FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Are cello classes or violin classes easier to learn?

    There is no such thing as a difficult musical instrument to learn, be it cello lessons or violin lessons. Each challenges the musician in different ways. The most important thing is the mindset and determination of the student, as well as the teaching skills of the music teacher. Ace these two factors, invest in a great sounding cello and easy to handle cello bow, and you are good to go. For detailed guidance to start you on your cello class journey in Singapore, or anywhere in the world, contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769

  • Are investment grade violin always old?

    Investment grade violin can be contemporary or antique. Do be aware that the price upside for antique violin (age 80 years and above) may have more upside, as the luthier has passed on. Hence the number of violin circulating worldwide is limited to what he has produced in his life time.

  • Are online music classes cheaper?

    Yes online music classes are cheaper when you compare it to face-to-face lessons. Reason being we remove the need to travel. So you do not need to factor travel costs as well as time it costs for the music teacher to travel.

  • Are online music lessons effective?

    Online music lessons can be effective as long as the student pays attention 100% during the lesson, absorb what is being taught and replicate the technique taught. External factors which may hinder the effectiveness of online music classes include the lack of ability of the music teacher to adjust posture and position of the student, the quality of internet connection, and the quality of the equipment used which includes the laptop, microphone and camera.

  • Are online ukulele classes better than face to face ukulele lessons?

    There are always pros and cons to online lessons versus face-to-face lessons. Different people have different requirements so you should explore both online ukulele lessons and face-to -ace ones, to see which one suits you better.

  • Are Online violin lessons worth it?

    Online music lessons are certainly worth it if you are removing the costs of travel as well as paying for the music teacher’s time to travel to the music studio or to your place for lessons. The difference saved per lesson over a time frame of 6 months can probably go towards a few extra music classes.

  • Are ukulele lessons easier than guitar lessons?

    The ukulele can be a good introductory musical instrument for young students looking to transition into the acoustic guitar. It is smaller in size and has four strings, as compared to the acoustic guitar. So ukulele classes may be better suited in this instance.

  • Are violin classes for kids hard for my child?

    With the right positive attitude, strong parental guidance as well as an experienced violin teacher who know how to structure the violin lesson for kids in an interesting manner, your child should find learning to play the violin a breeze.

  • At what age can I start my child keyboard lessons?

    Most parents are eager for their children to start music lessons at very young age of 3 or 4. Do bear in mind that your child needs develop physically to be ready to play on the keyboard and start lessons. You can explore keyboard classes when your child turns age 5 or 6.

  • At what age can I start my child piano lessons?

    Your child needs to be physically developed and ready before starting piano lessons. Ideally age 6 onwards. Any younger, your child may not have the strength to press on the piano keys. The hand span may not be broad enough to play notes which are one octave apart.

  • At what age is it too late to learn the violin?

    The earlier, the better. Having said that, I have adult students in their 50s, 60s, and 70s who have started beginner violin classes and progress really well. So there is no such thing as being too late in learning the violin. If you have the interest, seize the day, do not procrastinate and contact Stradivari Strings to book your beginner violin lessons.

  • Can a broken violin or cello be fixed?

    A crack on the violin, viola, cello or double bass can be on the surface only. In some cases, the crack has deepened and cracked through the entire width of the wood. This can still be repaired by using a special glue to patch up the crack.

  • Can adults learn cello and start cello classes?

    Many are surprised that adults can learn to play the cello too. In fact, 6 out of 10 of our students are adult learners who have no music background before starting cello classes. Have no fear as our cello teachers will guide you well during your adult cello lessons. Contact Stradivari Strings at info@stradivaristrings.com or +65-98137769 to discuss.

  • Can adults learn the violin?

    Many people think that learning the violin is only for young children. Actually, adults can also start violin lessons. Many of our adults students have successfully learnt to play the violin. Coaching adult learners require a different skills set compared to coaching children. To jumpstart your learning journey on the violin with adult violin lessons, contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769 to arrange.

  • Can adults start music lessons?

    Yes of course. Adults certainly can start music lessons. The benefits a multifold including connecting with other adults over music, challenging the mind to prevent the onset of possible dementia, relaxing the mind and sooth the soul.

