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Violin & Viola Lessons: Ages 6 – Adults

The Complete Myriad Experience!


All students continue to receive a myriad of materials to accompany their lessons, including both physical and virtual resources.
Virtual and on-site make-up opportunities are available, provided the standard make-up protocol is followed, with courteous advance notice.
Access to MYRIAD TV, our video library from the current year's classes. Perfect for absences and home practice between classes.

Schedule a trial violin lesson for children near you to learn more. Meet your violin teacher today!

For a quick response, fill in our Start Today form below, and tell us more about what you are looking for. For personal assistance or to join our waitlist, please call our Arts Administrators at 650-574-2844. We are looking forward to learning more about you and matching you with a quality violin teacher in San Mateo, Burlingame, Belmont, San Carlos, Millbrae.

Young Violin Beginners ages 6-9

The initial  journey for young violinists can be challenging, especially with coordination and literacy. Beginning violinists at Myriad are guaranteed a fun, effective, encouraging start in our unique Violin Teams. These are small classes, with a combination of team activities and private lessons for each student.

Mentoring new violinists requires just the right touch! We know from years of experience that Teams provide impactful, lasting, positive foundations. Research shows students who begin in our Team classes have a better retention rate, exhibiting ‘grit’ in the initial learning stages. These young students are most likely to progress, minus frustration, and stay with their violin for years to come.  Violin Teams are the best choice for your 6-9 year old aspiring violinist ~ hands down! Class times for Team Classes are limited, so secure your spot in these special classes today!

Violin Lessons for Beginners ~ Advanced Players

Refine your violin skills at the Myriad Music School. Whether you are a complete beginner or whether you already play the violin, come and meet Myriad’s special violin teachers. With the best instructors, entertaining lessons, and some home practice, you’ll soar to the next level! Private lessons at Myriad help you excel in your school or community String Programs. Attain your musical best with expert coaching!

 

100’s of Practice Violin Videos created by Myriad teachers especially for our students

Along with teaching our students how to become good string players with healthy, lasting violin and viola technique, we provide as many tools as possible to engage happy, productive home practicers. We’ve created 100’s of practice videos for our students, recorded at slower practice tempos with a model of relaxed, tension-free neck, shoulders, arms, and hands with relaxed, healthy bow technique. Avoid going down the Youtube rabbit hole of poorly executed string instrument videos, tumbling along at speeds that mislead impressionable students. Learn alongside these Myriad videos, a great practice aid for our late elementary – late intermediate students.

Our teachers help violin students solve these challenges:

  • Fine motor skills
  • Balancing your bow for just the right musical touch
  • Delicate intonation and ear-training skills
  • Reading your music well
  • Bowing correctly with your rhythms
  • Receive weekly feedback & encouragement to know that your are on the right track!

Private mentoring is the way to go! We provide our string students of all ages with a fun weekly lesson.  We provide personalized tips and fun activities to take home. For parents, we have many tools to help you know if your child is excelling. Parents are provided with a “Smart Practicing Guide” and “Correct Violin Home Set-up” guidelines.  Follow the curriculum your child is learning and celebrate their success!

Practice together with Myriad’s string teachers playing students’ songs on YouTube at a slow practice tempo that students can actually follow. We created a special YouTube channel just for you! Myriad’s Director and other skilled professional accompanists give your child further coaching to prepare for performances. This is the place to be!

Practice Motivation!

  We know that Music and Dance can influence your life in the best possible way, but that does not eliminate the risk of burnout in your daily practice. There are a few ideas we have when it comes to staying motivated and avoiding burnout in your Music and Dance practice! Read our tips below

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Violin Lessons near you ~ creating a balance of fun, refined technique and a beautiful soaring sound!

Motivating systems are unique to the Myriad Music School. Our violin students are introduced to the best of all respected violin methods. Our Directors and String Department Team have researched and combined the best aspects of many books and methods.

Students at Myriad love playing alongside the beautiful tone of their mentors each week. Modeling a professional sound and playing duets together is a  important part of taking private lessons on string instruments.

A Myriad, our curriculum is fun for our students and provides a very well-rounded approach. We continually refine and update our resources, making them better and more relevant to our students’ goals every year!

During your violin lessons you will learn to:

  • Develop beautiful tone production ~ this takes time! You’ll love playing alongside your teacher
  • Read music and understand how rhythms, melodies, and chords are organized
  • Understand ear-training exercises, assisting the student with pitch-matching, pattern recognition, etc.
  • Be creative and develop a unique sound
  • Styles from many periods and traditions
  • Correct physical approach and posture for pain-free practice
  • Buy or rent the right violin for YOU!

Learn from the experts – don’t spend unnecessary money on an inferior instrument. Our teachers or front desk staff can give you the right information to help you make informed decisions about:

  • The correct size and how to re-size as your child grows
  • Reputable violin or music shops where you can rent / purchase a well-cared for instrument
  • How to choose a quality instrument that is suitable for violin lessons.
  • Choosing a shoulder rest to use with your violin
  • And more…

Schedule a trial violin lesson for children near you to learn more. Meet your violin teacher today!


For a quick response, fill in our Start Today form below, and tell us more about what you are looking for. For personal assistance or to join our waitlist, please call our Arts Administrators at 650-574-2844. We are looking forward to learning more about you and matching you with a quality violin teacher in San Mateo, Burlingame, Belmont, San Carlos, Millbrae.