Classes run on Wednesday nights at 6pm and Saturdays from Oct 6th - Dec 11th.
Students may enroll to attend once or twice a week.
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Never Touched a Violin Before?
You'll fit right in.
Adults can learn violin! It doesn't have to take very long, and starting is easy. With this class, it's the perfect excuse for a social activity because you actually learn faster in a group setting!
I want to show you how to play violin whether you:
- Have never touched a violin before, or any instrument for that matter.
- Used to play violin when you were younger, and feel like you forgot everything (don't worry, you didn't).
- Have always dreamed of playing the violin.
Learn Violin as an Adult
In just 8 weeks you can go from having never touched a violin to playing Ode to Joy! This semester we are bringing back the Absolute Beginner Class as a Hybrid class, so you can attend in-person in NYC, or online. (Online students will be required to take the How to Tune online workshop first.)
Video: Successful Hybrid class testing of the Student Orchestra last semester.
Fall Semester starts Oct 5th. Save your seat now!Sign Up Now!
The Absolute Beginner Violin Method Book 1
Written by Antoinette Ady, to address the problem of a lack of material for busy, working adults. This book was written for adults learning an instrument for the first time, in a group setting. It has lots of duets to keep learning fun, and exercises to accommodate students at different learning speeds. This book comes for free with the class, as well as practice videos for each and every exercise.See Book
Always Dreamed of Playing the Violin?
Used to Play When You Were Younger?
Not Your First Rodeo?
Meet Your Instructor
How It Works
The Magic of Group Classes
At the end of the last semester, we decided to do a Zoom interview to find out from students themselves what they liked about group classes!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I attend in person?
I play viola or cello. Can I attend this class?
Do I need a violin to attend this class?
I have absolutely no experience. Is this class right for me?
Do you rent or sell violins?
Do you offer partial or full refunds?
I've been taking violin group classes at the NYC Violin Studio for two years now and I love it. I started as a beginner and now I'm in the intermediate class. Both Antoinette and Marie are amazing teachers. Even now with the covid pandemic, taking online classes I've improved a lot, and also I've enjoyed playing and the concerts. I can't wait to start the summer semester!
"I cannot recommend NYC Violin Studio enough. I have been to other schools in NYC and this is by far the best. Scheduling is incredibly easy. If I needed to miss a class I could make it up on another date. The instruction is fantastic. I think the instructors understand that most of the students aren't planning on becoming concert violinists, so they focus on teaching interesting pieces while providing enough theory and technique to improve without completely overwhelming us. Truly top notch professionals who make the class fun!"
Corporate Training Director
Absolute Beginner Violinist
"Antoinette is not only a wonderful musician, she's a true teacher. She was endlessly patient with me and could always find a different way to explain or describe what I needed to do. She was always encouraging but never fake about praise, so when I got it, I knew I'd actually done something right--and if I didn't, she would simply work with me further on it until I did. I'm a teacher myself, so I recognize what it takes to be a good one--and Antoinette is not just good: she's excellent. I've never met better."
Retired English Professor
Early Intermediate Fiddler
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