Violin or Viola Lessons for children, teenagers and Adults in Winchester MA

Violin or Viola instruction at Winchester Stage Music Center is available for students from 3 years old to adults. From the first violin or viola lesson, your string instructor will work weekly with you to create a program based on your age, ability level, learning style, and musical goals. 

We offer weekly private violin or viola lessons for either 30, 45 or 60 minutes. We are open every day, from early morning till late evening and we will do our best to accommodate your schedule. Our music school serves Winchester MA and surrounding communities including Arlington, Burlington, Lexington, Medford, Stoneham and Woburn MA.

Call us at 781 570 2556 or email us to discuss your needs and schedule options.

Why choose Violin or Viola lessons at Winchester stage Music Center?

You benefit from a violin or viola education adapted to beginners or to more advanced students.

Our experienced violin and viola instructors teach children (age 3+), teenagers and adults.

To ensure that your private violin or viola lessons are most effective, we will find the experienced teacher among our string instructors that is the best match for you: we take into consideration your age, level and interests. 

You are interested in improving your violin or viola skills or learning violin or viola for the first time? At our music school we provide violin or viola lessons for beginners with no prior string experience, for intermediate and for more advanced students.

Violin / viola lessons are tailored to your age. We teach adult violin / viola students, teenagers and children. Our experienced string teachers have had success helping students as young as 3 years old. The violin or viola instructor will assess a child readiness to start lessons (emotional maturity and finger strength assessments) and will alert parents if it is too early, if they should consider waiting a little bit more. It is usually better for very young beginners to start with violin because the instrument is smaller and more adapted to little hands and fingers.

Our experienced violin / viola faculty teaches various string programs, from Suzuki to other string methods. Your violin or viola education will be customized to meet your individual musical goals. 

Every student is different. Your violin or viola education will be unique. Your weekly lessons will be tailored to meet your needs and abilities.

You benefit from weekly private violin or viola lessons with experienced string teachers

You will enjoy a one-to one weekly private lesson for either 30, 45 or 60 minutes depending on what you need.

During each class, on top of violin / viola technique, you will learn sight reading, music theory and ear training. Your string teacher will make sure to always keep you challenged and interested! 

If you are a violin / viola beginner, you will first focus on holding properly your instrument to develop the hand / fingers strength to produce the right musical sound. As you progress, you will expand your technique and get introduced to new repertoires both classical and contemporary. 

In your private violin or viola lesson you will benefit from your teacher's undivided attention. You will progress faster than in a group string setting where the teacher has to balance between different levels of abilities. You will also feel so much more at ease if you are part of an ensemble as you will have worked on your specific technique.

If the class is for a child, a parent can attend the class but only if they wish to. We do not require that a parent remains in the class. Our teachers use positive communication to support children progress.

Our string instructors have been awarded by prestigious musical colleges and have years of professional education experience. Our violin / viola teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. To learn more about them, please check our faculty page.

You take violin or viola lessons at our music school in Winchester MA or at home

We are conveniently located in Winchester MA and love having our violin / viola students come in for their classes. It is an opportunity for them to exchange with other string students and for us to bring a sense of community through music. Lessons at our music school are held in acoustically treated studios with high end musical equipments.

Winchester Stage Music Center offers lessons on a variety of instruments including piano, guitar, bass, clarinet, cello and viola and voice lessons. This is an opportunity for families with siblings learning several instruments. We do our best to have all family members have their music classes around the same time.

We are aware that coming to our music school is not possible for everyone. Our faculty has been successfully providing the same level of tailored violin / viola education at students' home.

We offer music lessons seven days a week from early in the morning to late evening and we will do our best to accommodate your schedule. Violin or viola lessons will occur at the same location, time, and day of week.

Our current violin or viola students are from Winchester and surrounding cities including Arlington, Woburn, Stoneham, Medford, Burlington and Lexington MA.

You will showcase your achievements

We expect from students to have fun playing music that they enjoy and to feel great about themselves when they overcome musical challenges that they thought they would never quite master. This is this kind of great sense of pride that we want our students to celebrate during Winter and Spring recitals.

Rehearsals and performances are held with professional accompanists.

We select nice venues in Winchester MA or surrounding cities to enable our students to perform in a variety of settings. As we all know, performing in front of a crowd is also a personal achievement.

Performing in recitals is optional, it is a personal decision.

HOW DO you START Taking violin or viola LESSONS?

New students can enroll any time. We are open all year long, every day of the week from early in the morning till late in the evening.

If you are ready to join our musical community, we will be happy to arrange your first guitar lesson and find the teacher among our faculty who will be the best match for you.

  • Contact us today to arrange your first lesson! You can either call us at 781 570 2556, email us or fill in our request more info form in our contact page. In any case, we will get back to you within 24h!

  • Once If you have confirmed your day & time with us, you can register online .

You will be enrolled in month-to-month piano of lessons.  We do not require minimum semester / annual contract. You can let us know by the 21st of each month that you would like to stop.

We are confident that when you start taking piano lessons with Stage Music Center, you will want to carry on your musical education experience with us!



At Stage Music Center, we guarantee: 

  • A tailored music education for your age, level & learning style.

  • Weekly one to one lessons with experienced teachers.

  • Possibilities to showcase your progress at recitals.

  • A safe learning environment.



Violin - Viola lessons - Frequently Asked Questions

Is it better to start taking violin lessons before viola?

There is no right or wrong answer. Although many schools recommend taking first violin lessons on before viola, we recommend to choose whichever one you want to play!

It is your passion for music and the songs you want to play that will enable you to achieve your musical goals. We would suggest going with the instrument you will practice the most to progress in your abilities. 

Note that for young children, it is a good idea to start with violin lessons to strengthen fingers as the instrument is smaller. All the technique learned in violin lessons will be used if you decide to switch to viola later.

What is the difference between Violin and Viola?

Violin and Viola are cousin instruments from the string family. They are both held under the chin and played with a bow and have four strings (except for electrics - both 6). 

The major differences between the two instruments are:

  • A viola is usually longuer and wider than a violin.

  • A viola's bow has a different design and is heavier than a violin's.

  • A viola has a deeper sound than a violin

  • Strings & Note range : Viola - C, G, D, A | Violin - G, D, A, E

If violin / viola lessons are for children, do parents have to stay in class?

Parent's presence during a class is not required but you are welcome to assist to your child's violin or viola lesson if you wish to! 

We don't require parents to stay to support children's self dependence. For children, studies have shown that taking music lessons helps with focus and discipline. Every child is different and if you believe that your child learning curve would be better with you in the classroom, please feel free to stay and assist.

 

Is there a lot of violin / viola practice involved?

It is recommended to practice guitar a every day whether it is just 10 minutes or more. The more days per week you practice, the fastest you will enjoy reaching your musical goals.  Also, practice will be rewarding as you will quickly play pieces of music that you didn't think you could master when you started.

We will help you or your child be enthusiastic about practicing violin! We will set achievable goals for each practice session that combined with some self-discipline will ensure enjoyable practice time.

For a child, a regular practice early on, will make his or her future path a much more successful later as she/he will have acquired self-discipline while learning an instrument she/he loves.

What type of violin a beginner should buy?

If you are a beginner or a parent with a child taking violin lessons for the first time, you should consider a balance between a good sounding violin and price.

Although you should definitely get a string instrument that has a good sound, you should not buy an expensive one before you are committed to playing long term. You string instructor can guide you with the purchase options you have.

Note that for children, there are different size for violin.  As children develop quickly, it is also wise to find this sound - price balance.

You can find on our website some recommendations for choosing a violin depending on age/size. Feel free to ask your instructor for further advice.