FUN & PERSONALIZED
Our violin teachers instruct in a variety of styles, from classical to popular music. Every student is different, so violin lessons are personalized to each student. We focus on teaching the fundamentals and proper technique, but we also make it fun by finding music our students are excited to play.
What to Expect
We make it a priority to get to know each student on a personal level and to become familiar with their musical needs and goals. You won't be lost in the crowd here!
The First Lesson
Our teachers make it a priority to get acquainted with your child's abilities, interests, and goals in music while teaching proper technique on their instrument. They will sit down with you and your child, to find out what they hope to achieve from learning music. They have the experience to help them reach their goals no matter their ability level.
Lessons are held in a very relaxed environment. Parents are welcome to join their child’s lesson, but it is not required.
Music Styles We Teach
At the Arts Academy we make it a priority to teach all styles of music! We believe that it is important to expose your child to different genres, so that they learn about different cultures and music.
We aim to tap into each student’s natural abilities so that they have fun learning while achieving success and learn life skills like teamwork, perseverance, and discipline. Your child will be playing their favorite piece of music before you know it!
Frequently Asked Questions
Our goal is not only to educate students in music, but also to help them become well-rounded individuals with proper ethics and values while stimulating creativity at all levels. Music teaches responsibility, patience, determination and perseverance.
Can my child choose their own songs to learn?
Yes! Your child will have the opportunity to choose their favorite songs or even compose their own music. Parents are encouraged to attend student recitals (which are held twice a year) so that you can see how far your child has come in their musical journey, and to get an up close view of his/her progress.
How long does it take to learn to play the violin?
For some, it can take as little as a few months to get the basics down, while for others it may take years of practice to truly become proficient at violin.
Having a qualified violin instructor is key- someone who can teach you correctly and help you overcome any hurdles along the way.
With regular practice (and preferably daily), most people can learn the basics of violin within a year or two.
What's the best age to start violin lessons?
We recommend starting violin as young as 7 years old. However, the best age to start violin lessons really depends on the individual child.
Violin can be a difficult instrument to learn so students younger than 7 sometimes aren’t ready for the dedication it takes to learn this instrument. However, if your child is 6 yrs old and excited about the violin, our teachers are always happy to give it a try as some kids are ready to start at a younger age.
The most important thing is that the child is interested in learning violin and is willing to put in the practice time necessary to improve their skills.
What violin styles do you teach?
Our teachers know that every student has their own style, so they teach everything from classical to contemporary.
In order to play the violin well, you need to learn how to hold it correctly, how to make the right notes, and how to make them sound beautiful. Our instructors can help you do all of this.
Whatever your style, our instructors have the skills to accommodate it. For beginners looking for an introduction into music or those more advanced students who want a challenge - there is something here that will suit you perfectly!
What's the best way to learn how to play the violin?
To learn how to play violin properly, it's important to start with the basics and build up your technique. You should also practice regularly and have a qualified instructor who can help you develop your skills.
The best way to learn how to play violin is by taking lessons from a qualified instructor. They will be able to teach you the fundamentals of playing violin, proper technique, and how to practice effectively. You can also practice at home by working on scales, arpeggios, and other exercises that will help you improve your skills.
Do I need to bring my instrument with me to my lessons?
Yes! If you are learning : Guitar, Ukulele, or Violin you need to bring the instrument with you for your lessons. (The academy has a drum set and piano in each studio room.)
Do I need to purchase the instrument I’m learning to have at home?
Yes! You will need to have your instrument at home so you can practice the homework your teacher gives you and progress in your instrument. There are a lot of rental options if you aren’t ready to buy an instrument yet.
Where do I go to buy/rent a Violin?
Here are the local shops we recommend for renting or purchasing a violin: Kerr Violins https://www.kerrviolins.com/ or Manselles Music Shop http://www.mansellesmusic.com/.
Are your teachers qualified?
Our teachers are highly qualified professionals who have many years of experience teaching children to play the various instruments at all levels. We pride ourselves on having the most devoted teachers with an unwavering commitment to our students' success in music. All our teachers know how to get the best out of their students. Our teachers use innovative teaching methods that will help your child achieve their musical goals at whatever level is required - whether it's playing by ear, learning basic technique on piano, guitar, violin or other instruments or simply getting introduced to music & its various facets using MIDI keyboards & other computerized musical instruments.
Any other important information I should know?
Discipline, routine, and regular practice are required for success in playing an instrument. We encourage parents to take part in this, too!
What are lesson rates?
$42.50 per 30-minute private lesson held once a week. There is a one-time registration fee of $50.00.