Violin Lessons (Ages 5+)
Violin lessons are currently available with the teacher(s) listed below and are open to all ages 5 and above. Students must have access to their own violin for practice at home. Violin rosin and a method book will also be required, and we advise that you wait until your first lesson before purchasing a book so that the teacher can assess and recommend appropriately, which book to purchase. All of the above instruments & supplies as well as additional supplies that may be useful for violin lessons are available for purchase and/or rent from School of Music Arts. Please refer to our Rentals page for further details on instrument rentals.
Lia has been performing music for audiences since a very young age. Starting with classical violin at age 4, Lia soon developed a passion for cello and piano as well. At age 7, she started playing fiddle music and eventually became well-versed in the fiddle community in Canada. She has participated in Fiddle Nationals for the past 4 years, including a finals appearance in 2018. In high school, she played trumpet in the school band, allowing her to explore jazz music as well. In grade 11 and 12, she was awarded 'Most Outstanding Musician' for her contribution to both band and jazz band. Throughout the years, she has entered countless cello, piano and violin festivals. Through private instruction, Lia has studied violin for over 15 years and piano and cello for over 10 years. She has been teaching violin lessons, Piano Lessons and Cello Lessons for over 3 years. Lia is currently in her second year at Western University studying violin performance, and upon completion, she hopes to pursue a Master's degree in violin performance.
Jade received her Bachelor of Music from Wilfred Laurier University where she studied violin with Jerzy Kaplanek. Her keen interest in pedagogy and music cognition pushed her to pursue music theory. She teaches both violin lessons and Viola Lessons. A student at heart, she actively pursues new and creative teaching practices in order to be an effective and adaptable teacher. She is dedicated to encouraging students of all ages to achieve their musical goals and develop a lifelong passion for creating music. Jade has played in a number of orchestras across Ontario including the Cambridge Symphony, the Georgian Bay Symphony, the Laurier Symphony, and the London Community Orchestra. Currently, she enjoys performing in the community and playing with the London Community Orchestra while working towards a Master of Arts in music theory at Western University.
What Are Your Rates?
We've learned that every music teacher is different, and each has different skills. Some have Masters degrees, while others are still students themselves. For this reason, we've given the teachers the ability to set their own rates when they are hired based on their skills. The rate for violin lessons start at $23.00 for a 30 minute lesson.
Is 30 Minutes Enough?
For beginners the answer is definitely yes. When you are first learning, you're getting a lot of new, and in some cases, confusing information given to you. The amount of information given in one 30 minute lesson will give you a lot to work on as you practice throughout the week. Practicing is absolutely essential to learning music. As you get to more advanced skills, more time may be necessary if and when your teacher recommends it.
How Long Will It Take To Learn?
We get asked this question a lot. There is no specific date, or number of lessons. It depends on a few things including how often students practice. Although the songs may be very simple, we know we can have students playing at least one short song within 30 days. If you are hoping to play Mozart, it will take more time. But anyone can do it if they want it enough or work hard enough.
What Else Do I Need To Play?
There are additional supplies that may be needed throughout the course of your study, such as strings, tuners and shoulder rests. Also, as you progress, you will need new, more advanced method books so that you can continue to learn new songs and new techniques. We stock the basics to make sure every student has what they need to play, but other items can be specially ordered for you if needed or desired. For more information on product availability, please ask our administrative staff.