Violin Lessons Edmonton

All Ages and Skill Levels

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“Proudly located in Edmonton, Groove Academy – School of Music offers high quality music education for all ages and playing levels.”

Violin Methods:

Groove Academy – School of Music, offers you violin lessons that will guide you from preschooler to university.

We use various methods and styles including: Suzuki, RCM, contemporary and jazz. With Groove Academy, not only are you given the option of performing on a regular basis, but we offer scholarship opportunities, one of which Groove Academy presents once a year in June at our year end recital.

We Provide You:

  • Violin lessons that will guide you from preschooler to university
  • Popular music, RCM, and jazz violin lessons
  • Regular performances and scholarship opportunities
  • Groove Academy Scholarship Fund
  • High school Credit Program
  • Children’s Tax Credit

All Skill Levels

Preschoolers, Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced

Lesson Times

30 minutes, 45 minutes, and 60 minutes

Our School Philosophy

  1. Groove Academy–School of Music provides you with a high standard of music education. All students and instructors come up with a clear plan, discuss goals and direction, before enrollment. Our music programs, are designed to adapt to each student’s needs and how they learn best, (audio, visual, and/or kinesthetic). As a result, each student receives customized music lessons.
  2. Groove Academy insures you are learning from highly qualified instructors. All of our instructors are RCM qualified, hold a university or college degree and are “in” the music business.
  3. Providing our students with an abundance of performance and scholarship opportunities, our students gain stage experience at Groove Academy events and local events around Edmonton, nationally and internationally, (all performances are optional).

To discuss our violin lessons/course in detail, or if you have any other questions, please contact us, we would love to assist you further

Violin Lessons Through:

  • RCM (Royal Conservatory of Music)
  • Popular Music (Rock, pop, R&B…)
  • Suzuki
  • Jazz Studies
  • University Preparatory
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Learn More About Our Violin Lesson Programs:

Violin for Preschoolers Lessons - Program

Ages: 3-5

Groove Academy’s Violin for Preschoolers Program, enforces all the basics and good habits one should have from the beginning. Students are guided through each level of learning to play the violin, in a fun and interactive way, using a variety of teaching aids, methods and programs including Suzuki, RCM, and contemporary.

Students will learn:

  • Names of Strings
  • Naming violin parts
  • How to tune
  • How to hold your instrument
  • Preparing your bow
  • Bowing techniques
  • Music theory games and exercises
  • Ear training/call and response
  • Simple melodies, nursery songs
  • Scales
  • Performance and scholarship opportunities

Beginner Violin Lessons - Program

Ages: 3 and up

Groove Academy’s beginner violin lessons are intended for violinists who have never played before, or who have no previous musical experience or background. Our Beginner Violin Program, insures all students have a solid foundation and a clear understanding of the basics. Once the basics are covered, the student has the option of continuing studies through various programs and styles.

Duration: Typically, students are ready to move onto the next level within 2-3 years of instruction.

Students will learn:

  • Beginner repertoire (RCM preparatory – grade 5, or equivalent)
  • Naming and describing violin parts
  • Bow techniques, whole bow, staccato, martele, detache
  • Sight reading
  • Tonality
  • Dynamics and expression
  • Major and minor scales, arpeggios
  • Double stop scales
  • Time signatures
  • Ear training
  • Beginner music theory
  • Performance and scholarship opportunities

This program includes both a performance book and theory book.

To discuss our Beginner Violin program in detail, or if you have any other questions, please contact us, we would love to assist you further.

Intermediate Violin Lessons - Program

Ages: 6 and up

Our Intermediate Violin Program, are intended for violinists who have some musical background, and previous knowledge of the instrument. Groove Academy’s Intermediate Violin Program, enforces musicality, stage presence, dynamic expression and performance preparation/opportunities. Our intermediate violin program also begins to focus on various bow techniques, vibrato and expressiveness through body movement.

Duration: Typically, students are ready to move onto the next level within 3-4 years of instruction.

Students will learn:

  • Intermediate repertoire (RCM grades 5-8, or equivalent)
  • Bow techniques, spiccato/collé strokes, brush stroke,
  • Vibrato
  • Sight reading
  • Ear training
  • Major and minor scales, arpeggios, dominant, diminished
  • 2 Octave chromatic scales
  • Musicality, expression
  • Performance and scholarship opportunities

To discuss our Intermediate Violin program in detail, or if you have any other questions, please contact us, we would love to assist you further.

Advanced Violin Lessons - Program

Groove Academy’s Advanced Violin Program ensure that students will develop total command, control, finesse and expressiveness of the instrument. It is a great accomplishment to have reached this level of playing, and many of Groove Academy’s students have gone onto continue their studies from here at a university or college level.

Students will learn:

  • Advanced repertoire (RCM grades 8-ARCT, or equivalent)
  • Bow techniques, spiccato, sautillé and ricochet strokes
  • Varied vibrato
  • Musicality, expression, precise intonation,
  • 3 & 4 Octave scales, chromatic, arpeggios, artificial harmonics,
  • Double stop scales
  • Dominant 7th, diminished 7th
  • Sight reading
  • Ear training, chords, cadences, intervals, playback
  • University/college preparation
  • Performance and scholarship opportunities

Other Music Lessons We Provide Are:

Drum Lessons

Piano Lessons

Guitar Lessons

Voice Lessons

Violin Lessons

Woodwind Lessons

Band Program

Music Theory

Ready to enroll in violin lessons?

To discuss our courses in detail, or if you have any other questions, please contact us, we would love to assist you further.

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