One of the characteristics that makes the Violin a great starter instrument is that it comes in a broad variety of sizes, some of them especially designed for young students.
Before you rush to start violin, though, we'd like to set some expectations about learning the violin.
The violin can be a tough instrument to learn, for several reasons:
1. Don't expect quick and easy results: it takes a while for violin lesson students to learn how to produce a pleasing sound on the violin. What you will hear for a while is a sound that resembles a "scratch" more than an actual musical pitch. This is completely normal! It is a necessary and temporary phase of mastering the violin, but it may require some mindfulness and patience on the part of your family members as well as diligent violin practice to overcome this as quickly as possible--and move on to making beautiful violin music!
2. Related to that, tone production on the violin requires well-developed fine motor skills and coordination between left and right hands in order to control sound quality and musical pitch. This is usually a challenge only for very young kids (ages 3 to 4), whose bodies have not yet fully developed these skills. Older kids should be fine.
3. Another issue that can make playing the violin a bit more challenging than, say, learning the piano is that the violin requires tuning before each use. As a violin student, you will learn how to tune your violin early on. There are also some inexpensive electronic devices and even apps that will make tuning your violin a breeze.
Private, one-on-one Violin Lessons at Cy-Fair Music and Arts are available in 30-minute, 45-minute, and 60-minute increments. We provide classes to students as young as age 4 and welcome anyone older than that, including adults.
Our Violin Students are invited to perform in both the Winter and Spring recitals.
Samantha A., Violin and Viola
Laura C., Violin and Viola
Omeed M., Violin and Viola
Theodora P., Violin and Viola
Patricia Q., Violin and ViolaVyacheslav D., Cello