F E A T U R E D   R E V I E W S

"Nicole is a wonderful violin teacher for our daughter.  We've had experience with multiple teachers and she is by far the most outstanding!  Our daughter loves going to her lessons and has learned a lot from Nicole!" Dr. Sandy C. - Ashburn, VA


"We are very happy to have our three children learn violin with Nicole Fainsan.  She has a professional yet fun manner.  We especially appreciate her attention to detail with posture, bow hand position, and proper playing technique.  We have benefited from her expert teaching for almost one year and our children just keep sounding better."  Donna E. - Sterling, VA

"I am so impressed with the way Ms. Nicole teaches violin.  She is thorough, precise and does not water the lesson down for her students.  And yet. she is understanding, sincere and encouraging: A perfect combination to be found in a teacher and mentor.  Because of Ms. Nicole, my daughter Zoe has become a confident and happy violin player.   Zoe has developed a natural love for the instrument.  There is no day she doesn't play her violin and she even brings it with her on trips.  Sometimes, we even have to stop her from playing so that she can eat her meals."  - Nicky S.  Sterling, VA.


Now accepting new students!


Please contact me at 571-340-1922 to schedule a free 30 minute no obligation lesson!


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YES, you CAN learn the violin!

I believe everyone can become a fine violinist with a beautiful heart.


If a student is facing challenges on the violin then I look to my tool set as a pediatric physical therapist, music education degree, Suzuki training books 1-7 to meet the child where they are and promote growth.  I foster development of the whole child or adult from appreciating beauty to developing grit, empathy, curiosity, imagination, expressiveness, mindfulness and flexibility. We learn to face fears together through acts of mico courage and celebrate success in lessons and during weekly group violin classes.  The students are developing lifelong skills that will serve them as musicians and as people.  

I offer:

  • Suzuki and traditional violin, viola lessons for children, adults and those with special needs. 


  • Suzuki group class

  • Audition preparation.

  • Lessons via Skype.

  • Lessons in French or Spanish.

  • Lessons in my home studio in Sterling, VA.