Violin Lessons.
Amazing Teachers.

Private violin lessons tailored to you. In-person or online.

“Today is my opportunity to practice violin.”

Meet a Few of Our Amazing Instructors

What works for you? Online lesson or local teacher? Either way, your violin lessons are live, interactive, and customized for you.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Connie E.

16 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $48
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Awarded Outstanding Musician of the Year Award from Biola Conservatory of Music
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Connie E.

16 Reviews
Book Now
Private Violin Teacher

I'm passionate about music and have a Masters Degree in Violin Performance with 23 years experience teaching the violin. I will help you achieve your goals whether you are wanting to learn the violin as a hobby, for school or pursue music as a professional career!

About Connie

I love teaching and enjoy passing on that joy, knowledge, and experience to my students! I have a Masters Degree in Violin Performance and 23 years teaching experience. Lessons are tailored according to the student's goals, abilities, and preference in musical styles. Whether you're wanting to learn

Recent Reviews
Emma J.
Connie was great! My daughter loved taking her first lesson from her and is excited to keep learning now.
Gabriel
First lesson today and my son loved Connie, it was a great experience. 😊
Hoshin L.
She is patient, very organized and clear. My child really enjoy the lessons with Connie.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Nader T.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Persian, I speak Persian, English
  • Teaching since 1987
  • Doctor of Musical Arts from Claremont Graduate University
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Nader T.

10 Reviews
Book Now
Private Violin Teacher

In my one hour of comprehensive teaching, students learn extensively the techniques of the violin, including tone production, vibrato, musicality and pieces of music which are chosen from standard violin literature or Suzuki books. The whole idea is to get students to look at the whole learning process as a fun activity, and very soon they acquire the ability to produce beautiful sounds, correct intonation and strong vibrato. In addition to the above, I conduct some some ear-training exercises to improve intonation as well.

About Nader

I am a violinist and composer. I have trained more than 1200 students in more than twenty five years of my teaching carrier. *** Lesson Details *** Each lesson includes scales, arpeggios, etudes, duets and a new piece of music from different eras of music. I emphasize on tone production, correct

Recent Reviews
Megan S.
Nader was fantastic! I took Violin lessons for a few years from a couple different teachers, and he taught me new, interesting things I'd never learned before. He's also very patient and nice.
Carolina V.
He is very patient and has excellent communication skills. I have no knowledge of how to play the violin or music of any kind. After my first lesson I strongly feel he will be my private instructor for many years to come. I left with proper technique of how this instrument is to be cared for and good posture when practicing. He also informed me of the books we will be incorporating into my lessons. Most importantly homework is given and he is very patient and explains everything at your level.
Kira
I was very pleased with my first lesson with Nader. He is very kind and patient. We covered some basic points with what we'll be covering for my lessons with the cello. His instructions and explanations of technique is very clear I feel my lessons with him will be very beneficial and enjoyable.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Farobag C.

44 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks French, Gujarati, English, Music
  • Bachelor of Music (BM) from Eastman School of Music
  • Teaches students Male: 4 to 90; Female: 3 to 92
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Farobag C.

44 Reviews
Book Now
Private Violin Teacher

Suzuki pedagogy employed for beginners

About Farobag

Music Director of the Chicago Philharmonia Orchestra from1985 to 2002, Farobag has also served as Managing Director of the University of Chicago Performing Artists Series from 1989 through 2002 and principal conductor of its resident professional ensembles. A skilled interpreter of Baroque literatur

Recent Reviews
Jim
First lesson. Too soon to tell. Not what I was expecting, but I had nothing on which to base any expectation. I will trust the process.
Andreas - Marianna P.
Great experience!
Ambarish
Very good - deeply knowledgeable about music
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Hikaru I.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Hikaru I.

