Laurels
Best Violin Teachers
in Philadelphia
2018

Why These Violin Teachers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored violin teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best violin teachers in Philadelphia, PA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

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

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Clemmer Music Studio

Clemmer Music Studio is a music store and studio in Telford that sells and rents new and used instruments, repairs instruments, offers music lesson, and more. With nearly 20 music instructors on staff, students can learn how to sing, play piano, guitar, violin, saxophone, clarinet, the drums, and many other strings, brass, and woodwind instruments. Teachers regularly arrange either annual or biannual recitals so students can showcase what they have learned in lessons. The studio also offers creative dance and ballet classes for preschoolers.

Telford, PA(215) 723-4813

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Coyle's Richboro Music

Coyle’s Richboro Music is a music store that offers personalized, private lessons for those wanting to learn guitar, upright bass, violin, piano, clarinet, trumpet, and other instruments. All 17 of the studio’s teachers have either professional performance experience, a university education centering on music, or both. Lessons are scheduled on a month-to-month basis, as opposed to semester or yearly tuition plans. The store sells and rents new and used instruments and accessories and can perform a range of repairs on string instruments.

Richboro, PA(215) 355-6711

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Haddonfield School of Music

Haddonfield School of Music is a “performance-focused music academy” that offers voice, piano, guitar, viola, violin, and cello lessons to children ages four and above. Tuition and lessons are planned out on a month-to-month basis. Haddonfield School of Music encourages its students to perform and has in the past put on everything from intimate recitals to full concerts, including one at Carnegie Hall. One parent says, “My daughter is loving her lessons. Morgan is such a great teacher. I don’t think I could have asked for a better fit. The progress we have seen in just three lessons is simply amazing… Morgan is very skilled and connects with [my daughter] on so many levels.”

Haddonfield, NJ(888) 910-6874

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Harvey String Teaching

Harvey String Teaching in Philadelphia offers private weekly violin, viola, and cello lessons to beginning, intermediate, and advanced learners. With the exception of beginning students, new students should come to their first lesson with their instrument and bow, a blank notebook, the pieces and books they are currently playing from, a list of books and pieces they have studied in the past, and a short musical piece to perform. Students are accepted by audition only and may receive their first few lessons on a trial basis. Instructors are willing to teach both at Harvey String Teaching and at the student’s home.

Philadelphia, PA(215) 494-8170

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Laura Norris

Laura Norris is a professional violinist and music instructor in Bryn Mawr who regularly performs as a solo act for special events and has played in orchestras, taught classes, and given lessons in playing the violin and the recorder throughout the Northeastern United States and abroad. Suburban Family Magazine of New Jersey named her a Star Teacher in 2013. Laura offers private lessons for ages four and older, and masterclasses for students age 12 and older in either a one-on-one or orchestral setting.

Bryn Mawr, PA(610) 322-2964

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Learning, Inc.

Learning, Inc. opened its doors to Lansdowne in 1989 and started off teaching language immersion and computer classes for adults and children. The center then grew to meet the community’s needs in a range of ways by offering things like tutoring programs, music lessons, and other classes for children centered on subjects such as nutrition and cooking and hands-on, science-based experimentation. Music appreciation sessions are available for babies and toddlers and their parents, and private music lessons in instruments like the piano, violin, drums, voice, and more, start at four years old. The center also has a recording studio and services like help with songwriting, arranging, recording and production, starting at $45 per hour.

Lansdowne, PA(610) 622-4816

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Lucchi Violin Studio

Lucchi Violin Studio in Cherry Hill teaches traditional and Suzuki-based violin lessons in 30-, 45-, or 60-minute sessions depending on the student’s age and ability. Students learning the Suzuki style are encouraged to attend a group class that takes place every other week. The studio provides its students with at least two recital opportunities per year and assists more advanced students with orchestra and college audition preparations. The studio’s website has information about the instructors and about the Suzuki method and its principle ideas for those interested in involving their younger children in music lessons that can lead to a lifetime of music education and appreciation.

Cherry Hill, NJ(856) 616-1477

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Meridee Winters School of Music

Meridee Winters School of Music in Ardmore offers in-home lessons in voice, piano, guitar, bass, violin, tuba, trombone, French horn, and other instruments. After teaching elementary-aged students for a period of time, Meridee decided to attend graduate school to study music composition and psychology. She then used this background to develop alternative methods and original materials for students with a range of learning styles from ADHD to Aspergers, Dyspraxia, and Autism.

