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.
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.
Children can start viola as early as age 4. Though there is a standard size for violas, they also come in smaller sizes which can be used by small children. As the students grow, they can move up in size, and the instrument can grow with them. Being one of the smaller members of the string family, the viola lends itself well to small hands. Any teacher, or music store professional can help you choose the correct size. On the viola, children will begin to learn how to handle the instrument correctly, read music, and develope their overall skills as a musician.