Viola Lessons are $140 for four 30-minute lessons or $250 for four 1-hour lessons, $40 for one 30-minute lesson or $80 for one 1-hour lesson. Lessons are for Adults and Kids. Our instructor is well versed in preparing students for ABRSM grades as well as teaching the Suzuki Method, but lessons are not limited to Classical Music only. Students are encouraged to bring music they want to learn, whatever genre. The viola is very similar to the violin, they have three strings in common and the viola has an extra lower string. It’s a little bigger too, so often what happens is young kids will start out on the violin, and after they’ve been playing for a few years (maybe when they’re 8 or 9 years old) they transition to viola easily. We will start with posture, and learn how to hold and play the instrument whilst staying relaxed. Once we are comfortable, and able to produce a nice tone, we’ll start learning some songs. The viola is one of the few instruments to use alto clef, so we will learn how to read it, as well as play scales, arpeggios and any theory you are interested in. If you’re learning the viola you may well be doing so for orchestra, in which case we will do a lot of playing together to really train your ears to listen at the same time as playing. If you’re learning the viola just because you love it’s lower register, that’s great too! Whatever it is you are passionate about, our instructor can help guide you along the way.