Students of the Violin
Many children start playing the violin early, sometimes as early as second or third grade. But you can start violin lessons at any time — even if you’re an adult. It’s never too late to learn to play an instrument.
Although progression in any musical instrument takes time, some instruments sometimes seem to require more patience than others. Violin students must learn how to use a bow properly to produce a pleasing sound from their instrument, even if their fingers are in the right place — a challenge that’s not presented by, say, a piano. But with dedication and hard work, a student of any age can make great strides playing the violin.
What’s Great About Playing the Violin?
There’s some debate about whether playing the violin helps students get into a better college. There are no hard data, but in fact, playing any instrument — especially for a number of years — shows the kind of drive and commitment college admissions boards are looking for.
Because the violin is an orchestra instrument, and because of its perceived level of difficulty coupled with the impressive nature of a performance by a talented violinist, this instrument is sometimes viewed as the choice of more serious music students.
Your child may or may not continue to play the violin beyond their school years, but even if they do not, their years of devotion to the instrument and the progress they made will have taught them important life lessons that will stay with them.
If you’re interested in taking violin lessons at Austin Music Academy, you don’t have to wait for a new session to start — you can enroll at any time. Our talented violin instructors teach each student individually at their own pace. Lessons are tailored to your strengths, interests and desire to progress.
While many students dedicate themselves to learning classical pieces on the violin, we teach all styles of playing. Country and Western music is hugely popular among violin students, and fans of pop love to learn Cold Play’s When I Ruled the World.
Feel free to contact us for more information about our violin lessons, we also offer lessons in voice, drums, piano, guitar and ukulele.