28 Reviews
Book Now
Private Violin Teacher

I have been playing violin since kindergarten, and I have experiences in teaching beginner students at SUNY Albany campus and I absolutely loved it! Music Performance was one of my majors of my undergraduate degrees, and I was fortunate enough to have an opportunity to perform a solo piece, Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in my senior year. I am currently enrolled in a Master's program for Intercultural Communication & English language education. Teaching has been one of my long-lasting passions and I am more than happy to work with various levels of violin learners. Hope to hear from you soon!!

About Hikaru

γ―γ˜γ‚γΎγ—γ¦ & thank you for taking a moment to check out my profile! I'm originally from Tokyo Japan, and I moved to NY with my family during high school. I've completed Master's degrees in Language Education & Communication, and Bachelor's Degrees in Music Performance and Political Science.

Recent Reviews
Paige M.
I just had my second lesson with Hikaru and I ask so many questions all the time and am just a lot as a person, but she's so patient and is really willing to answer all of my questions and go over absolutely whatever. She's also very good at explaining things and can explain the grammar side to me (I'm a big grammar proponent), which is an absolute blessing. Lessons fly by and I absolutely cannot wait for my next one.

Also, she's been helping me find resources that I can use to work on my Japanese outside of lessons. I know that some people won't do that because they want you to buy more lessons, but Hikaru genuinely just wants to help me learn both the language and the culture.
Micah
Great instructor. Patient and willing you work with you.
Paige M.
After one class I’m so excited for more. Hikaru started off by explaining the very very basics and was incredibly knowledgeable whenever I asked questions. I look forward to my next class.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Ming-hang T.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Cantonese, English, Mandarin
  • Awarded Academic Honors from New England Conservatory of Music
  • Teaching since 2018
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Ming-hang T.

3 Reviews
Book Now
Private Violin Teacher

I believe in developing students’ full potential step by step, as a mentor, to inspire them to foresee a higher vision. To me, every student is an expert learner without limitations. Tailored to each student’s learning progress and needs, my lessons include practice tasks based on pedagogical principles from both the traditional approach and the Suzuki method. My top priorities in teaching include good posture and confidence to perform. I emphasize the importance of aural development by listening to recordings carefully to recognize fundamentals, such as tunes and rhythms, as well as more detailed aspects, such as articulations and tone quality. I also focus on performance practices and interpretations of each musical composition. Overall, I see every lesson as a lesson in life, equipping my students to face challenges with practicable strategies for understanding personal skills, such as patience, determination, consistency, focus, self-motivation, memory, logic, self-awareness with ...

About Ming-hang

With his lifelong visions in enriching people’s lives through music, Ming-hang is an active violinist who enjoys his passion in violin playing since the age of four. His outstanding skills and technique in violin performance, with superb communications to deliver precise teaching points at each le

Recent Reviews
Michael
As soon as the lesson began Mr. Ming-hang jumped right in and started to go over all of the important information a beginner like myself needed to start learning the violin efficiently. He was very clear and encouraging through out the lesson. I highly recommend him for anyone who is wanting to further there violin career or even for beginners with no prior knowledge of the violin.
Florette A.
I have been Mr. Tam's student for a little bit over a month now and I have to say he is one of the best, if not the best, teachers that I have ever had. I am a high schooler, and I had been playing the violin for a long time by the time I started taking lessons with Mr. Tam. He wasted no time in beginning the lessons. We started off basically where I had ended with my old teacher, with advanced scales and a piece of my choosing. Throughout the weeks, he follows up by sending me an email asking if I had any questions for him before the next session the following week. He records every session and sends them to me so that I can review my mistakes and listen to the tips that he suggests. Overall, he is an amazing violinist and teacher. He has a great sense of humor and is knowledgeable in the world of classical music. He will explain things thoroughly if you do not understand and seems to take great joy in his profession.
Roxxana
The instructor is very attentive to skills and needs. He is patient and passionate as about teaching the violin. He explains things in an easy to understand manner. He was very enthusiastic about my improvement and stated how happy he was to see improvement. He is knowledgeable about his craft and comes off as a friendly and likable instructor.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Lauren C.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2005
  • BM Violin Performance from Eastman School of Music
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Lauren C.

