Violin, Viola, Cello, & Double Bass Lessons

Violin, Viola, Cello, and Upright Bass Lessons

Strings Lessons 2 - Photo by Andy Iorio

Our Strings Program offers lessons on all stringed instruments. Violin students can start out as young as 5 years old with the proper sized instrument. On some of the larger instruments such as cello, the students will generally start out a bit older due to the size of their bodies and of the instruments. Students will learn proper technique and hand positioning in their lessons with great attention to bowing and posture.

Strings Lessons 1 - Photo by Andy Iorio


Performance opportunities are given throughout the year and are encouraged but not required. Students in our studio are also invited to play and perform in smaller chamber groups such as trios and quartets. Throughout the year there are opportunities for students enrolled in private strings lessons to audition to participate in our String Orchestra class. Students have the opportunity to interact and work with each other in a group setting and play fun repertoire out at various performances throughout the year.


Strings Lessons 3 - Photo by Andy Iorio

All of our strings teachers have extensive training in their respective instrument areas and play with local ensembles. We pride ourselves in our ability to match each student with a teacher of appropriate age, interests, and abilities. Having a good student-teacher match allows for optimal learning conditions in a fun, comfortable environment. Many of our teachers actively perform in the Capital District and have original music that can be found on iTunes. At CM School of Fine Arts, we believe in setting a good example, so we strive to connect students with teachers that will inspire them and motivate them to always be their best.


Violin, Viola, Cello, & Upright Base lessons are provided as 30 minute, 45 minute, or full hour sessions. Lesson duration varies depending upon the student’s age, ability, and the amount of material they are capable of practicing every week. For advanced students, longer sessions are necessary. We offer many opportunities for students to perform in outside competitions and music festivals in addition to our regular in-house recitals.



Strings Recital - Photo by Andy Iorio


Private Music Lessons

  • Private 30 minute Lessons
  • Private 45 minute Lessons
  • Private 1 hour Lessons 

Note: All fees must be paid by pre-authorized debit at time of registration.

All tuition payments are made by and accepted by pre-authorized debit from bank or checking account only. Credit cards and cash are not accepted for individual in-person payments for lessons each month.