Learn viola online with our online viola teachers

Online viola lessons are happening more than ever due to COVID. But the great secret is not so much that people are using this technology at an increasing rate to learn viola online. The secret is that this format has a lot of benefits for teaching music lessons. Beethoven at home has hundreds of professionals waiting to help you whether you need beginner lessons, advanced viola lessons or you just want to learn to play your favorite popular songs or video game music. We offer nearly every instrument lessons including piano, voice, violin, wind instruments and percussion. Live online lessons are up to 5 times more productive than merely watching videos and attempting to learn independently. If you can already play by ear a little bit then working with a trained teacher will bring that talent into better focus for you.


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BAH Teacher #1794

"Dan is an experienced viola and violin teacher who offers online and in-home lessons for students aged 5 and up. With a Bachelor of Music, Honours Bachelor of Music, and a Teacher's Licentiate in violin, his educational background is solid. Dan is fluent in English and German, adding cultural depth to his lessons and experience. Specializing in various music subjects beyond instrumental skills, including music theory and history, he crafts personalized programs for each student, emphasizing the importance of sound through attentive listening. Dan offers lessons in Coquitlam, Langley, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody. "

BAH Teacher #977

"Elyse is a gifted viola and violin teacher based in Vancouver, welcoming students aged 12 and up. With a solid foundation in classical technique, ear training, note-reading, and music theory, she conducts lessons both online and from her studio. Holding a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the University of British Columbia and accolades such as being a semifinalist in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, Elyse aims to cultivate a deep love for music. Offering services in English and Spanish, she's dedicated to creating a nurturing and personalized learning environment."

BAH Teacher #2485

"Marselina brings a wealth of experience and passion to her teaching, offering lessons in viola, violin, dictation, ear training, RCM, and Suzuki. Fluent in English, Russian, and Ukrainian, she provides instruction to students of all ages, both online and in the comfort of their homes in Chilliwack and Langley, BC. With a Bachelor of Music in Violin/Viola Performance from the University of Victoria and a Violin Teacher and Performer Diploma from R.M Glier Music College, Kiev, Marselina is well-equipped to guide her students on their musical journeys. She is committed to enhancing her students' well-being through music, making her lessons not only educational but also deeply rewarding."

BAH Teacher #4033

"Meet Nicolas, an accomplished musician and educator specializing in piano, recorder, singer-songwriter, viola, violin, and voice. With a rich background in classical violin and piano, as well as jazz piano and vocal studies, Nicolas offers a diverse range of expertise. He believes in the transformative power of music as an embodied experience of true freedom. Drawing parallels to sports, Nicolas emphasizes the importance of technique and rigorous practice as essential boundaries that lead to musical liberation. Whether online or in your home, Nicolas is dedicated to nurturing musical passion and guiding students on their unique journeys towards musical mastery."

BAH Teacher #1081

"Salvo, a distinguished teacher in North Vancouver, excels in guiding students aged 5 to adults in mastering the viola and violin. With a profound background that includes training at the "Conservatorio di Musica Vincenzo Bellini" and extensive teaching and performance experience, Salvo brings a wealth of knowledge to his lessons. He employs the latest methods, ensuring students' comfort and relaxation, and draws from various techniques, including Galamian, Flesch, Kato Havas, Suzuki, and Alexander. Offering lessons online and at his studio, Salvo is dedicated to nurturing aspiring violinists with expertise and care."

BAH Teacher #2838

"Matt, a versatile music instructor, offers lessons in guitar, piano, voice, violin, viola, and composition. With over 20 years of experience and a Bachelor of Music degree, Matt's teaching style blends patience, encouragement, and humor, creating a fun-filled learning environment. Whether online, in your home, or at his studio, Matt's lessons cater to all ages and skill levels, fostering a love for music and helping students reach their full potential."

BAH Teacher #2089

"Guyonne, a distinguished violin and viola instructor in her 40s, offers personalized lessons online or at her studio. Her extensive musical education includes prestigious programs in Canada and France, studying under renowned mentors. Winner of the Paris interschool competition and recipient of the "Aida bursary," her accolades underscore her commitment to excellence. Fluent in English and French, Guyonne's holistic approach nurtures technique, expression, and imagination. Book an interview now for violin or viola lessons with a teacher dedicated to nurturing musical talent through rich educational experiences."