  • Can I get a keyboard instead of a piano for home practice, outside of my weekly piano lessons?

    This is not recommended. It is best that you get a piano (it can be upright or grand piano), or a digital piano with weighted keys to practice on. The feel of the keyboard keys is very different so not suitable for daily practice for your piano classes.

  • Can I learn cello online?

    With a positive and motivated attitude, a good set of cello and bow which produces great tone, a laptop and a quiet room — you can certainly learn the cello online. The important thing to note is to identify a cello teacher with great coaching credentials who is also savvy in the details required to conduct online lesson lessons effectively. Contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769 or email us to arrange.

  • Can I learn the flute by myself without online flute classes?

    It is possible to learn to play the flute without a flute teacher, in the initial stage. However if you wish to be good at it, and not pick up bad habits on the way, you should hire a certified flute teacher to guide you.

  • Can I learn the flute online with lessons?

    You can start flute classes online with two options. One, hire a professional level flute teacher and arrange weekly lessons via an online coaching platform such as skype or zoom. Alternatively, you can purchase access to a flute lesson course and review the videos to learn to play the flute. Check our Stradivari Strings’ online flute classes here:
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  • Can I learn the saxophone on my own without saxophone teacher?

    If you have some music background you may be able to get away with learning to play the saxophone without a saxophone teacher. However if you do not have music background, you will need coaching in terms of theory, rhythm and how to handle the saxophone. So it is better that you invest saxophone lessons.

  • Can I learn the violin in a month?

    Within a month, an adult with no music background can learn to play a few basic scales, understand basic rhythm and basic theory. You can learn the violin in a month however what you can achieve is only the tip of the iceberg. An adult learner who seriously wishes to master the violin should devote 2 to 3 years of practice, to be independent of the violin teacher and sight read basic to intermediate music scores and play with emotion.

  • Can I learn to play electric guitar first, instead of starting acoustic guitar lessons?

    Sure of course you can. There is no fixed rule which states that you need to progress from acoustic guitar or classical guitar background in order to be good at electric guitar. If you like the genre of rock or metal, do proceed with electric guitar classes first.

  • Can I learn to play the keyboard easily with keyboard classes?

    Yes you can. Find a great keyboard teacher with good energy who loves to impart his skills to his student. Invest in a keyboard, practice regularly and you will find keyboard lessons very easy to pick up.

  • Can I learn to play the piano easily with piano classes?

    With concise instructions from your piano teacher, a positive mindset and eagerness to learn, you will find piano classes a breeze. Many have managed to learn to play the piano. So you should be able to do so easily as well.

  • Can I learn ukulele online?

    Yes of course you can. You will need to prepare your own ukulele – most popular sizes are the soprano or the concert size ukulele, a guitar pick or two, a positive and motivated mind set and proper equipment like a laptop for your online ukulele class.

  • Can I learn violin in 6 months, with a violin teacher?

    Yes you certainly can learn to play the violin in 6 months under the guidance of a violin teacher. As to how well you can play a song, to express the emotions required, that will come with time and may take longer than that.

  • Can I learn violin without a teacher?

    You can try to learn the violin by watching Instagram or youtube videos of how other violinists play. However it is very difficult to master this 100% perfectly without a violin teacher. My advice to all aspiring violinists is to start on the right footing and engage a properly certified coach for violin lessons.

  • Can I self-teach myself the violin?

    I have met some students who try to learn the violin from watching youtube videos. It is not easy to pick up the subtle techniques needed to play the violin fluidly and produce good tone. You will need a violin teacher to instruct you and give you instant feedback and posture adjustment. As such, it is best to sign up for beginner violin lessons so as to get your foundation right.

  • Can I teach myself cello online?

    I have been in the music education line for more than a decade. During this time frame I have encountered a few students who attempt to teach themselves to play on the cello online, without going through proper online cello lessons. Sadly, I have not met anyone who can play on the cello flawlessly without a cello teacher. Do check out Stradivari Strings online cello course whereby you can get access to our beginner and intermediate level courses here:
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  • Can I teach myself classical guitar without lessons?

