How the Aurora School of Music is Different
A Teacher Skilled On Your Instrument
The best way to learn how to produce a beautiful sound is to work with a skilled musician on your instrument. You will be able to observe their technique up close, and as you practice and listen, you will start to imitate what you hear. Furthermore, our instructors play at a professional level in orchestras, chamber ensembles, and more – you will benefit from a violin, cello, viola or bass player who is actively involved in music-making.
Our faculty members also have years of teaching experience, and they have degrees from some of the nation’s best music schools. They would love to pass their knowledge on to you or your child, and if you would like to learn more, please contact us regarding a free trial lesson.
Play with Other Musicians in Ensembles
Our music school offers chamber music ensembles, string quartets, and more for our students. As you progress in your private lessons, you will reach the point where you are competent enough to play advanced music with others; these chamber music opportunities are an excellent way to take your skills to the next level. Ask your string teacher for more information if you’re interested in rehearsing and performing with one of our ensembles.
Learn From Acclaimed Professionals
We host Artists in Residence at the Aurora School of Music each year, and these performing artists perform, teach private lessons to selected students, offer masterclasses that you can watch, and more. There’s nothing quite as valuable as learning from the best, and we are proud to make these opportunities available to our students.
All Ages and Skill Levels are Welcome
Beginner Violin Lessons in Aurora
We don’t require auditions or previous experience for you to enroll in lessons – we enjoy working with beginners. We will help you choose the right violin, learn how to hold the instrument and bow, and get familiar with reading notes and rhythms. You will eventually learn the fundamentals of producing a beautiful sound, music theory (key signatures, chords, intervals and more) and you’ll practice scales and arpeggios along with pieces of music. Our teachers create a unique learning plan for each student, so please feel comfortable sharing your unique goals with your instructor.
Intermediate and Advanced String Lessons
Our teachers have all attended university, conservatory, and/or played professionally, so they are more than qualified to help more advanced violin, cello, bass, and viola players take their abilities to the next level. Our intermediate students will solidify their knowledge of articulation, vibrato, contractions, extensions, and perhaps advance to harmonics, among many other things. You will also deepen your knowledge of music theory at this point. Advanced students will continue to work on finger dexterity and technique, a fuller tone, professional music interpretation, and more.
The most important thing to know is that no two students are alike, and we help each student progress at his or her own pace. We will always try to stretch your limits while spending as much time as we need to on difficult concepts.
Violin Lessons for Kids in Aurora
Your child should probably start on an age-appropriate violin (like a three quarter-size instrument), but we do believe there is tremendous value in enrolling a young child in violin or music lessons. We can teach them the fundamentals of technique, rhythm, tone, and theory from a young age, and our teachers will work hard to spark a true love of music in the student.
Children are also welcome to attend our Suzuki-style viola classes; they are fun and engaging, and we’ve found that some kids learn better when they are encouraged by their peers.
String Instrument Lessons for Teens and Adults
Teens and adults are always welcome at the Aurora School of Music – whether you are a beginner or an advanced performer, we can help you improve. To start off, we will speak with you about what you hope to accomplish with the violin, cello, or other string instrument. Do you want to audition for college or conservatory? Are you taking lessons so you can help your child learn? Or is playing a string instrument simply an activity you always wanted to pursue? We can cater your lessons to your specific needs, and we will assign practice materials and repertoire that will help you improve.
Take a Free Violin Lesson in Aurora, OH
We offer a free 30 minute trial lesson to anyone interested in starting lessons at the Aurora School of Music, and we are sincerely looking forward to working with you. Please let us know when you have time for a trial, and we’ll get started helping you reach your goals.