Welcome to NC Strings Studio!
My name is Jacob Hermsen, founder & owner of NC Strings Studio.
I offer (online) violin and viola lessons at my studio in Durham - NC, and travel to students in the Triangle Area! Read more about my professional training, experience, and my current positions here.
Are you interested in scheduling a free trial lesson, signing up for lessons, or would you like to receive more information? Contact me here!
'My daughter has been taking violin lessons for two years with Jacob. I have been very, very pleased with him as a music teacher. He has really done an excellent job with the lessons. My daughter has thoroughly enjoyed them, and has made great progress. We have been enjoying listening to her play. Jacob is most conscientious and organized, and communications regarding lessons have been very simple. All in all, he is so proficient at explaining technique and in guiding my daughter's progress. Thank you, Jacob!!' - Parent B. Morkos
'I have been taking viola lessons from Jacob for almost 3 years and a half. I am an older adult, and Jacob has been just as thorough a teacher as if I were a student at Juilliard. He is always kind and professional and I am very fortunate that he is my teacher.' - Student S. Mills
'My daughter, Rebecca has viola lessons with Mr. Hermsen. He is a very professional, talented music teacher. My daughter really likes to study with Mr. Hermsen. He has been such a patient and kind of teacher with kids. His work makes my daughter more and more love to play the music. Thank you, Mr. Hermsen for being my daughter's teacher!' - Parent L. Liu
'Very encouraging to student while still improving/correcting skills. He is very professional and makes lessons enjoyable!' - Parent C. Harp
'He is a very calm, helpful, and patient teacher who will always encourage you!' - Student Adam K.
'I enjoy his teaching method, his teaching rates, and the way he works with my child! I like the way she sounds when she practices. She likes to go to lessons and she is learning so much!'
- Grandparent Mrs. A. Pollock
'Mr. Jacob has been absolutely wonderful helping my 6-year-old daughter begin the violin. He has been so patient with her and helpful in finding what motivates her. I think he does a great job of teaching her proper technique but also making it fun. We couldn't ask for a better teacher!' - Parent E. Townsend