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! Let me show how learning an instrument can make you happier and healthier. 


As a physical therapist and music educator with over ten years of experience, I have the unique ability to combine a comprehensive music education with the management of the physical demands of playing.  Private lessons are in my comfortable home studio in Sterling, VA.


I offer:

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


  • Suzuki group class


  • Evaluations of needs and skills to assist those with special needs in lesson planning.

  • Audition preparation.

  • Lessons via Skype.

  • Lessons in French or Spanish.