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The pursuit of violin, viola or cello opens up a world of performance opportunity — from solo to chamber music to school or community orchestras. The warm, reedy tone of these instruments also makes them especially enjoyable to play alone in the privacy of your home.

Fairfield School of Music offers private violin, viola and cello lessons in our standard 30, 45-minute and 1-hour increments. Students as young as five may begin violin study, while study of the cello, a much larger instrument, usually begins around ages nine or ten.

For students who prefer folk music over classical, we also offer fiddle lessons. Though the fiddle is the same instrument as the violin, fiddle playing involves a markedly different style, such as Bluegrass, Country or Celtic, and often involves improvisation.

In addition to our 30, 45-minute and 1-hour private violin lessons, we offer group violin lessons to beginning students who find a team experience more motivating. These intimate classes are limited to four students in order to foster a friendly and supportive learning environment. Once students have mastered the basics, they can transition up to the next group level or into private lessons. Create your own group class with one or more friends for an extra fun learning experience!

Photo by Johanna Lörracher © 2015 FSM