Violin & Viola Lessons in Palo Alto, CA

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Our Approach to Violin & Viola Lessons at Melody Academy of Music

Study a string instrument with our expert teachers at Melody Academy of Music. 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 in Palo Alto!

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 Melody Academy of 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.

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


At Melody Academy of 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 Melody Academy of 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 Simple Pricing to Fit Your Schedule & Budget

30 Minutes

$215

Month

Great for learning the basics and building foundations.

45 Minutes

$310

Month

Great for the budding master.

60 Minutes

$400

Month

Longer sessions, great for motivated musicians.

What you can expect

1. Together we explore student musical goals.

2.We match students with one of our expert instructors.

3.Start attending lessons! Parents can receive progress reports each week.

Common Questions

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Start Your Musical Journey.

Music School Address

Cubberly Community Center
4000 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(Rooms K-6 & V)

Hours

Monday11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
SundayClosed