Cincinnati Strings instructors are certified in a variety of pedagogical methods and work with you to decide what is best for your child’s progress. Many families choose the Suzuki method, known for teaching very young children in the same manner they learned their first language. Our Suzuki students participate in twice monthly group classes, which cultivate a sense of community, camaraderie, and provide an excellent opportunity to play music with others.

Quality instruments are imperative for musical success, and because this is so important, we take the hassle and guesswork out of instrument selection. Our personalized rental program provides everything your child needs for successful study. Students require a variety of instrument sizes over their years of study, and we personally ensure that they have the perfect setup at all times. Instruments occasionally require maintenance that would normally entail a trip to the music store.

Contact Details

  City Cincinnati, OH
  Zip Code 45220
  Address 129 Hosea Ave
  Phone Number (513) 400-5570

Products & Services

Violin Lessons

Violin Lessons

Students aged 3 and up can start violin lessons in their home at any time with City Strings & Piano. The Suzuki method is a popular choice, especially for younger children. Our teachers are experienced in a variety of methods and with students of all ages and skill levels.

At City Strings & Piano, we are dedicated to fit music into your life. Our teachers are not only experienced, but also friendly and engaging. We are committed to making violin lessons work for your schedule and helping you or your child meet your specific goals. We offer violin and equipment rental and sales in your home, taking the hassle out of lesson preparation.

Viola Lessons

Viola Lessons

City Strings & Piano was founded by viola players and we are committed to great viola lessons. Violin and viola are very similar, but there are unique differences that can only be taught by players with experience on the instrument. Whether your child is a beginning or advanced viola player, we will match you with an experienced viola teacher and performer.

Viola lessons in your home are not only convenient for you, but also provide a comfortable environment for your child's lessons. Our teachers get to know the family and practice environment, both of which can be helpful for success. They are also friendly and relaxed in lessons, which helps make viola fun!

Piano Lessons

Piano Lessons

Our piano teachers love to make lessons fun for your child! Having lessons in the home is convenient for you and it's great for the teacher to get to know your child's piano, practice environment and family. Not only are our teachers talented performers and experienced educators, but they are also friendly and warm, dedicated to fitting music into your life. They always teach individualized lessons with your child's goals in mind.

Piano lessons are a great way to introduce music to children or start a new hobby as an adult. Our instructors teach students of all ages and ability levels using a variety of popular methods.

Cello Lessons

Cello Lessons

The cello is a compelling instrument for children and adults alike. You can start cello lessons with City Strings & Piano at any time and from as young as 3 years old. We offer Suzuki and traditional methods of cello instruction and your lessons will be designed with your unique goals in mind. Our teachers travel to your home to make lessons as convenient as possible. Not only are they great performers and teachers, but they are fun and friendly people dedicated to fitting music into your life!

  • I would recommend this business

My son has been taking violin lessons with Cincinnati Strings for about 4 years. We started the journey with no background in music and right away felt comfortable with the whole process. It really is convenient to have in home lessons and we have found the teachers we've worked with to be receptive and genuine. It's been a real treat for us to watch our son develop as a violinist. He has fallen in love with the process of practice and his dedication has helped him even beyond music. I would recommend Cincinnati Strings to anyone.

Don't be intimidated to get your kids involved in music outside of what their school may offer, you'll truly miss out on a much truer experience. If you would have asked me four years ago if I thought my son would be playing violin at this level and attending art school with emphasis on instrumental music I would have looked at you with a blank confused stare. But thanks to Cincinnati Strings and us taking a leap into the unknown we found a love for music we never knew existed. So give it a shot! Work with your child! You won't be sorry!

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Customer Testimonials

I started learning cello a few months ago. As an adult, I needed a teacher who could be flexible and patient with my learning style. I'm not a middle school kid learning music for band. CS&P gave me a great teacher who comes to my house each week and who is flexible enough to accommodate schedule changes due to my job. But more importantly, my progress has been above my own expectations. My teacher makes it fun to learn and practice daily injecting the right amount of music theory as we go along so I can play increasingly complex music. And since I enjoy learning technique and scales a lot, we focus more on that rather than learning simplified songs for my level. Ultimately this strategy will pay off and has already made me a better cellist student than I could have expected. I highly recommend the school in general and my teacher in particular.

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City strings accommodated all my needs for home violin lessons.
The teacher is very professional and I am very happy with how everything is working out.

City Strings has been great. My daughter (who is in 8th grade) has been taking cello lessons with Courtney since November. Courtney teaches the Suzuki method where as my daughter has been learning essential elements in school since 4th grade. By practicing the Suzuki method, she feels like her technique has improved and it's been a satisfying challenge for her. The fact that we can have lessons at home with City Strings was the reason I went with them. We have a set time/evening for the lesson and the few times it doesn't work, Courtney has been flexible and we've moved the lesson to a time that works for all of us. I highly recommend City Strings- especially Courtney. She is professional, full of knowledge, and is just amazing.

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From Our Website

The Suzuki Method is very popular for its holistic and family friendly approach and all of our teachers are experienced certified Suzuki teachers. In Suzuki education, children learn music in a manner similar to the way they learned language, and therefore parental involvement is key. It's also a fun way to involve the whole family! Suzuki is just the beginning. We tailor a learning plan for each student and have experience with a variety of other methods, often referred to as traditional. Contact us to discuss what's right for your child.

Before you sign up below, contact us at 513-400-5570,, or using the Contact Us form on this page. We will connect you with a teacher that works for you and schedule violin, viola, cello or piano lessons in your home. Tuition for weekly lessons is $128, $186 or $243 per month for 30, 45 or 60 minute lessons. Additional time for longer lessons or lessons for siblings or parents is discounted 10%, reflected in the tuition amounts above. Before your first lesson, register using the form below and enter your credit card information on the next page.

At Cincinnati Strings our goal is to help you incorporate music into your child's life! Our highly qualified, world class instructors know how to support your child's interest and progress in piano studies through thoughtful, individualized instruction using a variety of methods. With Cincinnati Strings you get streamlined and personalized services that make adding piano instruction to your life easy. Simply call, text or email the office and we will work with you to find the perfect teacher for your needs and schedule.