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.)!
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.
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.
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.