Our violin and cello instructors teach classical, folk, bluegrass, and popular music styles. Beginners can expect to work on intonation, basic bowing techniques, playing by ear, scales, arpeggios, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and improvisation. Each lesson will challenge you with a new technique or music theory concept, and ends with something fun. We employ a variety of violin and cello method books based on student needs and preferences, and encourage students to bring smartphones or streaming device to their lessons to learn their favorite tunes.
What’s the #1 reason to take strings lessons at Providence School of Music?
Our strings instructors are warm and friendly, and get to know each student and parent on a personal level. We work with you to craft a lesson plan that fits your individual needs and the student's favorite type of music. Whether you're playing in the school orchestra, a five year old taking their first lesson, a high school student preparing for college auditions, or a fifty year old returning to the violin or cello after many years, we’ll set goals to achieve your musical aspirations.
How qualified are your strings instructors?
Our violin and cello instructors have bachelor and masters degrees in music and many years' experience teaching and performing. We are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. In addition to our teaching credentials, our students find that we have warm and friendly personalities. We are dedicated and passionate about teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your lesson.
What will I learn from strings lessons at Providence School of Music?
Prospective students often ask that question. We make it a priority to get to know you and your personal musical needs and goals. Beginning students can expect to work on reading music, intonation, improvisation, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory.
Intermediate and advanced students can expect to work on some combination of double and triple stops, harmonics, improvisation, ensemble interplay, advanced slurring techniques, as well as both jazz and 20th century classical music repertoire.
Our instructors balance musicianship and fun by making sure each lesson presents a new technical challenge or theory concept, and ends with something fun, such as your favorite song. We use a variety of teaching method books, and encourage students to bring their smartphone or streaming device to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes.
Sign up is easy and parent-friendly, with helpful staff at the front desk six days a week to serve you. Because we only offer lessons on a month-to-month basis, there are no large upfront payments, no complicated contracts, no annual material or performance fees, and no semester minimums.
Lessons are available six days a week, and scheduled once a week. A one-time registration fee of $25 is due at time of registration.Request Info