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Violin Lessons in NYC

Violin Lessons in NYC

Riverside Music Studios offers violin lessonsĀ  to children starting from 5 years old and to adults of all levels. Total beginners are wholeheartedly welcome at any age!

We use traditional violin method, the Suzuki method, and a combination of both depending on your goals. Please contact us for our current openings and we will be happy to help you make the most beautiful sound on the violin!

Performance Opportunities

Twice a year we offer performance opportunities to both children and adults where our students can perform solo, as a duet with your violin teacher, or with piano accompaniment.

Additionally, our music school hostsĀ  frequent studio performance classes. These group violin classes allow RMS students to listen and learn from each other in a supportive environment.

Quick Progress with Private NYC Violin Lessons

Our lessons are one-on-one lessons with your violin teacher, so you will see the progress right away!

Choosing an Instrument

Violins come in many sizes and it is important to use the correct size to play healthfully and produce pleasing sounds. Riverside Music Studios carries all sizes of violins at our NYC music school.

At your first lesson, your violin teacher will determine which size is best, using our instruments. After that we will be happy to recommend where to rent or buy your own violin.


Our NYC Violin Teachers

To sign up for music lessons in NYC or to contact us with any questions using the form below:

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

Now Open!
Riverside Music Studios - Downtown
160 Broadway, Suite 900EB
New York, New York 10038

"When I started violin lessons with Deborah, I wasn't sure if it was still possible to learn to play beautiful music from scratch as an adult with a demanding full time job. I only knew I love violin music and that it was unacceptable to not try to get to know the instrument better. I started my first lesson as any child would, with Deborah explaining the four different strings on a violin to me. It wasn't easy to start learning like a child again after being in the adult world, but Deborah always makes me feel like it is the most natural thing in the world. I enjoy my lessons a lot and have committed myself to spending every weekend and many vacation days on practicing. In 15 months I went from zero violin skill to be able to play Dvorak's Humoresque. Knowing how to play violin has enriched my life enormously and I was lucky to be able to find such a good teacher to get me on the right track." - Vanessa Yu


30, 45, and 60 minute private lessons. New students taking violin lessons in our studio in NYC will start with an introductory lesson to determine which duration is best for them. In home violin lessons are a minimum of 60 minutes; the lesson time can be shared with other family members if you prefer.


Violin lessons are available in NYC at Riverside Music Studios location (Broadway and West 60th Street). We also offer in home lessons in Manhattan.


here are two payments systems that we offer to provide the most convenience and flexibility to our students: monthly lesson payments with no time commitment contract and semester tuition payments at a discounted rate. You are welcome to choose which option fits you better!


We are open 7 days a week for both in-studio and in-home violin lessons.

Ready to start Violin Lessons in NYC ?

We are happy to offer you an introductory lesson, and we promise that you will feel very comfortable learning with us.

Call Us At (212) 247-4900 or click the button below to contact us!