BAH Teacher #1028

"Etelka is a music teacher specializing in piano, viola, and violin, offering online lessons and instruction at her studio. With a Master of Music degree from SOAS University of London and Birmingham Conservatoire, Etelka's teaching philosophy centers on making learning enjoyable and rewarding. Fluent in English, French, and Hungarian, she tailors her approach to nurturing whole musicians, emphasizing proper technique and self-expression through music. Etelka's extensive training includes Kodaly method and Colourstrings violin teacher certifications, enriching her ability to connect with students of all ages. Join Etelka for engaging music lessons that inspire passion and growth. ​​"

BAH Teacher #4217

"Mikaela is an accomplished viola and violin teacher specializing in online lessons, accessible for students of all ages. She holds a BA in Violin Performance from the University of Alberta, where she studied under prominent musicians including Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's concertmaster. Mikaela blends her rich educational background with a vibrant teaching philosophy that emphasizes empowerment, balance, and comprehensive musical development, integrating theory and aural skills to foster independent learning. Her services are available exclusively online, ensuring flexible and accessible music education."

BAH Teacher #3282

"Carmen offers online and in-home lessons in piano, viola, music theory, and more. With over 10 years of experience teaching piano and over 15 years of experience in piano accompaniment for RCM and ABRSM examinations and music competitions. Fluent in Cantonese, English, and Mandarin, she ensures a tailored approach to each student's learning journey. Carmen believes in piano playing as a form of self-expression and enjoyment, fostering a supportive environment for students to explore their musical potential. Book an interview with Carmen now for personalized music instruction that inspires and empowers."

BAH Teacher #4044

"Xiaochen is a dedicated violin and viola teacher with a deep understanding of the transformative power of music. With a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Arizona and extensive training in both violin and viola. She believes that music is more than just a subject—it is a profound expression of human emotion and creativity that fosters unity and understanding. With fluency in English and Mandarin, Xiaochen can connect with students from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Whether teaching online or at home, Xiaochen is committed to guiding her students on their musical journey with joy, patience, and empathy. Book an interview with Xiaochen now!"

BAH Teacher #1228

"Jeffrey holds a Bachelor of Music in Viola and a Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting and Viola. With fluency in English, French, Japanese, Mandarin, and Spanish, he offers online instruction in Mandolin, Oboe, Piano, Viola, and Violin. As a former vice-president of the Scandinavian-Nordic Cultural Association and a symphony orchestra member, Jeffrey brings a wealth of experience to his teaching. Book with Jeffrey for a rewarding musical journey."

BAH Teacher #3925

"Kateryna offers online and in-studio lessons in piano, viola, composition, dictation, ear training, jazz improvisation, music appreciation, music history, music theory, solfege, and the Suzuki method. With a College Diploma in Classical and Jazz piano and voice performance and a Grade 8 certification from Trinity College, London. Fluent in English, Russian, and Ukrainian, she tailors her instruction to meet the needs of each student, drawing on her specialization in early childhood music education. Book an interview with Kateryna to discover and nurture your inner musician."

BAH Teacher #3755

"Claudia is a highly skilled violin and viola teacher with a diverse musical background and extensive training from prestigious institutions such as the Berklee College of Music and the National Conservatory of Peru. Claudia's teaching philosophy focuses on both the technical and creative aspects of music education. She works closely with her students to understand their interests and goals, tailoring her lessons to meet their specific needs. Claudia creates personalized curriculums to help her students grow and succeed. Book an interview with Claudia now."

BAH Teacher #3525

"Rosie is offering lessons in classical guitar, guitar, piano, singer-songwriting, ukulele, viola, voice, ear training, music theory, and solfege. With a background in both classical and contemporary music, Rosie brings a diverse range of skills and knowledge to her teaching, she has received extensive musical education and has participated in various musical ensembles and performances, including choirs, orchestras, and jazz bands. She has also taught music for many years, both academically and musically, and is skilled in accommodating different learning styles and needs. Rosie is fluent in English, French, and Mandarin, providing a comfortable learning environment for students from diverse linguistic backgrounds. Whether online or in-person, Rosie is committed to helping each student achieve their musical goals and aspirations. Contact Rosie now to book an interview and start your musical journey!"

BAH Teacher #3387

"Carolyn, with a strong educational background including studies at renowned institutions like the Juilliard School and the University of Toronto. Her teaching philosophy is centered around fostering a deep appreciation for music while helping students improve their technical skills. Carolyn believes in creating a supportive and encouraging learning environment where students can thrive and develop a lifelong love for art. Whether teaching online or at home, Carolyn's goal is to inspire her students to become better players while nurturing their passion for music. Book an interview with Carolyn now to start your musical journey."

