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String lessons at the Academy of Music offer the ultimate opportunity to explore or learn to play the violin, viola, cello, or string bass. Lessons are designed to teach students the fundamentals of technique, ear training and more, using a variety of musical styles to enhance the learning experience.   Whether you are looking for a traditional musical experience, fiddle, country, or even rock influenced lessons, our instructors are ready to provide the best instruction available.

What’s the #1 reason to study the violin, viola and cello at the Academy?‍

Our string instructors are warm and friendly, and get to know each student and parent on a personal level. We work with you to craft a lesson plan that fits your individual needs and the student’s favorite type of music. Whether you’re playing in local bands, a seven year old taking their first lesson, or a fifty year old returning to the bass after many years, we’ll set goals to achieve your musical aspirations.

What styles of violin, viola, and cello do you teach?

We teach all styles, from rock, fiddle, classical bass – on electric and acoustic basses.

How qualified are your string instructors?

Our violin, viola, and cello teachers are highly qualified with educational degrees from prestigious institutions.  Some of our instructors have additionally completed performance tours of the US and have over 20 years of professional performance and teaching experience.  In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and strive to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level.

What will I learn from violin, viola, or cello lessons at the Academy?

Beginner students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory. Our instructors balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson presents a new technical challenges or theory concept, and ends with something fun, such as your favorite riff or song. We use a variety of method books.

Do I need to purchase a violin, viola, or cello to learn the instrument?

Yes, to practice at home, you will need to have an instrument available.  However, you do not need to purchase an instrument as there are many options available for renting these types of instruments.

Take the next step call 616-965-1655 now to grab a great lesson time as space is limited.

Take the next step, give us a call at 616-965-1655 now to grab a great lesson time as space is limited. Or you can email us, or request more info.


$30.00 / 30 minutes

Lessons are available seven days a week, and scheduled once a week.
A one-time registration fee is $30.

Lesson & Office Hours

Mon-Thurs                                                 9am – 9pm

Fridays                                                         11am – 7pm

Saturdays                                                   9am – 5pm

Sundays                                                       1pm – 6pm

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Lessons are first come, first served, so contact us today to arrange your first lesson

Sign up is easy and parent-friendly, with helpful staff at the front desk seven days a week to serve you. Because we only offer lessons on a month-to-month basis, there are no large upfront payments, no complicated contracts, no annual material or performance fees, and no semester minimums.

Lessons are first come, first serve, so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!


$30 / 30 minutes

Lessons are available seven days a week, and scheduled once a week.

A one-time registration fee is $30 (due only at time of registration).

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Lesson & Office Hours

Mon-Thurs: 9am - 9pm
Fridays: 11am - 7pm
Saturdays: 9am - 5pm
Sundays: 1pm - 6pm

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