Violin & Viola Lessons in Pleasanton, CA
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Our Approach to Violin & Viola Lessons at New World Music Academy
Study a string instrument with our expert teachers at New World 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.
New World Music Academy offers weekly lessons in violin, viola, and cello at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Contact us to learn more about our strings program!
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 New World 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 & Goals
At New World 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 New World 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.
Our Violin Teachers:
Antoine van Dongen
Antoine van Dongen, Dutch violinist, pianist and conductor, has been on the faculty of Wellesley College, New England Conservatory, MIT, and the Walnut Hill School of Arts between 2005-2011 Mr. van Dongen
Judy Lee – Beethoven said that “To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable.” Music is not just notes and rhythm, it touches our hearts and soul
Violin & Viola
David Cann studied violin at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and violin and viola at the Nordwestdeutsche Musikakadamie, Detmold – Germany. His teachers include Tibor Varga on violin, and Rainer Moog
We Offer Simple Pricing to Fit Your Schedule & Budget
30 Min Lesson
Great for building a strong foundation.
45 Min Lesson
Fit for both beginners & intermediate students.
60 Min Lesson
Perfect for intermediate or advanced musicians.
For Private Lessons and Coaching with Antoine van Dongen please contact the academy about availability and rates
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.