Violin & Viola Lessons in Lakewood, OH
Our Approach to Violin & Viola Lessons at Lakewood Music Academy
Study a string instrument with our expert teachers at Lakewood Music Academy. 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!
“He joined his school’s rock club and I was just informed by his teacher that he did really well and they could tell he has had training! He was moved to tears and so was I. So shout out to Mr. Fred and Lakewood Music academy! ”
“They both enjoyed it very much and can’t wait to come back Monday. Thank you so much for making it such a positive experience for them, especially since I wasn’t able to be there. I really appreciate it.”
“I couldn’t be happier with my lessons. Maria continues to be an excellent instructor as I’ve made a lot of progress during my time at LMA. She has a way of taking her students level be level that’s both challenging and easy to understand. ”
“My teacher is amazing she goes in depth and always gives me feedback about what I should practice by myself. So far I’ve learned quite a bit.”
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 Lakewood Music Academy. 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
At Lakewood Music Academy, 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 Lakewood Music Academy 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.
Dr. Victor Liva
Dr. Victor Liva, Associate Professor, Coordinator of String Studies and Conductor of Orchestras. Dr. Liva began his musical career as a violininst, studying first with his father, Ferdinand Liva, a well acclaimed…
Abigail McLaughlin is a violinist and music educator in northeast Ohio. She is a violinist in the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra, Youngstown Symphony, and the Youngstown Scoring Stage, and is also a regular…
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What you can expect
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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! 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 The Lakewood, OH, 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 Lakewood at the Academy, 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 Lakewood Music Academy 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. Lakewood Music Academy 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.