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.
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.
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!
Musika works with all ages and skill levels to help students reach their highest potential! Whether you are an adult beginner, or an advanced player, our teachers will work with you to further your skills, and reach any goals you may have. With customized lesson plans, and a convenient in home lessons option, adult students find lessons with Musika to be both successful and rewarding.
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.