BAH Teacher #3293

"Dana specializes in viola, violin, dictation, ear training, and music theory. With a background in music therapy and extensive experience in piano and viola. She holds an Honours BA in Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University, where she specialized in various musical disciplines. She combines classical training with improvisational techniques, drawing from her diverse musical upbringing in Cairo, Egypt, and her experiences performing and teaching in various countries. Dana offers online lessons and is dedicated to helping her students rediscover their passion for music and overcome adversity through self-discovery and musical growth. Book an interview with Dana now."

BAH Teacher #3238

"Maki offers online lessons in piano, violin, and viola. With a Master of Music degree and a Bachelor of Music with Distinction from the University of Victoria, she brings over 20 years of experience to her teaching. Fluent in English and Japanese, Maki caters to students of all ages and musical tastes, from classical to pop, folk, rock, and anime songs. Her teaching philosophy focuses on nurturing students' love for music while helping them develop lifelong relationships with their instruments. Book an interview with Maki for engaging and personalized music lessons tailored to your goals."

BAH Teacher #2129

"Chris, a highly trained musician with a master’s degree in music performance from the University of Ottawa and a bachelor’s degree from the Vancouver Academy of Music, offers online lessons in piano, viola, and violin. With extensive experience in both classical and chamber music, Chris emphasizes the importance of proper technique for achieving true joy in music. Fluent in English and Korean, Chris provides personalized instruction tailored to each student's needs and goals. Book an interview now!"

BAH Teacher #3080

"Seanachie offers online lessons in violin, viola, and music theory. With a Bachelor's degree in viola performance and a strong background in classical music. Seanachie's teaching philosophy revolves around making music enjoyable and meaningful for her students. She believes in listening to their preferences, whether it's selecting pieces or adjusting techniques, to foster a positive learning experience. Winner of numerous awards in music festivals and scholarships, Seanachie has excelled in both performance and academia. Fluent in English, she is comfortable teaching students of all levels and genres. Book an interview now."

BAH Teacher #1526

"Jacob, an experienced musician and educator, offers online lessons in violin and viola. With a wealth of musical education from institutions like the Glenn Gould School and Stonybrook University, Jacob brings a deep understanding of music to his teaching. His philosophy centers on nurturing each student's unique musicality, ensuring that learning is enjoyable and fulfilling for all ages. Jacob has received commendations and awards for his achievements, and his mentoring includes guidance from esteemed musicians and quartets. He is fluent in English and offers flexible rates and policies for his lessons. Book an interview with Jacob now."

BAH Teacher #2518

"Jean Alejandra, with a BA in Honours Music from McMaster University, offers online and in-home lessons across a wide array of instruments including clarinet, piano, voice, and more. With a rich background in vocal and instrumental performance, her lessons encompass warm-ups, theory, and performance elements, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience. Fluent in English and Spanish, Jean provides a welcoming environment for students of all ages and abilities. Book an interview with Jean Alejandra for personalized music lessons that inspire growth and creativity."

BAH Teacher #2477

"Zoe offers engaging lessons both online and in the comfort of your home. With over 10 years of classical musical education, including RCM Viola Level 10, Zoe brings a wealth of expertise to her teaching. She infuses her sessions with fun and playfulness, especially for children, while maintaining a high level of energy for teenagers and adults. Fluent in English, Zoe offers a range of teaching methods, from traditional Western Classical to exploring world music and learning by ear. Her extensive ethnomusicological work adds depth to her teaching, making her lessons enriching and enjoyable. Book an interview now for vibrant music lessons with Zoe."

BAH Teacher #2303

"Rae, a dedicated violin and viola instructor, offers online lessons with a focus on nurturing students' passion for music. With degrees from The Juilliard School and the New England Conservatory, Rae brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her teaching. Trained in RCM exams and fluent in English, she provides a warm and stress-free learning environment for students of all ages. Rae's philosophy emphasizes personal growth and reflection, aiming to instill a lifelong love for music in her students. Book an interview with Rae now."

BAH Teacher #2255

"Marlena offers online lessons and teaches from her studio, fostering a love for music in students of all ages. With a Bachelor's in Violin Performance and a Master's in Viola Performance from the University of Ottawa, Marlena brings extensive musical training to her teaching. Trained by renowned musicians like Yehonatan Berick and Axel Strauss, she integrates classical techniques with a modern approach, ensuring a well-rounded learning experience. Marlena's expertise includes RCM and Suzuki methods, preparing students for performances and exams. Fluent in English, Marlena's lessons encompass music theory, ear training, and appreciation, catering to individual interests and skill levels. Book an interview with Marlena now."

