Marie is a classically trained violinist who has been playing violin for over 17 years.
She apprenticed under the studio owner Antoinette before beginning her teaching career and is now propelling children and adults alike through their violin training with the NYC Violin Studio Beginner Method as well as Suzuki Method.
Marie is an intensely caring teacher who is great with children, and a pleasure for adults to work with. You will never feel rushed or held back by her teaching pace. Normally Marie delivers lessons both in our Studio and in your home, traveling to Midtown West, Midtown East and the Upper East Side.
Due to the current circumstances, she is delivering lessons fully online at this time to ensure your education can continue. No matter where you are, Marie will make your beginner violin lessons a relaxed and stress free experience and will help bring the joy of music into your life!
Marie delivers violin lessons to our Beginner and Early Intermediate violin students of all ages.
Availability & Scheduling:
Where: Online. Contact for in-person availability.
When: Tues & Sat. Check openings on her real-time calendar below. You can schedule your own lessons online and reschedule or cancel your own lessons more than 24 hours in advance.
(Usual locations for in person lessons include NYC Violin Studio or your home in Midtown West, Midtown East or Upper East Side. May accept requests for lessons in Long Island.)
Discounted Lessons: If you choose to buy a package of 4 or more lessons, you will receive an automatic discount. Recurring lesson payments are one of the best ways to save on lessons.
Cancellation Policy: Private lessons must be canceled 24 hours or more in advance, or you may be charged the full lesson fee.Book Now
Schedule single lesson:
How to Book: Choose between in-home or in-studio lessons. Choose ideal lesson length. Choose a date and time on the calendar. Click "continue". Fill out form, and reserve without paying or pay in advance.
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Hear What Students Have to Say
My son is 6 years old and he’s learning a lot with Ms. Marie Votapka, great teacher, very patient and professional. She’s committed to make my son learn and he’s already reading music.
The payment system is easy to use and the Studio has great deals when you buy packages.
We just had the Winter Concert where my son played both a solo and a Christmas song with his teacher.
We feel lucky and grateful with NYC. Violin Studio.
- Virginia G.
I've really enjoyed taking private and group lessons with Antoinette and Marie. The private lessons really helped me get a firm grasp of the basics, and the group class has been great because I've been able to make music with other people. I've really gotten better at playing in the last few months because of these lessons, and I had a lot of fun! Never felt boring or like work. I just performed for the first time ever in NYC Violin Studio's concert, and I felt very confident in my abilities thanks to the dedication, patience, and kindness of the instructors. I would highly recommend NYC Violin Studio for players of any experience level and age.
- Julia L.
Ms. Marie Votapka is a great teacher. I am full time professional and mommy and she is always so accommodating around my schedule. She is engaging, patient and has a real gift for intuitively connecting to the student and knowing which direction to take. She breaks down the music into simple elements so students don't get overwhelmed or frustrated. She is also very warm and always follows up on the progress. I am extremely happy with the classes and intending to continue.
- Malika V.
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