Casey Mink violinist

"Seeking to preserve and further the Classical and Americana violin traditions"

Rock Hill violinist and violin teacher for children

Casey quickly determined my son’s strengths and weaknesses with respect to violin and began correcting the weak points and building on his strengths. He built a good rapport with my son who soon learned to trust Casey and look forward to the lessons and completing his violin assignments. My son’s skills improved significantly to the point that at the end of the school year he was able to perform at a recital with other more advanced students. It was a great experience for him. I strongly and without hesitation recommend Casey as a violin teacher in particular for children.
— Brad Johnson, parent

What to expect at a lesson:

Casey is trained to provide a strong foundation in a nurturing and affirming environment for beginning violinists as young as age four.  (The best time to begin violin lessons for children is ages 4-6, depending on the individual.  For a PBS article about the benefits music lessons can have on a young child's learning development, click here.)

Lessons are given at the Westminster Academy of the Arts in Rock Hill, South Carolina. They are weekly, last 15, 30, 45 mins, or 1 hour (most beginner lessons are 30 mins), depending on the level of the student, and are accompanied by the instructor and one of the child's caregivers (parent, grandparent, etc).

Emphasis is placed on right and left hand technique, body balance and movement (the Alexander Technique), reading music, and ear training. To begin lessons for you or child, please contact Casey here.


VIDEO: Student-Teacher Duet (w/ Pan Pan, 6 yrs old)


Teaching Photos-individual lessons



group lessons