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Deborah Nixon

Violin Teacher in NYC

Deborah Nixon, originally from Peoria, Illinois, earned a Master of Music in Solo Performance from the Royal Northern College of Music  in the UK and a Bachelor of Music (magna cum laude) in Violin Performance from NYC Steinhardt.

Ms. Nixon is a beloved violin teacher in NYC and offers private violin lessons at our studio and at homes of students in Manhattan. Her approach to teaching violin emphasizes musical understanding and creativity with the support of a comfortable and reliable technique. She has some training in the Dalcroze method, which she includes in violin lessons. A dedicated educator and member of the American String Teacher’s Association, Deborah has over eight years of experience teaching privately in NYC to students of all levels aged four through adult.

She has performed in various ensembles as a violinist across New York City, including the Mimesis Ensemble and the Chelsea Symphony, with which she recently appeared as soloist. Deborah has also performed internationally; as an orchestral member in the Cantiere Internazionalie d’Arte in Montepulciano, Italy, and as a chamber musician in the RNCM Chamber Music Festival and Friday Chamber Series in collaboration with the late Peter Cropper (Lindsays Quartet). Summer festivals have included the Aspen Music Festival and the Künstlerhaus Boswil (Switzerland).

If you are interested in taking violin lessons in NYC with Deborah Nixon, please contact us at (212) 247-4900.


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(212) 247-4900
Riverside Music Studios
1727 Broadway, Suite 2
New York, New York 10019

"Deborah is an excellent violin teacher. My 7 year old daughter started with her about 18 months ago and has made great progress! Violin is hard in particular as none of us at home know how to play and can help, and Deborah has a lot of patience and finds ways to make it fun and keep it interesting! We are super happy to have found Deborah at Riverside Music Studios!" - Jennifer Zana
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