Why group classes.? They're different than anything else you've experienced. Anyone who's been in a student orchestra can tell you. If you have the time and the budget for it, our recommendation would be to do both private lessons AND group classes.
Who group classes are great for
If you fall into this category of people:
- Have always wanted to learn violin, or get back into it
- Have a tighter budget
- Play better when you're playing along to someone or something else
- Can't practice much during the week, outside of class
- Don't mind making a few new friends
- Interested in making music with other like-minded adults
- Can play on your own, but haven't tried making music with other people
Then our adult group violin classes are perfect for you.
For one thing, group classes are cheaper than private lessons.
Group classes give you an opportunity to meet awesome people and have a great time. (Many students say it is the highlight of their week!) The best way we can describe it is that you'll feel the magic of being inside the music, not just being an outside listener. There's nothing else that compares.
There are things you just can't work on learning by yourself. Skills like timing, rhythm, and intonation are all remarkably improved when playing with others. There's a reason an orchestra has so many members - there is power in numbers. Having the musical support of your peers helps you learn faster and play better.
Sometimes playing on your own can be disheartening, no matter how much experience you have. You might feel like you're too old, not good enough, not fast enough...whatever it is.
In a group, you have a support system. Every student in that class is going through the same things that you are. And you'll be there for each other and encourage each other.
Beyond the classroom
Our group classes go beyond the classroom. We build a community of musicians who learn and grow together, all through the beautiful journey of learning to play the violin. Many students form practice groups during and in between semesters to help them practice.
So don't wait. With one click of a button you can make your musical dreams come true. We'll be right there with you every step of the way.
If you'd like to find out more specifics about how our group classes run, check out in-depth FAQ.
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?
Group Violin Classes Benefit Everybody
Why make music alone when you can make it together? No other studio offers in-person group violin classes. Take advantage of this special opportunity. The coronavirus is somewhat under control, for now. We don't know what will happen in the future. So if you'd like to learn in person, don't miss this chance!
In this day and age, it's important now more than ever for all of us to come together and make something beautiful. And that's exactly what we do in our Group Violin Classes for adults. See for yourself. Check out our rooftop BBQ at the end of the Summer Semester 2021.
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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