For those who prefer the sound of the viola over the violin or cello, embrace your love of being different at the Young Musicians’ Academy.
The viola is a unique instrument made for unique people just like you. Music for the viola is written uses the alto clef, which is rarely used for any other instrument. So if you’re keen to learn the viola, you’ve come to the right place.
What You Will Learn
Though the viola is similar to the violin (and often mistaken by non-experts), it’s a slightly larger instrument that has its own set of demands. The most important things you’ll take away from viola lessons at the Young Musicians’ Academy is how to create a lovely warm tone, and how to properly hold the instrument without causing damage to it or to yourself!
Viola players use the alto clef to read music, unlike other instrumentalists who use the treble and bass clefs. You will extend your musical knowledge by learning to read music in the alto clef!
As the notes are spread out farther on the fingerboard, you’ll also learn the correct position and the right amount of pressure to use in order to play the viola correctly and in time with other instruments. The viola plays “slower” than other instruments in orchestral settings, so you’ll learn to have an impeccable sense of timing.
How Our Viola Lessons are Different
At the Young Musicians’ Academy, we believe in infusing everything we teach and learn with a spirit of fun. After all, it’s no good knowing how to play an instrument if it doesn’t give you joy when you do it.
So we have a very strict policy here to always put the fun back in music FUNdamentals.
Who Is It Ideal For?
Anyone at any age can learn how to play a new instrument. It just takes a happy, fun attitude and the right teacher to get you there. If you want to learn how to play the viola, check out the lessons we have available:
- The Encore on Strings for Viola—for beginner students aged 6-12
- The Encore on Strings for Viola & Supplementary Material—for teenage and adult beginners
But why stop at just learning how to play an instrument? We also have singing lessons available, which can help you better understand timing, notes and also prepare you if you want to go into songwriting as a career.
What Are the Benefits for You?
Like the violin and the cello, the viola gives you many life skills that you can take with you far into your career, whether as a musician or something else.
- Improved stage presence
- Better posture than most of your peers!
- Great finger dexterity—you’ll be a video game champion in no time
- A can-do attitude
- A fantastic sense of timing
Where Are the Lessons Run?
If you’d like to take viola lessons, you can either come to one of the Brisbane primary schools we work with, or visit us at our studio in Ashgrove, Brisbane. You can get more details on lessons locations here.
Can’t make it out to any of those locations? No problem. We can come to your home, or even better, give you lessons over Skype or Facetime. We love how the Internet’s made it possible to connect with others in such an easy way!
How Many Students Can Attend?
For high-precision instruments like the viola, we recommend 1-on-1 lessons to give you the most hands-on teaching and individual attention possible. That said, if you do have a friend at your level who’d also like to learn the viola, get in touch with us and we’ll see if we can arrange for paired lessons.
Want to learn music theory or percussions in a group class? Well, you most certainly can!
How Much Does It Cost?
it’s really not about the price as much as it is about the investment. We understand it’s not always feasible for you to take as many lessons as you would like, and we’ve done everything possible to make our tiered pricing plans deliver the most benefit to our students. Have a look and see.
Your Next Steps
You can contact us at anytime using the online form below, calling us or leaving us a callback voicemail. Information below:
Phone: 0437 170 260
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