Learn to Play Violin
Another one of the most popular Instruments, it is estimated that up to 250,000 people play the Violin in the US. Apart from the joy of playing music, people often play the Violin for other developmental reasons. These benefits include improved memory, better overall mental function, and sensory development.The School of Music offers Violin Lessons from ages 5 through retirement age. We offer various Methods of teaching that include Suzuki and other traditional styles. Instructors work from various textbooks that include Suzuki, Essential Elements, and others. Since Violins come in different sizes, our Instructors will make sure you get the perfect size that fits you. If you need a Violin, we have them available for rental as well.
The Violin, also known as the Fiddle is an Acoustic Bowed String Instrument. While the modern Violin dates back to 16th Century Italy, it does however trace is origins even further back to similar instruments from the Byzantine Empire of the 9th Century. In modernity, it is the smallest and highest pitched traditional bowed instrument in use today. Violins are used in many kinds of music including Classical, Country, Bluegrass, Jazz, as well as traditional styles from the Middle East and India.
Historically, the Violin’s four strings were made of Sheep Gut (called Catgut) but are made today out of various other materials such as solid steel, stranded steel, or various synthetic materials. In addition to the standard 4/4 size, they come in other fractional sizes such as 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, and 1/8. This being to assure proper fit for each individual player. While the Violin is categorized as a bowed instrument, there are various pizzicato techniques that utilize the fingers of the bowing hand.
Private violin lessons are offered on a weekly basis and provide:
- One-on-one interaction between student and instructor
- Highly personalized learning program
- Individual attention and pace
- More direct tracking of progress
- More flexible scheduling