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.
Taking viola lessons in your home is a great way for beginning, and advanced students to add lessons to their busy schedule. Not only are you saving money and time on travel, but you are getting the same great lesson experience as in studio lessons. Many children will prefer in home lessons as they are able to experience a new instrument in the comfort and security of their home, making them more at ease, and able to take in all that the lessons have to offer.
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.
Adults students, at all skill levels start lessons with us every day. Our teachers will work with each student to determine their goals, and structure the lesson to their particular needs. Our at home lessons are especially convenient for our adult students who have busy, on the go schedules.
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.