When starting viola lessons students will choose if they would like to buy or rent the instrument. Many beginners will choose the rental option as it is less of a financial commitment, and can be done on a month to month basis. When you rent a viola, you will be provided with everything you need which will include the instrument itself, a case, and a bow. Almost all instrumental music stores will offer rental programs, and they can guide you in your choosing of the correct option.
When you choose in home lessons, you are choosing the most convenient way to add music to your life. By having the instructor come to your home you are saving time, money, and energy! Not only is this a convenient option for busy schedules, but it allows you to learn your instrument in the familiar, and comfortable space of your own home. Learning in an environment where you are at ease is beneficial for both children and adults.
Our teachers create a customized lesson plan for every student. Topics covered during Musika's viola lessons may include, but are not limited to: how to hold the viola and bow, different bowing techniques: detache, legato, staccatto, how to read music, learning proper finger placement in first position (and higher positions), musicianship skills to aid in playing in tune, hand and finger stength exercises, developing a natural, tasteful vibrato for sustained notes, and most importantly, learn to have fun playing the viola!
It is never too late to start a new instrument, we have many very successful adult students who have begun an instrument they have always wanted to learn. With our convenient in home lessons, adult students can work around their busy schedule, and receive lessons especially tailored, by our teachers, for their own personal skill level and goals.
Young students will learn all aspects of playing their new instrument. All children will begin to read music, and learn how to handle their instrument properly, as well as start to develope their musicianship. Violas are a small instrument that can be comfortable for little hands. While most adults will play on a standard full size, the viola comes in smaller sizes as well and our teachers will be able to assist you on choosing the correct one.