Drawn to the sound of string instruments? Is the violin or guitar "pulling on your heartstrings"? Want to get that beach-y, Hawaiian vacation vibes ANYTIME by jamming on a ukulele? Answer that call and try out lessons with one of our awesome teachers!
Whether it's to get a head start on school orchestras, honor orchestra auditions, or dreaming of a moment on stage like Miguel from Coco - our awesome and patient teachers are here to guide you in a warm and positive environment.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What's a good age for kids to start violin lessons? A: 4.5-5 is the perfect age. They are old enough to have a private lesson while still young enough to learn great skills that will stick with them in their development.
If your child can sit through an episode of their favorite tv show then they are most likely able to concentrate to have a lesson!
Older beginners (7-10) are also welcome! If your child has an interest in learning, any age can be the right one!
Q: Do we need to get our own violin to start? A: Yes! Each child needs their own violin at home to practice and to bring to the studio for lessons.
Violins are like people — they need attention, great care, and they need to be handled gently! A great way to instill this respect for the instrument is to name your violin - make it part of the family!
Q: How do I get a violin? A: Acquiring an instrument is easier than you may think! We're happy to recommend places for you and we have wonderful partnerships with instrument shops in the area.
Q: Should I buy a violin online? A: We recommend buying from a physical store unless it's from a trusted source such as SHAR Music out of Ann Arbor, MI. Buying an instrument is an investment and one to make sure you are getting the most out of your purchase. SHAR Music is a trusted place that has success with pairing instruments with students should one choose the online approach.
Q: Should I buy or rent an instrument? A: It's best to rent an instrument in the beginning because as your child grows, they will need different size violins throughout their development. Most all music stores have instruments to rent along with options to trade in the instrument for another size when the time comes for no additional charge.
Q: How do I know what size instrument to get? A: This is where visiting a physical store comes in! The music store will size an instrument for your child. There are many different sizes and the one size fits all model does not work for violins! There is the Full size, which is what one would think of as the “normal” or adult size instrument. From there, the sizes range from 3/4 all the way down to 1/64! Having a correct size is crucial for the development of your child.