    No it is not advisable to learn classical guitar without lessons. There are a lot of theory aspects which you need guidance from, from a guitar teacher. You need to build your foundation well and a good teacher will help to ensure that.

  • Can I teach myself music theory without going for music theory lessons?

    Yes you can get a basic understanding of music theory by referring to music theory books. However up to a certain point you may need to engage a music theory teacher and start lessons. During these music theory classes, you can work with your coach to learn how to apply the theory concepts to your musical instrument of choice.

  • Can I teach myself the electric guitar without lessons?

    It is possible to self learn the electric guitar without a guitar teacher, if you have some foundation in the acoustic or classical guitar. However there will be up to a point where you plateau and cannot progress much further in your playing techniques. In this case, you can contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769 and we can put you in touch with one of our senior level teachers accordingly.

  • Can I teach myself the ukulele without lessons?

    If you wish to teach yourself to play the ukulele without lessons, you can order books and read them. Or go online and watch how other musicians play the ukulele. You may need to hire a ukulele teacher to take your level up higher, at a later stage.

  • Can I teach myself the violin or should I start violin lessons instead?

    You can try to learn to play the violin by observing how violinists play. However as a beginner, you will need constant feedback from a violin teacher in terms of posture, bow and violin hold, intonation training, correct bowing pattern and so on. It is not easy to imitate a professional violinist when one is a total beginner learning how to handle the musical instrument. As such my advice will be to engage a coach to start violin lessons

  • Can music lessons be taught online?

    Music lessons can certainly be taught online. There are many places worldwide where one may not necessarily have a music teacher specializing in the musical instrument you wish to learn. The next best option would be to scout for a coach anywhere in the world and start online music classes.

  • Can violin be self-taught or should I enrol in a violin school?

    I have been in the music education sphere for many years. The violin is a more complex musical instrument compared to the recorder or the ukulele, for example. It is not easy for beginners to pick up all the minute points required to master bowing on the violin to produce good tone. As such a better option will be to start your violin lessons in a violin school.

  • Can you learn classical guitar without a teacher?

    It is not possible to learn classical guitar playing techniques properly, without the guidance of a guitar teacher. Invest your time and resource to get a good guitar teacher. You will not regret it. Contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769 to discuss.

  • Can you learn electric guitar online?

    Not everyone lives in a location with access to a great guitar teacher. May have come to rely on the internet to learn to play the electric guitar online with weekly lessons. So yes, it is possible to learn the electric guitar online.

  • Can you learn the acoustic guitar at any age?

    Yes of course, from age 6 to teenagers to adults and retirees. All can start acoustic guitar classes and learn to form basic chords, various strumming techniques and strum to popular songs.

  • Can you learn ukulele by yourself?

    It is possible to learn to play the ukulele by yourself without the tutelage of a ukulele teacher. However, if you wish to take your playing skills higher, do consider engaging a ukulele coach. There are many options available aside from face to face lessons – you can enrol in a ukulele course online and review the videos, or engage a coach anywhere in the world and have live, lessons online.

  • Do old violin sound better?

    Yes, definitely. The older the violin, the better tone quality it produces. However the violin must be played over the years and not left in storage. Practicing on your newly acquired violin does give it a soul in improve the tone quality over time.

  • Do online violin lessons work?

    Yes, to a certain degree. The difference between online violin classes versus face-to-face lessons is the physical interaction between the student and teacher. For beginner it may be good to consider a hybrid of both online and face-to-face lessons.

  • Do you offer trial music theory lessons?

    As in all our other music instruments program, we can arrange paid trial music theory lessons. The location of the lesson can be at our music studio, your location or the music theory teacher’s location. Do connect with Stradivari Strings at +6598137769 to arrange.

  • Do you provide free trial violin lessons?

    We value the time and effort of our violin teachers in getting their qualifications and experience in teaching the violin. Hence we only arrange violin lessons which are paid. We hope all our students do understand this.

  • Do you provide trial violin lessons in Singapore?

    Yes we do arrange a paid trial violin lesson in Singapore so that both the student and teacher can assess suitability in terms of teaching style, synergy, student’s motivation level to learn to play the violin and so forth. If one trial lesson is too short to make this assessment, we can arrange 2 lessons over 2 weeks. Contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769 to discuss.

