Larchmont Music Academy

Viola Lessons and Virtual Viola Lessons

"The Viola is the unsung hero of the orchestra, it is the glue that holds all the strings together. Viola lessons will allow students to tap into its warm chocolatey tone and rich, personal sound."

- Eric Lemmon, LMA viola faculty

Register for viola lessons now!

We ensure that students start with the skills they need for continuous success. Faculty emphasize proper bow hold, posture, and a flexible left hand. These qualities must be learned from the beginning for children to develop musicality and ease with the viola, and the best way to learn them is with one-on-one instruction. Our teachers make sure lessons are fun and creative, and lead to ongoing progress.

We rent high quality instruments, from instruments appropriate for toddlers through full-sized violas. Our faculty make sure each child has the right instrument and help keep it in good repair.

Viola lessons help build confidence by mastering musical skills. Students learn how to read music and rhythm and how to prepare solo and orchestral parts. Mastering these abilities sets the stage for success in orchestra as well as solo recitals and chamber music.

Teachers prepare students for Westchester All-County Orchestra, NYSSMA, All-State, and recorded college auditions.

Viola students of all ages and skill levels are invited to take part in ensembles. Chamber music lets students learn about different kinds of music, working together, and having fun making music with their peers. We place children with other students of their own age and level. We also offer an exciting chance to play in a larger orchestra with the Academy Symphonia, open to all ages. Students taking viola lessons, whether beginner or not, are encouraged to take part in the viola section of the Symphonia, to experience the wonder of a full orchestra sound.

Academy Symphonia is a great way to have fun with your peers while making music, learning leadership skills and learning to blend your sound with other players. This exciting group offers many wonderful performance opportunities at local venues, as well as a yearly performance at Carnegie Hall!

LMA is open Friday, March 8th

LMA follows the Mamaroneck public schools decisions on snow day closings. For the earliest notice go to Mamaroneck Public Schools are closed LMA will be closed as well. If Mamaroneck Public Schools are delayed all lessons and classes will take place as usual. If there is an early dismissal at Mamaroneck Schools LMA will close at noon.