Violin & Viola Lessons in Cedar Park, TX
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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!
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!
Our teaching staff expertly blends 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 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.
Your experience at Velocity 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 & 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
Violin & Mandolin
Mike is a native Texan, who grew up in Dallas where he studied music under Maestro Chris Xeros and played violin in the number one high school symphony orchestra in the nation.
We offer a variety of plans to fit your schedule & budget
Weekly 30 Min
30 minute lessons are great for building a strong foundation.
Weekly 45 Min
Fit for both beginners & intermediate students who need more than 30 minutes.
Weekly 60 Min
Longer lessons, perfect for motivated, intermediate or advanced musicians.
What you can expect
1. Tell us about your musical goals.
2. Match with one of our expert instructors.
3. Play music! Parents get progress reports.
Marti Smith | Parent
“We love velocity. The facility is always very welcoming and cheerful. My 3 y.o. enjoys the music 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 is teaching my 6 y.o. beginning piano. He’s very patient and adaptive to meet her needs depending on the day. I really appreciate how kind and courteous he is and how he makes things easy for her to understand and practice. We are definitely happy we chose velocity!”