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Viola Lessons in Paris Information

Our viola lessons in Paris are open to beginner, intermediate, and advanced students of all ages. Our teachers come directly to you at 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 viola lessons in Paris any time of the year. Below is information about what we offer, how to sign up, and valuable resources if you are new to Paris.

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.

Our Teachers

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).

Free Trial Lesson

A free 45-minute trial lesson is offered to all new students. We want to ensure the teacher we chose for you is the right match!

Viola Lessons Paris Options

We offer 45-minute or 1-hour weekly lessons. For children under 8 years old, we also offer 30-minute weekly lessons. Paired lessons are possible with a sibling or friend at the same location and at the same time. Viola lessons in Paris take place at your home on the day and time you choose. If you do not wish to have lessons at home for any reason, we can organize a studio for you in Paris.

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, gospel, etc.

2 Performances / Year

Two performance opportunities are given to all students in a beautiful Parisian hall – one at the end of January and one at the beginning of June.

Practice Planner

All students are given a Practice Planner for teachers to mark weekly assignments and students to record their practice.

Introduction Call

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.

ABRSM Prep

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: ABRSM Exams – What are they?

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Details

  • Ages: from 4 years old to adult
  • Levels: beginner-advanced
  • 30 lessons/year
  • 2 concerts/year
  • Full Year of Study Starts the 3rd week of September.
  • Late Start: You can begin lessons any time of the year. All fees are prorated to your start date.
  • Short Stay Studies: Choose the “Music Box” sign-up form and purchase 1 or more lessons to take over a vacation or short stay in Paris.

Tuition Fees for 30 Weeks of Lessons

You can choose to pay in 1, 3, or 10 times.

  • 1-hour – 3060€/year
  • 45-minute – 2430€/year
  • 30-minute – 1770€/year*
  • Paired 45-minute – 2340€/year/student**
  • Paired 30-minute – 1590€/year/student**

*For children under 8 years old.
**Paired lessons are for families or friends studying the same instrument at the same location and time.

Our Strings Teachers

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Jessica

Jessica is an avid pedagogue and performer. She received her Master of Arts degree from the Royal Academy of Music in London
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Ingela

A graduate of the Royal College of Music in London, Ingela has combined a busy schedule of orchestral, chamber, opera,
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Violin Teacher Paris

Kyle

American violinist and violist Kyle actively performs as an orchestral musician, chamber musician, recitalist, and adventurous
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Useful Resources

  • Renting a Viola in Paris

    We recommend renting a viola before children are tall enough for a full-size viola. The price of a rental viola is usually under 25€/month. The price includes the replacement of broken strings or any repair that may need to be done. Children must be present at the viola shop to ensure they are given the correct size viola. Note that a deposit will be asked for the value of the instrument. Do not forget to bring a checkbook for this deposit.

    We recommend:

    Alienor Lutherie
    https://www.alienorlutherie.com/?Lang=En

    Yann Ullern
    http://ruederome.over-blog.com/article-1529721.html

  • Buying a Viola in Paris

    If you wish to buy a viola, you should talk to your teacher about it and if possible, go try violas together. Luthiers allow buyers to try out violas at home for a week for you to decide if it is the right fit or not (a deposit corresponding to the price of the viola will be asked so bring your checkbook).

    We recommend:

    Alienor Lutherie
    https://www.alienorlutherie.com/?Lang=En

    Yann Ullern
    http://ruederome.over-blog.com/article-1529721.html

  • Other Equipment: Music Stand

    Students need a music stand for their lessons and to practice. It is best to have a sturdy stand at home. The preferred stand among musicians is:

    -Manhasset Orchestral 50 (about 80€)

    If you prefer a portable stand, we recommend:

    -K&M 10810 (about 70€)

    We recommend:

    Woodbrass Music (Stores in Paris/Online/Home Delivery)
    https://www.woodbrass.com/

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