Alex’s Suzuki Violin Studio is a business in Mesa that offers violin lessons using the Suzuki teaching method, which centers on the belief that music education should start at a young age and should incorporate listening skills, repetition, and above all, instruction that continues at home after weekly lessons conclude. The business’s website has information about tuition rates, payment methods, and a Frequently Asked Questions page to help parents decide if Suzuki violin lessons are right for their child.
Mesa, AZ(602) 616-8235
Andrew’s Fine Violins of Mesa is a retailer of violins, violas, cellos, and basses that opened in 2009. While every employee of Andrew’s Fine Violins can help an individual find an instrument that is a perfect fit for him or her from the store’s stock, the business specializes in the restoration and repair of these instruments as well. The store provides space for active professional musicians who have years of experience in teaching children, adolescents, and adults to teach music lessons. The shop also offers instrument rentals.
Mesa, AZ(480) 820-0994
Arizona Music Academy has locations in Tempe and Chandler and offers personalized private lessons in piano, drums, classical, electric, and acoustic guitar, and other band and orchestra instruments like the cello, violin, mandolin, and more. The academy puts on recitals and occasionally hosts camps, music clinics, and workshops. Arizona Music Academy also offers 10-week early childhood development sessions for babies and children under five.
Tempe, AZ(480) 705-0875
Baylight Institute for Creative Arts, or B.I.C.A., organizes community events, hosts creative workshops, and offers music and art programs in Phoenix. The center offers private 30- and 60-minute lessons in voice, piano, guitar, violin, drums, and other classes like “playful music” designed for toddlers and preschoolers, and digital audio recording instruction. Baylight Institute for Creative Arts also offers children’s painting classes, adult landscape painting, composition drawing, and adult painting classes as a means of enjoyment and relaxation.
Phoenix, AZ(602) 616-7584
Brindley’s Music Center in Chandler sells and rents a range of musical instruments and accessories. The store also repairs instruments and offers private lessons in guitar, ukulele, trombone, violin, cello, flute, baritone, and many others. Brindley’s Music Center has some of its instruments listed on Reverb. Each instrument for which the center offers lessons has a page containing information about the instructors with experience teaching the instrument, along with their personal biographies and hourly rates.
Chandler, AZ(877) 909-1468
Brio Music Learning Studio is a business in Avondale that offers lessons to children and adults in piano, guitar, drums, flute, French horn, trumpet, violin, viola, and more. The studio also offers Kindermusik classes from a certified Kindermusik educator and summer camp programs ranging from music movement classes for preschoolers to intermediate-level ensemble groups.
Avondale, AZ(623) 935-4873
Buchanan Music in Mesa has been in operation for over 35 years as a fully stocked music store with everything from new and used instruments to music accessories. The store also rents and repairs instruments. Buchanan Music offers music lessons for instruments including the piano, guitar, bass, cello, violin, viola, as well as brass and woodwind instruments. The business is a proud partner of Students Opening Up Doors with Strings, a nonprofit organization that supplies quality strings instruments, mentorship, and lessons to young children whose families may not otherwise be able to afford to further their child’s musical education at the time.
Mesa, AZ(480) 461-9161
Cindy Baker of Phoenix is a professional violinist and a member of Professional Musicians of Arizona, Chamber Music America, and Early Music America. She currently serves as the principal second violin in the Arizona Opera Orchestra. Cindy offers violin lessons and lists credentials on her website that have contributed to her teaching philosophies. For example, she has a bachelor’s degree in music education from Indiana University and continues her education by participating in workshops put on by the American String Teachers Association and Arizona Suzuki Association.
Phoenix, AZ(602) 993-9869
Desert Ridge Music Academy is a music school in Phoenix that offers music lessons without tuition contracts and on a flexible schedule. Students can learn piano, guitar, flute, clarinet, oboe, trumpet, violin, and more for ages 10 and up. The school also offer instrument rentals and repairs and has an in-house stage to help keep student recitals free for students, parents, and friends.
Phoenix, AZ(602) 404-5475
Kat’s Artist Tree is as European-inspired music and arts academy in Goodyear that offers dance lessons, music lessons, photography and visual art classes, and recording sessions and instruction. Dance genres include jazz, hip-hop, ballet, and ballroom dance. Kat’s Artist Tree offers one-on-one private lessons, lessons for a pair of students, family lessons, and group classes. Instruments students can learn to play include the drums, violin, cello, bass, flute, oboe, saxophone, tuba, and many more.
