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M. Yu Advanced Violin Lessons in New Haven CT is perfect for those seeking a private violin teacher devoted to the improvement of his students. An expert in the music industry for over 23 years, he recently moved to New Haven CT to teach part time and perform at the Yale School of Music. There, he is a chamber music instructor for undergraduate non-majors at the university.

Our New Haven CT Advanced Violin lessons studio is not for the casual beginner/ intermediate student but more fitting for the intermediate/advanced and truly dedicated student. However, those looking for Suzuki violin lessons can inquire about some of our violin teachers in our network. New students who are ready to invest and practice regularly are welcome as well-- bear in mind our private violin lessons are NOT cheap. Our violin teachers are not merely giving music lessons, but career, future and life lessons as well. 

Are you a music teacher in the New Haven CT area who has an extensive classical music background looking to join our network today? Inquire how. We also are looking for teachers adept in viola, piano, music theory, composition and improvisation.

Why Choose A Violin Instructor in New Haven CT

A local violin teacher is always recommended for truly hands on, customized learning. We are aware that online music lessons might be appealing and budget- friendly, but invariably, these always fall short of active, present mentoring. Music is one of the most subtle arts - no matter how advanced sound technology is, there is always a technological barrier which will hamper the voice of the student's playing and the ability for the instructor to adequately deliver instruction. When you choose a "violin teacher near me" in New Haven CT, you are doing what's best for your musical training. 

Looking to Get Into Conservatories?

If you or your child is trying to get into the top tier prestigious music school, it is important to study with a teacher who has navigated the conservatory system. There are a lot of "hobby" violin instructors who have casual students not interested in a long term commitment. We are not interested in teaching lessons to these types of people. Our school is geared toward those students committed to finding a long term instructor in New Haven CT who can guide them toward early success into these systems. We have a network of teachers who have graduated from prestigious conservatories such as Juilliard, Curtis, New England Conservatory and Cleveland Institute of Music. Take lessons from these masters.

Frequently Asked Questions

We get these frequently asked questions of our instructors and teaching:

  • How often should I take violin lessons?
The minimum a developing violin student should take lessons on their instrument is once a week for one hour. We recommend that for the serious violinist interested in the best performance, having a 90 minute lesson and also a private practice coach/accountability partner. If you are serious in attending a prestigious music school, you must have the most dedicated instructor who can give you consistent music lessons.
  • Can you learn the violin at any age?
Yes, you can be a violin student as young as 3 years old and as old as 80 years old. There are different challenges present at each age group but it is possible. In addition, each person's goals are different. As long as you are clear about your goals (or your child's) we can help realize them. We accept beginner, intermediate, advanced students but only those who are willing to work to improve their music.
  • Is it better to learn piano or violin first?
It doesn't matter-- students can be a successful musician regardless of how they start. In fact, some might argue starting music lessons with the voice or french horn, as these sounds mirror the human voice the best. When one is trying to deliver the best performance, regardless of the instrument, imitating the human voice is ideal. However, we do believe that having some piano training is vital for early contact in the music world, as piano has a lower barrier of entry and can teach vital music theory skills.
  • What age should you start violin lessons?
The youngest we would recommend you start lessons is when you're old enough to be in classes and in school. That could mean 4 or 5 years old, or even earlier, depending on your attention span.
  • How much should violin lessons cost?
When you search for a new teacher, you might be tempted to select teachers that charge the lowest fees. In our professional opinion, this is a big mistake. How can you expect top quality lessons in New Haven CT for prices like $30-40 an hour? In fact, normal group classes can cost this amount, so think about it from the standpoint of the teacher. Just try our lessons and you will be amazed by the difference in quality that you will want to continue with us.

  • How much should I practice?
Like any sport or skill, practice and daily improvement is imperative. Lessons should only constitute 10-15% maximum of your individual exploration of the violin. Your music teacher can only guide you, but ultimately, your own drive and determination will get you to where you are. Our instructors will give you the tools needed to motivate, inspire and self-actualize, but learning the violin is by far not a quick process. You need to constantly play and build your form. It takes years of consistent daily practice and effective routine to master the craft.
  • Why can't I learn by myself?
With the digitization of knowledge and vast availability of information, it might be tempting to try to learn the violin without any help. While this can be done, it is extremely inefficient because of all the different materials and tips people will post. How do they know your strengths and weaknesses, and build upon your own individuality? In addition, when you are in a "school" of like-minded individuals, you will learn from your peers and other students' mistakes. Lessons with an expert in real time is the only way to guide you through the weeds of overwhelming information in this digital age. If you live in New Haven CT, you are in good hands with our experts.
  • Group learning or private lessons?
There are benefits and drawbacks of both methods, that's why our teachers in New Haven CT blend their private instruction with a periodic class of the entire studio. We have found that students who are exposed to the playing of their peers will be able to grow and see possibilities other than the one viewpoint of the instructor. However, group classes are less effective if desiring one-on-one situations. Our view is that there is no one-size fits all method of instruction

How Do I Get Started?

Hoping to find your next expert teacher in New Haven CT? Give us a call at (203) 884-8025 and we will chat with you about your goals and needs to see if we are a good fit. If we feel our goals align, we will have a risk-free trial lesson to assess each other's teaching and learning style before jumping into a long term commitment. Please remember we do not provide guitar, percussion, jazz or trumpet instruction; for those areas of study we can recommend you excellent teachers. 

M. Yu Advanced Violin Lessons is offers the top violin lessons in New Haven CT and serves these neighborhoods:

Audubon Arts District
Beaver Hills
Beverly Hills
Bishop Woods
Broadway District
Cedar Hill
Chatham Square (Another name for the Northeast section of the Fair Haven neighborhood)
Church Street South
City Point/Oyster Point
Downtown New Haven(Central Business District)
East Rock
East Shore/Morris Cove
Fair Haven
Fair Haven Heights
Jocelyn Square
Kimberly Square
Long Wharf
Mill River
New Haven Green (within the Downtown neighborhood)
Prospect Hill
Quinnipiac Meadows
Quinnipiac River Village
Trowbridge Square
Upper State Street
West Chapel District
West Hills
West River
West Rock
Whalley District
Wooster Square
Yale Main Campus
Yale Medical Campus

M. Yu Advanced Violin Lessons
88 Avon St. Unit 3
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 884-8025 
9 a.m. - 9 p.m.  

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New Haven, CT 06511
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