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Welcome to Dinnerstein Music Studio! My name is Nick Dinnerstein – I’m an experienced, knowledgable, and enthusiastic strings and piano teacher. I’ve taught privately and at music schools throughout New York City and New England for over 15 years. I aim to make music learning a fun, engaging, and rewarding experience for all of my students.

I offer private and group lessons on violin, cello, viola, and piano for students of all ages.

Most lessons are held at my sunlit studio space in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, easily accessible by public transportation.

Online lessons also available (Zoom, Skype, etc.)!

The Lessons

I tailor lessons to the needs of each individual student. Each lesson is tailored to fit the student’s goals, personality, and approach to learning.

Lessons Include:

Step-by-step technical guidance, based on natural physical motions.

Applications of the latest research on learning and practicing.

Varied approaches to musicality, expression – discovering your voice.

Exercises in creativity.

Supplemental instruction in theory, composition, and improvisation.

Performance opportunities.

Unconditional encouragement!

The Students

My students vary widely in age, level, background, and personality, which is a wonderful aspect of teaching music: anyone can learn an instrument and have their life enriched in the process.

My students have included:

An energetic 7-year-old, learning piano for the first time.

A teenage cellist, preparing for a school orchestral audition.

A young songwriter, learning to both read music and compose at the piano.

An older classical-music enthusiast, working toward playing cello in an ensemble.

An adult, picking up violin as a meditative hobby.


For lesson information, questions, or to schedule a first lesson, please fill out the contact form below.

New students are welcome!

Most lessons are held at my studio space in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. 30 minutes lessons are usually the best fit for young students (4 – 8), while older kids (8 and up) and adults often benefit from 45 or 60 minute lessons.

Online lessons are also offered.