Goodyear, AZ(623) 792-7000
Megyn Neff in Phoenix has a bachelor’s degree in violin performance from Northern Arizona University and has played in multiple chamber and opera orchestras. Her interests include classical, gypsy, Klezmer, Americana folk, bluegrass, and Cajun fiddle styles of music. Megyn plays and special events and is in the recording studio for different purposes frequently. She is a certified Suzuki violin teacher and offers both private lessons and group classes in her home studio for students of all ages, including adults. Other qualifications include her status as an Arizona Suzuki Association board member and her being a guest teacher at the Chaparral MusicFest Suzuki Academy.
Phoenix, AZ(928) 863-0572
Patricia Cole is a professional violinist in Tempe who specializes in playing classical music. She has performed with artists like Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, Kanye West, and others. Patricia is available to perform at events and offers violin and viola lessons to students ages four and above. Patricia is a proponent of the Suzuki method of learning and uses it in lessons for her younger students. She requires that parents attend their child’s weekly session to observe and take notes so that they may aid in the child’s learning process at home on a daily basis.
Tempe, AZ(480) 378-1417
PhxViolin.com is the website of Robert Dunger, who currently teaches music to preschool- through high school-aged students at the American School of Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. Before teaching abroad, he was concertmaster of the Tempe Symphony Orchestra. Robert offers online violin lessons to students of all skill levels and starting as early as four years old using Skype and mobile applications, as well as traditional readings. Robert offers a 30-minute trial lesson free of charge for prospective students.
Glendale, AZ(602) 845-9075
San Marcos Music Academy in Chandler offers lessons in piano, guitar and bass, violin and viola, flute, clarinet, mallet percussion, the trombone, and more. The music school is open until 9 p.m. on weeknights for convenient scheduling. San Marcos Music Academy rents out studio space to groups or individuals who need a place to practice their musical instruments, and puts on summer camps where students who play different instruments can come together to rehearse and play in a group setting.
Chandler, AZ(480) 292-7955
Suzuki Violin Studio of Phoenix is a violin and viola studio that offers Suzuki-based lessons to children in the Phoenix area. The founder and director has been teaching music for over 15 years and is certified to teach Violin Books one through six with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. She is a first violinist in the Tempe Symphony. One happy parent said in a review, "Mrs. Lia Taylor is a one in a million teacher. The amount of care and attention to detail she possesses is rare. In combination with consistent work at home, your child will develop excellent skills in the areas of listening and musicality. As an educator myself, I can appreciate her approach. She holds children accountable and she will do whatever it takes to help your child succeed.”
Phoenix, AZ(541) 335-9673
The Scottsdale Studio of Music teaches guitar, piano, singing, cello, clarinet, and other instruments in private lessons for students ages four to 18, private lessons for adults, group classes for kids, and private instruction for special needs youth. The studio uses incentives such as participation medals and achievement certificates for continued learners to encourage students and keep them motivated. Students are encouraged to perform in studio-organized recitals, and advanced students may take advantage of the studio’s recording equipment to showcase their talents.
Scottsdale, AZ(480) 267-2684
Violin Hearts in Gilbert is a Suzuki violin studio that offers violin lessons to students ages three and up for lengths of 30, 45, or 60 minutes depending on age and skill level. The business’s website has information about the Suzuki method, which teaches young children music using the same methods by which they learned their native language. Lessons start at $25 per 30 minutes and can be paid in cash or checks. One parent said in a review, "Just wanted to say that Sarah is an excellent violin teacher for our six-year-old daughter, who started violin about six months ago at age five and is making great progress while having a blast. Sarah knows how to make our little one learn a lot while having fun during the lessons.”
Gilbert, AZ(480) 316-8611
Violin Virtue-osity is a violin studio in Phoenix that offers private violin lessons to students ages seven and above. Lessons cater to a student’s preferred style and learning goals, but always include the mastery of studies including scales, etudes, vibrato, rhythm, and positions. Students have both formal and informal performance opportunities ranging from playing for other students and parents in the studio to annual or semi-annual recitals. Students who are more advanced have the option to participate in group ensembles numbering between two and six students.
Phoenix, AZ(602) 371-0843