Violin Lessons in Fort Myers, FL
At Fort Myers School of Music, anyone can learn to play the violin
Study a string instrument with our expert teachers who all hold university degrees in music. They structure private lessons around the student – working through repertoire from beginning to advanced levels.
Our Approach to Violin Lessons
Violin Lessons Should Be Fun!
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.
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
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 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.
Our Violin Teachers:
Piano, Voice, Violin
Heidi has a very outgoing personality and is often accompanied by her puppy Gershwin! She is the perfect teacher for those students who require a little more stimulation during the lesson. She often plays duets with her students at lessons an recitals. Heidi began studying piano at the young age of six, and ranked 2nd […]
Piano, Voice, Violin, Theory
Carlos was born in Havana Cuba and immigrated to Miami when he was a child. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a Masters degree in Computer Science. He is certified to teach K-12. Carlos taught music in Miami public schools for 14 years and 15 years for the New York City Department […]
Piano, Voice, Violin, Drums
Earl is a music educator with over 20 years of experience. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in music education with a vocal emphasis from Florida A and M University (2002) and a Master’s degree in Music Education from the University of Florida (2010).
Fran graduated from the University of Southern Maine with both a Batchelor of Music in Performance and a Bachelor of Science in Music Education. She has taught in Public schools and privately for 20 years. Fran performs professionally in various classical and nonclassical groups playing cello, clarinet, and guitar as well as singing.
“The instructors are amazing! i love the one-on-one sessions. They are very thorough and passionate about the lessons and so encouraging. My voice has improved so much in just a matter of a month and Kelly and the staff are truly talented and amazing individuals. 5 stars! ”
“What an amazing first session! I love my vocal instructor, Kelly! She made me feel really comfortable and took her time teaching me incredible warm-up exercises that actually expanded my range INSTANTLY! Best of all I had fun. Im so glad I came here and Im looking forward to next week!”
“Rating 5/5 Jay and Kay are super nice! As a piano teacher, Kay has a lot of experience. Her lessons are fun. She knows the right tricks when it comes to understanding the piano. The environment is beautiful and well organized. If you want quality lessons this is the place!”
“I have been taking lessons since July, 2017 with Kay and enjoy every lesson. She is patient, fair and a delightful person! I’m surprised at what I have been able to learn and highly recommend adult lessons.”
“I have been taking piano lessons here for over a year and a half and have had nothing but good experiences here. They paired me up with Beth and I cannot say enough good things about her (that would have to be another paragraph and 5 star review). ”
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What you can expect
Tell us about your musical goals.
Match with one of our expert instructors.
Play music! Parents get progress reports.
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What’s a Good Age to Begin Violin 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.
We are extremely selective in the type of teachers we hire. We seek out instructors who have extensive credentials, can relate to people of all ages, and most importantly, have a passion for showing others how to play music. Just being good at playing doesn’t automatically make you a qualified teacher–that’s why we look to hire the best mentors for our private lesson program.
We hired teachers from across the country, who embody the high values at Fort Myers School of Music. Our instructors have years of education and practical teaching experience. Aside from receiving extensive training, our teachers are extremely friendly, highly personable, and are dedicated to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level. There’s no need for you to search all over Lee county because we have found the best teachers willing to work with you at a price you can afford.
What Expectations Should I Have?
Violins are quite affordable, and they come in different sizes accommodating the smallest students. We highly recommend our students to bring their own violin, with a shoulder rest, on their second lesson.
Our violin students begin by learning the parts of the instrument and how to properly hold their instrument. It often takes several lessons to achieve the necessary comfort level of holding the instrument, developing strength of the fingers and hands to producing musical sound.
Violin lessons at our school are designed for students from 6 years old to adults. Young beginners (5 years old) are evaluated for readiness. Our string teachers will be able to teach in variety of teaching methods that will be customized to the students individual musical goals. Our string teachers are highly qualified, and many of them perform regularly with local orchestras and bands.
What Makes Violin Lessons At Fort Myers School of Music?
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. Our teachers are fully equipped to assist you in every aspect of your musical development. Our violin instructors will teach all styles of music, from learning to play by ear to reading music.
How Long Will It Take For Me To Learn?
Are you looking to just play a couple of songs or do you really wish to master the instrument? With regular practice, a basic level of playing can be accomplished in just a few months. One of the great things about learning how to play a violin is that you can always improve. And a great deal of our students have so much fun in their lessons, they keep on going for a long time as they strive to keep on continuously improving.
So How Can I Help My Child Practice If I Don’t Have Any Musical Background?
Our teachers are well versed in providing easy ways that parents can help their children at home even if they don’t know how to play an instrument. Simply monitoring and encouraging your child will go a long way. We also invite parents if they would like to sit in on their child’s music lesson to understand what the teacher is doing and see first hand what they can do to help out with practicing at home.