Are you looking for a Viola teacher to guide you in the art of learning an instrument? If so then you have made an exciting instrumental choice. The Viola is a very unique instrument capable of amazing musical results.
The Viola's versatility lends it a coveted spot in almost any music group. Violas can be found in nearly every type or genre of music. Viola players can be comfortable in almost any type of ensemble.
Beethoven at Home’s Viola teachers can give lessons in your home, lessons in their nearby Viola studios or even real time Viola lessons online. Private Viola lessons enable learners to advance more quickly than any other format.
Why Learn Viola?
Music is a universal language and if the Viola is your chosen vehicle for musical expression you are in the right place. The Viola can take you on an exciting journey into the world of music!
Musical study will make both your brain and your body both fitter and happier. There are certifiable mental health benefits as well.
How to make Viola lessons a success for beginners or advanced Students
Learning to play an instrument requires a private tutor. Private Viola lessons provide a schedule and a routine that all musicians need. Articles and videos can be misleading and misunderstood. To play the Viola you will need to:
- Have new new techniques demonstrated
- Practice the techniques for a given amount of time (usually a week)
- Have an experienced teacher guide and evaluate your progress and development
Individual teacher’s methods will vary but this fundamental routine and rhythm will be the same.
We offer Viola lessons for every level of Viola player
What to expect from beginning Viola lessons
Beginner Viola lessons are appropriate for those students without previous experience playing the instrument. You'll need to learn proper techniques and get comfortable producing the instrument's sound. Your instructor might choose to cover some of the following topics at this level:
- Proper posture
- Proper position
- Instrument anatomy and assembly
- Fundamental exercises
- Basic scales
- Basic music theory
What to expect from intermediate Viola lessons
Intermediate lessons are intended for students who know their way around the instrument before being ready for advanced techniques. At this level, you'll strengthen your ability to produce a broader range of sounds and articulations on the Viola. In intermediate classes, your Viola tutor may choose to cover some of the following topics:
- At this point you will likely be starting out in traditional methods and syllabi like the RCM, ABRSM there are many and all are good.
- Your teacher will work principally on refinement of your sound, articulation, intonation, rhythm and your general understanding of musical fundamentals and style Intermediate music theory
What to expect from advanced Viola lessons
After a period of time you will become an advanced Viola player and you will likely specialize in a certain style and will be very involved in choosing your own path. You will still need a Viola teacher to guide you on your chosen path. The advanced student needs an external pair of ears even more than the beginner or intermediate student. Elements of advanced lessons include:
- Advanced repertoire and examinations
- Career counselling
- Audition preparation
How to find Viola lessons near you
Use the Beethoven at Home search function to find a qualified Viola teacher. You’ll be given a rich search result with teachers organized by the kind of service you are looking for.
Our teachers are fantastic, highly educated and qualified. When choosing a Viola teacher be sure to pay attention to the part of their teaching profile that includes a statement of teaching philosophy. This section gives a personal feeling about the teacher’s style and can be very useful in making a choice between teachers.