Violin Lessons, Viola Lessons, and Cello Lessons in Katy TX

For many, nothing quite compares to the sound of an orchestral string instrument!  Achieving that “sound,” however, can be a challenge.  That is why our string instructors, most with advanced degrees, will be happy to work with you to help you reach your musical goals. From stressing fundamentals such as proper stance and how to hold the instrument and bow, to helping students prepare for UIL and other competitions, our instructors enjoy teaching students how to read and play all styles of music!  Of course, our viola, cello and violin teacher in Katy are all super friendly and patient, and love working with children, teens and adults!

Where to Obtain Violin, Viola or Cello Instruments

On item to remember is that as your child grows, they will need to change obtain larger instruments. Our knowledgeable teachers can certainly help you choose the right size instrument for you!

So, when you are ready to rent a violin, viola, or cello for school or lessons here in Katy, we recommend the following places to check out:

Lisle Violin Shop

H&H Music

Register for violin lessons, viola lessons, or cello lessons with one of our professional orchestral string instructors today!

Girl taking violin lessons at The Conservatory of Music at North Katy
Violin lesson instructor, Bonnie D., at The Conservatory of Music at North Katy

Ms. Bonnie – Violin, Piano

Bonnie D., a native of New Orleans, L.A., began her musical journey by taking piano lessons with her mother at a young age. After eight years of piano, she earned her opportunity to start studying violin.  


In high school, Bonnie worked for and played with the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra (GNOYO) under the direction of Maestro Jean Montes, while studying privately with her current mentor, Natalie Van Burkleo-Carbonara. During this time, she had the opportunity to perform side by side with members of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra for a collaborative concert, thus sparking her passion for the violin. She went on to win GNOYO’s concerto competition, playing Mozart’s 3rd Violin Concerto and performing with her colleagues at Carnegie Hall as part of GNOYO’s national debut. 

Upon graduation, Bonnie went on to study at Loyola University of New Orleans where she earned her Bachelor of Music in Performance. As a student in the studio of Amy Thiaville, she held principle and concertmaster positions with both the Loyola Symphony Orchestra and Loyola Chamber Orchestra. During her time at Loyola, she continued to work with and volunteer with GNOYO as a stage manager and rehearsal assistant. In 2010 she substituted for Midori, rehearsing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with GNOYO. Her senior year in highschool and freshman year of college, Bonnie was introducted to Michel Zaitzeff, a previous student of Josef Gingold. With and invitation from Professor Zaitzeff, Bonnie studied two summer semesters at Indiana University Bloomington with a focus in Orchestral Studies. There, she worked under the baton of Maestro Clifford Colnot as well as numerous up and coming conductors.

Bonnie has been teaching violin lessons since 2006 and enjoys each student she encounters. Thanks to her positive experience with members of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, she wishes to pass on that same amount of energy to each of her students. Register with Bonnie today!


Violin lesson instructor, Arturo G., at The Conservatory of Music at North Katy

Mr. Archie – Violin, Viola

Arturo “Archie” G. has been teaching for over 10 years. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Industry – Instrumental Performance Track from Loyola University New Orleans.  


 His studies have also taken him to the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music for Instrumental Performance as well as Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music for Orchestral Performance under the tutelage of masters of their craft, such as, Adrzej Grabiec, Kyung Sun Lee, Lawrence Wheeler, Michel Zaitzeff, Amy Thiaville, and Bruce Owen.

In addition to classical training, Mr. Archie has experience as a session musician, having recorded in studios and played in a local alternative rock band with an electric violin.  Mr. Archie advocates efficiency, self-sufficiency, and discipline in one’s playing, as well as tailoring lessons to each unique individual’s needs and requirements.  Register with Archie today!


Cello lesson instructor, Phillip K., at The Conservatory of Music at North Katy

Mr. Phillip – Cello

Phillip graduated from Nazareth College in Rochester, New York with a Bachelor of Art degree in Music.  He has been teaching both cello and piano for many years.  Phillip is also a member of the Fort Bend Symphony and the Brazosport Symphony Orchestra.
You or your child will love learning from Phillip!   

Register with Phillip today!!

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Cello lesson instructor, Adrian P., at The Conservatory of Music at North Katy

Mr. Adrian – Cello, Piano, Guitar, Violin

Adrian is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, and an additional Performance Degree.

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Adrian studies cello with affiliate artist Mr. Anthony Kitai of the Houston Symphony.

As a student, Adrian has studied under Veronica Saenz,  Efrain Munguia, Benjamin Ponder, and Tido Janssen. He has attended and performed in masterclasses under the instruction of Gary Hardy, Asaf Kolerstein, Walter Gray, Tomasz Zieba, Sarah Kapps, Barbara Thiem, Desmond Hoebig, and Tulio Rondon.

An avid educator, Adrian has taught both privately and in public schools. He has participated as a Solo and Ensemble judge for several school districts in South Texas. He currently holds a studio in Houston, TX and is an intern for the Houston Youth Symphony’s “El Sistema” based Coda program.

Adrian has had an extensive and multifaceted performance career. As an orchestral player Adrian has played with the Kingsville Symphony, Valley Symphony Orchestra, Opus Symphony, UTRGV Symphony Orchestra, UTPA Symphony Orchestra, and the Moores Symphony Orchestra. He is a member of Camarata Cellista, several chamber groups, and often performs in jazz ensembles. During the 2015-2016 season, Adrian toured with the UTRGV School of Music Choir as cello soloist and was a guest with several choirs across South Texas.

A native Guatemalan, Adrian hopes to raise awareness on the sociocultural impact and effects that music education can have within his home country. Upon completing his degrees, Adrian plans on performing educational concerts and teaching in areas with an underprivileged population.

Register yourself or your child with Adrian today!


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