Private Instruction

Online lessons:

The Violin Lab

While in-person lessons are the most effective way to learn, some may find they are too far from available teachers. Learn violin from a veteran instructor through pre-recorded lessons: violinlab.com.

Private Lessons / Youth Orchestras

Since we serve the Southeast region and the Charlotte area we are aware of many studios that are serving their communities with quality violin, viola and cello instruction.

Private Lessons

These studios and individuals offer professional services in string instruction. In many cases, we have personally met the teachers or toured the studio. While we are confident in their qualifications, we recommend requesting a sample lesson or interview to determine a particular teacher's suitability to work with your student. Personality style and the teacher's main playing/teaching style can be a factor in choosing the right instructor. We do not make any guarantees as to their suitability to a particular student's needs.

Please send us an e-mail to find a location near you. Here are a few to get you started:

Lake Norman region:

All instruments - Mooresville, Davidson
Masterworks School of the Arts
masterworkschoolofthearts.com

Ludmilla Orchestra Strings - all strings, Cornelius
704-650-9262
hedvika@ludmilamusicart.com
Amanda Gentile - violin and viola
702-497-7619
amandastringstudio@gmail.com

 

Jennifer Bassett - cello, Mooresville
908-616-6708
willisjen@gmail.com

 

Julie Cutliff, Suzuki and traditional cello - Cornelius
julie.cutcliff@yahoo.com
770 883 2941

 

Charlotte

 

North Charlotte/University area
Faith Alessio Foster
Violin and viola lessons
faithalessio@gmail.com

Violin Expressions Studio
Violin and Viola lessons by Nora Smilovici
norica1115@yahoo.com
704-545-5008

Charlotte Violin Academy
Sakira Harley and Carlos Tarazona
704-390-0563
info@charlotteviolin.com
charlotteviolin.com

Violin lessons, Charlotte
Kathy Jarrell
704-619-0054
JarrellViolin.com
KathleenJarrell@yahoo.com

Violin, Viola, Cello lessons, Charlotte, NC
Community School of the Arts
csarts.org

Violin, Viola, Cello lessons, Charlotte, NC - Cotswold/South Park/Ballantyne
The Arts Center for All
704-362-5597
TheArtsCenterForAll.com

South Charlotte and Matthews area
Charlotte Academy of Music
Lessons for violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, and other instruments
704-545-7400
CharlotteAcademyofMusic.com

Violin, Cello lessons, Charlotte, NC
Queens University Academy
www.queens.edu/Arts-and-Culture/Performing-Arts/Music-Academy.html

Charlotte/University area
Piedmont School of Music and Dance
Violin, viola and cello instruction
music-dance.org
704-971-2011

Iredell/Statesville/Alexander County

Kathy Estes - violin and piano kathyestesnc@gmail.com

Salisbury

Salisbury School of Music - all instruments, Salisbury
salisburyschoolofmusic.com

Castle Rock Violin Academy. Violin & Fiddle lessons
Including online lessons 704-762-9251
castlerockviolinacademy@yahoo.com

Spartanburg

Alia Lawson Pre-College
converse.edu/LawsonAcademy

Gastonia

Cello lessons, Mount Holly, Gastonia, Charlotte, NC
Jean Beaudoin, cello
Private Cello Instruction
jnjbeaud@carolina.rr.com
704-951-0251

Double Bass lessons, Gastonia, Mount Holly, Charlotte, NC
Forrest Brown, double bass
tbone21k@hotmail.com
704-616-1381

Concord

Concord / Kannapolis
Piedmont School of Music and Dance
Violin, viola and cello instruction
music-dance.org
704-932-8888


Suzuki and traditional Violin Lessons
jessica.ker25@gmail.com

Group Learning and Youth Orchestras

Not all ensembles offer beginner instruction - some are specifically for developing ensemble skills such as following a conductor and studying more complex music; others require auditions or certain age students. We recommend contacting the organization to determine its suitability for your student's needs.

Lake Norman region:

Cornelius Youth Orchestras

corneliusyouthorchestras.com

Charlotte:

Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestras
csyo.net

Union County:

Union Symphony Youth Orchestra
usyo.org

Salisbury:

Salisbury Symphony After School Strings Program
http://www.salisburysymphony.org/education

 

Orchestra Camps

Youth Rock Orchestra Camp 
Lake Norman Orchestra Camp