Eskay’s viola lessons cover topics such as proper posture, reading sheet music, and playing a variety of musical styles. Similar to the violin, the viola is a stringed instrument but features a deeper, richer sound. The viola is often featured in orchestras as a supporting string instrument that provides a fine tuned foundation for the other instruments. Whether you’re a beginner (lessons can start as early as age 6), or have some prior experience, our one-on-one lessons will help you develop your skills and achieve your musical goals. Making sure you hold the viola and bow at the correct angles is paramount to the student’s success. More advanced students will learn vibrato properly, how to shift in different positions on their instrument, as well as how to tune their instruments correctly! Depending on the height of the student you will need to be properly fitted for the right size viola. Our knowledgeable teachers can assist you with this process! Contact us today to start your lessons!
Eskay’s offers the popular “Suzuki” method, but as with all our lessons we will find a method that works best for the student. As the student familiarizes themselves with the violin and masters the basics, lessons can be extended to include more material. We also teach students how to shift properly, the usage of vibrato, and how to tune their instruments correctly! Our teachers can help prepare you for upcoming recitals, NYSSMA events, elementary, middle, and high school orchestra, and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM).