Viola Lessons

Viola lessons for learners of all ages.
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Learning to play the viola

When choosing an instrument to learn, people often overlook the viola because it’s not in the spotlight as much as the violin. But that just means it’s all the more unique and more impressive to show off.   

The Viola is the darker, richer sounding cousin to the violin. Slightly bigger and lower pitched, it is similar to the cello in that the strings are almost the same notes, just an octave higher, and it features the same warm sound quality. But, it is much easier to carry! So, if you don’t want to lug around a massive cello, the viola is definitely for you.  

The viola is a gateway instrument to play other string instruments

The viola can also play almost anything - violin music, cello music, and of course, its own music. So, should you want to transition to another string instrument, you’ll already have a leg up having learned the viola.  

Yes, the viola can be a phenomenal solo instrument. It is also really good with harmony and supporting other instruments. It is the ultimate team player! As instrument playing goes, if you’d prefer to blend into a big group, the viola could be a great fit.  

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"Shane has incredible patience, is enthusiastic about music, and has awesome teaching skills. As a result, each lesson passes by very quickly. He constantly instils confidence and makes learning to play music fun. The group sessions are always a hoot! Can't wait till my next lesson!"

- John Wickham

About our Caringbah viola lessons

At Caringbah Music, our viola teachers are qualified music graduates from UNSW. They are talented, approachable and patient. Their teaching approach is creative and engaging.

Personalised viola lessons for learners of all ages

As our music teachers will tell you, no two students are the same. Therefore, we personalise our teaching style and content for each viola student. Our aim is to keep you excited, motivated, switched on, and keen to develop your musical skills. Learning the viola should be fun and engaging and, at Caringbah Music, you'll find we deliver a fun music learning environment every time.

We can also help you prepare for viola school exams

In lessons, both traditional and Suzuki methods are used, and our teachers prepare their students for school exams as well as music board exams such as AMEB and Trinity College London Exams. Preparing for school exams can be helpful in validating a student’s progress whilst giving them a thrilling sense of accomplishment.

In lessons, students will learn to:  

  • Play fun and familiar songs
  • Expand their musical repertoire
  • Master fundamental and advanced Viola techniques
  • Create a resonant tone and play expressively  
  • Develop skills in reading music, rhythmic accuracy, music theory and aural skills

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Interested in joining Caringbah Music to learn the viola? Contact us today! The first introductory lesson is on us at no risk to you. Join us today to learn to play the music you love!

Learn to play the viola. 

Try a FREE viola lesson today!