Viola is a wonderful instrument that is slightly larger than violin. The viola is known for its rich, mellow and deep sound. Our viola faculties at Overture School of Music provide students of all ages and levels in Suzuki, traditional, fiddle, or a blend of all methods. Students learn fundamentals including basic posture, bow hold, finger placement, note-reading and precise intonation. Students will be able to play music such as Twinkle twinkle little star in a few lessons. More advanced students continue to improve on technique and master on significant repertoire. Overture School of Music also offers weekly group Suzuki class. They are excellent opportunities to motivate and encourage self-confidence. During group lessons, students review skills and apply new techniques to previously learned pieces. These group lessons also train students’ ensemble skills, while also allowing them to gain experience on stage. Taking Suzuki group lessons regularly has proven to be an immense asset in the student’s ear training, social development, passion for learning, and overall musical progression.
Why take viola lessons from us?
We are a group of the most highly trained and qualified faculty in Houston, with Suzuki certified educators hailing from nationally ranked music conservatories. Students learn music in a friendly, and supportive, yet motivating environment. Whether your goals are modest or highly ambitious, we believe that music should be taught with balance, and promise to provide students with the highest level of professionalism and fulfillment.
WE ARE ATTENTIVE
Our small and intimate facility will create a supportive environment for our students. At Overture School of Music, our students are able to develop close relationships with our faculty and director. We don’t believe in the cookie-cutter curriculum. Each student’s music education is personalized with full attention to their learning styles and personality. Additionally, the director keeps close track of each student’s progress and make adjustments to help students reach their goals.
REGULAR PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES
We provide our students with performance opportunities to help develop confidence and poise as well as provide the community with beautiful art. Students will be routinely invited to perform in venues ranging from retirement homes to recital halls. Students are also encouraged to participate in a formal recital once a semester.
The director has relationships with professors at many universities in and outside of the US. Advanced students have opportunities to take lessons from renowned professors from all over the world. Students who want to further pursue their passion for music can be guided to participate in the Houston Youth Symphony, competitions, state exams, and summer music camps. Most of our faculty received full merit scholarships to attend universities and can help advise and mentor students to become stronger, competitive applicants for college and scholarships.
WE OFFER CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLE
We offer chamber music ensemble classes (duet, trio, and quartet) so our students have opportunities to learn how to play with other instruments and people. These classes train student's listening skills, collaboration skills, the ability to sight read and think outside of the box, and the mutual respect when working with other students.
WE OFFER GROUP SUZUKI CLASSES
Suzuki group classes are excellent opportunities to motivate and encourage self-confidence. Students review skills and apply new techniques to previously learned pieces during these classes. These group lessons train students’ ensemble skills, while also allowing them to gain experience on stage. Taking Suzuki group lessons regularly has proven to be an immense asset in the student’s ear training, social development, passion for learning, and overall musical progression.
WE SHOW PROGRESS
We take pride in our teaching – we want your child to get the most out of their time and have a sense of accomplishment while having fun learning new skills. We apply a simple pre-imposed evaluation each semester to show parents and students what areas they have improved and mastered.
WE ARE EQUIPPED
Your child deserves the best. With that in mind, we value quality. Our lessons are taught with high-end Yamaha pianos and teachers can advise students on how to choose quality instruments.