Violin, Viola and Cello Lessons


Our teachers are highly qualified and are passionate about teaching and performing. CMC instructors operate their own private studios.


If you would like general information or help with placement, please click here,  or contact us by phone at 617-519-9296.  It is also possible to contact teachers directly about their studios.

What we offer:

  • Private lessons for Violin, Viola and Cello- Ages 6 and up

    • Children and Adults​

  • Suzuki Violin Lessons and Suzuki Viola Lessons - Ages 4 and up

  • Lessons for complete beginners

  • Lessons for intermediate and advanced players

  • In-Person and Online violin, viola and cello lessons

  • Solo Recitals

  • Group Concerts

  • Chamber coaching for pre-formed groups

  • Orchestra preparation

  • Audition preparation

String Instructors

Clayton Hoener

Co-Founder, Violin 

Awarded 2013 MA ASTA Studio Teacher of the Year, Clayton Hoener has been instructing students of all ages and levels professionally for over thirty years.  His comprehensive approach focuses on the complete musician as regards to intrumental technique, interpretation...

Emily Rideout, Suzuki Violin and Viola

Dr. Emily Rideout, viola/violin, has an active performing and teaching career.  As an established Suzuki instructor, she spoke at the national SAA Conference. She has performed with the Muir, Emerson, and Avalon String Quartets, and with orchestras including Boston Baroque and ...

Lisa Lederer

Co-Founder, Suzuki Violin

Lisa Lederer has guided hundreds of violin students in their discovery of their own special talents for almost a quarter century. She  believes in nurturing the joy and passion of music making, while developing technical skills, confidence and ease of playing. An exponent of the Suzuki Method...

Zeyla Anderson,

Suzuki Violin

Zeyla Anderson grew up studying the Suzuki method. She holds a bachelors degree from U MA Amherst and did her Suzuki studies with...

Jennifer Lucht, Cello

An avid teacher and chamber musician, cellist Jennifer Lucht has performed at major venues including Bravo! Vail, Tanglewood, Greater Philadelphia Performing Arts Series, Morrison Artist Series, 92nd St. Y, Portland Chamber Music Festival, and on NPR's Performance Today. She is a member of the acclaimed...


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Cambridge Music Consortium

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Phone: 617-519-9296