Ardmore, PA(610) 649-2782

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Music Training Center

Music Training Center is a music school in Conshohocken offers music appreciation classes and music lessons to all ages, as well as summer camps and karaoke birthday parties. Group classes and summer camps the center offers include concentrations like songwriting, a capella, and musical theater. All instructors at Music Training Center hold either a bachelor’s or master’s degree in music, theater, or education, and specialize in teaching children. The business offers lessons either in-home or at the studio in Curriculum for music lessons at the school center on music literacy, techniques that will increase accuracy, speed, and stamina, and building a repertoire for each student. The school offers “First Notes” classes to either bring out or accentuate an already-present musical inclination in babies and toddlers.

Conshohocken, PA(610) 238-0300

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Philly Music Lessons

Philly Music Lessons teaches lessons out of its studio in its Philadelphia as well as in students’ homes throughout the surrounding area. The studio offers private voice lessons, lessons in piano, guitar, violin, bass, the drums, and more. Philly Music Lessons has music exploration classes available for toddlers and young children, as well as parent-baby music sessions that include kid songs, some movement, and introductions to different instruments. One testimonial said, “Joe is able to communicate and instruct regardless of the skill level of the student. Our son enjoys the weekly lessons and continues to improve. We benefit from Joe being able to teach at our house as well as his flexibility when other activities conflict with lessons… We’re extremely pleased!”

Philadelphia, PA(215) 645-0405

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Springfield Music Store

The owner of Springfield Music Store has been in the retail music business since 1977. The store sells keyboards, amplifiers, guitars, guitar parts, cases, drumsets, music accessories, and more and has a recording studio onsite. Springfield Music Store offers lessons in piano, guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, saxophone, and more. The business offers an eight-week “Rock School” where students can learn in a group setting and collaborate with other musicians who have similar interests. Springfield Music Store also performs repairs most guitars and woodwind, brass, and orchestral string instruments.

Springfield, PA(610) 543-2244

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The Conservatory of Musical Arts

The Conservatory of Musical Arts in Audubon offers private in-home and studio-based music lessons for those wanting to learn piano, singing, cello, violin, flute, harp, flute, Oboe, and other instruments. Lessons can take other forms as well including parent-child group classes, summer sessions that run like workshops, and small-group sessions for those wanting to learn with siblings or friends for a discounted price. The Conservatory of Musical Arts also has one-on-one music therapy sessions for special needs children who may benefit from the time, in either a musical or nonmusical sense.

Audubon, NJ(856) 354-1432

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The Music Centre

The Music Centre in Chester Springs opened in 1991 and currently offers recording studio services such as music production, mixing, and editing, video editing, voice over recording, the mastering of different sound productions, and more. The studio also offers lessons in voice, piano, bass, saxophone, cello, violin, flute, and other instruments. The Music Centre holds Audio Education classes such as Introduction to Studio Recording and Voice Over classes taught by Grammy-nominated instructor Glenn Ferracone.

Chester Springs, PA(610) 594-9636

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The Music Workshop

The Music Workshop in Berwyn offers private lessons both in-home and at its Main Line Facility at the Berwyn Train Station. Instruction is available starting as young as four years old in viola and violin, guitar and piano for students five years of age and older, voice and drum lessons for six-year-olds and up, and cello, saxophone, flute, clarinet, and bass for students of seven years and older. Half-hour sessions start at $32 and lessons are available on a fairly flexible schedule for parents who may have abnormal work schedules. A review of The Music Workshop said, “The instructors know how to relate to each child at his/her developmental and learning level. They are dependable, engaged and enthusiastic and have inspired my children's love of music. TMW is well run, organized, and the atmosphere is very friendly and comfortable."

Berwyn, PA(610) 240-0505

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Traveling Musician

Traveling Musician out of Bryn Mawr offers in-home music lessons to students of all skill levels in guitar, cello, violin, French horn, clarinet, trumpet, and many more instruments. The business also offers education in the subjects of recording and music engineering, music theory, and ear training. Lessons are based on the individual needs of each child based on his or her age and musical goals. All Traveling Musician instructors teach music full-time and have a collegiate degree that specializes in both music and education. Traveling Musician has an online bill-pay option on its website for tuition purposes.

Bryn Mawr, PA(610) 909-9345

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Violin Viola Masterclass

Violin Viola Masterclass is a music studio in Pennsylvania run by Amber Reed, a professional violinist and international performer. Violin Viola Masterclass offers lessons for beginners through advanced students that focus on ear training, technique building, and building a student’s repertoire. The studio holds master classes two to four times per year, which allow students to practice with a guest artist from the Philadelphia Orchestra. The studio also offers online studio classes, intensive study workshops, and multiple recital opportunities yearly.

Philadelphia, PA(520) 370-3699

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