Viola Lessons in New York. Amazing Teachers.

Flexible & affordable viola lessons. In person or online.

“Today is my opportunity to practice viola.”

Popular Viola Teachers in New York, NY

Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite

Catherine W.

18 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, mandarin
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite

Catherine W.

18 Reviews
Book Now
Private Viola Teacher

This is my profession.

About Catherine

Catherine is a performer, teacher, and arranger. She has performed in world class venues such as Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Kosciuszko Foundation, as well as the Museum of Natural History, and she has performed with over thirty different chamber ensembles, including the Ameri

Recent Reviews
great
Merlene
I had a great experience because Catherine is an amazing instructor.
She taught lessons with a high degree of professionalism and care. As a novice, I was able to learn a lot because Catherine was patient and attentive to my learning style.
Teba
My two oldest children (one more advanced in piano than the other) began taking lessons with Catherine just this year. They have both shown significant improvement and love her as an instructor. They also look forward to practicing in between lessons. We could not be happier.

Cristina H.

6 Reviews
Brooklyn, NY
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, mandrine
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2008
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile

Cristina H.

6 Reviews
Book Now
Private Viola Teacher

I Love to teach viola, because I love the way this instrument sounds. Everyone thinks it is just like violin but actually there is so many different way to bowing and tech from violin. My goal is make hear how viola sounds, it can actually even touching then cello and violin in some melo piece .

About Cristina

I am Cristina, Violin Piano Music teacher, recording artist and educator. Classical trained from Piano and Violin when I was 5 and switched to viola after high school. I earned Advanced Certificate and Music Performance Master degreed from New York University where I also teach private lesson as

Recent Reviews
Sue
My son has been taking lessons from Cristina for 2 years and wow has he progressed. He loves his lessons, can read music, and is playing well. The struggle is getting him to practice! Cristina has a great blend of warmth, knowledge and discipline that works well for my 6,7, and now 8 year old son. I highly recommend her.
Sarah
Our 8 year old had been taking violin for two years and was about to the point of quitting due to the lack of motivational teaching. I went in search of a teacher that could motivate her while still progressing rapidly each week! My daughter is so eager to please Cristina, because she makes the lessons fun and interesting. When I check in to see how the lesson is going, my daughter is engaged, and answering questions correctly which tells me she's still paying attention - even in the evening hours when she's tired. Cristina mixes classical and popular music as well. I still have to ask my daughter to practice each night but she pulls out her violin on her own a couple of times a week as well. It's a complete 180 from where we were 8 months ago. Cristina is a rare find and I'd recommend her to anyone who wants to ensure their child is getting the best violin training while being inspired!
Everett
Our 11 year old daughter, Drew, started with Cristina for a little over a year, and has made some amazing progress from not knowing how to play, to having great intonation and musicality. Cristina teaches our daughter in a way that works with her interests and learning style, rather than having a regimented curriculum. I think this has allowed Drew to be way more excited about playing.

i've been playing music all my life but since i'm a square parent, it's hard for me to teach drew :) Cristina does a great job giving her guidance during the lesson.
i would highly recommend her as a teacher!

Antoinette A.

21 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 6 to 80
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile

Antoinette A.

21 Reviews
Book Now
Private Viola Teacher

Beginners typically take 60 minute classes once per week at a recurring time. Young children typically take half hour classes and older children, adult musicians and those on a budget typically take 45 minute classes. The most common lesson length to start with is 60 minutes, as the teacher will need to tune your instrument and help you get set up. Some students choose to take lessons twice per week when a concert is coming up, to catch up from a vacation or if they just want to make faster progress.

In class, you will learn new techniques, receive guidance on how to achieve the best sound possible and learn songs that you like and that interest you. You are expected to take this guidance and practice it thoroughly at home until you feel comfortable with it, so that when you are in class next, the teacher can move on to a new concept or skill which builds upon the skill practiced at home. They will only move you forward once you can do the more basic technique.

