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Viola Lessons - In Person and Virtual

If you or your child wants to learn how to play the viola, then private viola lessons at The Long Island Violin Shop can help you achieve your goals. The viola is a stringed instrument like the violin in size and appearance, but a little larger and a little lower in pitch, with a warmer tone. So, mastering this instrument requires dedicated study and expert instruction that is focused directly on the viola’s unique personality and character. 

While learning how to play viola might seem intimidating at first, you will find that with the right instruction, just about anybody can learn to play the viola. At The Long Island Violin Shop, our talented instructors teach viola lessons using the latest educational methods and materials, thus making every step of the process approachable and easy to digest. Whether you are new to the instrument or want to take your viola playing skills to the next level, we have viola lessons for every age and skill level.

Private Viola Lessons

When learning any new instrument, private lessons are most effective because this type of learning allows you to learn at your own pace. At The Long Island Violin Shop, we offer comprehensive in-person private viola lessons taught in our roomy, comfortable, and well-lit teaching studios. Our studios feature large windows which overlook our display floor, so if you’re a parent of a student, you can observe your child as they learn their lessons and master their new instrument.  

If our store is not convenient or you prefer learning from the comfort of your home, we can accommodate you.  The LIVS offers virtual lessons for all instruments as well.  Our virtual lessons are taught by the same instructors as our in-person lessons and utilize all the same teaching techniques and materials.

At The Long Island Violin Shop, our aim is to help ensure that anyone who want to learn how to play viola has the opportunity, whether that’s through in-person learning or virtual lessons.

Learn to Play Viola

Learning how to play viola takes time, but the process can be fun and extremely rewarding. If you are looking for viola lessons, we offer lessons at our Huntington, Smithtown, and Setauket studios and in the Long Island area. We offer affordable weekly viola lessons in half-hour or one-hour formats and with our automatic billing, paying for your lessons is easy and convenient. 

Need More Reasons to Choose The Long Island Violin Shop?

The Long Island Violin Shop is your complete musical resource. One of the things our customers love most is that we have an experienced team of experts who are always on hand and ready to help if your instrument ever needs attention or repair. Or, if you need a method book, new strings, or any other accessories or supplies, we have them too! 

We also offer a wide range of other services that you might find beneficial, such as:

  • Music theory lessons / AP exam tutoring
  • NYSSMA prep 
  • Student recitals

Another reason to choose the Long Island Violin Shop is our instrument rental program. If you want to learn how to play viola, but are not sure how to start looking, how much to spend, or what to buy, our rental program can provide you with a fine instrument for a moderate cost and rental credit, so one day you can own your own instrument. And if you take viola lessons along with your rental, we’ll even provide you with a special discount and give you a free lesson!

For more information about our in-shop or virtual private viola lessons, please contact us at, or by calling our store during normal business hours at 631-982-1566.