Welcome to Alafia Violin Studio

Alafia Violin Studio

offers the finest quality private instruction in the area, specializing in Suzuki as well as traditional violin and viola instruction. Founded by Mr. and Mrs. Hilsinger, Alafia Violin Studio offers weekly private lessons as well as group lessons and recitals for each student. Firmly rooted in the tenets of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, Alafia Violin Studio believes in fostering a warm, encouraging environment where each and every child can learn to play. Mr. Hilsinger is currently accepting students of all ages to learn to play the violin or viola. Lessons take place at First United Methodist Church in Brandon. Please email us at hilsingerstudio@gmail.com.


Alda S. Hilsinger, Violin and Viola

began her training on violin at age three in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, home of the American Suzuki Institute, under the tutelage of Kyoko Fuller and Margery Aber, both students of Dr. Suzuki. She mastered all 10 Suzuki Books by age 12. Shortly thereafter, she moved to New York State to study with Anastasia Jempelis at The Eastman School of Music, also a pioneer of the Suzuki Method in the United States. Alda holds a diploma from The Juilliard School, as well as a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from Rice University in Violin and Viola Performance. She is also a certified in Music by the state of Florida and has taught full-time public school orchestra and strings for over 10 years.  She has taught thousands of students in both private and large group settings over the past 20 years.

Aaron Hilsinger, Violin

is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. has performed in venues all over the world such as the Teatro Colon, Buenos Aries, the Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, and Symphony Hall, Boston. While studying the art of violin at the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music, Mr. Hilsinger also performed regularly at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Hundreds of students from beginning to advanced have studied with Mr. Hilsinger. While receiving his masters degree at Rice University, Houston, he instructed conservatory bound violinists and chamber music groups at the esteemed Shepherd School of Music.  Today, Mr. Hilsinger is an active performer in the Tampa Bay community where he regularly appears with The Florida Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Florida, Opera Tampa and St. Petersburg Opera Company

Current Rates

$30 per 30 minute lesson

$40 per 45 minute lesson

$50 per 60 minute lesson

Please email us at hilsingerstudio@gmail.com for lessons.