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Viola Lessons

Our degreed Viola teachers offer an in depth approach to viola lessons that develop versatile skills on the instrument. Let our private instructors guide you through easy-to-understand steps, as made possible by our unique STEP Report system, and let us guide you through the labyrinth of modern and classical repertoire.

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Viola Lesson FAQs

  • What is the viola?

    Slightly larger than a violin, the viola has a deeper sound. A regular member of an orchestra, the viola is also written for as a solo instrument and has four strings. The viola comes in a child’s size but due to its lower pitch necessitates more pressure on its four strings than a violin; it likewise uses a bow of horsehair to be played. Both instruments are generally held and played the same way. Among the great classical composers, many preferred playing the viola in ensembles versus the violin such as: Mozart, Beethoven, and Bach. After the twentieth-century, there was an explosion of music written for viola in classical, folk, and even pop genres. Those pop bands who have utilized viola include: The Who, The Cure, The Beatles, Velvet Underground, and Van Morrison.

  • "I've seen my children grow into strong, confident musicians. Their development has been staggering."

    - Maria

Raquel O.
Raquel O.
2023-02-13
My 5 year old son wanted to take piano lessons so we reached out to JF music academy. They were running a special for January plus a free introductory class. Ms Lorraine is our sons teacher and he's really enjoying his sessions. He is enjoying his sessions so I'm hoping he will continue his Interest in learning.
Lili M.
Lili M.
2021-12-17
Nicest people in the world! I brought my niece for her first guitar and the teacher was great, along with the young lady who helped us out in the front. My niece is loving the lessons and I couldn't be happier about who amazing they are l, and the level of professionalism.
Sam S.
Sam S.
2021-08-05
I started taking guitar lessons with Alex about 2 months ago. It has been fantastic. Everyone at the school is incredibly nice, and it really has a low-key small town community type atmosphere. My lesson is one of the best parts of my week and I look forward to it every time. Most of the students are children, but I'm not. If you think you are too old to start an instrument or to take music lessons, you are incorrect! It's never too late to strike up the band. Give it a try, you will be glad you did.
Mitch M.
Mitch M.
2021-01-26
They're really professional there. I got to take piano lessons while in high school, and although I didn't appreciate it then, it was a great experience. I later took guitar and piano lessons there as an adult, and I was happy with their teachers. The staff was always accommodating. When I have kids, I will definitely be taking them there. The teachers are great!
Kathleen S.
Kathleen S.
2020-06-01
Online zoom call lessons have been working great. Patient teachers, service oriented front desk staff, charter school payment allowed. This place has been excellent for my 3 children. We took guitar, song writing, mandarin, piano, and tried out a music application type class for our youngest preschool age child.
Mark O.
Mark O.
2019-03-09
The spring performance was amazing and Joshua had an extremely wonderful experience with Mariah as his vocal coach.
Richard V.
Richard V.
2018-11-16
I'm very happy to be here. All the instructors have been excellent. Sad to see Denise go but looking forward to my new instructor. I have been here for 30+ lessons and will continue to come. The staff is great and Mario is a class act.

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