Violin & Viola Lessons in Geneva, IL
Our Approach to Violin & Viola Lessons at Hix Brothers Music School
Study a string instrument with our expert teachers at Hix Brothers Music School. Our teachers all hold university degrees in music, and structure private lessons around the student – working through repertoire from beginning to advanced levels.
Children can begin studying string instruments at the age of 4. Many of our students participate in other orchestral opportunities. Contact us to learn more about our strings program!
Our Approach to Violin & Viola LessonsGET STARTED
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 Hix Brothers Music School. 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 & Goals
Hix Brothers Music School, 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 Hix Brothers Music School 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 & Viola Teachers
The highly-qualified Violin & Viola instructors at Hix Brothers Music School are passionate, experienced, and versatile. With years of playing experience, our talented teachers understand the ins and outs of percussion and eagerly share their knowledge with you in an engaging, supportive, and nurturing environment. We offer customized lessons that give you a strong foundation and help you hone your talent and skill.
Cello instructor plus strings (beginner violin, beginner viola)
Jim has a Bachelor Degree in Music education and Cello. He is the Orchestra director at Wredling School St Charles and has 20+ years of private teaching…
Cello(Beginning), Violin & Viola
Ellen Garey is excited to have the opportunity to work at Hix Brothers Music School!
Ms. Garey has extensive successful experience teaching violin and viola privately, as well as conducting award-winning public school orchestra programs.
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.
“Hix bros has been an exceptional experience. My instructors have been great at allowing me to get a great broad understanding of guitar, and a feeling of overall confidence with it. Shoutout to Brian and Sam, two Awesome instructors.”
“Extremely happy with the quality of lessons and the flexibility and ease of scheduling. Very happy to see my son back into his saxophone and practicing without being asked!”
“We have been going to Hix Bros. for several years now and the teachers have been great. My daughter plays guitar and now bass, and Ken has really helped her become a better musician. The Rock School program is so much fun! Would recommend them to anyone”
“My daughter has been taking beginner guitar lessons with Brian for a few months now and has been really loving her sessions. He keeps her interested by considering her personal music taste. Definitely recommend!”
“TMMA is awesome! What a great place for kids and adults to learn music! Larissa is the best! Such a talented vocalist and teacher. You should go there!”
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What’s a Good Age to Begin Violin or Viola Lessons?
Children can begin studying the violin or viola as young as ages 4 or 5, but we welcome students of all ages, including adults!
Even so, not all 5-year-olds are ready to begin lessons on a stringed instrument.
Whether your child is ready for lessons depends on a variety of factors including physical development, dexterity, and attention span. If you’re not sure, we are happy to consult with you and help determine if your child is ready to start.
While children make up a good percentage of our student roster, we also love to work with adults. There is no such thing as being too old to learn an instrument!
If you have the desire to learn, we have the desire to teach you—no matter your age.
Our Violin & Viola Teachers
Our music teachers are some of the best in the Geneva, IL, 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.
So, What Are You Waiting For?
If you’re ready to jump into the world of violin or viola, 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!