$320.00 USD

OPTIONAL ADD-ON: Need a violin? Due to supply chain issues, we are able to get you a special deal on a very high-quality student violin. Valued at $875, this high-quality student violin is one of the only in stock and on sale because the supply chain is still delayed due to Covid. Yours for just $699! (that's 20% off)

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ABSOLUTE BEGINNER CLASS - 8 Weeks of Classes

Important: The Sept - Oct 2022 semester is no longer accepting enrollees. This purchase will automatically enroll you in the Jan 7 - Feb 25th, 2023 semester. 

If you are only interested in starting sooner, and do not want to sign up for January, join the waitlist here.

With this enrollment, you'll get:

  • One full semester (8 weeks) of classes.
  • A great value at only $40/class. (Single classes are $50. That means 2 free classes!) 
  • Attend in-person classes located conveniently across from Penn Station in  NYC.
  • Your Absolute Beginner Violin Book is included.
  • Absolute Beginner Violin eBook & eCourse included which contains online practice videos for every exercise in the book is included.
  • 10% discount on single private lessons. 

Fine Print:

Important: Please note that this package is only good for 1 semester (8 weeks) and once started, is not transferrable into any other type of good or service. If it turns out you can't start right away, you can save this package to start at another date. Since registration closes to other students when the class is full, you may not activate this rescheduling advantage if there are less than 2 weeks left until the start of class.

Getting Started
You'll be receiving an email with the final details of how to attend your class, including reminders about the time, date and address, as well as how to access the eBook and eCourse.

Schedule Your Class
We will put you in our online scheduling calendar, since this class is only offered at one time during the week. Later on in your studies with us, you can schedule yourself, but we've got you covered for this semester.

Make-Ups
For this particular class, since it is currently scheduled to run once per week, there are no make-ups included. However, if you miss a class, you are welcome to schedule a private lesson (not free, but discounted).

Refund Policy
This studio does not offer refunds, sorry.


Violin Rentals

If you need to rent a violin, please click here to schedule a pick-up.

What People Are Saying:

As a group, you’re more accountable when you’re with other people. So when you’re practicing you’re like, 'I don’t want to be the person in the group who’s not at the same level as everyone else.' And it’s nice. It’s not even in a competitive way. It just keeps you honest, making sure that you’re doing your part because as we’re progressing through the semester, you can see people are getting better, and you just don’t want to be the one who’s the straggler, or the one who’s not pulling their weight. So I enjoy that aspect of the group classes because it really keeps you on track in that way. And you know, we share our challenges. You realize what you’re struggling with is not unique to you. The entire group is going through the same thing. At the end of the semester you know where you started, and where you ended. You can definitely see that change and that development, which is the most important thing anyway. I think that’s the end goal of music, right? Is to play as a group, I think. Like ultimately you want to be able to play as a group. You’re scared of failing. You grow up with certain things. You go into your career and you get good at that. And then you think of, 'How much has it taken you to get good?' And you look at all the work you’ve put in that and you’re like “How much of that can I put into violin?” So you try to do that equivalence thing which I think is a wrong way to look at it. Having done this now for about 5 years, I think the beauty is in the process. The goal is just saying, 'I want to just pursue something consistently,' and enjoy the process, the growth, the development. Cause for me that’s the most rewarding thing of this whole past 5 years I’ve been doing this. Whenever I try to find something new, I’ll always go through a phase of finding a million excuses not to do it. Whether it’s violin or working out or running a marathon or whatever, you find a million reasons not to do it and then I hit that inflection in my mind where I just need to find one reason and I’ll do it. Just find one reason and that’s it. Forget about all the excuses. They’ll always be there. - James

"That’s the end goal of music, right? To play as a group!"

The transition to online learning has felt seamless, and it really motivated me to practice more, to keep up with everyone. For some reason as a group, even if we don't think we individually sound great together, we always sound really awesome. I think it’s really intimidating to start the violin. I started in my 30’s and it’s the first time I ever picked up the instrument because I wanted to play it ever since I was a kid. It can get discouraging, but when you see that there’s other people. 'Hey there’s all these other crazy people who also think they can do this,' and you struggle together and then you make a sound. Even though I’m a little self-critical, it keeps you motivated. Nothing is magic, everything is practice. Just be patient. It’s easier when you’re doing that with a nice group of people who are also in the struggle, and it’s just awesome! 'Is group class hard?' I’d say that’s a no! Is anything worthwhile not hard? I didn’t want to fail. I was thinking, 'I’m an adult. I’m too old for this. This is what children do. There’s a little kid straight out of the womb who’s way better than I am. Why would I do this? Am I just being ridiculous?' It was mostly my self-doubt. 'Why do I think I can do this? It’s the hardest instrument.' But you absolutely can. It opens a whole world of music. I listen to movie scores and I appreciate the work that went into that, how beautiful it sounds and how much I know they put in to make it sound like that. I love it and appreciate it. And the fact that I can even be in that little circle – someone called me a musician when I was carrying my case and I was like, 'I’m not – I just – no, no, no, you’re silly, I’m just an adult beginner.' And he’s like, 'No. Welcome. You’re a musician.' It made me feel so good and it’s just a great community to be a part of. So just do it! - Felicia

"It’s just a great community to be a part of"