Learn the Viola at Focus Music

Learning to play a musical instrument can be a thrilling and rewarding experience for children and adults alike. One such instrument that offers a unique melodic richness is the viola. At Focus Music, we provide comprehensive viola lessons that cater to beginners as well as intermediate players. Read on to learn the benefits of learning the viola at Focus Music, along with essential information about the instrument and the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) viola exams.

Violin & Viola

What we offer


Tailored Learning

  • Personalized learning experience with a curriculum designed to suit your individual goals and skill level.
  • Customized lesson plans to focus on your specific musical interests, ensuring you stay motivated and engaged.
  • Flexible teaching approach that adapts to your learning style, allowing you to progress at your own pace.

Progressive Curriculum

  • As your child explores their musical potential, they will progress through carefully structured grades (Grade 1 to 8) within the AMEB system. Similar to coloured belts in martial arts, each grade represents a new level of skill and accomplishment and introduce new techniques, musical concepts, and repertoire.

Diverse Musical Styles

  • Explore a wide range of musical genres including classical, jazz, pop, rock, and more.
  • Learn to play your favourite songs and delve into the techniques and nuances of different musical styles.
  • Gain a well-rounded musical education by discovering and appreciating various genres, expanding your musical horizons.

Qualified Instructors

  • Learn from experienced and highly qualified instructors who are passionate about music education.
  • Our instructors have professional backgrounds and extensive knowledge in their respective instruments.
  • Receive expert guidance and personalized feedback to help you develop proper technique, musicality, and overall proficiency.

Performance Opportunities

  • Showcase your progress and boost your confidence through regular performance opportunities at the Mid-Year and End of Year Concerts as well as other events throughout the year.
  • Gain valuable stage experience, develop your performance skills, and foster a sense of accomplishment and pride in your musical journey

Choose your Teacher

Patrick Meyer

Violin | Viola | Management
Patrick started learning his instrument when I was 8 years old and is now undertaking a Bachelor of Classical Instrumental Performance - Violin and Viola at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). When it comes to starting an instrument, Patrick believes it’s not a matter of age, but rather of...
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More about Viola at Focus Music

Focus Music's Expertise:

Focus Music is a renowned music school committed to providing high-quality viola education. Our team of experienced and qualified instructors ensures that each student receives personalized attention and a tailored learning experience. From beginner lessons to advanced techniques, we offer a structured curriculum that covers various aspects of viola playing, including proper technique, music theory, sight-reading, and performance skills.

Benefits of Learning the Viola:

1. Enhanced Cognitive Abilities: Playing the viola stimulates cognitive development, improving memory, concentration, and problem-solving skills.

2. Emotional Expression: Through the viola, children can express their emotions and creativity, fostering self-confidence and self-expression.

3. Discipline and Perseverance: Learning to play the viola requires practice and dedication, instilling discipline and perseverance in students.

4. Social Engagement: Viola players often participate in ensemble performances, fostering teamwork, cooperation, and friendship with fellow musicians.

5. Academic Advantages: Research shows that learning a musical instrument can positively impact academic performance, particularly in mathematics and language skills.

AMEB Viola Exams:

The AMEB offers a comprehensive examination system for aspiring viola players. These exams provide a structured framework to track progress, set goals, and achieve recognized certifications. The viola exam syllabus includes technical exercises, scales, sight-reading, aural tests, and repertoire. At Focus Music, our instructors are well-versed in preparing students for these exams, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the viola and the ability to perform at various levels.

How to Get Started:

1. Contact Focus Music: Reach out to our team via email or phone to inquire about viola lessons, schedule availability, and any other questions you may have.

2. Schedule a Trial Lesson: Book a trial lesson for your child to experience our teaching approach, meet the instructor, and assess compatibility.

3. Embrace the Journey: Learning the viola is an exciting and fulfilling endeavor. Encourage your child to practice regularly, attend lessons diligently, and enjoy the process of mastering this beautiful instrument.

Focus Music is your perfect destination for embarking on a viola learning journey. Through our comprehensive programs, experienced instructors, and dedication to musical education, we provide a nurturing environment for children to explore their musical potential. By enrolling at Focus Music, your child will not only learn to play the viola but also cultivate important life skills that will benefit them in the future.