We offer violin lessons for all ages and levels. Because each student has different goals, our violin lessons are customized to the needs of each individual violin student; and that includes the style of music that the student wants to play, be it classical, rock, jazz, country or pop.
Studies show that there are many benefits to music and violin lessons, especially in the long term. Therefore, our goal is to keep the students interested, engaged and excited about learning music and violin through many additional fun and educational experiences. We want to develop great musicians out of all our students, including the students that pursue violin lessons as a hobby or a de-stressing activity.
Our music and violin lessons are based on the belief that great musicians are extremely good at their instrument, including sight reading, technique, theory and so on; that they have a lot of practical experience, performing on different stages for all kinds of audiences; and finally, that they know how to record and what to do and expect in a recording studio. Our music school is unique in the fact that our lessons are designed to teach all these aspects of musicianship, which a private instructors or other schools do not have the knowledge or facilities to teach.
We also encourage and help our students to perform with other students. This can be accomplished formally through our Rock Band or Bands and Ensembles programs, or informally by finding and performing together with other students at our Student Showcases or other community events.
Violin Lessons Highlights
Violin Lessons Prices
The prices for private violin lessons are:
$35 per 30-min lesson.
$50 per 45-min lesson.
$65 per 60-min lesson.
Below are the monthly costs for a four week month. There is no long term contract; a 30-day notice is all that is required to stop the music lessons.
30 min. Private Music Lessons: $140 per month (4 weeks)
45 min. Private Music Lessons: $200 per month (4 weeks)
60 min. Private Music Lessons: $260 per month (4 weeks)
There is a one time $25 registration fee ($40 per family).
All violin lessons include:
- Participation in 6 Student Showcases per year, at no extra cost
- Video/audio recording of student’s performances at each Showcase
- Opportunities to sing at events held at the Music Vault Academy
- Opportunities to sing at nearby community events and festivals
- Recording studio classes
- Production deals (by invitation only)
- Free clinics, shows and events
Violin Lessons FAQs
What are the benefits of studying violin?
The violin is an amazingly versatile instrument. A violinist can learn the basic technique in a couple of years and then go on to play in any different style from folk to pop to classical and beyond. The process of learning the instrument improves concentration, memory, and coordination. While learning an instrument may be challenging at times, it is a life-long joy to participate in bands or ensembles, or to simply be able to make music!
How old does my child should be to start violin lessons?
Age 4 or above usually works best. In order to make violin lessons worthwhile, a child must be able to maintain his or her focus for 10 minutes or more. Also, young students require an adult to help them practice. Parents should be prepared to spend the quality, focused time each day to nurture their little musician’s talents.
What do you teach during violin lessons? What teaching methods?
During violin lessons, some of the time will be spent learning and improving basic technique. Each lesson will also include activities that improve listening, general knowledge of music, reading musical notation, and musicianship. Playing by ear and improvisation or composition are added as the student becomes able. There are a variety of method books that are effective for students at different levels and in various styles of music. Our approach emphasizes the fun of making music along with having the skill necessary to sound great!
Do I need to own a violin to take lessons?
No. Starting out with a rental is a good idea in general. Violin rentals are quite reasonable, and many violin shops offer rent-to-own programs. Also, you can rent a violin through Music Vault Academy’s own Instrument Rental Program.
If you do choose to buy, make sure you avoid the super cheap violin-shaped-object scams you often find on the internet. Find a reputable shop. A quality instrument will sound better, feel better, last for years and retain its resale value.
Our Violin Teachers
All of our music teachers have many years of teaching, playing and performing experience; with most being graduates of, and having master degrees from, some of the best music conservatories and universities in the country: Harvard University, Cleveland Institute of Music, Rice University, Texas Christian University, Southern Methodist University, Boston Conservatory, and University of Southern California. Excellent music instruction and great learning experience are our top priorities and that starts with having the very best music teachers and all the support the school can give them. Our teachers are great with children, adults, beginners or advanced students, and are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.