Our online viola lessons are open to beginner, intermediate, and advanced students of all ages. Our teachers work with you on the day and time of your choosing for you to enjoy lessons in the comfort of your own home. All Lessons are taught in English.
Join the Conservatory to start online viola lessons any time of the year. Below is information about what we offer, how to sign up, and valuable resources for beginners.
About the Viola
The viola, nestled between the violin and cello in the string family, possesses a warm and rich tone that adds depth and resonance to musical ensembles. Its unique timbre, slightly lower in pitch than the violin, allows for expressive and melancholic qualities, contributing to a diverse range of emotional nuances across classical, contemporary, and chamber music genres.
Most students start the viola between ages 5 and 7. Some children with a good attention span can start at 4 years old. It is, of course, possible to start the viola at any age after that.
All of our teachers hold university degrees specifically in their instrument. We selected them for their passion for music and care for teaching. They are always encouraging and positive, catering to each student’s interests, desires, and goals. We teach with an “American Approach” to music education with your hands on the instrument from the first day (read our blogpost about the American Approach).
Online Viola Lessons Options
We offer 30-minute, 45-minute or 1-hour weekly lessons. Online viola lessons take place on the day and time you choose.
What You Will Learn
Viola lessons will include working on the technique (bowing, fingering, correct position), exploring a diverse repertoire, developing performance skills, ear training and music theory. if you do not have a viola yet, please see the useful resources below.
Styles of Music
All styles of music are taught: classical, pop, jazz, rock, etc.
Before you sign up, our admissions team is available to speak about your personal musical goals and desires and to answer any questions you may have.
The Conservatory prepares about 25% of our student body for optional ABRSM exams. These exams are not mandatory.
ABRSM exams are designed to motivate students of all levels and ages, giving them realistic goals and tangible rewards for their achievements. Since 1889, ABRSM has provided music teachers and their students with exams and assessments that nurture and evaluate an individual’s performance and progress. To learn the complete details of these exams, please visit www.abrsm.org or read our blog post.