Lexington Viola Lessons
The Maestro Musicians Academy is proud to offer Lexington viola lessons! Our expert Lexington viola instructors are top professionals who perform with local orchestras around the region and have years of teaching experience.
Before we go any further, you might be wondering, "What is a viola"? The viola is, like it's cousin, the violin, is a four-stringed instrument that is held on the collarbone and bowed with horsehair. Unlike the violin, however, the viola makes low sounds (but not as low as the cello). Up until recently, the viola was primarily a harmony instrument that would serve a supporting role in the orchestra, string quartet, and other ensembles. This is not to say that there weren't pieces written for solo viola, but it was not as common.
The viola has a rich low C string which is the envy of many violinists. Students of the viola love the fact that they can create velvety sounds that are caressed out of the instrument.
Is the viola right for you or your child? Generally, we find that this is a good instrument for people with larger frames, as it requires bigger hands and fingers to get around all positions with ease.
The caring and nurturing instructors at our Lexington music school will take you or your child on a fantastic musical journey of fun learning through over 3 centuries of repertoire.
Here are Ten Benefits to Signing up for our Lexington Viola Lessons!
1. You are Joining a Unique Community of Musicians
The viola is not an ordinary instrument. Unlike its cousins, the violin, and cello, the viola occupies a unique place in the musical world. Violists tend to play in a register that is slightly lower than the violin but higher than the cello. This lends the instrument and its players to having a support-role in traditional classical music. If you or your child is a team player, this instrument is the right choice!
2. The Viola is Perfect for Kids and Adults With Larger Hands and a Larger Frame.
The viola requires longer fingers and longer arms to support its slightly larger size. Some individuals find that the violin is too small for them - especially in the higher registers. Let the viola come to the rescue!
3. Our Lexington Viola Lessons are Taught by Master Instructors
Our viola instructors regularly perform with local Boston-area and New England regional orchestras and chamber ensembles. When you take lessons at the Maestro Musicians Academy's Lexington music school, you learn from the pros!
4. There is A Lot of Great Music Written for Viola
Composers of the Twentieth Century have particularly been fascinated with the range and tonal characteristics of the viola. Once seen as a secondary instrument, the viola has now come to the foreground as a primary instrument in its own right. As a result, composers from the last 100 years or so have written all kinds of cool music for the viola.
5. The Viola is a Great Mind/Body Instrument
Like lessons in all stringed instruments, our Lexington viola lessons teach children and adults how to synchronize the mind and body. This is important because in doing so, our students benefit from better coordination, focus, clarity of intent, and development of the brain's executive functioning skills.
6. Easy-to-Reach Location in Lexington, MA
The Maestro Musicians Academy's Lexington music school is less than 20 minutes from many parts of the surrounding towns of Bedford, Burlington, Belmont, Waltham, Woburn, Winchester, Concord, Lincoln, and Arlington!
7. Wi-Fi at The Church
While our viola lessons are taking place, parents are welcome to use the United Methodist Church's guest wi-fi connection. This tool is also of great benefit to students because teachers can take videos of technical demonstrations and send them to parents after the lesson!
8. Recitals Two Times Per Year
The Maestro Musicians Academy's Lexington music school gives children the opportunity to perform in recitals two times per year - once in the winter and again in the spring. We believe in a supportive and nurturing approach to performing. Our students love to perform because they are proud of the hard work that they have put forth in preparing for the big day. Although we believe that the best things in life should be shared, we will never push any student to play if they are not comfortable or ready.
9. Lessons are Fun and Inspiring
Our Lexington viola instructors believe in a patient, nurturing, and supportive approach. They are your child's best fan and guide him or her through a step-by-step approach to learning the intricacies of a complex instrument.
10. The Viola is a Social Instrument
Because of its traditional role as a supporter in the harmonic language of classical music, violists perform in orchestras, string quartets, and collaborate with pianists. Making music together with other people is what makes the entire experience worthwhile for so many people.
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Lessons are first come, first serve
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