We offer  violin and Cello lessons from beginning to advanced at select schools and Online. Our At – school classes are taught in small groups with several performances during the school year. Online violin lessons and cello lessons are taught as private, one-on-one music instruction and are available in lengths of 30, 45, and 60 minutes. We suggest kids and teenagers begin with 30-minute lessons and progress to longer lengths as your teacher recommends. For adults who have some previous experience, we recommend starting with 45- or 60-minute lessons.


Because of the size and demands of playing the violin, we recommend that students be at least 8 years old before starting beginning violin lessons and Cello lessons. We use a “Musicality First” approach to teaching so students can master the basics of music reading but focus on bowing, tone quality, musical timing, and style. Intermediate and advanced students focus on improving repertoire and technique, including bow control and position, posture, tone quality,  and articulation.

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We’ve created an instructional video to support every line in beginning Violin book Series  “First Songs for Band”     Preview the first song in the book video titled: Violin Lessons: Apples and Doughnuts

There are more than 50 Titles covering our beginner lesson series. to see more (Instructional Videos for Violin)

Apples and Doughnuts

Our Teachers

Our focus is on musicality first and foremost. Students are able to feel the joy and artistry of musical phrasing and expression right from the start. At FMI we know that tone production and musical expression are what students will carry with them forever. Theory is important and will be large part of the program but nothing can replace the feel of playing in a pleasing conversational manner.

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Proven Methods

Our Lesson Book Method “First Songs for Band” comes from years of experience in structuring lessons so that a student will succeed in grasping musical concepts and perform with a strong foundation. “First Songs for Band” focuses on our musicality first approach. Each book interacts with other books in the series so that ensemble playing becomes a natural step for the student.

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Happy Students

One of the best ways to see the results of lessons is in the performance. We have participated in 27 adjudicated music festivals in such places as Disney World, Hershey Pa, Williamsburg Va and Six Flags NJ and our performances have consistently been awarded a Superior rating – 27 out of 27 times! All students have the opportunity to perform weather its at a school concert, in our Honors Program or at one of our hugely popular talent showcases (online)

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Try music lessons Online

(Anyone, Anywhere ages 6 to Adult)

Online Music lessons  offer the ability to learn an instrument or take voice lessons from the comfort of your home!

  • Choose your best day and time
  • Very flexible schedule!
  • Online classes are for anyone, anywhere ages 6 to Adult.