“Music lessons where children can develop genuine love for music, that’s exactly what we offer, so they can open up their hearts to explore and develop their artistic abilities to the highest levels possible. We know that when they are willing to learn, nothing can stop them.“

Kenji Haba – Founder and Director


Step 1: INTRO TO VIOLIN (4-week course)

Intro to Violin is a 4-week instrumental instructions for young beginners. Through games and activities, students will learn the basics of playing the violin such as how to hold their instruments, how to play with the bow and etc. This is the first part of a four-course series.

Step 2: BEGINNER 1

This is the second part of a four-course series. In this session, students will learn more notes on violin and start playing simple melodies. Students also brush up previously acquired techniques. Students also will build a foundation for understanding music concepts, such as dynamics, rhythm, and melody.

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Step 3: BEGINNER 2

This is the third part of a four-course series. In addition to brush up the basics of how to play the violin and the foundation for understanding music concepts learned in introduction and beginner 1, students will learn how to play a song and get ready for a group performance.

Step 4: BEGINNER 3

This is the last part of a four-course series. Students will learn D-major scale and several pieces of music in the key of D major. In addition, students polish techniques that they previously learned. 

Any young violin players who has an experience are welcome to join at anytime (Subject to availability). Private violin lessons are also available.

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Group Classes for Guitar, Cello, Piano are also available >


I can’t express with words what an amazing experience this has been for my son. He absolutely loves the guitar class and teacher… my son’s teacher has always been beyond magnificent. I highly recommend this school for any family/children who might be exploring music classes. My son started when he was about 4 year old and now at 9 year old….

Anthony S. A father of a 9 year old son


…I give full credit to the expert, kid-friendly, and always age-appropriate instruction she receives. The best thing about this school is the number one ideal: that the kids enjoy playing music…

Karen B. A mother of a 8 year old daughter


…Willan is an extension of all the dedication put into teaching music from very early ages. We are absolutely positive that our two children are happier, more engaged and sensitive in part thanks to the time that they have spent taking lessons there.

Alejandro M. A father of a 4 year old daughter and a 10 year old son

Class Schedule

Classes are held at 520 8th Avenue New York, NY 10018

Introduction5-8Saturdays9:00am - 9:45am4 (Nov. 9 - Dec. 7, 2019)$128Michi
Beginner 15-8Saturdays9:00am - 9:45am6 (Dec.14, 2019 - January 25, 2020)$192Michi
Beginner 25-8Saturdays10:00am - 10:45am6 (Dec.14, 2019 - January 25, 2020)$192Michi

Violin, Bow and case
Shoulder Rest
Pinkie Rest
(Rental violin is available)

Group class policy:
Students are required to bring their own instrument
Instrument rental is available for $30 for introduction class, $35 for beginner 1 & 2 and $100 for beginner 3.
Pick up is available at the first session. Must return at the last session.
Contact us for a list of retailers for instrument purchases.
No refunds will be issued after the first class.
All refunds are subject to a $25 administration fee.
No make up lessons is available for this class.

Minimum: 3 students
Maximum: 6 students



Willan Academy of Music

Michi Fuji

She was born in Toyota City, Aichi Japan. Started playing the violin at the age of 3. After graduating from Sugiyamajogakuen Senior High School, she attended Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, graduated with a Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts and Instrumental Music. After graduation, Michi completed one additional year of Post Undergraduate Studies at Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music majoring in Violin Research.

During this period of time, Michi became a member of the Aichi Chamber Orchestra. In 2008, Michi moved to New York to continue her musical studies at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music where she studied with Junior Mance. Upon graduating from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, Michi became a permanent member of the Junior Mance Trio and has toured with him extensively throughout the world. 

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