About Antoinette

I deliver two types of lessons: private lessons and group classes. If you are interested in group classes, please inquire for more information. Finding a trained violinist and finding a good violin teacher are two very different things. When I see other teacher's profiles, they boast of the yea

Recent Reviews
Khalee C.
My son did a 45 minutes class and by the time he was finished he was reading and playing music πŸŽΌπŸ€—. Antoinette made it so easy and simple
Jennifer
Antoinette is, by far, the best music instructor that I have ever hired. Music has always been a part of my life. As a child, I took piano lessons for years and continued on and off through college. As a complete novice to the violin, I was nervous to begin such a challenging instrument as an adult hobby. Antoinette is encouraging, intelligent and incredibly skilled. Her calm demeanor and patience is vital to one's success. She focuses on the building blocks to a successful technique with ease. I am incredibly grateful to Antoinette for reminding me of how enjoyable music can be. I look forward to our weekly sessions around my busy work schedule. Her location is conveniently located within walking distance from the subway in NYC.
Tonia
I took violin lessons for a year with an instructor I found through a different organization (not TakeLessons)--and I learned more in one hour with Antoinette than I learned in 30 lessons with that other teacher. In just one lesson, I can see that Antoinette is friendly, smart, encouraging, knows her stuff--and knows how to teach (which not every good player can do). I'm an adult, but I bet she'd be just as great with a student of any age.

Meet Online Viola Teachers Serving New York, NY

Profile-background-check Background Check
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite

Elizabeth B.

46 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Spanish, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1992
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile
Profile-background-check Background Check
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite

Elizabeth B.

46 Reviews
Book Now
Online Viola Teacher

All level of viola study from beginner through professional.

I am a professional violinist/violist with a Master of Music degree, extensive performance, and teaching ability/experience,

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth has taught violin and viola for twenty years. She has a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from DePaul University School of Music. Her teachers have been among the best in the world. She has been a member of orchestras, chamber music ensembles, and has performed solos throughout

Recent Reviews
Harris
Brookelan
Elizabeth is so knowledgeable and made me feel so comfortable. Thanks for a great first lesson.
Bryan C.
Profile-background-check Background Check
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite

Luther W.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile
Profile-background-check Background Check
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite

Luther W.

3 Reviews
Book Now
Online Viola Teacher

I am a professional violinist and violist in the Boston area. I am a graduate of the New England Conservatory where I have studied with Miriam Fried, Donald Weilerstein, and Martha Katz. I have performed extensively throughout my life as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player on both the violin and viola in a variety of professional ensembles including substitute viola work with the Borromeo String Quartet. I draw from this performing background to teach my students of all ages and abilities.

I currently act as Adjunct Instructor of Violin and Viola at Merrimack College, where I serve as a primary instrumental teacher to enrolled students. I have also acted as the primary violin teacher for Main Street Music, LLC, in Waltham. Additionally, I run a private studio of 5-10 students as young as 6 and as old as 60. Of these, some never touched an instrument before our first lesson, and some are serious conservatory-bound musicians intending to make a career as a performer.

About Luther

I am a professional violinist and violist in the Boston area. I am a graduate of the New England Conservatory where I have studied with Miriam Fried, Donald Weilerstein, and Martha Katz. I have performed extensively throughout my life as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player on both th

Recent Reviews
Carol
Luther loves to teach. At every lesson he is there for you, ready to help you. He has an extensive musical background, after studying violin at New England Conservatory with Meriam Fried and Donald Weilerstein, as well as performing and studying at many prestigious summer music festivals, including Ravinia’s Steans Institute, the Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and the Taos School of Music. In addition, Luther is an excellent violist, studying with Martha Katz, also at New England Conservatory.

Luther loves to answer all of your questions. He will analyze and dissect your technical questions about how to play the violin: concerning tone, bowing, left hand issues, and how to use your arms, shoulders, back and your whole body while playing the instrument. He can help you with fingering and answer your questions about written music. He will demonstrate and help you play musically. He is able prepare you for your orchestral audition, help you learn concertos and other solo music and help you with chamber music. Thanks Luther for continuing to help me attain my dream to become an excellent violinist!
Tamara R.
I had my first lesson with Luther today. He is personable, informative, gave constructive feedback and encouraged me. I found his style of instruction helpful.
I’m looking forward to my next lesson with him.
Brabeeba
It's a blaze to work with Luther! He identified my problem very quickly and provided concrete advices on improving the sound. His understanding on how beautiful sound is made is very clear and systematic. There are so many dimensions in the sound making for violin but he always breaks it down and works on each individual part of my postures and bowing. My sound is now much fuller than before! He also not only teaches violin but also how to think about music in general. I feel like I am constantly critically thinking on how I can experiment with each phrase after I take lessons with Luther. I will highly recommend Luther if you want to find a violin teacher!

Erin C.

42 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $38
  • Teaching since 2014
  • BA in Music from University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Teaches students 3 and up
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile

Erin C.

