When lessons begin, students will need to acquire a viola. While most adults will start on a standard, full size, many children will start with a smaller model. As a child grows, the instrument will need to grow with them, and this makes renting an instrument a great option. Any music store staff, or Musika teacher will be able to help you in deciding the right size instrument for the student. Renting can be done on a monthly basis, and allows for less of a financial commitment.
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.
All of our Musika teachers are highly qualified and able to teach everything the student will need in order to be successful with their instrument. While no one teaching method is used by all of our teachers, if you are interested in a particular style, such as Suzuki, we would be happy to find a teacher who specializes in that. All teachers will teach a combination of music theory, proper technique, and musicianship.
We love adult students! We have adults who are complete beginners, some who haven't played their instrument in 10 years, and some who are more advanced students looking to take their skills to the next level. Our teachers have proven methods to get you the results you desire.
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.