Violin & Viola Lessons in Tucson, AZ

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Our Approach to Violin & Viola Lessons

Our string program offers beginner to advanced, for all ages and skill levels – violin, viola, and cello lessons as well as opportunities to participate in string ensembles. Our comprehensive and adaptable approach, which supports both “learn by ear” and conventional reading methods aims to spark a love of music.

Children as young as 3 can start lessons in our Suzuki program, where they will gain strong note-reading, ensemble, and musicianship skills.

Lessons cover hand and finger techniques, shifting exercises, bow techniques, fingering exercises, articulation, scales, sight-reading, music theory, ear training, and memorization. Students study a wide range of concertos, sonatas, and virtuoso compositions as they advance. We advise parents of younger children to attend lessons in order to help with practice at home.

Experience The Music & Dance Academy Difference


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 Music & Dance 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 Music & Dance 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 Music & Dance 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.

“My daughter has been attending Music & Dance Academy since January 2023. She started with and is still taking tap and ballet. She loves it! She looks forward to going to each class, especially with Miss Giulia! On days she has dance her eyes shine in anticipation.”

— Donna

“My three kids enjoy their lessons here! Everyone is friendly and Ms. Tamara and Mr. Santacruz are very talented musicians and teachers.”

— Lynn

“My kids have been learning piano at the Music and Dance Academy for about 6 years now. I have to say it’s a great place for learning and also to build expertise in music. We have had a great experience with the teachers there.”

— Manju

How it works

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 or viola lessons?

Children can begin studying violin 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 violin lessons. 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 Tucson, AZ area. They hold degrees and are experts who love to share their knowledge of music with others.

Do you offer in-home lessons?

Enjoy the convenience of violin lessons with a professional teacher from Music and Dance Academy. We know that life can be sometimes hectic, and you may not always have the time to travel to the music studio or wait for your turn in a class. Online violin lessons in Tucson allow you to learn at your own pace in the comfort of your home. You will never miss out on practices as you can hone your skills with our experienced teachers available anytime, anywhere.

At Music and Dance Academy, you can now learn the violin from a professional teacher in your home. With our violin lessons, you will experience easy-to-follow instruction that helps you build on your knowledge every week. Our teachers have years of experience teaching students of all levels and are passionate about helping them grow in their art. We believe making great progress with music while still enjoying a stress-free learning experience is possible. Join us today and take your skills to the next level with Music and Dance Academy.