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Violin Lessons In Houston TX





Violin is a wonderful instrument. It's a member of the orchestral strings family, which also includes viola, cello, and double bass. Listening to a violin played well can make you melt away. In the right hands, it is such an expressive instrument that it can communicate the full range of human emotions in a single musical line--dazzling virtuosity that will take you to the edge of your seat; yearning and pleading melodies; sadness and mourning; and outburst of joy or anger, and anything in between! It has even been used to portray nature and the seasons of the year! Just listen to Antonio Vivaldi's "Four Seasons"!

Beginner Violin Lessons for Kids

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.

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Violin Sizes for Kids and Adults

There are 8 main sizes, with each corresponding to the length of the body of the violin (not including the neck and scroll): The smallest is 1/16 (9 inches). It is followed by the progressively larger sizes of 1/10, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 7/8 and finally 4/4 or full size (c. 14 inches).

As you can see, there really is a size for everyone! And for young beginners, it is understood that when they grow out of their violin size, they move up to the next larger size. Incidentally, small student violins can be purchased at very reasonable cost, and when your child moves up to the next size, you may be able to trade it in, or of course, sell it in pre-owned condition on the internet.

Another advantage of choosing the violin for young beginners is the relatively low weight of the violin. This is a consideration for transport and equally important, for (daily) practice. Violinists do carry their instrument on their bodies when performing, and having less to carry is always a plus.

Get Ready for Violin Practice!

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.

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Ready to Start Violin Lessons at Houston's Best Music and Art School?

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.

Performance Opportunities for Violin Students

Our Violin Students are invited to perform in both the Winter and Spring recitals.



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Please Contact Me about Violin Lessons!