Group Violin Classes

Definition: A Group Class is a classroom learning environment where 1-2 teachers direct 3-12 students at one time how to play the violin, and on specific pieces or technique. Compare to private lessons.

Level 0:
Absolute Beginner Adult
Group Violin Class

Where: 353 W. 48th St, 2nd Floor (except 7/30 & 8/6 which is at 149 W. 46th St)
When:  June 25th – Aug 17th (8 weeks)
            Tuesdays at 6:45pm & Saturdays at 11am
Description: This is an 8 week violin class semester for students who have never played before, or who have only played for a few years and have been away from the violin for 5+ years. Playing will begin on the very first day with the help of an assistant teacher delivering personalized attention as needed throughout the class. We keep it simple and fun with exclusive beginner exercises, songs and duets found only through our studio.
Prerequisites: Have a violin (click here to rent from us). Sign up. Clip your nails. Show up. That’s it!
Register By: June 18th. 8 seats remaining. Late enrollments accepted on condition of 1 or more catch-up private lessons.
How to register: To attend once per week, purchase a pack of 8. To attend twice per week, purchase a pack of 16. Other packages are available. Once payment is complete, schedule yourself for all of the classes you will be attending! 

 One Class Per Week
Pack of 8   $260 
$32/class
   Two Classes Per Week
Pack of 16  $450
$29/class


Other package options:
  1 Class  

$36
   Pack of 4 
$135
$33/class
   

Pack of 6
$198
$33/class
  Pack of 12
$390
$32/class
   

 

 

Level 1 – 3.5:
Technique Intensive Group Class
(Late Beginner and Intermediate)

Where: Midtown West
When: Jun 25 – Aug 17 (8 weeks)
            Tuesdays at 7:45pm and Saturdays at 12pm
Description: This is an 8 week semester of learning which does not end in a concert. Beginner and Intermediate students will learn more advanced bow techniques (including some really fun ones they have never done), concentrate on tone production (making a beautiful tone with the bow) and work on left-hand agility. Reading music is not a focus of this class, but left and right hand technique is.
Prerequisites: Minimally one semester of the Beginner Class or, if you can already read accidentals, know several bowing techniques and are comfortable sight-reading basic sheet music without stopping.
Register By: June 18th
How to register: Sign up for single, 6 pack, 8 pack or 16 pack of classes. Classes expire at end of semester.

 One Class Per Week
Pack of 8   $260 
$32/class
   Two Classes Per Week
Pack of 16  $450
$29/class


Other package options:
  1 Class  

$36
   Pack of 4 
$135
$33/class
   

Pack of 6
$198
$33/class
  Pack of 12
$390
$32/class
   


Level 1:
Beginner Adult
Group Violin Class

Where: Midtown West
When: Mar 26 – May 14 (8 weeks) • Sept 16 – Dec 10 (12 weeks)
            Tuesdays 7-8pm
Description: This is an 8 week group violin class semester suitable for beginners who have completed the Absolute Beginner Semester, or who have played violin in the past and still remember the basics such as how to bow, how to read basic music, how to play on the D and A string. This semester culminates in a concert where pieces will be performed for friends and family on Sunday, May 19th.
Prerequisites: Absolute Beginner Class or ability to play D Major Scale, slurs and bow lifts comfortably, ability to sight-read basic sheet music.
Register by: March 19th. Limited seats. 7 seats remaining.
How to register: Click “Join This Class”. Once payment is complete, schedule all of the classes you will be attending! 

 One Class Per Week
Pack of 8   $260 
$32/class
   Two Classes Per Week
Pack of 16  $450
$29/class


Other package options:
  1 Class  

$36
   Pack of 4 
$135
$33/class
   

Pack of 6
$198
$33/class
  Pack of 12
$390
$32/class
   


Level 2.5 – 3:
Student Orchestra

(Late Beginner and Intermediate)

Where: Sunlight Studios 321 W. 44th St, 2nd floor
When: Feb 26 – May 18 (12 weeks) • Sept 16 – Dec 10 (12 weeks)
            Starting March 26th, classes will  be held on Tuesdays 8-9pm and Saturdays 11am-12pm.
Description: This is a 12 week group class semester suitable for intermediate students or late beginners who have completed the Beginner Semester, and/or have played violin in the past and can still comfortably read sheet music in several keys in first position. This semester culminates in a concert where pieces will be performed for friends and family on or near May 18th. You may sign up to attend once, or twice weekly. If attending once weekly you may attend either the Tuesday or the Saturday class.
Prerequisites: Minimally one semester of the Beginner Class or, if you can already read in several keys, and are comfortable with accidentals, several bowing techniques and with sight-reading basic sheet music without stopping.
Register by: February 19th. Limited seats. Late enrollments accepted based on available seats remaining.
How to register: Click “Full Orchestra” to sign up for 12 classes (once per week). To attend any number of classes, choose “All-Access Pass” to be able to attend all 26. (This is great for those who have trouble practicing or who can really appreciate how great it is to make music with other people). The finance option allows you to pay for the semester over the course of three months. Once you’ve signed up, please schedule yourself for all of the classes you will be attending!

 One Class Per Week
Pack of 8   $260 
$32/class
   Two Classes Per Week
Pack of 16  $450
$29/class


Other package options:
  1 Class  

$36
   Pack of 4 
$135
$33/class
   

Pack of 6
$198
$33/class
  Pack of 12
$390
$32/class
   


 

Other Pertinent Info


To apply for a Partial Scholarship for a Group Semester, please fill out this application.

To rent a violin, click here.