Violin & Viola Lessons in Cedar Park, TX
Our Approach to Violin & Viola Lessons at Velocity Music Academy
Velocity Music Academy is proud to offer violin and viola lessons to people of all ages and skill levels. Our instructors love to customize lessons for each student, providing well-rounded instruction for students of any age and skill level interested in violin. Whether your goals include learning to play Romantic concerti, exploring jazz improvisation, or familiarizing yourself with fiddle tunes, our teachers can help you get there! Study a string instrument with our expert teachers at Velocity 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 in the greater Austin area. Contact us to learn more about our strings program!
Our Approach to Violin & ViolaGET STARTED
01 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 Velocity 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!
02 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.
03 We Care About Your Musical Interests & Goals
At Velocity 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.
Our Violin & Viola Teachers:
Our seasoned staff of violin and viola instructors thrives on creating a fun, engaging, and well-rounded experience for each student. Within the violin and viola world, there are many musical styles ranging from classical to pop to sacred. Whatever your preferred genre (or if you like a little of everything), we have a teacher that will work for you.
Our qualified instructors often participate in public performance and possess significant academic credentials. Their experience enables them to customize their instruction for each student, covering areas including technique, fundamentals and expression.
Violin and Piano
Bennie Braswell started playing violin at 6, and piano at 10. At 15, she started giving lessons to her teacher’s students who needed extra help before recitals or competition. She got her
Kelly Smith Toney
Piano, Violin & Viola
Kelly Smith Toney received her bachelor and master degrees from The Juilliard School. Upon graduation, she joined the Singapore Symphony Orchestra for a two-year engagement. Mrs. Toney has been concertmaster and orchestra
Piano, Violin, & Guitar
Peter Martin is an American composer, educator, multi-instrumentalist, and live performer. He began his musical studies at age of 12 and within three years, he was invited to perform for two seasons with the Houston Youth Symphony at Jones Hall.
Music Explorers, Group Violin, Violin, and Voice
Kimberly Pennington has been teaching children for over 25 years in public and private sectors, both with regular education students and children with special needs.
How it works
Tell us about your musical goals.
Match with one of our expert instructors.
Play music! Parents get progress reports.
“Ulrich is a fabulously patient teacher! We enjoy the time he invests in teaching our daughter and we are enrolling our other kids in classes because of the great, positive experience Cayli has had at Velocity.”
“I wanted to ping you to let you know how pleased I am with G.’s progress under Tom’s teaching. Tom’s very skilled and engaging and G. is blossoming as a student – he loves guitar and counts the days between his lessons.”
“We love velocity. The facility is always very welcoming and cheerful. My 3 y.o. Enjoys the music together sessions. I feel like it’s encouraging him to develop a love of music and even helping with his rhythm in gross motor skills.”
“Shane has been a wonderful piano teacher for our 6-year-old son. He is extremely patient and has a great rapport with children. He has great judgment and the ability to provide the right balance of instructions and challenges and keep his classes enjoyable.”
“For the last 3 1/2 years Kathy Rabago has been my daughter’s piano teacher. She has excelled in her piano skills and abilities due to this teacher’s patience and knowledge. Thank you Kathy for all you’ve done!”
“Thank you, Velocity School of Music. Your wonderful guitar teacher, Ulrich Ellison, has inspired and nurtured our 7-year-old in his love for the guitar and he loves going to each lesson. Your school is friendly, welcoming, and top-notch!”
“My son is working with Abby to learn to play the cello, and we are both so happy to be working with such a talented and kind person!”
“The kids are having a blast doing music this summer with Jonathan, Sarah, and Josh. The boys tell me they wish their lessons were longer! Great teachers – just what they needed this summer- they are playing some really fun pieces. They each love their teachers.”
“Velocity has changed Dalton’s life and he has gained so much confidence and loves the piano.”
“Mercer has really enjoyed his first couple of lessons and Ashley is just awesome! He looks forward to the rest of the summer and hoping to continue into the next school year. Thanks!”
We offer a variety of plans to fit your schedule & budget
30 Min Lesson
30 minute lessons are great for building a strong foundation.GET STARTED
45 Min Lesson
Fit for both beginners & intermediate students who need more than 30 minutes.GET STARTED
60 Min Lesson
Longer lessons, perfect for motivated, intermediate or advanced musicians.GET STARTED
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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!
Our violin & viola teachers
Velocity Music Academy teachers are passionate about creating a fun and engaging experience, while providing new string players with a firm foundation to move forward. Our instructors are fantastic people and great musicians, and many of them perform professionally in a variety of musical contexts. Their top-notch credentials and experience allow our teachers to tailor lessons for each student, covering areas including technique, fundamentals, and expression, and exploring many different musical genres. Our music teachers are some of the best in the Austin and Cedar Park Texas area. They hold degrees and are experts who love to share their knowledge of music with others.
Do I have to know how to read music?
No. Beginners are welcome! Our lesson plans aim to educate, engage and inspire students.
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, so why not get started today?