Whether they teach privately or at a school, teachers face problems with low-quality instruments that are hard to tune, difficult to get nice sound from, or just plain ugly. At Sixth Generation Violin, we believe that teachers should be able to focus on imparting their musical knowledge to students; and students should enjoy learning! That’s why we have a commitment to provide the highest quality instruments, rentals, setups and service available.
We are excited to offer lessons from our comfortable lesson room! Whether you want to learn violin or viola, guitar, mandolin or cello, there is an excellent teacher for you on our list below. Private lessons are arranged directly with them and may be held in the Saratoga Sound Center lesson room or in another convenient location.
Teachers and luthiers have a symbiotic relationship. Teachers need luthiers to provide excellent service and quality instruments. However, luthiers need teachers too! Teachers play a huge role in advising their students and guiding them to instruments that can help them find their voice. We are happy to offer lesson space for private lessons, and special deals for teachers to thank you when you guide your students to find their perfect instrument or rental at Sixth Generation Strings.
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I absolutely love my Frirsz viola, and since I’ve owned it my playing has been boosted immensely. Every time I have come to Nick or Thomas in the shop they have shown the highest level of care and knowledge about my viola! Highly recommended to string players looking for quality service and instruments.
I went to Sixth Generation Violin with a dire crack down the middle of my viola. Thomas Dunn restored my damaged viola back to its former self and also encouraged me to contact him with any questions I had throughout the process. He was so kind and worked extremely hard to make sure I was happy with the work that was done. I will be returning in the future!
I am so glad I found Sixth Generation Violins in Saratoga! Summers in the Adirondacks can get so humid and my violin requires extra attention when that happens. Tom has helped me and my students at Luzerne Music Center so many times during the summers when our instruments get finicky. His expertise, attention to detail, and great personality are unparalleled. I always look forward to visiting his shop!
The tailpiece I bought made my violin sound amazing. It sounded good before, but I wanted to try it after I read the reviews. It was such an improvement, that I'm definitely ordering one for my viola right away.
Awesome customer service, great value for the cost, and I love my cello upgrades, including the genius Frirsz tailpiece!!
Thanks for taking care of the Red Mendelssohn Strad!