Violin & Viola Lessons in Ranson, WV
Our Approach to Violin & Viola Lessons at Ellsworth Music
Study a string instrument with our expert teachers at Ellsworth Music. Our teachers all hold university degrees in music, and structure private lessons around the student – working through repertoire from beginning to advanced levels.
Ellsworth Music offers weekly lessons in violin, viola, and cello at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Contact us to learn more about our strings program!
Our Approach to Violin & ViolaGET STARTED
01 Violin & Viola Lessons Should Be Fun!
The only thing sweeter than the sound of a violin or viola is the experience students will have at Ellsworth 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 blend 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.
02 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.
03 We Care About Your Musical Interests & Goals
At Ellsworth 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 Ellsworth 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.
Violinist Emily Ilyes holds dual Bachelor of Arts degrees from West Virginia University, where she majored in both music education and violin performance. While at WVU, she was invited to perform in masterclasses with world-renowned violinists such as Ray Chen and Midori, and studied under the direction of Dr. Mikylah Myers.
Violin, Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Bass
Bridget recently moved back to WV after spending 14 years teaching in NYC. As an educator she knows how important it is to create a space that is supportive and enriching, while keeping the student engaged and creative.
In March 2012, Ms. Austin-Stone was the featured soloist with the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra and she performed the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in e minor and in 2014 performed the Mozart Symphonie Concertante for violin, viola and orchestra with Dana Rokosny, violist.
Violin, Voice, Beginning Piano & Beginning Guitar
How it works
Together we explore student musical goals.
We match students with one of our expert instructors.
Start attending lessons! Parents can receive progress reports each week.
“Very knowledgeable and kind staff. They were very thorough with my daughter’s viola fitting and answered all my questions. Highly recommend!”
“I have found this music store to be very good because of the quality of the instruction my children received through the instructors; my daughter is learning a lot and enjoying the violin again. My son started taking cello lessons here a few years back, I was very pleased with his progress.”
“Amazing knowledgeable staff who went above and beyond to make sure we had exactly what we needed for our daughter’s band instrument!”
“8 months ago Brian Elsworth runs a wonderful music store, and is a lifetime musician as well. He is not only highly knowledgeable, but generous with his time and service.”
Frequently GET STARTED
What’s a Good Age to Begin Violin or Viola Lessons?
Lessons for stinger instruments can begin at age 7. Adults are also welcome. Our students love learning the fundamentals, as well as incorporating their favorite songs into their lessons.
What size violin do I need?
Violins come in a variety of sizes. Our staff can help you choose which is best for you or your child.
Our music teachers are some of the best in Ranson area. They hold degrees and are experts who love to share their knowledge of music with others. They work closely with their students to develop an engaging lesson plan. Choosing to take violin lessons in Ellsworth Music, you’ll discover our string instructors will teach all styles of music, from learning to play by ear to reading music.
So, What Are You Waiting For?
If you’re ready to jump into the world of violin, we are excited to match you with a teacher that can get you started on your musical journey. Nothing will enable you to progress more effectively than a one-on-one partnership with an inspiring violin professional. Let us help you explore and build your abilities in a setting that is comfortable for you. You never know how far you can go until you take that first step, contact us today to get started!
What Makes Violin & Viola Lessons At Ellsworth Music Unique?
Our instructors have a fun, collaborative style that will inspire you and or your child throughout the learning and decision-making process. The ideal teacher/student relationship is one in which the student can realize their musical goals. Ellsworth Music teachers are fully equipped to assist you in every aspect of your musical development. Our violin and viola instructors will teach all styles of music, from learning to play by ear to reading music.