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.  

What We Offer:

  • Private lessons for Violin, Viola and Cello - Ages 6 and up (in person & online)

  • Children and Adults​

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

  • Lessons for complete beginners

  • Lessons for intermediate and advanced players

  • Solo Recitals

  • Chamber coaching for pre-formed groups

  • Orchestra preparation

  • Audition preparation

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Our String Instructors


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...

Clayton Hoener Co-Founder


Lisa Lederer Co-Founder

Suzuki Violin

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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...

Jennifer Lucht


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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. 

Emily Rideout

Suzuki Violin and Viola

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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 ...

Jenna Potts

Suzuki Violin

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Ms. Potts holds a Master of Music with an Emphasis in Pedagogy from the Longy School of Music where she studied with Mark Lakirovich. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music, summa cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University ...