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:

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

Ludmilla Orchestra Strings - all strings, Cornelius
Amanda Gentile - violin and viola


Jennifer Bassett - cello, Mooresville


Julie Cutliff, Suzuki and traditional cello - Cornelius
770 883 2941



 Pineville/South Charlotte:  

Davidson Violins South

Violin, viola, cello and bass lessons - 866-465-1730 or

North Charlotte/University area
Faith Alessio Foster
Violin and viola lessons

Violin Expressions Studio
Violin and Viola lessons by Nora Smilovici

Charlotte Violin Academy
Sakira Harley and Carlos Tarazona

Violin lessons, Charlotte
Kathy Jarrell

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

Violin, Viola, Cello lessons, Charlotte, NC - Cotswold/South Park/Ballantyne
The Arts Center for All

South Charlotte and Matthews area
Charlotte Academy of Music
Lessons for violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, and other instruments

Violin, Cello lessons, Charlotte, NC
Queens University Academy

Charlotte/University area
Piedmont School of Music and Dance
Violin, viola and cello instruction

Iredell/Statesville/Alexander County

Kathy Estes - violin and piano


Salisbury School of Music - all instruments, Salisbury

Castle Rock Violin Academy. Violin & Fiddle lessons
Including online lessons 704-762-9251


Alia Lawson Pre-College


Cello lessons, Mount Holly, Gastonia, Charlotte, NC
Jean Beaudoin, cello
Private Cello Instruction



Concord / Kannapolis
Piedmont School of Music and Dance
Violin, viola and cello instruction

Suzuki and traditional Violin Lessons

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


Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestras

Union County:

Union Symphony Youth Orchestra


Salisbury Symphony After School Strings Program


Orchestra Camps

Youth Rock Orchestra Camp 
Lake Norman Orchestra Camp