Violin and Viola lessons in the Sacramento area. Every student has unique and individual needs. I incorporate a wide variety of well-known teaching methods (such as Suzuki), as well as using teaching cues and intuition that I have developed from my own experiential progress in violin and viola. Put simply, my ability to closely watch a student and customize their learning experience is what makes me one of the top violin teachers in Sacramento.

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  Person Erik Williams
  City Antelope , CA
  Zip Code 95843
  Address 2818 Tourmaline Way
  Phone Number (916) 640-3540

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Erik Williams

Hello! My name is Erik Williams and I have been teaching and performing violin/viola for over 16 years now (about 6 of those years I have been teaching professionally). I've logged thousands of hours of teaching time since I founded Sacramento Strings Violin Lessons, and I'm proud to say that I'm one of the best instructors in Sacramento! I accept students of all ages and my first lesson is always free of charge. The way I see it, initial music lessons usually end out being more of a consultation than anything else, and there's no way to know if a teacher is the right match for your learning style until you've had that first contact. So, I won't accept payment until you've decided I'm right for you. Thanks!

  • I would recommend this business

My son has been taking violin lessons from Erik for seven months now, and we are so impressed with his teaching. He is knowledgeable, patient, and an excellent communicator. He is serious about what needs to be learned, and he has a fun sense of humor to go along with it ~ great qualities in any teacher! We appreciate his flexibility when we had to change times when the school year began. Fees are reasonable. And, wait until you hear him play... he's amazing!

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Erik, Just wanted to thank you for your instruction so far. I'm glad to have an instructor that works hard to accommodate my needs and prevent things like bad habits before I learn them. You've been a great teacher so far and I look forward to many more lessons with you.


Erik has been teaching my daughter violin lesson for almost two years now and she has progressed tremendously. He is very knowledgeable of violin techniques and very patient in getting his point across. I like that he tries different ways to tackle a piece especially if my daughter is having a hard time getting the right rhythm and tune. He is also very flexible schedule wise and willing to accommodate you even on short notice. He's a wonderful teacher and I highly recommend him to anyone.


I began taking violin lessons with Erik in December 2016 after about 15 year hiatus of actively playing. I started when I was younger but never had the privilege of having a private instructor back then. If I could've, I would've wished it was him! He is amazingly talented, knowledgeable, professional, attentive and intuitive as well. I make the same mistakes repeatedly but he has yet to run out of patience with me. He definitely tailors his lessons to the needs and abilities of the student and doesn't put more on them than they can handle. He is a great teacher that loves what he does and that goes out of his way for his students. I don't believe I could've found a better teacher!


Eric is the best! I was on the verge of quitting violin after investing 5 years into it because I just couldn't find a teacher to show me how to improve my tone and vibrato. I'm an adult who plays in a small band and my years of effort were being dashed to the ground until I met Erik! His techniques are priceless - - they are helping me correct a bunch of bad habits I've acquired - - and the quality of my playing has improved a lot in just a short time!! Erik's the real deal!!

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