Absolute Beginner Violin Class

For adults learning violin for the first time.

Upcoming Semesters: 
Jan 7 - Feb 25th, 2023
Apr 1 - May 20, 2023
July 8 - Aug 26, 2023
Sept 30 - Nov 18, 2023

8 Week Semester

The Absolute Beginner Violin Class is an 8-week semester of live classes with one group class per week. The group classes consist of 6-12 other adults learning violin for the first time, taught by a teacher experienced in teaching adult beginners. We will set up, tune and show you how to play your violin. 

Our goal is to hold a fun, effective class which will give you the opportunity to not only learn violin but play with other adult students. You can supplement the group classes with private classes if you wish, but these are not necessary or required.

Free Online Practice Videos

We will use the Absolute Beginner Violin Book as a textbook. You will get a copy of it for free once you sign up for the semester. You'll also receive free access to the eCourse as well, so that you can practice to the Practice Videos that go along with the book!  In short, we have everything you need to learn violin.


Once per week

Class is held once per week for 8 weeks, just enough time to get through the Absolute Beginner Book 1. The time of the class will be based on survey responses, so keep an eye on your email for our survey as we get closer to the semester! (Our last one was Saturday morning at 11 am).

In Midtown

Classes are held at NYC Violin Studio, located at 260 W 35th St, NY NY 10001.
The cross streets are W 35th St & 8th Ave.

New discounted Violins


We just got some new violins in for sale, available to active students at a big discount.

We also have violins for rent.

3 Ways to Enroll:

One-Time Payment

Full Semester

8 Weeks in Total


  • 8 Group Classes total
  • No recurring payments
  • One time payment
  • $40/class
  • Absolute Beginner Violin Book Included
  • Absolute Beginner eCourse & eBook included
  • 20% Discount on a new violin!
  • 10% discount on single Private Lessons

Recurring Payments


4 classes/mo, Cancel Anytime


  • 4 Group Classes every month  
  • Monthly payments until canceled 

  • Continue after graduation
  •  From $37.50/class

  • Absolute Beginner Violin Book Included

  • Absolute Beginner eCourse & eBook included

  • 20% Discount on a new violin!

  • 10% Discount on Retail
  • 10% discount on single Private Lessons

  • View all benefits here

$450 billed quarterly
In other words, $37.50/week

Recurring Payments


4 group + 4 private/mo, Cancel Anytime

  • 4 45 min Private Lessons/mo PLUS
  • 4 Group Classes/mo 
  • Monthly payments until canceled
  • Continue after graduation
  • From $35/class
  • Absolute Beginner Violin Book Included
  • Absolute Beginner eCourse & eBook included
  • 20% Discount on a new violin!
  • 12% Discount on Retail
  • 10% discount on single Private Lessons
  • Weekly Feedback on Submitted Videos
  • 2 free hrs of our Practice Room reservations/mo
  • View all benefits here

So, You've Never Touched a Violin Before?

Great. 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 if 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.
How It Works
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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.

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What's So Special about Group Classes?

Here's what our students think!

Rocio K.


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!

Rocio, Astrophysicist
Intermediate Violinist

Katherine H.


"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

Tonia P.


"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

In just 8 weeks you can go from having never touched a violin to playing Ode to Joy! 

Video: Hybrid student orchestra in 2021 playing the Beatles' Eleanor Rigby.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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