Viola Lessons in Houston

For those students interested in Viola lessons in Houston, Vivaldi Music Academy offers a comprehensive viola curriculum individualized to each student’s needs while incorporating core principles. Our wonderful Viola Faculty take care in utilizing elements of different teaching methods that work best for each student. Beginning students start with the fundamentals including correct bow hold and finger placement, rhythm, reading music and learning simple songs. Advanced and experienced students continue to progress with increased proficiency in technique such as bowing skills, scales and arpeggios in all keys and registers, master significant repertoire and more. The Houston Viola lessons provide a comprehensive music education that includes theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and history.

 

About the Viola

The viola dates from the same time as the violin, coming into existence in the early to middle 16th century. The viola is slightly bigger than the violin. A full-sized violin has a body length of 14 inches whereas there is no official full size for a viola. Violas found in orchestras generally range in size from 15 to 18 inches.  The extra size is the crucial element in the creation of the viola’s unique sound, which is often described as being deep and mellow. The viola plays notes that are lower in pitch and often fills in harmonies in an orchestra by blending the string sections together and giving body to the orchestra as a whole. Many noted violinists have publicly performed and recorded on the viola as well, among them Eugène Ysaÿe, Yehudi Menuhin, David Oistrakh, Pinchas Zukerman, Maxim Vengerov, Julian Rachlin and Nigel Kennedy. Modern groups such as alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs, Imagine Dragons, and folk duo John & Mary use the viola as well. Jazz music has also seen its share of violists, from those used in string sections in the early 1900s to a handful of quartets and soloists emerging from the 1960s onward.

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Why choose us for viola lessons?

The best comprehensive viola lessons in Houston

Vivaldi Music Academy offers music lessons in a variety of instruments. Our piano lessons, violin lessons, guitar lessons, viola lessons, cello lessons, voice/singing lessons, flute lessons, and drum lessons provide a comprehensive and robust music education . Group voice lessons/choir, ensemble/chamber lessons for experienced students, and early childhood music development classes round out the selection of experiences offered. Learn more about our music programs.

The most highly qualified teaching viola faculty in Houston

From decorated recitalists to award winning composers, our faculty is dedicated to tailoring music lessons to your interests by learning about your personal musical goals and helping you achieve them. Our faculty have instrument specific degrees from renowned universities such as Yale University, Rice University and Boston Conservatory. Learn more about our amazing faculty.

Musician Owned and Operated

With over 200 years of family history in music, critically acclaimed violinist Zeljko Pavlovic brings his belief in the value of music education to the forefront of the Academy’s mission. As director and owner, Mr. Pavlovic has assembled a team of professional musicians who share his passion and enthusiasm for quality music education. Learn more about our director here.

State of the art modern facilities

With two locations centered in Bellaire and West University, our schools are convenient to all areas of Houston. Our state of the art facilities includes a comfortable and professional parent’s lounge with free Wi-Fi, coffee/water, and magazines.

Spacious studio rooms are equipped with top-of-the-line upright and baby grand pianos . All rooms are enhanced with updated technology such as iPads with music teaching apps and software, for engaging modern and classical music lessons. Learn more about our locations here.

Fantastic viola performance opportunities and workshops

Students interact with peers by participating in performances, ensemble lessons, and masterclasses with faculty and other visiting artists. Recitals, included in the tuition, display and elaborate each student’s achievements in their instrument of choice including piano, guitar, violin, viola, voice/singing, flute, cello, drums and more. Our students have unique performance opportunities such as our Carnegie Hall Debut in 2015, concert performance with the Piano Guys at the Revention Music Center and our upcoming concert in Venice, Italy in the summer of 2016.

Top of the line upright and baby grand pianos

Vivaldi Music Academy is proud to offer our students the best instruments for modern and classical music lessons. For more than a century and a half, the world’s most accomplished pianists have preferred to express their musical genius on pianos such as Knabe and Steinway pianos. The list includes the giants in classical, jazz, and popular music.

Suzuki Program

Our teachers blend a variety of teaching methods and styles including the Suzuki method for violin lessons, developed by Japanese violinist Shinichi Suzuki. Learn more about  Suzuki lessons and our Suzuki program director, Courtney Park.

Vivaldi Voices – Group Voice Lessons

Prepare your young vocalist to light up the stage with Vivaldi Voices! This group singing class is a unique and unparalleled experience for children ages 6-10. Exploring a variety of genres, students will learn about basic melodic intervals, matching pitch, and learning dynamics. Students will engage the whole body to create a beautiful sound with an entertaining presentation for voice lessons in a group setting. Enrollment is determined by audition.

Vivaldi Seasons — Early Childhood Music Classes

The unique Vivaldi Seasons curriculum developed by our very own faculty emphasizes a variety of genres including world, contemporary, jazz and classical music. Live instrument demonstrations are integrated into classes along with lesson plans that align with performances of the Houston Symphony Orchestra, Houston Ballet and Houston Metropolitan Opera, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra and other local ensembles. Our wonderful baby music classes, toddler music classes, and pre-school music classes are truly a well ­rounded approach to understanding musical comparatives and  enhance development of the whole child. There is a lot of movement in our childrens’ music classes and the lessons actively flow through the seasons of the year and holidays of all cultures!

Open 7 days a week for today’s busy families

Vivaldi Music Academy offers music instruction with piano lessons, guitar lessons, violin lessons, viola lessons, voice/singing lessons, flute lessons, cello lessons, drum lessons and more seven days a week to accommodate your busy schedule. Music lessons are billed monthly with no semester commitment.

  • Monday – Friday 9am – 8pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 9am – 5pm