Lessons in Your Home

With Experienced and Friendly Violin, Viola, Cello, and Piano Teachers

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 5 year old daughter couldn’t wait to start violin lessons. It was only after finding City Strings and Piano that we were able to find a teacher that was not only a masterful instructor, but also knowledgable about various teaching approaches, and flexible and responsive to my daughter’s specific learning style. She got to participate in a wonderful recital experience. I highly recommend City Strings!
— C.M., via Google
Aside from being convenient, the teachers I have met are warm and welcoming.
— S.C., via Yelp

When you contact us for lessons in your home, our music education specialists will help you find the perfect teacher for you or your child. We have assembled a fantastic team of teachers dedicated to helping you meet you or your child’s musical goals. They are all active musicians in Nashville and have degrees from renowned music institutions like Vanderbilt and Belmont University. Teaching is an important part of their work, and they love sharing their talents with students of all ages.

Lessons in your home are ideal for the busy Nashville family, and we love making lessons convenient for you so that you can fit music into your life! Our friendly and fun teachers use Suzuki and traditional methods for lessons with beginners, kids or adults. Send us a message and we'll connect you with a great teacher who works for your schedule.

When you sign up for lessons with City Strings & Piano, we find a time that consistently works for you and your teacher. Having a dependable lesson time greatly increases your child's success in their music lessons. We suggest the same for practice time. Our fastest progressing students tend to practice for smaller amounts of time, but nearly every day, and often at about the same time each day.

We pride ourselves on offering the personal touch that all the best music lessons have. You can contact your teacher directly at any time, and we encourage you to do so, especially if there is a questions about practice! Our team is always available to discuss your progress and loves to hear about how all our students are doing.

Scroll down to read about news from our Nashville studio, meet our amazing team of teachers, contact us or sign up!

Nashville Piano Lessons

Contact Us

If you'd like more information about lessons, contact us at (615) 649-3997, nashville@citystrings.com, or by using the Contact Us form on this page. We 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.

When you're ready to sign up, click here to be taken to the new student registration form. Tuition for weekly lessons is $142, $206 or $269 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

Meet some of our amazing violin, viola, cello and piano teachers, below. Our team is full of experienced, friendly and fun teachers and performers available for great lessons in your home! Many are experienced Suzuki teachers as well, so be sure to ask about that when you contact us if you are interested in Suzuki lessons.

Nashville Violin Lessons

Julia Fisher, violin, resides in Nashville, TN. As a violinist, Julia is motivated to share music with audiences and students to engage the community in a rewarding cultural and educational experience. She is all about inspiring and encouraging others to learn about music and to grow in their understanding and abilities while maintaining a professional standard of excellence.

Julia received a Bachelor of Music degree from Belmont University (Nashville, TN) where she studied with Elisabeth Small, Tammy Rogers King, and Paul Johnian. While at Belmont, she served as concertmaster of the University Symphony Orchestra, and was a member of the Belmont Classical String Quartet. Julia was then awarded a Fellowship Award and Graduate Teaching Associateship to attend The Ohio State University where she earned a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance.  She studied privately with Dr. Kia-Hui Tan, and received chamber music coachings from cellist Mark Rudoff and acclaimed clarinet soloist and recording artist, Caroline Hartig. While in Ohio, Julia performed with the Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra, the Columbus Dance Theater, Opera Project Columbus, and for many doctoral chamber recitals.

Since returning to Nashville, Julia has taught private violin and viola students in many settings: at Lipscomb Academy and Lipscomb University, the Roots Academy, in various Metro Nashville Public schools, and in her home. She has worked with students from the Tennessee Youth Symphony, the Music City Youth Orchestra, and at the Belmont String Crossings Camp. In addition to teaching, Julia is an active performer. She regularly performs in the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, Paducah Symphony Orchestra, Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, with the Nashville Composer Collective, and in other chamber music settings. Julia has recorded with Nashville Music Scoring and other solo artists. She also plays music at her church and for weddings and other events. She enjoys performing in any environment that promotes live music performance for the entertainment and edification of the greater Nashville community.

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McKenzie Fetters, violin, completed her undergraduate studies at Lawrence University, where she earned a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in English. At the Lawrence University Conservatory, she was elected President of Fiddlers of Lawrence University and to the Pi Kappa Lambda music honors society. Her past violin teachers include Professor Wen-Lei Gu of Lawrence University and Professor Elisabeth Small of Belmont University. For summer festivals, she has attended the Decoda Skidmore Chamber Music Institute at Skidmore College and Credo Chamber Music Camp at Oberlin Conservatory. McKenzie has served as concertmaster of the Lawrence University Symphony Orchestra and the TN Mid-State Honors Orchestra. In 2014, she placed first in the Strings Category of the Thor Johnson Scholarship Competition with the Nashville Symphony. McKenzie enjoys playing fiddle and alternative folk styles in addition to classical violin, and she remains passionate about community outreach and education. When she is not playing her violin, McKenzie can be found playing with her black cat Nightfall, hiking outside, or reading a good book.

Featured Students

We love to share news about our students and tips from them to inspire them and others. It's always good to know what other students who take lessons in their home are doing. Enjoy news and practice tips from our students below.

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Congratulations to Ella for discovering a new schedule that led to a huge improvement to her practice! Ella just started playing the violin in the winter and has been doing a wonderful job in her lessons. Finding the time to practice can be hard, though, when you are adding a whole new activity to your schedule. After trying several different approaches and strategies, we discovered that practicing in the morning before school was the best time for Ella and her family. If you can work it into your morning routine, it can be ideal for establishing a regular practice habit. Not only does it ensure that practice doesn't get pushed aside by other things that come up during the day, but it also allows your child to approach the violin with a fresh mind and spirit! Give it a try--we think it can lead to great results! Once Ella started practicing in the mornings, she began to learn all of her songs so much more quickly and is almost done with Twinkle. Her violin lessons have been even better and she is learning so much more. Congratulations to Ella! Keep waking up to practice every morning!

Nashville Music Lessons

Call or email Nashville director Dorthy to discuss how to get started with lessons in your home. As an experienced violin and viola teacher, she can connect you with a great instructor who can help you or your child meet their musical goals.

(615) 649-3997 | Nashville, TN