Violin Lessons in Rapid City & Spearfish

Established by two professional musicians with a profound love and passion for teaching and performing, 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 Conservatory backgrounds, Katie Smirnova and Brett Walfish moved to Rapid City to continue passing on the tradition of classical music training to the younger generations and continue their work with the Rushmore Music Festival, a 501(c)(3) organization that they co-founded in 2014, which combines an intensive 3-week program for students from around the country and a faculty chamber music concert series in the Black Hills.

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

Read Our Testimonials kindly written by the parents of our former students.


Congratulations to all students who participated in the 2019 BHAMTA Spring Festival!

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!