Violin, Viola, Cello and Upright Bass Lessons in Katy
For many, nothing quite compares to the sound of an orchestral string instrument! Achieving that “sound,” however, can be a challenge. That is why our string instructors, most with advanced degrees, will be happy to work with you to help you reach your musical goals. From stressing fundamentals such as proper stance and how to hold the instrument and bow, to helping students prepare for UIL and other competitions, our instructors enjoy teaching students how to read and play all styles of music! Of course, our violin, viola, cello and bass teachers are all super friendly and patient, and love working with children, teens and adults!
On item to remember is that as your child grows, they will need to change obtain larger instruments. Our knowledgeable teachers can certainly help you choose the right size instrument for you!
So, when you are ready to rent a violin, viola, cello or upright bass for school or lessons here in Katy, we recommend the following places to check out:
Register your child for violin, viola, cello or upright bass lessons with one of our professional orchestral string instructors today!
So, you've found or inherited an old violin. You look inside and the first thing that you see is the label, which is affixed to the back of the instrument and can be viewed through the "ff" holes. What does the label say? Odds are quite good that it says...read more
Over the years, certain classical music works have gained popularity amongst pop music fans, thereby achieving crossover status. Some of these classical music pieces include the Symphony No. 3 by Henryk Górecki, Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel, and the second...read more
Deciding which E string to use on the violin is a very individual choice. There are numerous E strings on the market and opinions will vary from player to player. This article will look at several popular brands and their characteristics.There are many...read more
A grace note should perhaps be thought of as an extra bit of flourish by the composer and player. Many call a grace note an "ornament" to be used in the ornamentation of music.In music notation, a grace note is printed smaller than a regular note, sometimes...read more
The original Fender violin, which is called the F1 has been around for longer than I can remember, but when I played the new Fender, I was genuinely interested to see how it compared to other violins in roughly the same price bracket, such as the NS Design and...read more
Antonio Stradivari (1644(?) - 18 December 1737) was an Italian maker of stringed instruments such as violins, cellos, guitars, violas, and harps. He is generally considered the most important artisan in this field.Stradivari is thought to have been responsible...read more
Music stands come in several varieties and styles, and can be made from many different materials. But with few exceptions, they all share the same basic parts. From lower to upper these consist of the "base", the "shaft", and the "tray".The BaseThe base of a...read more
Learning to play electric violin shares many similarities with studying acoustic violin, with a few important differences. The first is that almost every acoustic violin is shaped and tuned the same way. Electric violins, however, can come in many shapes and...read more
Suzuki Violin School: Book One has been a bedrock of violin education since it was introduced in the 1970s. One of the first books to rely on arranging songs in order of increasing difficulty, it is a favorite of violin teachers, Suzuki and non-Suzuki alike.But...read more
Scales are Arpeggios are important for learning violin. And yet, many students consider them the bane of their violin existence. After all, they sound best when be executed with near-perfect technique and yet seem to lack interest, musical content, and melody....read more
We've all heard of "Bed Bugs." But did you know there are also "Bow Bugs?" Indeed there are -- little arthropods (related to moths) that live inside your violin case and munch horse hair. How do you know that your case is infested? There are certain tell-tale...read more
For decades, from Motown to Funk, through Disco, Indie Rock or music by singer / songwriters, one of the elements which has made some tracks successful is the addition of stringed instruments to the mix. When used skilfully, this medium can lift a piece of...read more
One of the reasons I picked up the violin was because it was easier to travel with than a guitar (not that I haven't found some nice travel guitars, but that's another story). It fits in an airplane overhead and is easy to carry! However, I want to be...read more
One does not come across something so eloquent and celebrated every time. A Thousand Years- sheet music by Christina Perri is one such song, which is likely to make any listener spellbound. In today's times where the trend is of pop music, where the music...read more
In music there really are no limits or pigeon holes that you are expected to stay in. I grew up in the sixties where the violin was largely seen as a classical instrument and people like Stephane Grapelli were considered "off the wall" with their Jazz...read more
One, they are old and rare. Today there are only about 700 of these instruments remaining all which were made over two hundred years ago. This makes them extremely rare and extremely valuable. Because of this they need to be stored in vaults when not being used...read more
Group lessons for beginning violin have can be an affordable -- and fun-- alternative to private lessons. Certainly, individual attention is valuable. However, today's children are accustomed from an early age to learning (not to mention behaving) in groups....read more
As a violin teacher, I try not to underestimate the value of teaching music that students know and enjoy, especially for beginners. While the Suzuki classics such as Gone With the Wind, the various selections by Suzuki himself (such as Perpetual Motion), and...read more
The four strings of the violin are tuned in fifths. Thus, it is necessary for the violinist to depress two strings at once with the same finger in order to play a perfect fifth (except on open strings).However, using one finger to play two strings at once is...read more
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