Live, Online Viola Lessons

1-on-1 Viola Lessons with Professional
Viola Teachers through Zoom.

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Instructors

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Exceptional Viola Instructors

Take 1-on-1 online viola lesson with instructors from top music schools. All teachers have professional degrees in viola and exclusively teach viola. They showcase their expertise on philharmonic stages with high level of professionalism to viola instruction.

Customized Lesson Plans

Our viola lesson plans are tailored for each student based on their age, level and goals. Students can anticipate measurable progress through extensive repertoire, viola technique, music theory, and more.

Flexible Scheduling, No Contracts

We offer optimal scheduling options that work for you, so you can start, stop and resume lessons anytime you want. No contracts ever.

Try a Half Hour Viola Lesson Completely For Free!

Meet your viola teacher, discuss goals, and begin 1-on-1 live instruction.
No contract or credit card necessary.

60+

Instructors

25,000+

Lessons taught

4.9/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Featured Viola Instructors

Our viola instructors have degrees from internationally recognized music schools and are fully background checked.
Aubrey Fineout - Live Online Violin/Viola Teacher

Aubrey Fineout – Viola

M.M. Texas Christian University

Our Simple Pricing

Payments are per lesson, so you can start and stop whenever you want. No contracts ever.

Free

30-minute trial lesson

$35

Per 30-minute lesson

$50

Per 45-Minute Lesson

$65

Per One-Hour Lesson

All Major Payment Methods Accepted

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Tell us what you're looking for

Fill out our signup form and share with us your preferred musical styles, level of experience, and most convenient time for your lessons.

Get matched with a teacher

After you submit the form, our client service team will reach out to you to schedule a complimentary trial lesson. We’ll personally match you with the most suitable and available teacher.

Start a trial lesson!

You’re all set for a trial! You’ll soon get a confirmation email along with guidelines to help you set up your first viola lesson. After the trial, we’ll be in touch to discuss the next steps.

!! Things you need before signing up for a trial lesson

To get started, you’ll need high-speed internet, viola, and computer or laptop. We encourage you to prepare these lesson material before signing up for the trial lesson.  Check out our Get Started Guide for more information.

Hear From Our Students

As the leading provider of viola lessons, we’re proud to have provided thousands of high quality lessons for students around the world.

60+

Professional Instructors

25,000+

Lessons taught

4.9/5

Average lesson rating

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Mandy R.

Singing Lessons
I am so happy with my voice instructor, Julia! She is helping me to reach out of my comfort zone to fulfill a lifelong dream. Her style of teaching is so fun you forget you are learning. I can’t thank her and Kerry (Director of Client Engagement) enough for their patience and professionalism.
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Saulo Q.

Guitar Lessons
Fantastic experience with these folks. Very organized and extremely fairly priced. These instructors are all very well educated. Jonathan was wonderful. He was patient and very knowledgeable. I will absolutely be continuing with these guitar lessons.
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Robin M.

Piano Lessons
Both my daughters love piano after the first free lesson and want to practice all the time. My 5 year old had a blast and was engaged every minute. My 9 year old also loved it. Ms G. was wonderful at keeping them both engaged virtually and also ensuring they had fun at their own pace. We look forward to many more piano lessons.

How Much Do Viola Lessons Cost?

The average price for a half-hour viola lesson is $37, while we offer lessons at only $35 per a half hour lesson.

Live online viola lessons using Zoom or Skype charge between $20-40 for a half hour lesson. Local private violin lessons range from $35-45 for a half hour lesson, while in-person group lessons cost $25 per student for a half hour lesson.

Viola Guides for All Levels

Why Learn Viola at Lesson With You?

Professional Viola Teachers

Our viola instructors are accomplished experts with college degrees in viola. Unlike other websites where teachers hold certificates or teach multiple instruments, our instructors exclusively teach viola.

As active musicians, our viola instructors frequently engage in tours and performances, showcasing their skills as soloists, contributing to philharmonic orchestras and chamber music ensembles.

Explore our teacher profiles, check their qualifications and watch their performances.

Customized Curriculum

We believe the best viola lesson plans should be structured, measurable, and trackable, offering tailored guidance.

Our viola teachers will customize your lessons using a pedagogical approach, using the Suzuki method and supplemental exercises.

In our 1-on-1 lessons, you’ll receive detailed feedback and instruction for mastering viola techniques. Our teachers will help you build a solid musical foundation, so you can play various music styles easily. If you’re preparing for auditions or performances, our teachers will help you get ready.

