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Best Violin Teachers in Minneapolis
2021

Why These Violin Teachers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Minneapolis Violin Teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Academy of Music

The Academy of Music is a non-profit music school offering private, group, and ensemble lessons for most musical genres. The academy relies on tuition, unsolicited donations, and revenue from events it hosts for funding. The Academy of Music specializes in brass, violin, voice, piano, and guitar lessons that are hosted at the Mount Calvary and Mount Olive Lutheran churches in Excelsior and Minneapolis respectively. Before placement in classes, students are vetted for their skill level, stylistic preferences, previous musical experience, objectives for studying, and personal characteristics, as well as scheduling preferences so they can be placed with the most suitable teachers.

Excelsior, MN 55331

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All Things Musik

All Things Musik is a music lessons service founded in 2009. The company runs a unique service that pairs students with teachers in their cities. The teachers have diverse backgrounds and experience with instruments such as piano, violin, guitar, ukulele, percussion, and others. All Things Musik also provide a piano tuning service through two highly experienced and certified piano tuners. Recently, the music lessons service has introduced a free online music lesson service that has been well received by music learners from around the world.

Maple Grove, MN 55369

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Artaria Chamber Music School

Artaria Chamber Music School is reputed as one of the leading chamber music schools in the US. The Saint Paul music school was founded in 2002 and has to date trained over 300 young musicians. Students who study through the school's weekly programs will be able to interpret and present most chamber music masterpieces by the time they graduate. Past students have gone on to win major national competitions and some have been recruited by top ensembles including the Rockefeller String Quartet and the Arkansas Symphony.

Saint Paul, MN 55118

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Chaska Music Studios

Chaska Music Studios offers music lessons for both children and adults in instruments including piano, guitar, violin, voice, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, English Horn, trombone, tuba, and baritone. The company's kindermusik program introduces children to the joys of music and movement while nurturing their freedom for self-expression, promoting self-esteem, stimulating imagination, and fostering an appreciation for learning. Chaka Music Studios organizes music camps as well as spring and holiday recitals to provide its students with alternative learning environments.

Chaska, MN 55318

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David Thomas School of Music.

The David Thomas School of Music's teaching methods have been praised by music learners, parents, top music academies, celebrity performers, and orchestras. The school offers lessons for most music instruments including piano, voice, trombone, guitar, violin, strings, mandolin, and ukulele. The music school was founded and is run by acclaimed music teacher David Thomas. David has taught both privately and at public schools, giving over 10,000 lessons. Some students of the David Thomas School of Music have won prestigious competitions and gone on to perform with top ensembles.

Apple Valley, MN 55124

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Kramer’s School of Music

Kramer's School of Music was started in 1999 by master pianist and educator Elena Kramer. The school offers private lessons for guitar, voice, piano, violin, and other instruments as well as group theory classes for all levels. The group theory classes also include sessions for students preparing for advanced music theory examinations. Kramer's School of Music's teachers all boast university level training and years of music performance experience. The school encourages students to participate in exams, recitals, and competitions to test their skills. Kramer's School of Music organizes four recitals for its students throughout the year.

Eden Prairie, MN 55347

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Maria Benaros

Maria Benaros teaches violin for different age groups from her studio in Eagan. Maria was born in Argentina where she first learned violin and piano at the Collegium Musicum of Buenos Aires. The violinist moved to the US after spending two years studying violin under Russian violinist Moti Schmitt at the Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music and Dance in Israel. For her instructor certification for kindermusik and Suzuki pedagogy, Maria studied under Mary Horozaniecki and Professor Mark Bjork at Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota respectively.

Eagan, MN 55122

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Rubinstein Music Academy

Rubinstein Music Academy is named after legendary Russian musicians and educators, brothers Anton and Nikolai Rubinstein. The 19th-century greats founded the world famous St. Petersburg and Moscow conservatories. Rubinstein Music Academy offers primary, intermediate, and advanced level lessons for violin, piano, cello, and guitar. To be accepted for primary level lessons, learners must have studied their instrument a minimum of two years. Entry requirements are less stringent for learners enrolling in the young artist, adult, and soirées musicales programs. Students can test their skills and check their progress at recitals that are arranged by the school at concert venues in Minnesota.

Woodbury, MN 55125

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Stenson Suzuki Studio

Stenson Suzuki Studio is run by Steve Stenson, a Suzuki teacher with over 40 years experience. Suzuki technique instruction is offered for violin, viola, and cello instruments. Steve offers students in Maple Grove one weekly private lesson and another group lesson every week. Stenson Suzuki Studio students also benefit from two solo recitals and two group recitals a year and a fun filled day 'torture camp' lasting a week every year in August. Steve is a member of the Suzuki Association of Minnesota, the American String Teachers Association, and has been honored with lifetime membership of the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

Maple Grove, MN 55369

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