Violin & Viola
Lessons in Boulder, CO
At Dana V Music, anyone can learn to play the violin
At Dana V. Music, violin and viola students receive personalized instruction from highly qualified professionals in a positive and supportive learning environment. We strive to ensure our students acquire the skills necessary to become literate musicians by teaching the basic fundamentals, proper technique, and music theory. As students advance, they will learn Galamian three-octave scales and arpeggio sequences and will build a broader repertoire of technique, including vibrato, double-stop and chord playing; more advanced bow strokes such as spiccato, sautillé, and up-bow staccato; and other higher-level musicianship concepts such as phrase analysis and score studying skills.
Our violin & viola teachers
Each student’s musical tastes and aptitudes are unique, so we customize our lesson plans accordingly. Students will learn music reading, performance skills, improvisation skills, and theory skills.
Our in-home lessons in and around Boulder are unique in that we offer a high-quality lesson experience that also provides you with the convenience of time saved driving and waiting.
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Our Approach to Violin Lessons
Violin Lessons Should Be Fun!
The only thing sweeter than the sound of a violin or viola is the experience students will have at Dana V. Music. We pair the sophistication of these classic string instruments with an unwavering commitment to fun. We want each of our students to LOVE their music lessons!
Our teaching staff expertly blends a high standard of music education with a creative, student-focused approach that gives students space to discover and nurture their passion for music and the violin. Whether you’re looking to pick up the instrument for the first time or want to earn the first chair in your orchestra, our teachers are ready to help you progress quickly toward your goals – while having fun along the way.
We Emphasize Healthy Technique
Strong fundamentals are key to efficient, effortless playing and optimal sound. We teach students essential instrument care and set-up, tuning, healthy playing posture, bowing, and hand positioning. Our skilled instructors also take students through regular ear training exercises to foster the development of good pitch.
Additionally, we strive to ensure our students become literate musicians through lessons in scales, music theory, rhythm, and sight-reading. More advanced students will build a broader repertoire of technique, including vibrato, double-stop and chord playing; more advanced bow strokes such as spiccato, sautillé, and up-bow staccato; and other higher-level musicianship concepts such as phrase analysis and score studying skills.
We Care About Your Musical Interests
At Dana V. Music, we are delighted to work with students of all abilities seeking to enrich their lives through music. Our teachers take an individualized approach to each student – underpinned by detailed individual assessments, a thorough and logical sequence of skill development and training, and one-on-one guidance throughout your musical journey.
Your experience at Dana V. Music will be uniquely yours. Come and learn from our talented instructors, many of whom can connect you with performance and competitive opportunities, should you wish to pursue your craft on a larger stage
We offer a variety of plans to fit your schedule & budget
“DVM has forged me into the musician I am today. DVM has also been my greatest source of inspiration as a musician and I am extremely thankful for everyone in the studio. Thank you for pointing me towards the values I hold today.”
“Dana V has such a loving and supportive family of instructors and students. I really miss everyone in the studio!”
“My experiences at DVM, and the confidence I gained while learning to sing and use my voice are applicable every day at my job when I’m speaking with and presenting to clients.”
What you can expect
Tell us about your musical goals.
Match with one of our expert instructors.
Play music! Parents get progress reports.
Frequently Asked QuestionsGet Started
What is the minimum age to start violin or viola lessons at Dana V Music?
We’ve found that five years old is the earliest you’d want to start violin or viola lessons. This is the age that students start to learn to read, build their comprehension, and can communicate their wants and needs with their teachers.
Our teachers are skilled at evaluating students and helping them find the right fit, whether that be private lessons directly with an instructor or group classes with other students.
Do I need any prior experience?
If you’ve never explored music lessons before, you probably have a few questions about what to expect and the best way to get started. Here at Dana V, we welcome students from all musical backgrounds, from beginners to experienced professionals.
What styles of violin can I learn?
Our teachers have unique backgrounds and can offer insightful instruction on all types and styles of music. Whether you’re interested in a classical approach to violin or viola lessons or looking for something more unique to you, our teachers can guide you along a path that makes sense for you.
What materials will I need?
Our personally-tailored musical instruction means that your materials will be catered to your specific program. At your first lesson, your instructor will provide you with a comprehensive list of materials, books, and online resources that will help you on your musical journey.
Is violin the right fit for me?
Deciding the instrument you are going to pursue is a very personal decision. Our instructors will work closely with you to determine what instrument makes the most sense for your interests, age, skill level, and experience.
Why Come to Dana V Music for Violin Lessons?
Dana V Music is dedicated to creating a sustainable learning environment where students can thrive. Our violin lessons are designed with you in mind, so our student-oriented learning environment will cater to you specifically. You can direct your lessons along the path that best aligns with your intentions with the support and guidance of an experienced instructor.
This creative freedom allows you to truly flourish along any given pathway. We’re proud of the culture that we foster at our violin school and find it to be an essential part of honing your musical talents.
Ready to Begin Violin Lessons in Boulder?
If violin or viola lessons are something you’re interested in, Dana V Music has some of the most talented teachers in Boulder to take care of you. Learn in a fun-filled and structured environment.
Schedule your first violin lesson in Boulder today!