Violin Lessons in Rochester, MN

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Learn Violin with Us

Study a string instrument with our expert teachers at Rochester Academy of Music. Our teachers all hold university degrees in music, and structure private lessons around the student – working through repertoire from beginning to advanced levels. Children can begin studying string instruments at the age of 5. Many of our students participate in other orchestral opportunities. Contact us to learn more about our strings program!

Our Approach to Violin Lessons

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Violin Lessons Should Be Fun!

The only thing sweeter than the sound of a violin is the experience students will have at Rochester Academy of Music. We pair the sophistication of these classic string instruments with an unwavering commitment to fun. We want each of our students to LOVE their music lessons!
Our teaching staff expertly blend a high standard of music education with a creative, student-focused approach that gives students space to discover and nurture their passion for music and the violin. Whether you’re looking to pick up the instrument for the first time or want to earn the first chair in your orchestra, our teachers are ready to help you progress quickly toward your goals – while having fun along the way.

We Emphasize Healthy Technique

Strong fundamentals are key to efficient, effortless playing and optimal sound. We teach students essential instrument care and set-up, tuning, healthy playing posture, bowing, and hand positioning. Our skilled instructors also take students through regular ear training exercises to foster the development of good pitch.
Additionally, we strive to ensure our students become literate musicians through lessons in scales, music theory, rhythm, and sight-reading. More advanced students will build a broader repertoire of technique, including vibrato, double-stop and chord playing; more advanced bow strokes such as spiccato, sautillé, and up-bow staccato; and other higher-level musicianship concepts such as phrase analysis and score studying skills.

We Care About Your Musical Interests

At Rochester Academy of Music, we are delighted to work with students of all abilities seeking to enrich their lives through music. Our teachers take an individualized approach to each student – underpinned by detailed individual assessments, a thorough and logical sequence of skill development and training, and one-on-one guidance throughout your musical journey.
Your experience at Rochester Academy of Music Music will be uniquely yours. Come and learn from our talented instructors, many of whom can connect you with performance and competitive opportunities, should you wish to pursue your craft on a larger stage.

Our Violin Teacher

Our qualified instructors often participate in public performance and possess significant academic credentials. Their experience enables them to customize their instruction for each student, covering areas including technique, fundamentals and expression.

We offer a variety of plans to fit your schedule & budget

Weekly

30 min

$140

Monthly

Great for learning the basics and building strong foundations.

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Weekly

60 min

$280

Monthly

Longer lessons, great for motivated musicians.

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What you can expect

Tell us about your musical goals.

Match with one of our expert instructors.

Play music! Parents get progress reports.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What’s a good age to begin violin lessons?

Children can begin studying violin as young as ages 4 or 5, but we welcome students of all ages, including adults!
Even so, not all 5-year-olds are ready to begin violin lessons. Whether your child is ready for lessons depends on a variety of factors including physical development, dexterity, and attention span. If you’re not sure, we are happy to consult with you and help determine if your child is ready to start.

While children make up a good percentage of our student roster, we also love to work with adults. There is no such thing as being too old to learn an instrument!
If you have the desire to learn, we have the desire to teach you—no matter your age.

What’s the #1 reason to take violin lessons at Rochester Academy of Music?

Our violin instructors work with each student and parent on a personal level to craft a lesson plan that fits the student’s individual needs and favorite type of music. Whether you’re a violin player, a seven-year-old taking their first lesson, or a fifty-year-old returning to violin after many years, our friendly, dedicated teachers will share their love of popular music and help you set goals to achieve your musical aspirations.

How qualified are your violin instructors?

Our violin lesson instructors have received their musical education from prestigious institutions all over the country! Many have toured the US and Europe, bringing over 20 years of professional performance and teaching experience to your lessons.

So, what are you waiting for?

If you’re ready to jump into the world of violin, we are excited to match you with a teacher that can get you started on your musical journey. Nothing will enable you to progress more effectively than a one-on-one partnership with an inspiring violin professional.

Let us help you explore and build your abilities in a setting that is comfortable for you. You never know how far you can go until you take that first step, so why not get started today?

Reviews

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Guitar

We love Rochester!

It is a great Music School, My daughter and I enjoyed all classes 🙂

— Kelly

Violin

So glad we found you!

My daughter started learning the violin. Her teacher is great with children, she loves her lessons! I am glad we found the academy.

— Shahriar

Incredible Staff

Very professional and heart-warming staff! Thank you for the great times we spend at your school! Highly recommended place and teacher(s)!

— Jessica

Great instruction!

I enjoy the lessons and appreciate the time that my instructor will take to explain a musical technique or concept that I do not understand.

— Paul

Start your musical journey today!

Rochester Academy of Music is proud to offer violin lessons to people of all ages and skill levels. Our instructors love to customize lessons for each student, providing well-rounded instruction for students of any age and skill level interested in violin. Whether your goals include learning to play Romantic concerti, exploring jazz improvisation, or familiarizing yourself with fiddle tunes, our teachers can help you get there! Rochester Academy of Music teachers are passionate about creating a fun and engaging experience while providing new string players with a firm foundation to move forward.
Our instructors are fantastic people and great musicians, and many of them perform professionally in a variety of musical contexts. Their top-notch credentials and experience allow our teachers to tailor lessons for each student, covering areas including technique, fundamentals, and expression, and exploring many different musical genres.

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