Our instructor, Benjamin Perry is well versed in preparing students for ABRSM levels as well as teaching the Suzuki Method. Violin lessons are not limited to Classical Music only and students are encouraged to bring music they want to learn, whatever genre. The violin is a particularly challenging instrument to learn, which is why it’s important to take your time at the beginning to really focus on creating a solid foundation on which to build. Violin Lessons will start with learning about posture, how to hold the instrument, how to hold the bow, how to place the bow on the string and bow smoothly and produce a beautiful tone. Understanding your body and how it connects to the violin is essential for being able to play in a relaxed state, without tension. Once that is mastered we can start adding the left hand. We will learn scales, arpeggios, how to read treble clef, any theory you might be interested in, but most importantly get started on some songs! Be it classical, pop, jazz, bluegrass, our instructor has experience playing them all. Lessons are for Adults and Kids. Students should be at least 5 years old to start lessons although you can always do a trial lesson and see if your child has the potential to start learning earlier. Some kids start learning as young as 3! After learning some of the basics, Kids can participate in the Hawaii Youth Symphony if they are between the ages of 8 and 18. You can also rent a violin for about $20 per month if you don’t want to buy one right away.