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OUR VIOLIN LESSONS
COMBINING PROGRESS & PASSION FOR THE VIOLIN

For all you adult students out there who have ever wondered - is learning violin for children? Am I too old? Is it too late? I'm here to tell you that the answer is undoubtedly, 100%, most definitely NO. Learning the violin is NOT just for children, you are NOT too old, and it is NEVER ever, ever too late. Don't you ever let those thoughts stop you. 

We know it can be challenging to learn as an adult but guess what? It's challenging for kids too! And possibly even more so because music and violin playing involve concepts that young kids may not be able to grasp right away. At least not as quickly and directly as an adult student would be able to. Things like having an average adult-level vocabulary, knowing basic math, having fine motor skills...these are all advantages more mature students have over those young little kids who seemingly pop out of the womb ready to dazzle the world with their prodigious abilities. 

And we keep violin classes fun! Passion over perfection - we don't want our students to feel pressured to pull off a concerto on the first try! We keep violin enjoyable, so your student will develop skills and a lifelong love for the instrument. 

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QUESTIONS ABOUT VIOLIN LESSONS

Is there a proper age to start learning the violin?

Five years of age is the youngest we recommend starting children on violin. Violin isn't as easy to learn as piano, so if your child isn't fully committed to learning violin at the age of 5 and 6 we suggest starting them on piano (keyboard) for a year or two first. What they learn about music on the piano will be directly applied to the violin when they start so they will have a much easier time learning it.

Should I purchase or rent a violin?

That depends a lot on if you are still growing (children) and are committed to learning the instrument. There are decent beginning instruments out there, both used and new for under $200. Please be careful if you are buying used over the internet. We have seen some very unplayable violins come into the school. Renting is usually the best way to go as most violin rental shops will allow you to trade up to a larger size as your student grows.

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VIOLIN LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS

Liberty Music Academy offers beginner violin lessons to students in and around Collin County, TX under our seasoned instructors; watchful eye.

TECHNIQUE

Improper technique can lead to bad habits that hold students back. We teach your student how to sit correctly and how to position their hands, wrists, and fingers.

MUSIC THEORY

A major part of becoming a complete musician is a thorough understanding of music theory.  In each lesson, new musical concepts are taught that help to propel your student forward.

NOTE READING

Your student will learn to read music notation and follow the notes on the treble and bass staff. Once they learn the ropes, they will be able to learn any song they desire.

REPERTOIRE

Together with their instructor, your student will go through repertoire in their lesson books, which they will practice weekly. Every four months, their hard work will culminate in recital performances.

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Frequently Asked Questions...

Should I purchase or rent a violin?

That depends a lot on if you are still growing (children) and are committed to learning the instrument. There are decent beginning instruments out there, both used and new for under $200. Please be careful if you are buying used over the internet. We have seen some very unplayable violins come into the school. Renting is usually the best way to go as most violin rental shops will allow you to trade up to a larger size as your student grows.

What are the lesson rates for my student? 

Our lesson rates just really depend on the needs of each individual student. Whether you are looking for 30 or 60 minute lessons, in-home or online, etc. We highly recommend contacting our office to learn more, and or registering your student for a trial lesson. This will allow all students and families the opportunity to gain more information, an idea as to whether or not music lessons are something they like and or want, with no obligation to continue lessons on a weekly basis. 

On which days can I schedule my weekly lessons? 

We do our very best to accommodate all of our student's schedules. If you are a new student without a current schedule, you can contact our office and get your lessons booked on a schedule that fits you best. If you are a current student needing to switch your schedule, you can either contact our office to make the adjustment or discuss the available options/availability with your teacher.  

How does payment work? Am I required to sign a contract?

We focus on making payment as convenient and accommodating as possible for all of our students and families. All billing is done on the 1st of every month. When students join our academy in the middle of the month, we do prorate lessons for the remainder of the month. There is a one-time $30 registration fee per family, and the best part...no contract or commitment. All we ask is that you provide us with at least 30-days notice prior to cancellation. You can complete this form on our website. 

How long should my student be practicing daily/weekly?

Practice time should not be measured by how long a student is practicing, but instead measured by how productive a student is during their practice time. If a student a playing a song over and over for 2 hours without breaking measures down and fixing errors, their practice could be doing them more struggle and frustration than productive help. Additional questions about practice should be discussed with your student's teacher/instructor. 

What happens if I can't make my scheduled lesson?

At Liberty Music Academy, we know things happen! For this reason, we do provide make-up lessons/credit for students who miss a scheduled lesson. In order to receive a make-up lesson, we just ask that you notify our office/teacher about your absence at least 24-hours in advance. If a make-up lesson becomes unavailable, you will be credited for the upcoming months' lessons. 

"There are so many amazing things we can say about this academy! Our family has been using Liberty for a while now, and the progress our kids have all shown has left us in awe. We highly recommend this academy to anyone looking for music lessons."