  • Does a violin get better with age?

    If you compare the tone quality of a violin which has been recently made versus a similar range violin which was hand crafted many years ago, the latter would sound better (in most cases). The reason is the older violin has been played in, or “seasoned”. That is why some violinists prefer playing on antique violin.

  • Does the tone quality of a viola get better with age?

    Yes, the tone quality of a viola gets better with age. That is provided that the violist constantly plays on the viola to enhance the tone quality of the musical instrument. A viola which is 50 years old, for example, sound more sonorous than one which is just crafted. Not only because the former has been played on for years, but also the age of the maple wood used to craft the older viola is much older. That is why some violists prefer to invest in an antique level or old viola.

  • For home lessons, should I prepare 2 sets of amplifier and the electric guitar?

    If you wish for your electric guitar coach to go to your place for lessons, you can prepare 2 sets of amplifier and electric guitar. One set for you and the other for your guitar teacher. If you wish for your teacher to bring his acoustic guitar over for lessons, that can be discussed. You may need to fund his transport accordingly if he needs to carry several guitars (electric guitar, acoustic guitar, ukulele) around to coach students throughout the whole day.

  • How can I learn music theory fast during music theory classes?

    Have a clear mind so as to understand the theory concepts taught, practice on the examples given on the theory work book, ask your music theory teacher questions if you do not understand.

  • How can I learn violin online?

    You can start off by finding a good online music school which offers online violin lessons. Check out the credentials of the violin teacher who will be conducting the violin lessons. One such online violin course you can sign up is by Stradivari Strings, check it out here:
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  • How can I teach myself the acoustic guitar without lessons?

    If you have friends who know how to strum the acoustic guitar, you can get a few tips from them. But it is best to look for a guitar teacher who is accredited and has the right playing skills. You can then build your foundation well and progress forward smoothly. For acoustic guitar lessons, contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769.

  • How can I teach myself to play the electric guitar with no lessons?

    You can try to teach yourself to play the electric guitar without online lessons. First, you need to get a set of electric guitar with amplifier, a metronome. Next you can observe how other guitarists perform and try to emulate that. If you find that you cannot improve further, you can try face to face guitar classes or online guitar class.

  • How do I choose a cello?

    Choosing your first cello can be mind boggling. There are so many different cello with different tone quality. Also the price range can be wide. Which size should you go for? It is best to play on the cello range yourself as the cellist forms part of the trio comprising the cello and cello bow. For solid advice and guidance, contact Stradivari Strings for an appointment today.

  • How do I choose a music school in Singapore?

    There are many factors involved in deciding which music school you wish to enrol in. Some of the important factors are: distance to your home or your work place, the credentials and experience of the music teacher who coaches at that particular music school, and so on. Visit the school to see the facilities such as the music studio and equipment. Meet up with the owner of the school to get an understanding of any rules and regulations which you need to be aware of before starting music lessons. One such great music school in Singapore you should visit is Stradivari Strings. Contact us at +65-98137769 to arrange an appointment.

  • How do I choose my violin?

    Selecting your first violin may be a daunting experience. For a novice, it can be quite overwhelming and confusing. Contact a violin specialist such as Stradivari Strings. We have decades of experience curating a great range of violin, for all budgets. Call us at +65-98137769 to arrange an appointment.

  • How do I decide where to buy violin or cello in Singapore?

    There are several specialist violin and cello shops in Singapore. The main factors you would wish to look at, when deciding where to buy your violin in Singapore, is the following: (1) Longevity of the shop, how long it has been operating. (2) the availability of a luthier for repair and restoration service (3) The quality and range of violin and cello available for sale in the violin shop (4) the service level.

    Stradivari Strings has been operating since 2010, more than a decade of experience. Come by our shop to experience great service, a wide range of violin and cello selection, and try out the range to gauge the quality of the musical instruments. We also have an in house luthier who is European trained with years of repair and restoration experience. Contact us at +65-98137769 to arrange an appointment.

  • How do I find a good violin teacher in Singapore?

    You can locate a good violin teacher through word of mouth. Ask around your neighbourhood or acquaintances who may be learning the violin and they may recommend someone whom them have worked with. However, this may take some time and very often the referred teacher may not have the time slot available to coach you. To locate a good violin teacher quickly, contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769.

