We Fit Music Into Your Life

How Does It Work?

  • Give us a call, email or fill out our form, and we'll match you with a teacher that works for you. You can start or stop at any time, and you can schedule a trial lesson.

Who Will Be My Teacher?

  • We work with you to find a teacher that meets your needs, level and learning style. Our teachers are committed to crafting a unique learning plan for each of their students.

What Ages and Levels Do You Teach?

  • We have teachers who work with students as young as 3 years old through adults. Contact us and we will find the teacher who is right for you.

Do You Offer Suzuki Lessons?

  • Yes, in most cases we can offer a qualified Suzuki teacher to come to your home.

My 2 daughters are taking piano and violin lessons. City Strings and Piano has been great. Dominic is very responsive; has sent us reliable, high quality teachers.
— K.D., via Google
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Hi, I'm Dominic, Director of City Strings & Piano. I lead the team of teachers ready to come to your home in Los Angeles for violin, viola, cello and piano lessons. Our experienced teachers have experience working with beginners, kids and adults in Suzuki or traditional methods. We help our families fit music into their lives by providing in-home lessons so that you and your child can focus on musical success without wasting time running around town.

If you are interested in starting lessons on a new instrument or continuing your lessons with us, just contact our office and we'll work together to find the right teacher for you. We'll ask about your location and schedule as well as experience and learning style so that we can connect you with the perfect teacher. We strongly believe that there is no one size fits all in music lessons, and our teachers create individual learning plans for all of their students.

Performance opportunities are an important step in you and your child's musical journey, so we offer frequent recitals. They are a great place to learn about performance and share with family and friends!

We work with a trusted team of experienced teachers who understand the demands of daily life and are ready to help you with your specific needs and goals. Call or email us today and we will connect you with one of our great teachers for violin, viola, cello and piano lessons in your home.

Our teacher is not only a masterful instructor, but also knowledgable about various teaching approaches, and flexible and responsive to my daughter’s specific learning style.
— C.M.

Contact Us

If you'd like more information about lessons in your home, contact Dominic at (213) 205-7730, la@citystrings.com, or using the Contact Us form on this page. He will find out more about you or your child's musical goals and connect you with a teacher that works for you and your schedule for violin, viola, cello or piano lessons in your home.

Tuition for weekly lessons is $174, $252 or $330 per month for 30, 45 or 60 minute lessons. Additional time for longer lessons or lessons for siblings or parents is discounted 10%, reflected in the tuition amounts above.

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Meet Our Teachers

Our team of violin, viola, cello and piano teachers love to teach lessons in the homes of their students. The instructors come from a variety of backgrounds and performance and teaching experiences, and love to share that with their students and their families. Contact us to see how they can help you or your child meet your goals with music today!

Los Angeles Violin Teacher

Grace Rodgers, violin, originally from Detroit, is a Los Angeles based violinist who enjoys a varied musical career spanning from classical to pop. Grace often works with current artists, and has been a part many live productions (Kesha, Lea Michele, Josh Groban, BØRNS, Megadeth, Gallant, Sabrina Carpenter, Rita Ora, and others.) Ms. Rodgers also has extensive experience in the orchestral and recording worlds playing for albums, films, and musical projects.

Outside of performing, Ms. Rodgers maintains a busy teaching schedule with violin students of all ages. Grace's teaching experience includes the String Project@Wayne, Michigan School for the Arts, Detroit Violin Company, and many other music academies, as well as her private violin studio.

Grace earned her Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Violin Performance from Wayne State University under Dr. Laura Roelofs.



 

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A native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, violinist Manoela Wunder has established herself in Los Angeles as an exceptionally versatile and eclectic artist. Classically trained, she has a strong passion for improvisation in jazz, blues, and rock genres and is an active composer and arranger for string ensembles and jazz bands.

Manoela’s chamber music and solo experiences have been extremely prominent. She founded an electric rock string quartet, the Electric Angels, who regularly perform at private events throughout LA and the entire country. She also has an active jazz group “The Wunder Trio”, as well as performing as a s solo guest violinist with local acts “New Sensations” and international world music band “Esperanto”. Other live performances and recordings include Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra, Frank Ocean, and a Quincy Jones benefit with Lang Lang. In addition, Manoela has been featured in films and TV shows such as Suburgatory (ABC), Qwerty (best soundtrack at the Nashville Film Festival), Spaghetti Storm, The Composer, and The Monstrosity.

Manoela has performed with a wide range of orchestras and chamber groups in New York, Chicago, Miami, and Los Angeles as well as Europe. Her music has been heard in the most prominent halls across the country, including Alice Tully Hall (NY), Symphony Center Chicago and Walt Disney Concert Hall (LA). She is a multiple prizewinner of competitions in the United States and Europe and has been a guest at many prominent festivals throughout her career. In Brazil, she has been coaxed back to her hometown to perform as a soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Rio de Janeiro, in the most prestigious halls of the city and on national television. Manoela holds a Bachelor of Music from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College (NY) in Violin Performance and a Master of Music degree with distinction under scholarship from DePaul University in Chicago.



 

Violin Lessons LA

Brandon Encinas, violin, currently holds a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance, and a Master of Music degree in viola performance. A native of Visalia, California, Brandon began playing the violin at age 10 and the viola at age 14. In 2010, he attended the University of Redlands, studying violin with Pavel Farkas and viola with Kira Blumberg. During his time at Redlands, Brandon held the position of associate concertmaster for the University of Redlands Symphony Orchestra. In 2012, he moved to the greater Los Angeles area in order to attend California State University, Northridge, studying violin with Michael Ferril and viola with Robert Berg. As a masters degree student, Brandon studied the viola with Dr. Lorenz Gamma.

Brandon has performed with many professional level ensembles such as the Sequoia Symphony Orchestra, the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra, Fresno Grand Opera, and San Luis Obispo Opera. He has also had the pleasure of playing under several professional conductors and composers such as Dr. Bruce Kiesling, Roger Kalia, Inon Zur, Gary Schymann, Chris Lennertz, Austin Wintory, Bruce Broughton, Russell Brower, John Debney, and Jack Wall. Over the last decade, he has also had the pleasure of performing in over 30 U.S. states and in the countries of Haiti, Colombia, Portugal and France, as a music director and violinist with the music/missions apostolate, Celebrant Singers.

Brandon also enjoys his work as a chamber musician, working with the award winning Jazz Ensemble, The Whyman Project. In May of 2014, The Whyman Project was selected as one of the winners of the prestigious Beverly Hills Music in the Mansion Auditions, and since then, has performed all across Los Angeles in venues such as, Greystone Mansion, Blue Whale, and the Valley Performing Arts Center (SORAYA). During his studies at California State University, Northridge, for two consecutive years, he served as the violist with the Goldberg Honors String Quartet. Brandon is also member of the pop/classical groups, Cattus String Quartet, and the Átomos String Quartet. Brandon has received coaching from a number of professional chamber music artists such as Jonah Sirota, Dr. Lorenz Gamma, Laura McGinnis, the Turtle Island String Quartet, and the Harlem String Quartet.

When not performing live, Brandon is working as a recording artist in studios across Los Angeles, recording for movies, video games, and solo performing artists from all over the world.




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