The violin and viola are versatile instruments with a long and venerable history not only in the Western classical music tradition but in European folk music, American folk, bluegrass and country and both traditional and modern jazz. Electric violins and violas can be found in jazz, fusion and pop music.
Whether you aspire to make a contribution as an integral part of an orchestral string section or imagine yourself taking a fiddle solo at a hoedown, our violin and viola teachers can guide you through the challenges of learning and help you achieve your very best.
Taking violin/viola lessons with an experienced teacher can help you develop the correct foundation, avoid bad habits and get you up to standard and playing the music you want to play. Our teachers will tutor you in the required music theory, musicianship and support you in developing your own style.
For students interested in grades, we offer preparation for ABRSM and Trinity exam boards.
Q: How hard is it to learn to play violin?
A: The violin can be a challenging instrument to learn due to the absence of frets and the skill required to use the bow. Gaining proficiency with violin/viola takes determination, perseverance and dedication but the rewards the instrument offers are sublime.
Q: How much will it cost me to buy a violin?
A: Everyone has heard of the incredible sums of money paid for venerated Stradivari violins but most of us aren’t on that kind of a budget. Modern entry level violins offer great value for money and sound great. Our range of Stentor violins starts at £74.95. Pop in any time if you’d like to have a look at the selection and have a chat about what might best suit you.
Q: What’s the right violin size for me?
A: Violins come in several sizes and the most suitable size depends on the student’s dimensions. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you’d like expert advice on the right violin for you.
Q: Do I have to know how to read music in order to learn to play the violin or viola?
A: Being able to read music is essential to making progress with your instrument. If you are new to learning music, you will be taught how to read music as part and parcel of your course of tuition.
To book your violin or viola lesson with us, give us a call on 020 8200 5510 or use our music lessons enquiry form.
We are easily accessible to people in Colindale, Hendon, Golders Green, Kingsbury, Kenton, Wembley, Harrow, Edgware, Stanmore, Cricklewood, Neasden, Kilburn.