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Violin, Viola & Cello Lessons – Sunnyvale, Mountain View and Milpitas

Our strings program offers private instruction in violin, viola or cello. Our violin lessons start as young as age 5. Due to the size of the instrument, most cello lessons start at 10 years of age or older.

We teach students of all ages from children to adults.

Our violin, viola and cello teachers have university or college degrees in their instrument and many perform regularly with local orchestras or bands. Our private lessons are one-on-one instruction and lesson lengths are 30 minutes, 45 minutes or 1 hour.

Why should I Learn Violin?

Why choose the violin over another instrument? “Because the violin is so versatile!” says Nathan Cole, the First Associate Concertmaster at the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

“You can play alone, choosing from hundreds of years’ worth of solo repertoire from composers as diverse as Bach, Paganini, Bartok and John Adams. You can play with one friend who has a piano, or with three in a string quartet. You can play in a string orchestra or a full orchestra. And there are many more community orchestras than professional ones, so that anybody who wants to play in a group has a chance. And who says that you have to play only classical violin? Cultures all over the world use the violin because of its versatility. That’s why we have so many styles of fiddling in America and Europe, why the Roma people have a “gypsy” style all their own, and why the violin is so important in Indian music.”

Cole began learning to play the violin when he was four years old. He loved his lessons, and it wasn’t long before he began directing his own study of the instrument. Not every student will have Cole’s lifelong passion, but there’s no reason students young and old can’t enjoy learning to play the violin. Besides the fun to be had from it, countless studies and testimonials sing the developmental praises of learning a musical instrument, with benefits (eighteen of which can be found here) as wide ranging as better memory and improved math skills.

Isn’t five kind of young to start?

Not at all! Younger students whose hands and bodies aren’t large enough to handle a full-size violin may begin on smaller, student versions of the instrument, but kids as young as five can certainly begin learning how to play. Musical instruments like the violin are exciting new things to explore. Kids need encouragement, but the violin can be a great way for a kid to learn patience and discipline while still seeing plenty of results to stay excited about learning.

My 2 kids started the piano lessons at 6 and 8. They like the teachers and the piano lessons. The teachers are enthusiastic in the music and dedicated to students success. The school has the flexibility to arrange the lessons for my kids at the same time. Otherwise I would have to wait longer for them to finish the class one by one. Piano lessons help kids in self esteem, coordination, and concentration. I would recommend this music school for the parents.

Chunyang Meng (Jerry's and Addie's mom)

Our son started learning Piano (private lessons) when he was a little over 3.5 yrs old. Even though our son enjoyed listening to music and is/was good at memorizing the tunes/songs ...we were a little skeptical about his ability to stay focused and learn Piano at that young age. Within a month's time we were pleasantly surprised to see his progress... Our son is now nearly 4 yrs 9 months and has already given 2 wonderful recitals. He now religiously practices piano every day...and enjoys attending his weekly classes. The piano teachers at Veksler Academy are very patient while interacting with young kids and yet very professional. We very highly recommend Veksler Academy !

Shefali Chinni (Akhilesh's mom)