11 Reviews
Book Now
Private Violin Teacher

Hello there! My name is Lauren, and I'm an NYC-based violinist with over 15 years of experience teaching violin. I earned my BM and MM degrees from Eastman School of Music in Violin Performance and perform regularly at venues such as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center.

As a teacher, I adapt my teaching methods on the spot to introduce and reinforce concepts in a patient, enthusiastic, and creative manner tailored to each student. In addition to equipping my students with proper violin technique, students are empowered and develop their communication skills and confidence while fostering a lasting curiosity for learning and a genuine love for the imaginative and expressive capabilities of music.

Lessons generally focus on four major areas: scales, etudes, ensemble parts (orchestra and chamber music), and solo repertoire. Music theory and ear-training activities supplement work in these areas. A portion of lesson time is also devoted to preparing students for ...

About Lauren

In addition to my teaching, I maintain an international career as a performer. I've performed at festivals such as Venice Biennale, Acht Brücken, Newport Jazz, Beijing Modern Music Festival, and Lincoln Center. I've worked with artists and composers such as Ambrose Akinmusire, Richard Carrick, C

Recent Reviews
Maya
FANTASTIC TEACHER! Lauren taught me for 2 years as an adult beginner and I could not have asked for a better experience She is so patient, kind and encouraging. During our time I believe I made tremendous progress with her instruction even though halfway though we had to switch to remote lessons because of Covid. Phenomenal person and gifted teacher!!
Sia
Thank you Ms. Lauren for helping me grow as a violinist. You made the lesson so enjoyable and I found the notes that you made for me so helpful for my weekly practice. I wasn't sure how online lessons would be during the pandemic, but you made it so easy to follow along the lesson over Zoom and shared notes over the screen which made it so much easier to learn. Thank you for helping me practice for my audition pieces for which I got accepted for 2 different orchestras. You were always very positive and so patient throughout and taught me fun tricks and ways to make my weekly practice better. Thank you!
Laura Partynski
Lauren has been an amazing teacher and mentor. Her teaching technique and talent has made a huge difference in my teenage daughter's musical journey.

A Better Way to Learn

Expert Teachers

Top rated instructors guide you in every step of your journey

Personalized Lessons

Your style, your pace. Customized lessons designed for you

100% Guaranteed

Try a lesson. If you're not satisfied we'll refund your unused balance

Connect Locally or Online

Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing violin teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

Is your dream violin teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Violin Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons is $78. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $250 per hour.
30 min
$45 average
45 min
$63 average
60 min
$78 average

How It Works

Here's why 2 million people a month use TakeLessons

Match

Find your perfect violin teacher in under 3 minutes. Need help finding the right teacher? Call our friendly student counselors at 877-231-8505877-231-8505.

Meet

Your instructor will motivate, support, and inspire you. Meet up with your teacher in person or connect with them online anywhere around the world!

Master

Each violin lesson is customized to help you grow. Learn faster and easier than ever with personal attention from an expert instructor.

Educating the World

310
Lifelong learning subjects offered
6,483
Amazing, inspiring, supportive teachers
2,045,044
People that use our platform each month
3,004,877
Lessons given around the world

Why TakeLessons?

  • Easy and Hassle-Free
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Background Checked Teachers
  • Over 3 Million Lessons Given

