As a studnet starts lessons they will need to provide their own instrument. While advanced students may choose to buy a viola, it is a good idea for beginners to look into rental programs. By renting, you are able to commit less financially, and you will be equipped with all the accessories you need. Renting also benefits children, as string instruments come in different sizes, and a child will most likely start on a small instrument. As the grow, they will need to increase the instruments size, and this switch can be done very conveniently if you are renting.
Having lessons in your home can be a very convenient way to introduce music into your busy schedule. You will save time and money on travel, and will be able to have lessons whenever you schedule allows for it. By choosing this option, you are able to learn the instrument in a familiar place, while learning the same things that you would in an in-studio lesson.
Each lesson will be structured differently, as each student is different. While we do not mandate a certain teaching method to be used by all our teachers, if you are intersted in a particular style, we would be happy to find a teacher that specializes in that. All lessons will include learning to read music, learning correct technique, and working toward any personal goals that the student may have.
Musika has adult students that begin working with us every day. Whether you have been playing for years, or are just begining your path as a musician, our teachers will work with you to help you acheive all of your goals. Our in studio lessons are a convenient option for busy adults, and our teachers will work to further you music education, no matter what skill level you are beginning at.
Our earliest recommended starting age for viola is 4, although exceptions can certainly be made for a younger student who is capable of handling the strings properly and who has sufficient strength in the fingers and hands. A teacher can help you decide which size instrument to choose depending on the age and height of your child.