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Average Cost of Violin Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute violin lessons is $66. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $24 and $200 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$37 average
$100
45-min $20
 
$52 average
$150
60-min $24
 
$66 average
$200

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute violin lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute violin lessons are 22% less expensive at $52, and 30-minute lessons cost 44% less at $37.

Curious how much violin lessons cost in your area? Do a quick search to get local prices for the best violin teachers .

Violin Lesson Reviews from Students

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Eugene H.

Sugar Land, TX
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New York, NY
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Kas R. April 23, 2013
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I am an older student and I started to learn to play the piano more than a year ago under a different teacher. I started with Eugene about 4 months ago. I was struggling with the piano previously. But after just 2 lessons with Eugene, I found myself playing confidently. Eugene explains so clearly and everything makes sense to me now. I enjoy practicing everyday now. He is excellent teacher, patient, and very professional. He is always on time.
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NkiruU March 14, 2012
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Eugene is the best piano teacher I have ever had! He doesn't just know how the teach piano but music as well! I'm so glad that I chose him!

About Zhana G.

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Each lesson will be taught in response to current needs of a student but the following are the parts that make up an entire lesson:
- Technique
- Theory
- Music
- Practice
All together are basic fundamentals.

My job as a teacher is to help you find a place for music in your daily life and to make a practice time more of an experimental discovery play, than boring work. Once you find a key, it opens up a whole new world of communication.

As a private violin instructor, I believe that education is impossible without student’s motivation and passion. Perhaps you have decided to become a professional musician or maybe you want to play for your own enjoyment... Whatever your goals are, I can lead you there! Let's make it happen together because it is never late to follow a dream!

I recommend younger children travel to me for the best learning experience.

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Vera Z. August 7, 2018
· Violin · In studio
We are very happy to know Zhana! My daughter enjoys taking violin lessons with her. Zhana is very kind, responsible, and her instruction effectively improves technique and inspires enthusiasm for music.
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Asavari July 20, 2018
· Violin · In studio
Would highly recommend as a teacher for beginner-adults. Zhana is a wonderful, patient, and constructive teacher and has several regular adult and child students.

I've gone to her for the past 2 years as we work through the first few suzuki levels. As an adult learner, violin is tough but Zhana breaks it down and gives helpful feedback.

She also goes above and beyond for her students by organizing recitals a few times a year. Her adult-students and child-students all perform at recitals.
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motherless July 10, 2017
· Violin · In home
Please how can i get to know you my email is tinabruce4reaal@gmail.com waiting for your reply

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In her teaching, Mimi specializes in helping her students achieve all their goals.

She encourages and nurtures her students, builds up their confidence levels and character, and improves their techniques and skills in each lesson.

Students can hear the improvement in their playing in each lessons.

Mimi has developed a very experienced, masterful and supportive teaching style, she used extremely helpful techniques for studying and practicing music.

Mimi shares her musical gifts and love of music with all her students.

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Catherine F. January 15, 2019
· Piano · Online
Mimi was awesome. She let me play some things. She could evaluate where I was based on giving some songs to play. She was patient and encouraging.
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Daniella Davis December 7, 2018
· Violin · Online
My first lesson was wonderful , I had been trying to learn on my own for the last three months, Mimis instruction was very helpful. She was friendly warm and encouraging. I look forward to my next lesson. I was a little intimidated by her vast experience , she reassured me and put my fears at ease. She also has experience teaching adults which is what I was looking for . I am 50 years old and have no experience playing violin .
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Travis November 29, 2018
· Violin · Online
Our first lesson went great; Mimi helped me pick up where I left off, and I'm really looking forward to future lessons. The lesson was productive and Mimi provided helpful instruction.

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New York, NY
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New York, NY
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It is so important to learn from a real professional. I am international soloist and pedagogue, having studied with the world's greatest teachers, Ivan Galamian, Dorothy DeLay, Josef Gingold, etc. international violin competitions winner. It is very easy to get faulty instruction at any stage of the development. Mine is of the highest of quality. I can teach from beginner to the most advanced. Have been teaching for 40+ years.

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Sun November 29, 2018
· Violin · In studio
My son has learned so much from him. The best violin teacher in NYC! Highly recommend.
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Ju November 29, 2018
· Violin · In studio
He is a very good teacher, he is very focused of the lesson, try to understand my individual problematic or desire and managed them.
The best violin teacher I have ever seen, very thankful.
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Nayeong November 29, 2018
· Violin · In studio
Dr.Kim is a fantastic violinist, teacher and mentor for all levels of playing. Highly recommended!

