In-person and Online 

“I know that the most joy in my life has come to me from my violin."

  - Albert Einstein

An avid educator, Nicholas Hatt began teaching at the age of 18 and finds no greater joy than inspiring his students by helping them achieve their goals.  His own teachers from university studies have left him with a strong passion for teaching.  Nicholas' pedagogical lineage extends from great violinists such as Dorothy DeLay, Fredell Lack, Jascha Heifetz, Louis Persinger, Henryk Szerying, and Eugène Ysaÿe, and his unique style of teaching violin bears influence from the finest teachers of the 21st century.

Nicholas received his Doctor of Music degree from Florida State University, where he served as a teaching assistant to Dr. Shannon Thomas.  He is now based in Tallahassee, Florida, where he is building a private studio, in addition to his performance schedule around Florida and Georgia.  In addition, he is on faculty at Northwest Florida State College, Emerald Coast Chamber Music Festival and Institute, and Blue Lakes Fine Arts Camp in Michigan.  He has taught internationally and maintains current students across Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, and Virginia.

Former students of Dr. Hatt have been accepted into reputable music programs for violin, such as the Longy School of Music of Bard College, Florida State University, and the University of New Mexico.


Weekly lessons are offered in increments of 30, 45, and 60 minutes, either in-person or online via Zoom or Skype

Lesson Rates:

$25 - 30 minutes

$35 - 45 minutes

$45 - 1 hour (60 min.)

Online lessons are open to anyone in Florida, the United States, and abroad.  International students are welcome to request lessons, as long as their schedule can work around U.S. Eastern Time Zone possibilities.


In-person lessons are limited to Tallahassee and West Florida.


For more information on lesson rates, lesson procedures, or to schedule a lesson, please contact Nicholas Hatt.