  • How do I teach my child violin?

    To accelerate your child’s progress on the violin, you can start violin lessons with your child. Learn from the violin teacher what is taught during each weekly violin lesson for kids, and practice daily in between lessons with your child. As a bonus, you can use this as parent – child bonding time.

  • How do you define an investment grade violin?

    Investment grade violin retain its value and the value also appreciate with time. What factors drive the price up? Demand versus supply. Typically, investment grade violin are handcrafted one-of-a-kind pieces. These are not mass produced. An investment grade violin is also typically crafted by a well known luthier, whether alive or otherwise. To learn more about investment grade violin, contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769. We will be happy to share with you our extensive knowledge accordingly.

  • How easy is it for me to learn ukulele at home with online lessons?

    It is certainly easy. You need to find an online ukulele course which teach you the basics of strumming on the ukulele as well as basic chords. Then you will need to spend time practicing so that you play as good as the coach. For an easy to follow, ukulele online class, check out Stradivari Strings online ukulele classes here:
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  • How easy is it to learn the violin when starting violin lessons for beginners?

    Whether it is easy or difficult depends on the student’s mindset and will power to learn. This applies to anything one embarks on, not only violin lessons. Bowed strings instruments are comparatively more complicated as you need to learn how to draw the bow across the strings to produce good tone. So it takes quite a number of beginner violin lessons for adults, and many hours of good quality practice before one can master it confidently.

  • How frequent should I have private violin lessons?

    Lesson frequency for private violin lessons is normally once a week. This allows you enough time to internalize what has been taught, and practice over 6 days before your next lesson. A small percentage of students prefer lessons two times a week. This does accelerate your learning progress very fast.

  • How long does it take for adults to learn violin?

    For my adult violin lessons, students with no music background will be paced through basic music theory, note reading, rhythm training, aural training, scales and arpeggio as well as basic technique pieces. One can expect to pick up foundational skills between 3 to 6 months. During this time period, you will also learn to play 10 to 12 songs on the violin. An adult who wishes to progress to intermediate level should plan another 1 to 2 years of training. Thereafter, another 2 or 3 years to achieve advance level playing. Do note that different people have different musical ability so some may progress at a faster rate. Challenge yourself today and contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769 to arrange adult violin lessons.

  • How long does it take to learn guitar with guitar lessons?

    Plan at least 6 months to a year to get your foundation correct on the guitar. Then another 1 to 2 years to reach intermediate level playing. Add another 1 to 2 years to advance level performance level.

  • How long does it take to learn music theory with proper music theory lessons?

    Based on a once a week lesson schedule, one can completed music theory up till grade 5 level within 8 months or less. If you opt for 2 times a week music theory lesson frequency, you can aim to complete to grade 5 level within 4 months.

  • How long does it take to learn the cello online?

    As compared to face-to-face lessons, students may take a longer time to progress to intermediate or advance level via online cello lessons. This is because certain details of the hand posture on the fingerboard or the bowing direction may not be clear online versus seeing it live. There may be some guesswork involved on the student’s part to experiment hence the progress may be slower.

  • How long does it take to learn the cello with cello lessons?

    If you put in effort to understand what is taught during you weekly cello classes, you can expect to be quite good in two to three years. You may not be professional performance level yet but you should be able to play intermediate level pieces with ease.

  • How long does it take to learn the electric guitar?

    You should plan around two years for electric guitar lessons. In this time frame, you would have mastered many chord formations as well as strumming patterns to play a big selection of rock and pop songs.

  • How long does it take to learn the flute online with lesson?

    Typically one can play simple songs on the flute after a few months, for more complex songs which require higher level techniques, you may need 2 to 3 years to be good. In general, the more you practice, the faster you will progress.

  • How long does it take to learn the keyboard with keyboard classes?

    If you are a total beginner with no music background, plan 6 to 9 months as you will need training in the following areas — theory, rhythm, aural, musicianship. If you the keyboard is your second musical instrument, then you probably need only 2 to 3 months to master the basics.

  • How long does it take to learn the ukulele with online lessons?

