ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS!*

*Due to limited studio availability, we are currently unable to accept beginner violin/viola students over 9 years old. Please feel free to call us with any questions.

Violin Lessons in Rapid City & Spearfish

Established by two professional musicians with a profound love and dedication for teaching and performance, the Professional Violin Studio is a private violin teaching studio that offers violin and viola lessons to students in the Black Hills area of South Dakota. Both with extensive performance backgrounds from major conservatories , Dr. Katie Smirnova and Brett Walfish moved to Rapid City to continue passing on the tradition of excellence and artistry to the younger generations. They are the co-founders of the Rushmore Music Festival, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, where they serve as Artistic and Executive Directors. The Festival is an intensive 3-week intensive solo & chamber music program, the Summer Academy, for students from around the country, as well as a Faculty Concert Series in the Black Hills.

If you are interested in private music lessons for your child, we offer a free consultation/evaluation lesson.

Learn more about the instructors and their educational backgrounds HERE & Read the Testimonials kindly written by the parents of their former students in New York & Massachusetts.


Congratulations to all students who participated in the 2019 BHAMTA Spring Festival!
Save the date: May 2nd, 2020

Recital Opportunities through BHAMTA

Eliza’s first recital in Meier Hall. She started playing in February of 2018. This video is on October 25, 2018 (after 9 months of playing). We are so proud of her hard work!