About our strings program
Violin, viola, and cello instruction is offered as a weekly 30, 45, or 60 minute private lesson for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. Our teachers use a combination of Suzuki, Sassmanshaus, and other traditional methods. While our teachers are classically trained, they can also help you learn to play pieces in the fiddle, and celtic styles. If you want to augment your child's school orchestra training, private lessons are crucial to further develop the specific skills needed to rise above the crowd. Whatever your goals are, our strings teachers are here to help you and personalize a lesson plan for you.
violin, viola, & Cello lessons
All violin and viola lessons focus on developing good posture, holding position, intonation, bow control and technique, sound production, scales, and more. Students are encouraged to bring any recordings of their favorite pieces, or to let their teacher know what they might want to learn to play. Our instructors specialize in developing students to play not only solo music, but also better prepare them for school orchestra auditions.
All students at the Cincinnati School of Music have the opportunity to perform in student recitals held 4 times a year, free of charge to friends and family. We can also help arrange other special performances in nursing homes, charity events, and dining venues.
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WHAT SETS US APART
BY FAMILY, FOR FAMILY
Cincinnati School of Music is owned and operated by Anna & Joe Backer, a husband and wife team who are life-long musicians. They reside in Cincinnati with their two daughters and strive every day to make CSM the best possible music learning experience for students.
At Cincinnati School of Music, we provide experienced and talented music teachers who are skilled at teaching students of widely varying ages, experience levels, and personalities.
UNPARALLELED CUSTOMER SERVICE
We take pride in providing the best possible customer experience, and we have professional and friendly office staff available 7 days a week to quickly assist you with any questions about enrolling in lessons, scheduling, student recitals, and student activities.
TROPHIES, AWARD CERTIFICATES, AND WRISTBANDS TO CELEBRATE ACHIEVEMENT
We are the only music school in Cincinnati that gives their students the opportunity to earn special wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them!), trophies, AND certificates for passing musical tests. Our students practice hard and are motivated to succeed so that they can earn their awards. And best of all - this system is free of charge for all CSM students!
WIDEST RANGE OF LESSON TIMES
We have lessons available 7 days a week to accommodate your busy schedule.