Best Lesson Experience

The benefits of Lesson With You viola Lessons include:

  • Free trial
  • No long-term contract
  • No hidden fees
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Dedicated team of client service
  • Timely account management
  • Background-checked teachers

All viola students are welcome to join our virtual spring and winter concerts to perform for their families and friends.

Visit our Reviews page to hear from our students. We’re committed to recruiting and retaining the best viola instructors from top music schools.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you actually learn viola online? Are online lessons legit?

Some students and parents initially have hesitations about online viola lessons, but they grow to love the experience. If you’re looking for flexible scheduling and affordability, online lessons could be an ideal choice.

Our 1-on-1 online viola lessons are designed to be just as effective as in-person lessons because our teachers are professional and active performers. You have the convenience of learning the viola from your own home at your pace, all while enjoying a valuable human connection. When choosing a viola lesson, it’s important to check the instructor’s qualification, the level of personalized guidance, and affordable pricing.

Why take viola lesson at Lesson With You?

Unlike other websites where a viola instructor teaches other instruments like piano or voice, our teachers focus on teaching the viola ONLY.

We believe that students should get high-quality lessons led by instructors who have deep knowledge and hold official college degrees in viola from top music schools. Many lesson platforms provide viola teachers with certificates, but it’s important to understand the difference between certificates and college degrees. We strongly suggest choosing viola lessons from teachers with college degrees in viola.

At Lesson With You, we provide students with convenient access to high-quality viola lessons led by experienced instructors, all at an affordable prices. Check out our pricing page for more information.

How much do viola lessons cost?

The average price for a half hour viola lesson in the USA is $40, but Lesson With You charges only $35.

Online viola lessons using video chats typically charge $37 for a half hour lesson. Local in-person lessons range from $30 to $40 for a half hour lesson. At Lesson With You, we offer competitive, fixed rates of $35 for a half hour lesson, $50 for 45 minutes, and $65 per hour.

Should online viola lessons be cheaper than in-person lessons?

In general, online viola lessons are often cheaper than in-person lessons about 10 to 15 percent. Since online viola instructors don’t have to manage physical spaces, they can offer lessons at a lower cost. For those seeking flexibility and convenience, we highly recommend choosing the online option. Before signing up for a lesson, make sure to check if it’s a 1-on-1 lesson format and if the teacher holds a degree in viola.

How often should I practice the viola?

The frequency and duration of your viola practice depend on factors like age, schedule, current skill level, and music goals.

Developing a solid foundation in strings usually requires several years of consistent and effective practice. Repeating certain exercises during your practice is important for both short-term and long-term improvement. Try to build muscle memory by practicing phrases over and over.

If you’re just starting viola, practicing for around 15 minutes a day is a great way to begin. But if you want to get really good quickly and perform in competitions, you’ll need to practice more and gain more experience performing.

What's the best age to start learning the viola?

The ideal age for a child to begin viola is between the ages of 7 and 9. It also depends on your child’s individual development, especially their motor skills and their interest in learning viola. For instance, if your child is taking a half-hour lesson, they should be able to hold an instrument and maintain focus while following instructions for at least 20 minutes.

At Lesson With You, we welcome viola students aged 7 and up, and for those under 10, we recommend that a parent be present during lessons. For children who are too young to read music, our instructors provide instruction with fun activities like rhythm games, ear training, and improvisation. 

As young learners develop an interest in the unique sounds that the viola makes, some switch from the violin to the viola. 

What should I expect to accomplish in viola lesson?

In your first viola lesson, you’ll be introduced to the best setup for your video chat, the ideal positioning of your viola in relation to the webcam, and the sound adjustment.

Our viola lessons typically start with warm-up exercises to review and evaluate your bowing, fingering, and intonation. You’ll then perform the piece you’ve been working on, receiving feedback and corrections from your teacher. Your instructor will demonstrate proper viola techniques and offer suggestions for improvement.

Lastly, you’ll be provided with guidance and homework for practice, preparing for your next lesson. Feel free to ask your instructor for tips and discuss your goals often.

How do I maintain my viola and keep it in good condition?

To keep your viola in a good condition, store it in a protective case away from extreme temperatures. After each use, wipe it with a soft, dry cloth, and occasionally clean the varnish with a damp cloth.

We also encourage you to regularly check and replace overused strings, tune the instrument, and rosinate the bow when needed. In dry weather, use a dampit or humidifier in the case to control humidity levels.

When you need specific help with maintaining your viola, ask your instructor for guidance.

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