

Talk about what kinds of music you like and want to play eventually.

Find out if the teacher has group lessons or recitals regularly.

Be honest about how much time you can spend each day practicing and think about how you will balance violin with sports, homework, and other parts of your life. 

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