It's no secret that there are many positive aspects to learning a string instrument (such as Violin, Viola, and Cello).  In addition to learning for oneself, there are opportunities available to play in school and community orchestras & ensembles. Stringed instruments have a beautiful tone from the higher and cheerful violin to the deep and rich cello.  Lessons include important techniques such as tuning, posture, fingering, pitch, plucking, bowing, pizzicato and much more. 

Students can be as young as 5 years old, or younger with the teacher's approval.  Our students love learning the fundamentals, as well as incorporating their favorite songs into their lessons. 

The violin teachers have friendly personalities and love working with children, teens and adults.    

Frequently Asked Questions about String Lessons:

Who Will Be My Teacher?

We have over five string teachers with university training & professional performance experience. During registration, we'll give you options based on your needs and availability. We are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs. Our teachers work collaboratively together to share their ideas and strengths. They have warm personalities, are friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your lesson.

What will I learn?

String students will learn the mechanics and fundamentals of playing their violin, viola, or cello. Students work on tuning, posture, fingering, pitch, plucking, bowing, pizzicato, note-reading, and making beautiful music! String instructors will teach all styles of music, from learning to play by ear to reading music. If you want classical music or fiddle, we have the teacher for you.

I need an Instrument. Do you Rent?

Yes, for your convenience, you can rent an instrument at our studio. We are a Milano's rental depot, so we have a variety of stringed instruments available for rental. The rentals are month-to-month, rent-to-own, so you earn equity towards a new instrument.

What other supplies do I need?

For Violin & Viola: a chin rest and Rosen, music stand, and a dry cloth for cleaning

For Cello & Bass: endpin, Rosen, music stand and a dry cloth for cleaning

Do I Need to Purchase Books?

Yes, you will need to purchase music. For your convenience, books and sheet music will be organized by your teacher and can be added to your MMW monthly account.

When do you offer Lessons?

We are the only music school in Ahwatukee that offers lessons seven days a week. So we have many options. You'll receive a specific time with your teacher. Please choose a time you know you'll be able to attend each week.

Do you have Contracts?

The school does not require semester minimums for lessons. Every student here is on a month-to-month basis. We do ask for a 30-day notice if you'd like to discontinue lessons. 

Where Do I Wait with My Other Kids?

There is a spacious waiting area with comfortable chairs, chess, games, Wi-Fi, magazines, snacks, and a beverage center all available for your convenience. Each studio has a glass door, so it's easy to view into the classrooms at any time.

Will There Be Performance Opportunities?

Absolutely! Every parent wants to know how their child is doing and if they are progressing. The best way to get the most of your investment is to participate in recitals, showcases, or gigs. We have biannual recitals held at Esperanza Church. We have a variety of opportunities for students to perform at coffeehouses, restaurants, festivals, and even parades.

How much do Recitals Cost?

45.00 per performer and are free for friends and family to attend.

Do you have Ensembles for String Students?

We have opportunities for string students to audition for the MMW No Fret String Project. Meet other musicians because this is the fun part of music-making!