Violin & Viola Lessons at Ebony & Ivory Music School



Embrace the World of Strings

The violin and viola, with their rich history in Western classical music, European and American folk, bluegrass, country, jazz, and more, are instruments of remarkable versatility. From electric variants in jazz, fusion, and pop to traditional acoustics, these stringed instruments have a significant place in a wide array of musical genres.


Realising Musical Aspirations

Whether your dream is to be part of a prestigious orchestral string section or to captivate an audience with a fiddle solo in folk music settings, our violin and viola instructors at Ebony & Ivory Music School are equipped to guide you through every step. They are committed to helping you navigate the intricacies of these instruments and reach your highest potential.


Benefits of Expert Guidance

Learning with an experienced teacher ensures a solid foundation in your musical journey. It helps in avoiding common pitfalls and accelerates your progress towards playing the music you love. Our teachers provide comprehensive lessons in music theory and musicianship, supporting you in developing your unique style.


Preparation for Grade Exams

We also offer specialised training for students aiming to undertake grade exams with the ABRSM and Trinity exam boards.

  • Rich Musical Heritage: Spanning classical, folk, bluegrass, country, and jazz genres.

  • Versatile Instruments: Suitable for both electric and traditional acoustic styles.

  • Wide Genre Application: Integral in a diverse array of musical traditions and styles.

  • Orchestral to Folk Goals: Catering to aspirations from orchestra participation to folk solos.

  • Expert Guidance: Instructors dedicated to navigating the complexities of violin and viola.

  • Maximising Potential: Focused on helping students achieve their highest musical capabilities.

  • Solid Musical Foundation: Expert teaching for a strong start in music education.

  • Faster Progression: Experienced guidance to avoid pitfalls and quicken learning.

  • Unique Style Development: Comprehensive lessons in theory and musicianship to cultivate


Frequently Asked Questions

Is the violin/viola difficult to learn?

The violin and viola present unique challenges, such as mastering bowing techniques and playing without frets. While they require dedication and practice, the joy and satisfaction they offer are immensely rewarding.

What is the cost of a beginner violin?

High-quality violins need not break the bank. Our Stentor violins, for example, start at just £74.95. Visit us to explore our range and find the perfect match for your budget and needs.

How do I choose the right size violin?

Violin sizes vary, and the right choice depends on the player’s size. Contact us for expert advice on selecting the ideal violin for you.

Do I need to read music to learn violin/viola?

Reading music is a fundamental skill for playing these instruments. Beginners will receive comprehensive instruction in music reading as part of their lessons.

How hard is it to learn to play violin?

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.

Do I have to know how to read music in order to learn to play the violin or viola?

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.

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