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Francisco works with children, pre-college and college students nationally and internationally to achieve practical and professional outcomes. His collaborative approach emphasizes balance, goal setting, efficient practice techniques, musical development, and ahands-on approach to training. His work supports students overcoming technical barriers, and developing a professional identity. Francisco is a member of Violin Society of America, American String Teachers Association, Latinoamerican Violin Academy and professor from the monumental Venezuelan El Sistema Program of Social Action Through Music.

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Jesus October 6, 2018
· Violin · In home
Its amazing teacher!! Really thanks!!
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Florangel October 6, 2018
· Violin · In studio
Excellent teacher great human being and great pedagogue, seeks to transcend the student to their highest level of professional and personal improvement, dedicated and with a great vocation. It is a privilege to have you as a violin teacher.
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Ebedit October 6, 2018
· Violin · In studio
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I love teaching adults because we can build up meaningful relationships and have intriguing conversations through music! I am fully equipped to teach from absolute beginners to semi-professionals who had chosen a non-music career path. Let's work together to achieve your goal, and make beautiful music.

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Polibio January 3, 2019
· Violin · In home
A wonderful violin teacher, always with the right solution for the technical and musical challenge. Keiko has a warm and kind manner that encourages confidence, especially for an adult student like me. And I continue to learn from her - in my ongoing lessons and her performances that I attend.
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Rachel December 29, 2018
· Violin · In studio
Keiko is an awesome instructor who knows her stuff. She really helps and challenges her students to better understand the instrument and how to play it. I definitely recommend her as a teacher as you will learn a lot with her!!
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Lam December 21, 2018
· Violin · In home
Keiko was my son first violin teacher in New York. She was a very experienced and professional violin teacher. She taught my son patiently and gave instruction detailly. My son loved to have Keiko’s violin lesson. It was very sad that my son couldn’t have Keiko’s lesson due to we relocated to our hometown.

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Violin Lessons

The violin is one of the most empowering musical instruments to learn, and has frequently been the subject of many music research studies. It has been found that those who learn to play the violin have also benefited in other areas of their lives. Those who play the violin demonstrate enhanced concentration, as well as increased math, memory and reading skills. Although the violin is known best for its use in classical music, it has become a far more versatile instrument that has also been used in country, folk and even popular rock. Whether your goal is to play Beethoven, an Irish jig, or a lively fiddle tune, taking lessons can help you become a well-rounded violinist.

Because the violin is such a complex instrument, finding a violin instructor with skill, patience and extensive knowledge is essential. Finding the best teacher for you is one of the most important parts of your musical journey, and specialized instructors can bring forth the virtuoso that lives within. Taking private violin lessons will give you the feedback and attention you’ll need to hone your skills.

Beginner vs Intermediate vs Expert Violin Lessons

Private Violin lessons with a TakeLessons instructor are tailored to each student based on their current skill level, and goals. Beginner students get easier songs, easier exercises, and simpler techniques. From there, the difficulty increases in order to properly challenge and motivate intermediate and advanced level violinists to develop greater skills, to stretch their preconceived limitations, and to ultimately gain more satisfaction, meaning, and pleasure from the Violin.

We understand advancing violinists may also have professional goals, so our teachers can counsel you to increase your chances of getting more and higher paying gigs. Who knows, someday, you too can become a TakeLessons Violin instructor and get paid to teach other aspiring violinists like you.

Violin Lessons for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

If you’re the type of parent who believes music can improve early childhood development, science has good news for you. A recent study suggests that Violin practice can help children better and faster process music and language. Hearing different pitches and tones can help one better parse spoken words. So while every parent needs to be careful not to forcefully involve their little ones in music, sports, and other interests, parents can still take a gentler approach that stimulates joy and curiosity, and plant a seed for lifelong learning.

Violin Lessons for Kindergartners and Grade Schoolers

Science also has good news for kids older than preschool age. Research suggests music lessons improve academic performance, as well as cognitive skills in children. Violin lessons and practice can help improve motor skills, cognitive performance, and listening skills at a young age.

TakeLessons instructors are background-checked, and highly qualified to give your kids the lessons they need to stay engaged, enjoy the learning process, and to gradually and continually improve one key, one note at a time. After all, learning at a younger age yields the greatest and most long-lasting benefits.

The last thing you want to do is force a kid into playing and practicing so much that they begin to flame out and reject something as beneficial as the Violin.

