Join Student Orchestra!
If you're a string player who has always wanted to play in an orchestra (or who wants some redemption from those school orchestra days!), then our Student Orchestra has a spot for you! With a mixture of classical and contemporary works and a robust community of adult musicians, a semester with our Student Orchestra guarantees 8 weeks full of challenges, fun, and friends.
You should join Student Orchestra if you:
- Are an intermediate or advanced player
- Have completed a Late Beginner level group class
- Have completed a Beginner level class and received approval from one of our instructors to join the class
- Play violin, viola, or cello
- Want to meet a group of fellow adult musicians as excited to play as you are!
How It Works
Online Resources for All Group Students
In just 8 weeks you can go from barely remembering how to play to conquering one of the most famous pieces of all time! All Student Orchestra sessions can be attended online or in-person.
Video: Successful Hybrid class testing of the Student Orchestra last semester.
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What's So Special about Group Classes?
Here's what our students think!
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
Frequently Asked Questions
Full FAQ here.
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 have a question?
Lay it on us. We'll get back to you in 24-48 hours!