Hear From TakeLessons Violin Students

Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

Profile_83582_pi_IMG_20151128_044629
"She's amazing! My son is very pleased with her!"
Gabriel
Took Violin lessons from Shahrzad P.
Profile_218404_pi_1DEB288C-F551-4A70-BE78-0779EDBEB338
"Great first lesson. She was super excited and engaging, very hands-on."
Bolutito
Took Violin lessons from Assunta B.
Profile_122892_pi_EDIT-1
"Philip is a terrific teacher. He gives lots of positive comments, and worked very well with my 7 year old. We’ve only had one lesson so far, but I would certainly recommend him."
Sawyer
Took Violin lessons from Philip O.
Profile_100943_pi_IMG_0920%5B1%5D
"Ben was patient, kind and full of knowledge. He was great at noticing her hand placement and would make visual corrections as well as show her examples of where she should be. For our first online lesson, I was very impressed. We still need to learn more about the technical aspects of being online (example: where to move the output video placement) but I think that just adds to the fun and experience of the whole process."
Rhyan
Took Violin lessons from Ben U.
Profile_253857_pi_562a54e63a448afce49f5970729ad67e7a91b5a8
"Susanna is a perfect fit for my daughter. She is a great teacher and very encouraging."
Samantha
Took Violin lessons from Susanna S.
Profile_216576_pi_6E800E4F-32E0-48E1-8A93-352912D22074
"Fantastic instruction. Patient, clear, and ensured she was meeting my daughter where she is at. Significantly more productive class times compared with our last in person teacher."
Annika
Took Violin lessons from Erin C.
Profile_253857_pi_562a54e63a448afce49f5970729ad67e7a91b5a8
"A great instructor, wouldn't have any other. Susanna is patient and always willing to help me correct things I need to correct. She is truly and expert on stringed instruments as well as online instruction."
Lorna j Stemarie
Took Violin lessons from Susanna S.
Profile_110059_pi_IMG_4866
"First lesson went very well. Nikita was very patient, informative, and worked very well with a young first time student. We are excited to continue lessons with Nikita."
Gabriel
Took Violin lessons from Nikita B.
Profile_132124_pi_DSC_0023
"Great personality and very encouraging"
Kathy
Took Violin lessons from Kathleen L.
Profile_98569_pi_Elizabeth%20Brown%20Photo
"Elizabeth is an artist at heart. She's very patient and kind. I highly recommend her!

I came to Elizabeth as an adult student with a few years of experience in playing, but with a lot of doubts about whether I could advance. I'd previously taken lessons at the Music Institute of Chicago (Evanston campus), but I didn't like how they did things over there. They are extremely overpriced for what they offer. In my first lesson there, my teacher wouldn't even let me pick up the bow and she made me play Twinkle Twinkle over and over again...

Elizabeth made playing very relaxing. Her approach is just to attack the material without any hesitations. And if you make a mistake, just do it again. She let me pick out the repertoire, which made me excited to play, and offered great recommendations on material that would help my playing. Sometimes I was too ambitious and she'd be the first to point out that maybe I wasn't ready for a piece just yet. Then she'd recommend something else that would help me get there.

Elizabeth teaches from her home and it's pretty easy to get to by train, bus, or car."
Lil
Took Violin lessons from Elizabeth B.
View More
View Less

Violin Lessons Near You

If you’re looking for violin lessons near you, allow us to help. Here at TakeLessons we offer convenient and affordable violin lessons in your area. You’ll find a wide range of local music instructors who can suit your style, interests, and skill level.

The violin has a long history in the music world. Its early ancestors from the 15th century are thought to be the Arabian rabab and the rebec. But toward the end of the Middle Ages, the fiddle came on the scene. Nowadays, we refer to the violin and fiddle as the same instrument--the only difference is in the style of music you play. You call it a fiddle when you play fiddle music, like Irish jigs and Scottish tunes, and it’s a violin when you play more classical styles of music.

Countless pieces of music in almost every g

...

enre have been written for the violin, either to be played solo, in an orchestra, or in smaller ensembles like quartets. What’s more, electric violins have become a staple in many popular rock bands. There’s no limit to what you can do with the violin.

Reasons to Take Violin Classes Near You

There are lots of convincing reasons to learn the violin. For starters, making music provides an emotional outlet for stress relief. In fact, many experts believe learning to play an instrument can stimulate the brain, improving your cognitive skills and memory. It's also a great way to find like-minded people by joining an orchestra or trying out for the symphony. Additionally, TakeLessons offers online Violin lessons for your convenience.