Violin Lessons for Teenagers and High Schoolers

The teen and tween years are the make or break years for most people, in deciding whether they’re going to stick with a childhood hobby or interest, for life. As you go through puberty, and begin preparing for life as an adult, and responsibilities pile on your plate, the first things to go tend to be the personal interests you’re passionate about, because they don’t pay the bills. Also, because they’re not an official part of your school curriculum. In other words, what was once a must-have becomes a nice-to-have.

This is why it’s important to have someone that holds you accountable for prolonging your learning and practicing, regardless of whether it’s a musical instrument, or a sport, or any other after-school matter. Someone to keep you motivated. And if you decide to make your passion a profession, someone to guide you along the way on how to find the right opportunities for paid gigs, or even a full-time career in playing the Violin.

Violin Lessons for College Students

Let’s be honest, private lessons aren’t the best idea for college students who are generally tight on budget, time, and commitments. However, that doesn’t mean you should stop learning and practicing. You can still work the Violin by taking classes or participating in music programs at your college. These tend to be more affordable, more social, and less stressful than trying to fit private lessons into your routine.

Violin Lessons for Working Adults & Parents

By now, you’ve already decided whether to stick with the Violin or to drop it. If you’re one of the lucky few that stuck with it, in spite of having an extremely busy schedule with work and family obligations, congratulations. Contrary to popular belief, taking the time out for routine Violin practice has tremendous benefits, even for the busiest of people.

We believe that Violin practice as an adult is more productive than it seems because it clears your head, it builds patience, discipline and concentration skills which you can transfer over to other parts of life, and it keeps your hand-eye coordination sharp. It also keeps you committed to learning and improvement, which again, are transferable traits to professional life. As role models, parents taking active classes shows kids the importance of pursuing personal interests for life.

A new study on the long-term benefits of music lessons reports that older adults who took lessons at a young age process the sounds of speech faster than those who did not, regardless of whether it was a violin, a harmonica, a ukulele, or any other instrument.

The study found that participants who had four to 14 years of musical training had faster responses to speech sounds than participants without any training — even though no one in the first group had played an instrument for about 40 years.

Violin Lessons for Senior Citizens & Retirees

Another study showed that practicing a musical instrument can slow down the aging process. The study of adults ranging from ages 60 to 83 revealed that those who played music regularly had better verbal and non-verbal memory, verbal fluency, visuomotor speed, and cognitive flexibility.

Even if you’ve never played a musical instrument or shown any interest, it’s never too late to start. Even latecomers can fall in love with something as timeless as the Violin. Age isn’t a relevant factor, when it comes to curiosity, pleasure, and determination.

More Benefits of Violin Lessons

Another music study at Duke University found that brain activity while listening to violin classical music showed unique brain activity for when a patient was listening, reading, and imagining playing music, and that the entire area of the brain fires on all cylinders providing for a whole body experience.

And here’s a comparison of your brain on music versus your brain without it on NPR.

Topics Covered in Private Violin Lessons

Learn about violin basics and advanced techniques such as the anatomy of a violin, scales, playing ranges, acoustics, chords, strings, finger placement, and the fingerboard.

Learn about playing posture with both right and left hands, and techniques such as vibrato, vibrato trill, harmonics, double stopping, triple stopping,

Learn how to hold the bow, and different bowing techniques such as detache, tremolo, pizzicato, and more.

Learn how to properly tune a violin in order to produce beautiful sounds that can only come from violin music.

Learn how to play the violin by reading sheet music, and by ear.

Learn about productive violin practice, and how to effectively play solo or in an orchestra.

Learn about the violin instrument family of stringed instruments, such as the fiddle, viola, cello, and bass, and their unique characteristics.

Learn about the different genres of violin such as classical music, jazz, folk music, Indian classical music, fidding, and more.

Free Violin Lessons and Classes

Check out this video for a free lesson on violin finger positions.

A free video lesson on playing violin vibrato.

A video tutorial on how to properly tune a violin.

A free violin lesson on scales for beginners.

A free violin lesson on how to hold a bow.

A free 15-minute lesson on violin practice.

A free video lesson on how bowing technique affects violin tone.

Why Learn Violin with TakeLessons

• Each student will receive customized violin lessons. Instructors will assess your interests, age and skill level so you’re provided with an experience tailored specifically to your needs.

• Students have access to lesson journals online to keep you motivated and on track.

• Choose from an incredible list of local instructors or online violin instructors who are knowledgeable, friendly and certified.

• And don’t worry – if for any reason you’re unhappy with your lessons, you’re protected by a 100% money back guarantee.

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