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Violin, Viola, & Cello Lessons

Our Murrieta, CA Music Academy provides private violin lessons and viola instruction starting at 5 years of age. Cello would start around 9 years due to the larger size of the instrument. Whether you want a string teacher for classical, jazz, or school band class support, we've got you covered. Our instructors teach both traditional or Suzuki methods. The more advanced the player becomes, the more time will be dedicated to developing his or her reading skills. Our violin and string instructors are professional musicians that play regularly as well as teach.

Tuition information available here.

Mom and Dad - For more information and Violin, viola, and cello learning tips check out this free report: "Nine Ways to Get the Most out of String Lessons". Or just give us a call at 951-698-9891 and we will be happy to answer your questions.

What do I need? Violin, viola, and cello students will need an instrument (see instrument rentals), bow, chin rest, lesson book, and metronome in order to practice at home.

What to expect? Different stages of learning as well as personal preference will dictate different programs of study, which is why private instruction is best. Most students will not reach the advanced level of playing, which is fine because not everyone wants to be a professional flutist. What is important is that each student can go as far as his or her dedication and desire will allow.

Beginner: (for everyone)

  • How to hold instrument
  • How to hold bow
  • How to tune
  • Basic bowing
  • First position playing
  • Beginning note reading
  • Beginning songs

Intermediate: (tailored to student)

  • Upper position playing
  • Major and minor scales
  • Arpeggios (including triads and 7th chords)
  • Intermediate level note reading
  • Intermediate rhythm studies
  • Interval recognition and application
  • Intro to improvisation
  • More complex songs

Advanced: (tailored to student)

  • Exposure to various styles
  • Advanced reading
  • Advanced improvisation
  • Transposition
  • Further range extension
  • Eartraining (play what you hear - you don't always need written music)