Topics You'll Learn with Your Violin Teacher

When you take private violin lessons, you will have a violin instructor dedicated to your success. Through one-on-one coaching, you receive the individualized instruction you need to achieve your musical goals. If you’re a beginner, you’ll need help with the basics. But if you’re a more advanced musician, your violin instructor will assess your skill sets and challenge you in new ways.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Violin Lessons

If you have little or no experience playing the violin, then beginner lessons are a good fit for you. When you sign up to learn violin for beginners, your teacher will introduce you to all the basics of music theory and maintaining your instrument. Lessons may cover the following:

  • Posture and breathing
  • Proper instrument and bow hold
  • Tuning
  • Scales and finger positions
  • Reading music
  • Instrument anatomy
  • Violin and bow care

Your violin teacher will help you understand these topics, answer any questions you may have, and give you the tools you need to have productive practice sessions. When you set achievable goals, each one of your practice sessions will build upon the last, and you’ll notice a marked improvement in between each violin lesson.

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Violin Lessons

Intermediate violin lessons are designed to build upon the foundational skills you learned in beginner lessons. You'll continue to study music theory while you practice more advanced techniques. Course content will likely include the following:

  • Contractions and Extensions
  • Harmonics
  • Vibrato
  • Bow pressure 
  • Changing dynamics
  • Adjusting tone

At this stage, you may want to explore performing in a group or as a soloist. Your violin teacher can help you put together a performance repertoire that showcases your hard work, as well as pushes your skills to the next level! The more you perform, the greater your musical expression will be on stage.

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Violin Lessons

Advanced lessons provide a platform for you to hone your skills and receive critical feedback from an experienced professional. In addition to practicing complex techniques, you'll have the opportunity to prepare for auditions and performances with personalized coaching. Lessons at this level may cover the following topics:

  • Advanced techniques such as- - sul ponticello - sul tasto - col legno - spiccato - ricochet - glissando
  • Audition coaching
  • Performance preparation

As your violin's tone transforms from scratchy to sweet, remember that no violinist is ever truly finished learning. No matter how skilled, talented, and proficient they become, violinists always have room for improvement. 

Tone, techniques, and styles can always be further honed, making the violin a wonderful choice of instrument for anyone who truly loves to play, experiment, and of course, make beautiful music.

Curious About Violin Teachers Near Me?

Ready to find violin classes near you? Start by finding the ideal teacher right here at TakeLessons. And don’t worry; you won’t have to travel far to attend your violin classes. When you sort through our inventory, you’ll find tons of violin instructors right in your backyard.

In fact, we are so sure that you will enjoy your private violin lessons that we offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee to all our students on their first session. Ready to experience the allure of violin lessons for yourself? Sign up today and you’ll be fiddling like a pro in no time.

Popular Violin Articles from our Blog

How to Hold a Violin Properly: 7 Expert Tips and Tricks [Infographic]

How you hold your violin makes a huge difference in the way you sound. Below, violin teacher Julie P. shares some helpful tips on how to hold a violin properly... As a beginner violin student, you know that posture is very important when playing the violin. Since there aren’t any keys to push, every sound is created by forming precise angles with the violin and bow. Below are some tips on how to hold a violin properly and how to find the best posture to support your playing. 1. Sit o …

By Suzy S.

10 Fantastic Reasons to Learn Violin Online

When it comes to learning violin there are several different options. While in-person lessons are great for some, have you considered learning violin online? From violin tutorials to online lessons, Naomi Cherie S. breaks down 10 reasons you may want to learn violin online... A lot of non-musicians are surprised when I tell them that I offer violin classes online via video chat. At first, they don't know what to make of it, but when I explain that violin lessons online offer all the basi …

By Maile Proctor

10 More Helpful Apps for Violinists

There are mobile apps for just about everything these days--even playing the violin. Below, violin teacher Julie P. shares 10 helpful apps for violinists... The world of music apps is ever expanding. More and more apps are available to help musicians with everything from music theory to sight reading to organizing practice time. Specifically, there are many helpful apps for violinists. Whether you're a seasoned violin players or you're just starting to take violin lessons, there …

By Suzy S.