BAH Teacher #1552

"Evan, an experienced viola and violin instructor, offers personalized lessons online, in-studio, or at students' homes. With a Master of Music from the University of Ottawa and a Performance Diploma from the Conservatoire de Rimouski, Evan emphasizes both technique and enjoyment in his teaching. Fluent in English, French, and Spanish, he provides instruction in RCM and Suzuki methods. With a background in progressive metal and neofolk music, Evan brings a unique perspective to his teaching. Book an interview now for viola or violin lessons that prioritize progress and enjoyment."

BAH Teacher #2013

"Nawfel offers online and studio lessons in cello, double bass, guitar, piano, viola, and violin, along with dictation, ear training, and RCM preparation. With a Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Ottawa, Nawfel's teaching philosophy centers on the value of music in enriching lives and connecting people. Fluent in English and French, he provides a supportive learning environment for students of all ages. Nawfel's extensive performance experience includes concerts with renowned orchestras, enhancing his teaching with practical insights. Book an interview now for engaging music lessons that foster growth and passion."

What benefits do online viola lessons offer?

Choice of teacher: Online viola lessons offer more flexibility in choice of teacher. Where before we would be limited by what teachers where in our neighbourhood or city, we can now explore music teachers from all over the country and the world.

There are also certain cognitive benefits to music learning online. The format forces a sort of concentration and listening that is hard to beat. Actually students and parents roften report increased attention span and retention of what has been learned.

You might have had a negative experience with online learning in groups. This is understandable. Online sessions with 30 some odd learners are less than ideal. However in the case of individual instruction the negatives are minimal and the positives are measurable.

What is the best method or software for online lessons?

Online viola lessons, often referred to as zoom viola lessons, are best managed on the Zoom conferencing service. Zoom is a software you download to your computer that uses your internet browser to hold a video call. There is no free trial it is simply free. There are paid plans but they are not needed for teacher or student unless you want to have group sessions longer than 40 minutes.

There are other platforms available like skype or facetime but they do not have the correct audio fidelity to do a good job of a music lesson. They may in fact work just fine for certain instruments but the reality is that the echo-cancellation of the software can turn a trumpet for example into an electric guitar. The advanced settings of the audio menu in Zoom will show you the best way to set up a zoom call for a music lesson.

It's very important to make sure you have a good trial run from the outset. Your goal is to learn to play in your lessons not to be learning how to set up the machine. Here's an easy tutorial. (zoom music lesson set up presentation)

Music teachers will appreciate the waiting room like functionality of the Zoom application. Students arrive and are put in a virtual waiting room just like in a real office. As a teacher you can even pop in to your virtual waiting room and send a message to a waiting student that you'll be another five minutes.

A special note about beginner lessons for children. If your child is younger your participation will be more important than ever. This is not new, young children with parents that are involved in their learning to play are more successful always. This experience can be very enriching to a parent child relationship and sometimes the parent winds up becoming a student and a teacher all at once.

What kind of equipment do I need?

The majority of students will be fine with a laptop or a tablet and a nice pair of headphones to start their online learning. Smartphones are a possibility but the small size of screen is less than ideal. Phones can be useful as a second camera to show certain different angles of for example viola fingering or hand position.

Music teachers can invest in better and/or additional cameras or microphones but there's no reason we can't start with the basics.

If you really want the very best rig possible here are my recommendations. Again this is not at all necessary and perhaps a good investment for the busy online teacher or the student that just loves gear:

  • You want perhaps a better camera or a second camera and a stereo mic. Here is a link to a 4k camera with a built in stereo mic that will give you very professional result in your video lessons. The manufacturer is also called Zoom but there is no connection between the 2 companies.
  • You also might want a workable tablet and writing surface. I recommend an iPad pro or the regular version with an Apple pencil stylus and the app goodnotes. This is helpful for drawing and writing on staff paper or sheet music while teaching music theory or marking up a score. The ability to read music and draw is a great advantage to be able to have.
  • You will need a great set of headphones to use the best features in the Zoom software. They should be slim enough to allow you to play or sing without distraction.

Simply select a teacher from Beethoven at Home and Book an interview. Your teacher will contact you shortly to begin your lessons.


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