About Us

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Update: As of mid-March, all lessons and classes with all of our violin teachers are now being delivered online until further notice.

What We Do

NYC Violin Studio offers group classes and private lessons to adults and children looking for violin teachers with heart, compassion, flexibility and tangible results without wasting much time. We are located at 307 W 36th St, Floor 17, Suite 3, though during the Covid-19 Crisis all lessons are being delivered online. We are still here for you, to bring the comforts and joy of music to your life through this trying time.

Our one-on-one (private lessons) and our small group classes are offered to all levels of players for all string instruments:

Skill Levels Taught

Group Classes: Private Lessons:
Absolute Beginner Absolute Beginner
Beginner Beginner
Late Beginner Late Beginner
Intermediate Intermediate


Instruments Taught in Private Lessons

Absolute Beginner Beginner Late Beginner Intermediate Advanced
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Viola Antoinette, Katherine Antoinette, Katherine Antoinette, Katherine Byron Byron
Cello Byron Byron Byron Byron Byron
Piano Katherine, Byron Katherine, Byron Katherine, Byron Katherine, Byron

Instruments Taught in Group Class

Absolute Beginner Beginner Late Beginner Intermediate Advanced
Violin Absolute Beginner Beginner Late Beginner Student Orchestra
Viola Absolute Beginner Beginner Late Beginner Student Orchestra
Cello Absolute Beginner Beginner Late Beginner Student Orchestra

Meet Your Violin Teachers:

Private & Group String Teacher Antoinette

Antoinette Ady, Violin & Viola Teacher & Studio Owner

ASTA american string teacher association
Passionate about teaching adult beginners in the most efficient, effective and fun way possible. As a violinist experienced in performance, both as a gigging violinist and as a member of Orchestras (currently a member of the New York Repertory Orchestra) Antoinette is able to pull from a variety of musical experiences to help her students accomplish their own personal musical goals. She is the Studio owner and creator of the NYC Violin Studio Method, and is a skilled and experienced instructor with an infallible ability to make music lessons enjoyable and productive no matter who you are or where you come from.

Private Violin Teacher Marie Votapka

Marie Votapka, Violin Teacher

A flexible teaching style, offering tailor made lessons to suit the needs of each individual student for a personalized approach to learning. Familiar with multiple methods of teaching and passionate about steering clear of the “one size fits all” mindset, Marie can help you get the most out of your lessons by creating a comfortable and stress-free environment.

Katherine Gilger, Violin Teacher

Katherine is a concert violinist and experienced teacher. Highly skilled as a recitalist, concertmaster and performer, she is no stranger to what it takes to truly refine one’s playing to a level of excellence you’ll impress even yourself with. She is kind and compassionate, and you can rest assured that your lessons with Katherine will be based on a background rich in wisdom passed down from some of the great masters of violin & performance.

Camille Enderlin, Violin Teacher

As an actively gigging violinist, Camille is skilled in teaching advanced pedagogy & repertoire. Integrating your past learning experience and training with your current musical goals, Camille will help you find your unique voice as a violinist, plus put your nerves at ease with insider advice on auditioning as well!

Byron Duckwall, String Teacher (Violin, Viola, Cello)

Highly experienced string teacher with a rich musical background, and one of the few experts on the methods of legendary teacher D.C Dounis. Byron is principally a cellist, however after his many, many years in music education, he is able to effectively translate his method to all string players who wish to eliminate tension or physical stress in their playing. He is truly a master at resolving technical and musical difficulties to achieve effortless and beautiful technique.

You will find lots of information about lessons, classes and our violin teachers throughout our website, on the applicable pages and in our FAQ. We are currently accepting students, so sign up online and schedule yourself on our live calendar. If you need help, give us a call at (646) 801-1787 or email us here.