✯ Private Music Lessons

We offer private music lessons, for children and adults:


We are located in Downtown Williamsburg, VA, right off Merchant Square.

We teach mornings, evenings, and weekends. Because we teach private lessons, we are open when we are scheduled for lessons.

Join our Studio

I have been a private music teachers for eight years. My studio is called Bender Conservatory. The word "studio" refers collectively to us, our instruction, all our students, and the place where students learn, which is equipped with the necessary instruments, equipment, and learning materials of the highest quality for the educational process.

We established Bender Conservatory in 2014, teaching private music lessons. Our studio quickly grew, and we expanded by adding a children's chorus and symphony orchestra, before we settled in Williamsburg in 2019.

Registering your child for music lessons is one of the best ways to augment your child's education. Call us today, and register your child for our group string classes. We welcome you to our studio. Ages seven and up.

Music is an integral part of your child's total education. Many professionals actively play a musical instrument. Universities and places of employment prefer to see applicants who play music, because playing music indicates a well-rounded, educated individual with a creative mind. Mastering an instrument is one of the greatest demonstrations of focus and commitment.


Each semester, we prepare each student for a formal recital, held with all the students. Your child will prepare a performance piece appropriate for your child's capability level, and perform that piece for all the students and their parents.

The recital is a necessary part of not only instrument learning, but general education. The experience your child will acquire by participating in the recital is priceless. Your child will learn the social skills necessary to conduct him/herself in front of a group, and will learn to work through the jitters of nervousness and present with confidence and poise, which is one of the core skills of leadership in general.

The skills your child learns in my studio apply to all areas of life, and will serve your child well.


Bender Junior Strings Ensemble

You do not need to be a Bender string student to join Bender Junior Strings Ensemble.

If your child has completed one year of violin, viola, cello, or string bass lessons (either with us, with another instructor, or in school), your child may audition for Bender Junior Strings Ensemble, before January 08, 2023, for the for Spring 2023 session.

Bender Junior Strings Ensemble - Spring 2023 Schedule

Rehearsal 01, Sun, Jan 08, 6:00-8:00pm
Rehearsal 02, Sun, Jan 15, 6:00-8:00pm
Rehearsal 03, Sun, Jan 22, 6:00-8:00pm
Rehearsal --, Sun, Jan 29, No Rehearsal
Rehearsal 04, Sun, Feb 05, 6:00-8:00pm
Rehearsal 05, Sun, Feb 12, 6:00-8:00pm
Rehearsal --, Sun, Feb 19, No Rehearsal, President's Day Weekend
Rehearsal 07, Sun, Feb 26, 6:00-8:00pm
Rehearsal --, Sun, Mar 05, No Rehearsal, Student Holiday Weekend
Rehearsal 08, Sun, Mar 12, 6:00-8:00pm
Rehearsal 09, Sun, Mar 19, 6:00-8:00pm
Rehearsal 10, Sun, Mar 26, 6:00-8:00pm
Rehearsal --, Sun, Apr 02, No Rehearsal, Spring Break
Rehearsal 11, Sun, Apr 09, 6:00-8:00pm
Rehearsal 12, Sun, Apr 16, 6:00-8:00pm
Rehearsal 13, Sun, Apr 23, 6:00-8:00pm
Rehearsal --, Sun, Apr 30, No Rehearsal, Student Holiday
Rehearsal 14, Sun, May 07, 6:00-8:00pm
Rehearsal 15, Sun, May 14, 6:00-8:00pm
Rehearsal 16, Sun, May 21, 6:00-8:00pm
Rehearsal 17, Sun, May 28, 6:00-8:00pm
PERFORMANCE , Sun, Jun 28, 1:00-4:00pm

Bender Junior Strings Ensemble - Registration Requirements

This ensemble is open to elementary and middle school students, or homeschool equivalent.

Spring 2022 is open. Please call us to register.

Registration requirements:

You child needs to have completed the following

  • Essential Elements Book 1, or other book 1 method book
  • Play at least one performance piece from the method book
  • Play a one octave G scale, D scale, and A scale
  • Must have your own violin (NO VSOs! No fiddles either), bow, rosin, and violin case

Your child MUST dress in concert dress for the performance. Boys: Black pants, socks, shoes, white top, black jacket. Girls: Black dress, black socks or stockings, modest white blouse (cover shoulders). We do not provide dress, you are responsible for purchasing.

To register for Bender Junior Strings Ensemble, please call us now..

Phone: (757) 945-0301

Email: i n f o@benderconservatory.org

Address: 501 Prince George Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185