Become the Musician You Want to Be
Sign up now for violin lessons and one of our friendly staff members will contact you to find out more about your needs and match you with a day, time and teacher that works best for you.
Why Mason Music For Violin Lessons?
With many options for violin lessons in Birmingham, Mason Music is consistently voted #1 by our customers. Our teachers, front desk and executive staff, facilities, locations, involvement in the community, business philosophy and our focus on serving our customers are just a few of the things that we believe contribute to earning that place in our customers’ minds.
At Mason Music, you are not simply signing up for private violin lessons. Rather, you are joining a community of music teachers, students and staff that are all on the same mission together: to inspire a growing community of passionate and excellent musicians! We create this community atmosphere based on some core principals:
• Everyone has value and should be accepted, included, encouraged and affirmed through their interactions at Mason Music.
• We must challenge each other to continually grow, develop and improve through focus, hard work and practice, AND
• We must be honest and kind to each other at all times.
This idea of community is central to who we are as a company and how we interact with our customers. It is also key to helping us serve our students in a way that builds confidence, social skills, coordination, work ethic, personal responsibility and, of course, a love for and ability to play music.
Our violin lesson rooms are stocked with everything our teachers and students need to create a great learning environment. From inspiring posters of great bands on the walls, to music stands, whiteboards and a setup for playing along with the music being learned, we ensure there is a comfortable and safe space for lessons to take place. All of our lesson rooms have windows in the doors and we maintain an open door policy with parents who want to sit in on a lesson from time to time.
Unique Learning Environments:
With over 1,000 students in private music lessons, our violin students have the rare chance to put their skills into practice when they plug in with voice, drum, piano and guitar students for group lessons, camps, and programs; turning what would otherwise be a solo journey into a collaborative team effort. All of this begins for most of our students with private lessons.
Where Do You Find Your Violin Teachers?
We have to brag on our team for a minute. Our violin teachers absolutely rock. They are the most qualified and passionate violin teachers in Birmingham. The proof is in the performances we hear from our students at recitals and concerts and it’s on the faces of our students when they walk out of lessons every week.
Our selection process for bringing teachers onto our team is thorough and includes multiple rounds of interviews, auditions, shadowing veteran teachers, a background check and reference calls. This is to ensure that our greatest asset (that’s YOU) has the best experience. There is a huge difference between having a skill and having the ability to teach that skill. We work hard to find people who have both. The result of all of this effort is that our team of violin teachers is experienced, talented, inspiring, fun and great at teaching kids and adults alike. Whether you want to learn bluegrass fiddle, classical violin, or any other style, we have a teacher who will be a great fit for your preference.
What Ages Do You Teach?
We have a large range of students at Mason Music, from young children to adults at every skill level. Most children are ready for private lessons by the age of 7, but every child is different. Our recommendation on whether a child is ready for music lessons primarily depends on their maturity level and ability to focus and practice, rather than on their age. In general, we often encourage parents to enroll children under 6 in our Munchkin Music preschool program or our music camps to teach them the foundational elements of music and to prepare them for private lessons. For adults who are interested in starting lessons, our teachers love older students! There are also quite a few advantages to taking lessons later in life. Find out why it’s never too late to learn music as an adult.
How Do Violin Lessons Work At Mason Music?
We teach private weekly lessons, which means one-on-one lessons with the same teacher on the same day and time each week. We do offer some pair lesson options (two students and one teacher), depending on the instrument and the age of the students. Students are matched with a teacher who will be the best fit for the student’s goals, experience, personality and schedule. You will meet with your teacher once a week each week for 30, 45, or 60 minutes, depending on which lesson length you select. The goal for each lesson is to provide time for building a relationship, warming up, reviewing what was learned in the previous lesson and providing new instruction. Most beginner students start with 30 minute lessons, while 45 minutes is great for teens and beginner-level adults and 60-minute lessons are best for most adults and more advanced students who are interested in accelerating their progress.
In terms of pricing, we offer several options ranging from a month-to-month agreement to a year-long contract. These options are meant to offer our customers the best match their needs related to schedule flexibility, pricing and commitment level.
Do I Need A Violin Before I Sign Up For Violin Lessons?
Yes and no. We know that buying an instrument is a big investment. If you are testing out your child’s interest and aren’t ready to take the plunge, we totally understand will work with you! On the other hand, having a violin at home is a big advantage when it comes to students making progress between lessons. The good news is that we have teamed up with a reputable company to offer affordable rentals of all sizes for our beginner violin students. Especially for small children, renting makes a lot of sense. There are many different sizes of violins, and as a young student outgrows their rental instrument it can simply be traded in for the next size up. This is much more convenient than trying to sell a used instrument and turning around to buy another one every year. Learn more about our rental program HERE (use the code “mason” when ordering) or come into one of our studios to be properly sized. Our staff can help make sure we find the right fit for you or your child.
What Will I (Or My Child) Learn?
As one of the most difficult instruments to learn, the violin can be intimidating. By combining both classical and contemporary training methods, Mason Music helps create an exciting and challenging environment that you can thrive in. You’ll learn how to play songs that are widely known and loved through ear training and reading sheet music. Our violin teachers focus lesson time on proper technique, music theory and repertoire. We have a well-rounded staff of violin teachers who are highly-trained and active in the music performance community. We understand that everyone has individual personalities and learning styles, so our teachers develop customized lesson plans for each student to make sure we are delivering effective and productive instruction that is exactly what you’re looking for. Our front desk staff works hard to make sure that you are placed with someone who can meet your needs and serve as both a teacher and mentor during your musical journey.
How Much Are Lessons?
We charge a monthly fee based on the length of the lesson and the type of lesson (private, pair, group, etc.) as well as a one-time $50 registration fee. The most popular lesson option, our 30-minute private weekly lessons, is $140 a month. Here’s a complete list of prices for our private lessons. If you have any questions about pricing, you can chat with our studio about your specific interests and we’ll be glad to make a recommendation for what might best meet your needs.
How Do I Sign Up?
Click the button below to select the studio location that is most convenient for you then fill out our online student questionnaire. A staff member from the studio you selected will contact you to find out more about your needs and match you with a time and teacher that works best for you. Come see why we have been voted the best place in Birmingham for music lessons six years in a row!