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Dupont Circle

1804 T Street NW

Washington, DC  20009


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Classical | Baroque | Contemporary

Violin & Viola lessons are available for beginners to advanced professionals in all styles. We offer private lessons and group lessons in Georgetown as well as masterclasses, studio classes, and special events. Our students have gone on to attend top conservatories, win competitions, and become successful professional musicians regionally and internationally.

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Violin & Viola Lessons



Beginners to Advanced Professionals

Due to the level of faculty we offer, we are well suited for a particular kind of student. We accept all levels and ages of students as well as both hobbyists to professionals but our students are dedicated to their studies, come for lessons regularly, and practice daily to see the amazing process their hand work pays off from lesson to lesson. Our students all have one thing in common... they are here to learn. 


Private: $48.95-$150

Group: Variable

Our teachers set their own rates. Please register first to inquire about specific teacher pricing. *Tuition assistance also available to those who qualify. 

New students may first book a:

Info Session
Placement Session

Trial Lesson ~ $29.37

*Not all teachers offer trial lessons


Online/App Bookings & Payments
Complimentary Practice Rooms
Audition Database

Music Library
Coffee Lounge (w/ Wifi, Copier)
Large Recitals & Performances
$5 Garage Parking (with pass)

A studio adult violin is available for use in lessons for an additional $5 per session.

(Optional Instrument Additions: Piano, Voice, Guitar, Composition, Theory, Sight-Singing, Ear Training)


In-Studio Violin/Viola Lessons
SKYPE Violin/Viola Lessons

In-home Violin/Viola Lessons considered case-by-case

Georgetown Studio
1038 31st St NW (M & 31st, off the C&O Canal)

Metros: Dupont & Foggy Bottom
Buses: Circulator & Standard Lines (1 block)
$5 Garage Parking (with pass)

We are conveniently located near Georgetown University and The George Washington University.


Adult & teen violin/viola lessons are available in a private, group, or ensemble. 

Beginner Adults

Beginner adults are encouraged to take our Notation 1 Class in conjunction with either private violin/viola instruction or group violin/viola classes (when offered). There is no need for beginner violinists to do a placement session first. If you haven't purchased a violin/viola yet, our studio adult violin is available for use in lessons for an additional $5 per session. To learn more about purchasing your first violin, click here! If you are a beginner and not sure if you're ready for private study, please click here to learn more about our Free Intro Music Classes for Beginners!

Advanced Adults

Advanced adults are encouraged to sign up for private lessons and ensembles. Ensembles are arranged by your teacher. Participating ensembles may be showcased in local performances and outreach opportunities. Students are also encouraged to monitor our bulletin for performance and auditions opportunities!


Violin instruction for children ages 2 & above is available.

Children 5 & Under
(Little Notes)

These beginner lessons are designed for the very young musician. They are offered as private lessons or group lessons. You may choose an instrumental focus, such as the violin, or a general music appreciation class. If you are an organization looking to offer these classes in your program, please contact us!

Children 5 & Up


Children without prior musical or strings training are encourage to skip a placement session. Private instruction is recommended in addition to group classes and ensembles.

Recitals & Performances