VIOLIN IN PALM BEACH
Violin lessons are offered to students of all ages and levels with traditional and modern method influences. Our Violin Program at Vivace Music Academy is designed for students from 3 years old to adults. Young beginners (3-5 years old) are evaluated for readiness.
Our program will start with fundamentals: learning the parts of the instrument, proper finger placement and bow hold. It often takes several classes to achieve the necessary comfort level of holding the instrument, developing strength of the fingers and hands to producing musical sound.
What an achievement when beginning students proficiently play Twinkle-Twinkle! Experienced students continue to progress by mastering significant repertoire and developing advanced technique, such as vibrato, bow distribution, articulation, musicality and more.
Our goal is to deliver the finest and best violin lessons in Palm Beach by exposing you to a variety of repertoire and technique with our professional and highly qualified teachers and active local and international performers. We highly recommend our students to bring their own violin or you can rent/purchase program in a month or two at our Academy.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT DO YOU LEARN IN YOUR VIOLIN LESSONS?
That question is often asked by prospective VIOLIN students. Our violin teachers make it a priority to get to know you on a personal level and to become familiar with your personal musical needs and goals. We do not treat every violin student the same in terms of what and how we teach.
A seven-year-old having their first violin lesson will have very different needs than a fifty-seven-year-old taking up violin for the 2nd time after having had lessons as a child.
The main reason to choose the Academy as your violin lesson provider, is that we are sensitive to the fact that every violin student is an individual.
If you enroll here for violin lessons, we will work with you to make a plan that will fit your needs and musical preferences. At the first lesson your violin teacher will ask you about your favorite type of music, and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child.
WHAT DO I NEED TO START VIOLIN LESSONS?
Violins are quite affordable, and they come in different sizes accommodating the smallest students (ages 3-5). We highly recommend to our students to bring their own violin on their second class should they choose to enroll in the Academy. We will be introducing a rental/purchase program at our Academy in case you don’t own yet a violin.
WHAT STYLES OF VIOLIN DO YOU TEACH?
We teach all styles from classical, jazz, pop, country, and blues.
ARE YOUR VIOLIN INSTRUCTORS QUALIFIED?
Our violin teachers and music instructors have received their education from prestigious institutions from all over the world such as Peabody Conservatory, Miami University, Cleveland Institute of Music, Lynn University and Florida Atlantic University. Many of our instructors have gone on performance tours of the US, Latin America and Europe and have over 25 years of professional performance and teaching experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and strive to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level.
Do you need more information to start with Violin Lessons?
Call 561-804-6687 and our friendly and knowledgeable Consultants will answer any questions you may have. It’s easy to join our musical family: in only a few minutes we can enroll you in month-to-month Violin Program. We do not have long-term contracts, and you can always terminate your contract by the 15th of each month.
ABOUT THE VIOLIN
The violin is the smallest and highest-pitched of the instrument in the string family. It is related to a North African instrument called a rebab (a three-stringed instrument also played with a bow drawn across the strings). Violins have been traditionally used as an accompaniment to singing and dancing. It is also an important classical solo instrument, as well as taking pride of place at the front of orchestras. The violin was early recognized for its singing tone, especially in Italy, its birthplace, where the earliest makers—Gasparo da Salò, Andrea Amati, and Giovanni Paolo Maggini—had settled its average proportions before the end of the 16th century. In the 19th century, with the advent of large auditoriums and the violin virtuoso, the violin underwent its last changes in design. The result was a stronger, more brilliant tone in place of the delicate, intimate tone of the violin of the 18th century. Most major composers from the 18th century on wrote solo music for the violin, among them Mozart, Beethoven, Le chavalier de Saint George, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Edvard Grieg, Paul Hindemith, Arnold Schoenberg, and Alban Berg. Such virtuosos as Francesco Geminiani, Niccolò Paganini, Joseph Joachim, Fritz Kreisler, David Oistrakh, Ida Haendel, Yehudi Menuhin, and Isaac Stern stimulated the composition of fine violin music
Famous Violin Players
The Violin is primarily an orchestral, solo and chamber music instrument, but it is also heard in jazz, folk, rock and pop music as well.
Famous classical violin players include Niccolo Paganini, David Oistrakh, Fritz Kreisler, Guiseppe Tartini, Antonio Vivaldi, and Mischa Elman, Joshua Bell, Midori Goto, and Itzhak Perlman to name just a few.
Early jazz violinists included Eddie South, who played violin with Jimmy Wade’s Dixielanders in Chicago; Stuff Smith; Claude “Fiddler” Williams, who played with Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy. Joe Venuti was best known for his work with guitarist Eddie Lang during the 1920s. Georgie Stoll was a jazz violinist who became an orchestra leader and film music director.