    The ukulele is one of the easiest musical instruments to learn as online lessons, even children as young as 3 years old can start lessons. Over 4 weeks, you should be able to strum simple chords. Give yourself 3 to 6 months, you should be able to master different strumming techniques, learn to sing as your strum, and have a small repertoire of popular music under your belt. Ready to start your online ukulele class? Check out Stradivari Strings online music lessons here:
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  • How long does it take to master the ukulele?

    With daily practice, you can target 3 to 6 months to be good at strumming the ukulele to the songs of your choice. You can even learn to sing and strum at the same time.

  • How long should music lessons be?

    Ideally you should start off with minimum 45 minutes of music lessons. This allows the music teacher to have enough time to cover theory as well as practical aspects of handling the musical instrument. As for young children, the attention span is shorter hence you can consider starting with 30 minute lessons.

  • How long will it take to learn the flute with a flute teacher?

    Working on lesson frequency of once a week, one can take six months to a few years to master playing the flute with flute classes. If you have music background, you will pick up the techniques faster. If you devote adequate practice time on the flute, you will also master it better.

  • How long will it take to learn the violin, after starting beginner violin classes?

    Different people progress at different pace. Give yourself 3 to 6 months to get your foundation right, with weekly beginner violin classes. 1 year to 3 years to progress to intermediate level. 3 years to 6 years to advance level playing. After that you can go for master violin classes with one of our maestro level violin teachers at Stradivari Strings.

  • How many hours a day should I practice on the violin?

    Now that you have enrolled yourself in a violin school and started lessons, the next important thing which you need to know is to understand how long you should practice on the violin. Actually, it is not really the length of the practice sessions that is important, but how mindful you are when you do your violin practice. A beginner will do well with 15 to 30 minutes of mindful practice on a daily basis, rather than one practice session of 2 hours a week.

  • How many hours should I practice on electric guitar daily?

    If you are a beginner level student, half an hour to forty five minutes of daily practice is sufficient, in between your weekly online guitar classes. When you need to pick up more difficult playing techniques, or work through a performance level repertoire, you may need to extend your practice time to an hour or more per day.

  • How many hours should you practice guitar every day?

    It is important to devote mindful practice time daily when you start guitar classes. 20 to 30 minutes daily is ideal in the beginning. As you progress along well week by week and learn more content during your guitar classes, you can extend your practice time to 45 minutes or 1 hour daily.

  • How many private violin lessons do I need?

    Do understand that learning to play a more complex musical instrument like the violin takes more time. To be somewhat good at sight reading a music score and be independent of a violin teacher, you probably will need to invest 9 to 18 months of lessons. Based on a monthly count of 4 lessons, that works out to 36 to 72 lessons.

  • How many years does it take to learn the violin in a violin school?

    This depends on how fast the student can grasp music concepts, how much quality practice time the student puts in to perfect the violin playing techniques, and how driven the student is to progress fast. Most violin schools in Singapore pace the students at a comfortable speed of 6 to 8 years, for the student to progress to advance level. A small selection of violin schools will tailor the lesson plan to how fast the student can pick up techniques. You can trust Stradivari Strings to ensure that time is not wasted and that you progress as fast as possible, to the best of your ability.

  • How much are electric guitar lessons in Singapore?

    Here is a guide on electric guitar lesson fee in Singapore:

    Beginner level electric guitar lessons $40 to $60 Duration 30 minutes to 45 minutes
    Intermediate level electric guitar classes $50 to $80 Duration 30 minutes to one hour
    Advance level electric guitar lessons $60 to $90 Duration 45 minutes to one hour

      For a firm quotation as well as information on the profile of the electric guitar teacher, contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769.

  • How much are saxophone lessons in Singapore?

    Budget around $60 per lesson of 45 minutes or $80 per hour. There are less saxophone teachers available compared to other music instruments. Demand and supply rules peg saxophone fees at a higher fee comparatively. Having said that, this is a cool musical instrument to learn so do pick up the phone and contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769 to arrange saxophone classes. Here is a guide on saxophone lessons fee in Singapore:

    Beginner level saxophone lessons From $50 Duration 30 minutes to 45 minutes
    Intermediate level saxophone classes From $60 Duration 45 minutes to one hour
    Advance level saxophone lessons From $70 Duration 45 minutes to one hour
  • How much do acoustic guitar lessons cost in Singapore?

