Cottonwood Sedona Violin & Viola Lessons

Expert Private Instruction in Violin and Viola

In Oak Creek Valley – between Sedona and Cottonwood, AZ

Currently offering Covid-safe outdoor instruction.

Masks required.


Carol Grohs, BM, MA, MPS

Innovative violin teacher with many years

of performing and teaching experience

Take viola or violin lessons, and explore the world of music! Develop your skills employing all of the best learning techniques, from traditional to cutting edge.

Recent research has proven that talent is not inborn, but can be developed through effective training and practice.

Unlock your abilities. Enrich your life.

Beginning through conservatory levels.

Ages 3-103.

$50 per hour.

Students must be fragrance-free.

For a free consultation please call 928-649-3835 (Preferred)

or click here to Send an Email.

For a free consultation Press here to Call 928-649-3835 (Preferred)

or click here to Send an Email.

Carol Grohs was Principal Violist of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra for eleven years and a member of the Syracuse Symphony for ten years. She was a sought after chamber musician in the upstate New York area, performing frequently with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra’s distinguished chamber music series and as a regular with the Cornell Contemporary Chamber Players.

Carol has taught violin and viola at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the Ithaca Waldorf School and Ithaca Talent Education. She also ran a popular private studio in Ithaca, New York for ten years. As a clinician, she has taught at Smith College (Massachusetts), Ithaca College and the Cleveland Institute of Music. She currently teaches in her private studio in Cornville, Arizona. So if you are looking for a qualified violin teacher in the Sedona, Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Clarkdale, or Cornville areas, you have come to the right place.

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Great Teacher!

Carol has so much experience. She is patient, supportive and has a unique technique which enabled me to play right away. I learned the viola. I feel so proud of myself. Best thing I ever did!

Excellent Teacher!

I've known Carol as a performer and teacher for decades. She is one of the finest teachers I've ever seen. Highly recommended.

Excellent Instruction for Musicians at all Levels

I have not had lessons from Carol, but have played with her in an informal setting. She is a high-caliber professional and I am self-taught with no musical training. Knowing this, she has worked with me on counting, listening, theory as needed, and tuning (being in tune and playing in tune.) She shows a high level of patience and commitment to making us sound as good as possible given the vast gulf between our abilities. In her teaching career she was worked with people like me, young children using Suzuki methods, and people aspiring to be professional musicians of the highest caliber. She is very much tuned in to the students ability and strives to encourage them to play successfully without pressure, (pressure that leads to discouragement as had occurred with me, to my great detriment.) With her experience as an orchestra personnel manager, she knows what is required to attain a professional position also.

Five Stars

Carol Grohs has a first-rate professional resume. More importantly, she's crazy about music and crazy about her students. Her enthusiasm is contagious. You'll catch it too. Please don't be alarmed by the special needs arising from Carol's medical condition. What she asks of visitors isn't burdensome; I've been doing it for years. And i think you'll find her lessons are worth it. The chemicals Carol reacts to are actually dangerous for everyone; all of us should probably adopt her sensible precautions. Take lessons from Carol! You'll be glad you did.

Excellent music teacher

Carol was our daughter's Suzuki violin, then viola teacher from late elementary through high school. She's a skilled professional musician whose approach to teaching is encouraging, patient, and enthusiastic; it was a joy to watch our daughter progress with her. Carol enjoyed an excellent reputation here in upstate New York as well as quite a following in the Suzuki community. Now that she has settled in Arizona, Carol offers lessons from her lovely home with a spacious music studio.

Wonderful Teacher

Carol was my violin teacher for five years when I was in middle and high school. She inspired in me a lifelong love and appreciation for music. Her lessons were rigorous and her expectations high. At the same time she was warm and encouraging. Her own musicianship inspired her students as she encouraged us to attend professional performances, including some of her own; It was always thrilling to see our teacher on stage! Today I have the joy of watching my own children learn violin and viola. I find myself drawing on Carol’s lessons from my youth to help and encourage their practice; and I have actually started playing again, which has been great fun!

Excellent violin teacher

I took private violin lessons with Carol, who gave me a strong musical foundation that I appreciate to this day. Carol introduced the Suzuki method and taught me the fundamentals of classical music. Carol's approach was open and kind and she maintained high expectations while carefully teaching the techniques needed to succeed. Carol encouraged me to explore new things, including summer Suzuki camp at Ithaca College, which I loved! I highly recommend Carol as a skilled and passionate violin teacher.

A Truly Wonderful Teacher

All three of our children took music lessons with Carol and I have only wonderful things to say about her. She is impeccably qualified along with the necessary teaching attributes of being kind, patient and possessing a great sense of humor. All of our children enjoyed her. Our son, who started lessons with her in third grade, was guided by Carol to entrance into a prestigious summer music camp and played viola in the Cornell University Orchestra while he was a high school student. As young adults, each of our children has a deep appreciation and understanding of music. Carol has been a wonderful musical influence on our family.

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