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Santa Barbara Viola Lessons

Viola is wonderful avenue for students who like the violin but prefer a lower sound. With the advent of small violas, students can now start viola at an early age (about age seven).


Viola provides the inner voice in ensembles and in orchestra, and today it is often featured as a solo instrument.

The beginner violist studies the Suzuki repertoire that is similar to the violin and cello repertoire. Quickly, the violist learns pieces that are suited to the instrument.


From “Bohemian Folk Dance” to Marin Marais’s French dances  to the Henri Casadesus’s Concerto in C minor in the style of J.C. Bach, the student is focusing on the tone and technique unique to the viola.

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