Violin in particular is one of the best instruments for students aged 4-6 years old to start on, in part because violins come in small sizes for very young students and in part because of the Suzuki Method, a curriculum tailored toward violin students who do not yet read. Students age 4-12 years will be asked to schedule a sizing appointment with one of our qualified instructors to determine what size instrument they will need.
For students already involved in an orchestra program at school, weekly private lessons in violin, viola, cello, or double bass can help tremendously with a student’s musical mastery, including learning proper playing techniques, note reading and recognition, and general music theory concepts. Your private lesson teacher can also help you prepare for concerts and auditions throughout the year. For more advanced students, we recommend a 45 or 60 minute orchestral string lesson to cover more ground each week.
During the school year, Private Music Lessons are offered Mondays – Thursdays from 1:30 – 8:30 PM, Fridays from 1:30 -6:30 PM, and Saturday mornings.
We also offer small group classes for beginners and ensemble classes for more advanced orchestral students. Small Group Orchestral Classes and Ensembles consist of 2 or more students. Placement in a class is based on age, skill level, and availability in the teacher’s schedule. The minimum age for a beginning violin class is 5 years old.
- Violin Class For Beginners
- Music Sampler Class for Beginners
- Homeschool Orchestra
- Intermediate and Advanced String Ensemble
INSTRUMENTS: Investing in a quality instrument is an important element in a student’s success. This will make the learning process more enjoyable. If you already have an instrument, please make sure it is in good repair. Orchestral stringed instruments can be rented or repaired at local area businesses. Contact the RSM office at 972-722-6874 for more details.