Few sounds are more enchanting or captivating than the sweet sound of a violin played beautifully. For disciplined and ambitious students, ages 5 and up, who seek to master this classic instrument and find success in school orchestra, solo and ensemble, or the next recital, few endeavors are more rewarding than making your violin sing with gorgeous tone for audiences, friends and family. Ask today if the violin is right for you.
About Violin and Viola Lessons at Noteworthy Music Studio
Violin lessons are offered for students ages 5 and up. We have students start guitar in preschool, elementary school, middle school, high school, college, adulthood, and retirement! The violin is still a classic choice for families and adults who want to make music with a sense of refinement and tradition. When students get proficient enough they can play classical music AND fiddle tunes with equal ease.
Violin lessons are recommended for all students who are playing violin in school orchestra. Orchestra teachers LOVE their students who take private lessons for the example they set in class, and the leadership they are able to provide for the rest of the ensemble.
Violin lessons are available weekly for 30, 45, or 60 minutes. We recommend that beginners of all ages start with 30 minute lessons. Intermediate students may wish to upgrade to 45 minute lessons and advanced students should take 60 minute lessons in order to allow time to cover all of their repertoire and skills.
What are violin lessons like?
The fact is that violin has a steeper learning curve than piano, guitar, or voice. With guitar, piano, or voice, students can make a wonderful sound almost immediately, with a little help from the teacher. But everyone knows that it’s very easy to make a scratchy, unpleasant tone on the violin. The reason is that the body must be trained to work WITH the violin, and not AGAINST it. It is crucial that the beginning violinist learn correct posture and physical technique; if this is done diligently, the violinist will create beautiful tone and, if not, the tone will be harsh and unpleasant. Because of this it is not uncommon for violin students to take lessons for weeks (or even months depending on their age) before they put the bow on the strings, but we promise it’s worth it! Once basic posture and tone production are mastered, violin students begin to play simple songs from any of a variety of methods books. Within a few months the songs will increase in complexity and the violinist will be off on their wonderful musical journey!
Do you offer Suzuki violin?
Yes, in certain locations we have availability with violin instructors who are trained and proficient in teaching through the world-renowned Suzuki Method of musical instruction. This method involves the teacher, child, and parent in a productive and nurturing relationship that fosters professional-level performing technique in an encouraging atmosphere. Suzuki instruction is ideal for students as young as 5 or 6, and perhaps even younger. Are you wondering if Suzuki instruction is a good fit for your family? Give us a call at (715) 252-5052 and we can chat about it!