Violin, Viola, & Cello Lessons in Murrieta, CA

Further your Violin, Viola, and Cello Skills at Murrieta’s Award-Winning Music Academy

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About 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. 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.

Levels of Violin Lessons

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 violinist. What is important is that each student can go as far as his or her dedication and desire will allow.


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


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


Exposure to various styles
Advanced reading
Advanced improvisation
Further range extension
Advanced Ear training

Fun Facts About Violin Lessons

1. Learning the violin, viola, or cello connects you to centuries of rich musical history. These instruments have been integral to classical compositions and have evolved to be versatile in various genres. This is one of the main reasons why violin lessons are extremely popular!

2. Playing the violin, viola, or cello requires intricate finger movements and precise bowing techniques. It's akin to a workout for your fingers and arms that strengthens your overall coordination and flexibility.

3. Violins, violas, and cellos come in various sizes to suit players of different ages. It's fascinating to see how these instruments are scaled down or up to fit younger or taller musicians. The smallest violin size is a 1/32nd, and it measures only 13 inches! And yes, we have indeed had students young and small enough to begin on a 1/32nd violin!

4. Mastering different bowing techniques adds nuances to your playing. From spiccato (controlled bouncing bow) to sul tasto (bowing near the fingerboard), each technique offers a new dimension to your sound.

5. Unlike many other instruments, string instruments are tuned by adjusting the pegs at the scroll and fine-tuning with the tailpiece. It's a hands-on and interactive tuning process.

Our Student Photo Gallery

Our music students are having a blast. We are so proud of their progress. Here are some highlights from our showcases, recitals, and music lessons from the past year!

Violin, Viola, & Cello Lessons Tuition

The tuition listed below are for private violin, viola, cello lessons taking place at the Academy and online once a week.

30 Minutes


30-minute lessons are recommended for younger students or adults looking to pursue music casually.
45 Minutes


45-minute lessons are ideal for older children and teenagers, as well as adults looking to make faster progress.
60 Minutes


60-minute lessons are ideal for students of all ages looking to pursue music seriously and make progress at a stronger pace.

Why Choose Our Academy

With our team of world-class instructors, we offer violin, viola, and cello lessons for students of all ages and levels. We’ve been a community staple for over 30 years, and pride ourselves on creating a welcoming environment for all students.

Our teachers are at the heart of our music school. As mentioned previously, we receive countless teacher applications every year, and each violin teacher is meticulously selected for their professionalism and great personality. Their music education, performance, and teaching experience speaks for themselves too!

We find joy in teaching students on the finest quality instruments including but not limited to our acoustic pianos, guitars, and drums. We feature a waiting area for parents with high-speed WiFi, and an entire performing arts space, equipped with a professional stage and PA system. The Academy has plenty of free parking, and is located right in the heart of the Murrieta Town Center - near restaurants, stores, and other awesome spots!

We have been a part of the Murrieta, Temecula, Menifee, Wildomar, Canyon Lake, and Lake Elsinore community since 1990. We have learned how to create the most exceptional learning environment for music and the arts over the years through teaching thousands of students within our community!

Our students have an opportunity to showcase their progress over the 10 performances per year we hold for all of our programs, averaging nearly 1 performance every month. All opportunities are optional, but highly recommended for students! We also pride ourselves on holding fundraisers and events with outside organizations, which in the past include the Lakers, Walmart Foundation, Children’s Hospital Miracle Network, and Rady’s Children’s Hospital, amongst others.

In addition to being a proud member of the Music Teachers’ Association of California (a professional organization dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in music education) and a Steinway & Sons Teaching and Educational Partner (an extremely rare designation for private music schools), we also partner with local nonprofits, public and private schools, and charter schools. Among our alumni are music industry professionals, actors, and performers, such as America’s Got Talent-2018 Golden Buzzer recipient, Makayla Phillips! We have also received endorsements by the California State Assembly and California State Senate for our long standing benefit to our communities, and are proud recipients of the 2023 Spectrum Student Satisfaction award.

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Take a look inside our student community!

Staff and Teacher Spotlight

Every month, the Academy of Music features some of our wonderful administrators and teachers. These are the folks that make us awesome!

Dr. Regina

Academy Director

Doctorate of Musical Arts

Ms. Janet



Ms. Natalia



Ms. Denise



Frequently Asked Questions About Violin, Viola, & Cello Lessons

See below for the most frequently asked questions about violin, viola, and cello lessons. If you have a question that is not listed here, please contact us at 951-698-9891 for assistance. For more information and violin learning tips, check out this free report: "9 Ways to Get the Most Out of String Lessons".

Our violin, viola, and cello lessons are suitable for students of various ages. We welcome beginners as young as 5, as well as adults interested in learning these instruments.

No prior musical experience is required to start violin, viola, or cello lessons at our music school. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the fundamentals and help you develop a strong foundation.

Our lessons cover a wide range of skills, including proper instrument posture, bowing technique, fingering, intonation, musical expression, reading sheet music, and understanding music theory specific to your chosen instrument.

Lessons typically last 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or 1 hour, depending on your age and experience level. For consistent progress, we recommend weekly lessons. Some students also choose to take lessons twice-a-week to make faster progress.

Absolutely! We encourage our violin, viola, and cello students to participate in chamber groups, local orchestras, and the multitude of recitals and showcases that the Academy offers. You’ll have the chance to collaborate with fellow musicians, enhance your ensemble skills, and perform in front of a supportive audience.

Embark on your musical and artistic journey with the Academy of Music.

Murrieta Academy of Music and Performing Arts

Menifee Academy of Music and Performing Arts

New Programs Now Enrolling!

Programs with new sessions can be found below!

  • Musical Theatre 
  • Drama Kids
  • Drama Teens
  • Musical Theatre for Little Folks

For schedule, please visit this page!

The Hollywood Starz Vocal Ensemble for students ages 6-15 currently has two remaining spaces. To enroll in the ensemble and conquer the stage, please contact our office!

Voice 101 is coming soon! Please give us a call to be placed on the waitlist as Session 1 of the program is beginning to run out of space!

Our all-favorite MusicFunTime program loved by hundreds at the Murrieta location is soon coming to the Menifee location! To get on our initial registration list for the MFT program, please contact our office! MFT is an award-winning program based on Johns Hopkins Research, promoting music to students ages 18months - 6 years old. 

Questions about our programs?

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