We welcome violin players who are curious to try viola. Learn more about the difference between violin and viola.We also offer Preparation for ABRSM Exams. ABRSM is the world's leading provider of music exams and assessments. Preparation for ABRSM exams is a very good way to get a structured viola education and ABRSM diplomas and certificates are internationally recognized levels of proficiency in music. Register for viola lessons online or contact us if you have any questions.
Viola Lessons FAQ
Q. What is the recommended age at which to start private viola lessons?
A. The recommended age is 5 years. However, it is never too late to start learning and enjoying viola. We have students as young as 4 years old and as mature as 69.
Q. I want to try viola lessons. Where should I start?
A.If you are a beginner it usually makes sense to start by renting a viola. To make it more convenient for our students the Sharon Music Academy has arranged with the national chain Rayburn to deliver and exchange violas on site. Just visit Rayburn’s rental page and choose “Affiliate: Sharon Music Academy” in “Select District” drop-down menu. Write down the confirmation number and email it to us. Students of the Sharon Music Academy may also have discounts on some instruments sold by Rayburn.
Violas come in different sizes and if you don’t know what size you or your child needs there is plenty of information online to help you determine the right size. When renting a viola for the first time don’t forget to get a shoulder rest. For high-end instruments visit Carriage House Violins page.
Occasionally, when a student outgrows a viola, he/she will sell their prior instrument by posting an ad on our bulletin board.