42 Reviews
Book Now
Online Viola Teacher

I teach scales, technique, shifting, vibrato, tonal exercises, solo pieces, and theory. I also teach group ensembles, trios, quartets, etc., in Classical, Religious, Fiddle, Pop. I help students with their school orchestral music and audition pieces also.

About Erin

My name is Erin. I am a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music, with a concentration in Violin. I began studying violin at the age of six. I have performed with small chamber ensembles, orchestras, quartets, and trios. I enjoy playing for churc

Recent Reviews
Elizabeth O.
Natalie
Erin is very patient and full of great ideas. She has helped me tremendously in only a few short lessons.
Lori

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 viola 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 viola 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 Viola Lessons in New York, NY

The average cost of 60-minute viola lessons in New York is $74. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $150 per hour.
30 min
$44 average
45 min
$59 average
60 min
$74 average

How It Works

Here's why 2 million people a month use TakeLessons

Match

Find your perfect viola 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 viola 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 Viola Students

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

Profile_52227_pi_Dee%20Fleming
"On behalf of Jorden, she truly enjoyed her session. She liked the guidance, direction and takeaways and practicing as instructed to be ready for her next session. Thank you Dee!"
- Jorden
Took Viola lessons from Dee F.
214552_149760_30473
"First day went well, I think he's very good teacher. Looking forward for more lessons to come."
- Shinwon
Took Viola lessons from Mark L.
Profile_211308_pi_IMG_2835-1
"Very enthusiastic and helpful. Encouraging and engaging."
- Scott
Took Viola lessons from Kelvin L.
251847_yz9jpzh66dq4nmr474yv
"Awesome Instructor!

It's evident she cares for her students....very patient with my daughter, my daughter has been under her care for about two yrs now, even sparking her interest to play another string instrument!

I cannot say how appreciative our family is of Ms. Heins and would certainly recommend her."
- W.
Took Viola lessons from Chris H.
View More
212415_271519_27598
"Great teacher very knowledgeable and works with you on whatever pieces and style you want to do not just general music. Highly recommended!"
- zeph
Took Viola lessons from Michael R.
313064_hm5w6tvh63j3b7wjmhxk
"Wonderful music teacher

Martina has a great passion for music which shows through her performance. Her level of musical perfection, synergy with the instrument and the beauty of the music will make you emotional.
Martina's professionalism, reliability and empathy makes her an ideal teacher professional."
- Jana
Took Viola lessons from Martina S.
Profile_100502_pi_IMG_0930
"Charles is so amazing teacher.He is kind .My kids like him."
- YUKI
Took Viola lessons from Charles B.
Profile_110253_pi_13661879_1196902780330154_3529007117239062722_o
"My daughter loves Julia and has progressed so much in the past few months! Very engaging and professional"
- Lauren
Took Viola lessons from Julia M.
Profile_196719_pi_fullsizeoutput_e9b
"Brynn was great, she had excellent suggestions for me on our first meeting and was kind and patient."
- Brian
Took Viola lessons from Brynn M.
313064_hm5w6tvh63j3b7wjmhxk
"Since my son began working with Martina, he has progressed by leaps and bounds. Martina is very professional and wonderful with my child!! She’s prompt and reliable. We love her!"
- Renee
Took Viola lessons from Martina S.
View Less

Viola Lessons in NYC

Since teaching viola lessons in New York, I have come to realize that people often start an instrument with incredulous awes at any experienced musician who rattles of lick or flourish. After progressing with your instrument, it is great fun to try and tackle these difficult musical feats, but also a great frustration to practice them and still have no results. Even with the correct basics to attempt a more virtuosic passage, people often stumble and take the incorrect notion that it takes two hours of drilling on a single passage in order to pull it off.

The good news is that a large percentage of seemingly difficult passages are actually a few basics combined as a sort of musician’s magic trick -- which is the clue to solving this problem!

When it comes to playing the viola, I teach my students in New York to analyze the passage in mind, break it down to a number of core elements (you can ask your teacher or an experienced musician for their input on this). Usually, these passages tend to consist of two core elements combined to create the effect that more is happening than really is.

From here, take one element at a time, practice playing it in its simple form, and play around with its variables (like rhythm). With both elements isolated this way, try slowly combining them once more. I found this technique creates familiarity and comfort for students taking viola lessons.

If practiced correctly, the passage in mind has most likely lost that mystique it once had and will now seem approachable. You will enjoy playing the passage and it will sound impressive at the same time. Needless to say, the truly virtuosic passages use combinations of 4-5 core elements! In this case, I remind the students I teach viola to in New York to not bite off more than they can chew! Happy practicing to all!