Viola Lessons: Ages 9 – Adults

Enrollment is on-going! It is never too late to join our music or dance lessons and classes. Schedule a trial lesson to learn more. Register below. If you do not see a lesson time available, it means that time slot is currently full. For personal assistance or to join our wait-list, please call our Arts Administrators at 650-574-2844.

Most viola players come to the viola after being a violin player for several years. Your orchestra teacher may have chosen you to play the viola, because they know you have the skills to succeed. Our Viola Teachers are just like you. They have also made this journey and understand your challenges. Refine your skills on the viola at the Myriad Music School. Whether you are a complete beginner or whether you already play the viola, come and meet Myriad’s special teachers ~ they will take you to the next level. Private lessons at Myriad help you excel in your Orchestra programs. Attain your musical best with expert coaching!

String instruments pose their own special 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 ~ you need weekly feedback & encouragement to know that your are on the right track. Private mentoring is the way to go, combined with our String Ensemble class. We provide our string students of all ages with a fun weekly lesson, full of 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 Viola Home Set-up” guidelines, and you can see the curriculum your child is following. 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!

Schedule a trial lesson to learn more. Register below. If you do not see a lesson time available, it means that time slot is currently full. For personal assistance or to join our waitlist, please call our Arts Administrators at 650-574-2844.

Our Teachers are Viola Specialists, helping our students transition from the violin to the slightly larger viola. We’ll get you there!

Most viola players come to the viola after being a violin player for several years. Your orchestra teacher may have chosen you to play the viola, because they know you have the skills to succeed. Our teachers have also made this journey and understand your challenges. We have created a curriculum that is fun for our students and provides a very well-rounded approach. We teach foundations, correct viola posture, tension-free technique, ear-training exercises, rhythm studies and fun modern songs that appeal to students of all ages. Students at our school earn medals as they progress through our well-designed curriculum. We continually refine and update our resources, making them better and more relevant to our students’ goals every year!

You will learn:

  • To develop beautiful tone production and project your sound on the viola – this takes time.
  • To read music and understand how rhythms, melodies, and chords are organized
  • Ear-training exercises to assist the student with pitch-matching, pattern recognition, etc.
  • To be creative and develop a unique sound – you’ll learn to enhance the richness of your viola!
  • Styles from many periods and traditions
  • Correct physical approach and posture for pain-free practice
  • Need help buying a viola, or choosing the right one to rent?

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 you grow.
Reputable viola or music shops where you can rent / purchase a well-cared for instrument
How to choose a quality instrument that is suitable for viola lessons.
Choosing a shoulder rest to use with your viola
And more…

Schedule a trial lesson to learn more. Register below. If you do not see a lesson time available, it means that time slot is currently full. For personal assistance or to join our waitlist, please call our Arts Administrators at 650-574-2844..