Charlotte Academy Of Music is a Matthews violin learning center backed by almost 30 years of music teaching experience. The center is home to the Suzuki Strings program and offers private lessons with Certified Suzuki Instructors, group classes, bi-annual recitals, piano accompaniment for Suzuki Recitals, and opportunities to perform as CAM recitals and festivals. The academy is known as an inspiring musical community, features 12 sound proof teaching studios, a performance space, and waiting area, and is associated with the Arts & Science Council as well as the North Carolina Arts Council. The school's faculty is comprised of 20 music teachers including members of associations such as the Music Teachers National Association and the American String Teachers Association as well.
Matthews, NC(704) 545-7400
Charlotte Violin Academy provides violin instruction in Charlotte. Students as young as five can enroll in 30, 45, or 60-minute lessons at the center's home studio, and the teachers are known for being fun, supportive, and challenging. Sessions are tailored per each individual's level and goals and include teaching elements of Suzuki, Rolland, and Zweig. One of the teachers has been the Third Chair-Second Violin in the Charlotte Symphony and has been coaching the First Violin of the Junior Youth Orchestra both for almost 10 years, and the academy is affiliated with the Suzuki Association of the Americas, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, and the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestras. Interested parties receive a free introductory lesson and interview as well.
Charlotte, NC(704) 390-0563
Huntersville Music Academy offers violin lessons in Huntersville. The group specializes in private lessons for violin as well as other instruments such as cello, flute, guitar, piano, drums, and voice, and every student receives a curriculum tailored to their needs and goals. Students learn important skills of reading and ear training in an encouraging environment with violin teachers who are career musicians and educators with degrees in the field. Parents can find all instructor bios on the center's website, and Huntersville Music Academy also has a toddler/preschool music introduction program called Music for Little Mozarts as well as a program for teaching Bluegrass music for banjo, mandolin, and guitar.
Huntersville, NC(704) 230-0081
Kathy Jarrell Violin has been teaching violin in Charlotte for over 20 years. The center offers private violin lessons focused on providing a positive and encouraging environment along with a disciplined curriculum for intermediate and advanced students, and training is available for a limited number of beginner students as well. The instructor, Kathy Jarrell, coaches for local youth orchestra ensembles and camps including as Second Violin Coach of the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra since 1995. Ms. Jarrell is also Assistant Principal Second Violin with the Charlotte Symphony and performs solo as well as in ensembles at weddings and other local events.
Charlotte, NC(704) 619-0054
Lessons On The Lake Music Arts Academy has been teaching violin in Mooresville for over 15 years. The center is dedicated to the musical growth of its students as well as their cognitive and emotional development, and violin sessions for students as young as seven to adults focus on music theory, reading skills, ear-training, rhythmic reading, writing, and improvisation. Master Teacher and founder, Valerie Kasmir, holds a BA in Music Education as well as a Masters degree in Education and has been involved in music as a performer, composer, and teacher for over 25 years. Past violin students have gone on to study at UNC School of the Arts and at NC School of Science and Math, and lessons are also available for viola and cello.
Mooresville, NC(704) 799-0504
Ludmila School of Music & Art has been serving the Cornelius community with violin instruction for almost 10 years. Violin and viola classes are available for small groups or individuals and focus on the proper technique for reading and playing music. The founder brings over 20 years of experience as a teacher of music, piano, and dance in both the Czech Republic and the US and seeks to make sure children can benefit from needed cultural education in today's age of technology. The school offers classes for other instruments including piano, classical guitar, guitar, and voice as well as for music theory, music history, art, dance, and acting and holds bi-annual recitals for all students to participate in as well.
Cornelius, NC(704) 650-9262
Music Quarters has been teaching violin in Charlotte for almost 10 years. The group employs highly qualified instructors to guide students through the rigorous curriculum needed for learning to play the violin. Private classes are available for beginners to help them with the basics including finger position, bow control, and posture, and teachers also provide one-on-one instruction for more advanced players. All students are expected to maintain a strict routine of practice at home, and the center offers group classes, summer programs, and various concerts and recitals for performance opportunities. Students can also study viola, cello, guitar, bass, drums, piano, and voice, can rent violins and guitars, and can purchase accessories, instruments, and books at the store as well.
Charlotte, NC(704) 234-6676
Sai The Violinist teaches violin in Charlotte and is backed by over 20 years of teaching experience. Students can receive in-home lessons of 30 or 60 minutes, and the instructor works with students of all ages and levels of playing. Group classes are also available as well as community programs at the YMCA of Greater Charlotte. Sai The Violinist is an active performer at various venues and events and is known for her innovative electric violin performances. Sai has worked as a concert mistress for performances at the Kennedy Center, currently runs the Sai Musiq Jazz Series in Charlotte, and has taught at the Charlotte Symphony’s Outreach program at Winterfield Elementary School and at the Music & Arts Center as well.
Charlotte, NC(980) 833-0449
SC Music Center has been teaching violin in Rock Hill for almost 10 years. Individuals may initiate violin lessons at the age of eight or nine, and lessons are focused on learning how to read notes properly. The center caters to all levels of players including those who play for personal enjoyment to those who seek to participate in festivals and competitions, and SC Music Center seeks to develop each students' motivation, dedication, and self-expression as well as cognitive abilities for all areas of life. The school provides private lessons, small group classes, workshops, and summer music camps for violin as well as for piano, guitar, voice, and drums, and annual performance opportunities include the National Federation of Music Clubs event at which SC's students typically receive the highest ratings.
Rock Hill, NC(803) 281-0222
Tosco Music Studio teaches violin to students throughout the Charlotte area. The center has taught hundreds of students over the past 15 years in various instruments and provides violin instruction through its network of professional teachers. Those interested in learning the violin have the opportunity to study with local Saidah Harley, or Sai the Violinist, and interested parties can contact her for rates and policies directly via the email or phone listed on Tosco Music Studio's website or simply click the link to her site. Lessons are available as well for piano, drums, and saxophone. Owner, John Tosco, provides lessons on the electric, acoustic, lead, and rhythm guitar, bass, mandolin, and ukulele, and many of his past students have gone on to have professional singer-songwriter careers.
Charlotte, NC(704) 568-9685
Uptown String Academy has been a Charlotte violin learning center since 2009. Teachers seek to adapt lessons to each student's learning style, and sessions are available for beginner to advanced students in violin as well as viola, cello, and double bass. Parents need to submit the form on Uptown's website, and the group will arrange a time to meet and discuss an individual's interests and needs. Students are given the opportunity to participate in at least two recitals every year and are actively encouraged to take part in other competitions and events as well. Uptown String Academy also holds an annual summer camp, and scholarship opportunities are available.
Charlotte, NC(704) 286-6386