The viola is like the violin’s big brother with a slighter deeper voice. The rich tones of a simple viola melody can give anyone goosebumps. Get ready for a positive and encouraging experience learning the viola! Build confidence and stand out from the band!
Do you want to pursue a career in music, bring your creativity to life, write songs, play on stage, and live the dream?
What’s the #1 reason to study viola at Winter Park Music Academy?
Our viola instructors are friendly and patient. We work with every student or parent to tailor the lessons to match the individual’s learning style, genre and goals.
What will I learn?
Beginners may learn the basics of holding the instrument, moving the bow and making sound. Our viola instructors will use the best method for the student which could be by ear or by reading music. Making a clear sound on a single note is the first goal. We will carefully guide you from where you are to where you want to go. Whether that’s technical proficiency or playing your favorite songs, we can take you there!
What styles of viola do you teach?
Of course the viola is most popular in certain genres but any song can be arranged for viola! We teach all styles from pop, classical, rock, blues, jazz, metal, funk, folk, bluegrass, worship, R&B and reggae. You name it, our instructors can teach it!
Are you instructors qualified?
Yes! Our viola and music instructors have degrees from Rollins College, University of Central Florida, DePaul University and Georgia State University. Many of our instructors have gone on performance tours of the US and Europe and have over 15 years of professional performance and teaching experience.
Do I need to be able to read music before I start viola lessons?
No, we welcome beginners!
Do I need a viola at home to take viola lessons?
You will need your own viola for lessons and to practice with at home. We can recommend the right one for your budget. A simple viola costs between $85.00-145.00 or you can rent one.