VIOLIN LESSONS IN HOUSTON

At Cy-Fair Music and Arts, we offer various violin lesson options to help our students learn to love and appreciate this orchestral instrument

WHY VIOLIN LESSONS?

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"!

VIOLIN LESSON FORMATS

Cy-Fair Music and Arts offers several different violin lesson options to accommodate students' needs and goals.

Violin Lessons are taught one-on-one and are available in 30, 45, and 60-minute time blocks.

We start teaching students as young as 6 years of age.

To get started, fill out the form and one of our team members will reach out to you!

Or give us a call at (281) 855-8855

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.

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.

BENEFITS OF VIOLIN LESSONS

There are lots of reasons to consider signing your child up for violin lessons (or signing up for them yourself), including the following:

Playing the violin boosts memory capacity and increases attention span.
Playing the violin enhances reading and language processing skills.
Playing the violin enhances fine motor skills.
Playing the violin (or any instrument) boosts self-esteem and self-worth.
Playing music (of any kind) is a stress reliever and mood booster.

WHY CHOOSE CY-FAIR MUSIC AND ARTS FOR YOUR VIOLIN LESSONS?

1. Enjoy the expert guidance of our experienced professional Violin Instructors!

2. Perform in our regular Student Recitals!

3. Get unlimited access to our group make-up classes!

To get started, fill out the form and one of our team members will reach out to you.

Or give us a call at (281) 855-8855.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is the Violin a Hard Instrument to Learn?
The violin can be a tricky instrument for new musicians to learn.In the beginning, it’s normal for the violin to sound a bit scratchy or screechy while students get comfortable mastering it. However, with some patience and mindfulness, and regular practice, of course, students can start making beautiful music in no time!
How Do I Know Which Size of Violin to Buy?
Violin sizes range from 1/16 (9 inches) to 4/4 or full size (14 inches).Our violin instructors will be happy to help you pick the appropriate violin size for you or your child.
How Do I Sign Up for Lessons?
To sign up for violin lessons, call us at (281) 855-8855. We’ll work with you to find a class time that suits your schedule, and we’re also happy to answer any remaining questions you might have.