    Here is a guide on acoustic guitar lessons fee in Singapore:

    Beginner level acoustic guitar lessons $35 to $50 Duration 30 minutes to 45 minutes
    Intermediate level acoustic guitar classes $50 to $70 Duration 30 minutes to one hour
    Advance level acoustic guitar lessons $60 to $80 Duration 45 minutes to one hour

      For a firm quotation as well as information on the profile of the acoustic guitar teacher, contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769.

  • How much do cello lessons cost in Singapore?

    Cello lessons fees are higher than other musical instruments such as piano or violin, primarily because there are less cello teacher in Singapore. Budget from $50 per lesson of 30 minutes upwards. Fees vary based on location as well as profile of the cello coach

    Here is a guide on cello lessons fee in Singapore:
     

    Beginner level cello lessons From $50 Duration 30 minutes to 45 minutes
    Intermediate level cello classes From $70 Duration 45 minutes to one hour
    Advance level cello lessons From $80 Duration 45 minutes to one hour


    For a firm quotation as well as information on the profile of the cello or double bass teacher, contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769

  • How much do classical guitar lessons cost in Singapore?

    Here is a guide on classical guitar lessons fee in Singapore:

    Beginner level classical guitar lessons $40 to $60 Duration 30 minutes to 45 minutes
    Intermediate level classical guitar classes $50 to $80 Duration 30 minutes to one hour
    Advance level classical guitar lessons $60 to $90 Duration 45 minutes to one hour

      For a firm quotation as well as information on the profile of the classical guitar teacher, contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769.

  • How much do flute lessons cost in Singapore?

    Flute lesson fees vary depending on the qualifications and experience of the flute teacher. In Singapore, expect to pay $60 per 45 minute lesson for beginner flute lessons. You can expect the fees to be higher depending on the location of the lesson as well as the qualifications and experience of the flute teacher. Here is a guide on flute lessons fee in Singapore:

    Beginner level flute lessons From $50 Duration 30 minutes to 45 minutes
    Intermediate level flute classes From $60 Duration 45 minutes to one hour
    Advance level flute lessons From $70 Duration 45 minutes to one hour

      For a firm quotation as well as information on the profile of the flute teacher, contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769

  • How much do guitar lessons cost in Singapore?

    There is a price variance between acoustic, electric and classical guitar lessons. Here is a guide on guitar lessons fee in Singapore:

    Beginner level guitar lessons $35 to $60 Duration 30 minutes to 45 minutes
    Intermediate level guitar classes $50 to $80 Duration 30 minutes to one hour
    Advance level guitar lessons $60 to $90 Duration 45 minutes to one hour

      For a firm quotation as well as information on the profile of the guitar teacher, contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769.

  • How much do keyboardlessons cost in Singapore?

    Here is a guide on keyboard lessons fee in Singapore:

    Beginner level keyboard lessons $35 to $50 Duration 30 minutes to 45 minutes
    Intermediate keyboard classes $40 to $60 Duration 30 minutes to one hour
    Advance level keyboard lessons $60 to $80 Duration 45 minutesto one hour

      For a firm quotation as well as information on the profile of the keyboard teacher, contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769.

  • How much do music lessons cost in Singapore?

    Music lessons usually costs $30 per 30 minutes. For a 45 minute lesson, fees are $45. However the fees range based on the type of music instrument you wish to learn. There is also variation in fees based on the location of the lesson. For a more precise quotation, do contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769.
    Here is a guide on violin lesson fee in Singapore:

    Beginner level music lessons From $30 Duration 30 minutes to 45 minutes
    Intermediate level music classes From $50 Duration 45 minutes to one hour
    Advance level music lessons From $60 Duration 45 minutes to one hour

     

    For a firm quotation as well as information on the profile of the music teacher, contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769

  • How much do music theory lessons cost in Singapore?

    Our music theory teacher specialists can coach from ABRSM grade 1 to grade 8 level music theory. Here is a guide on music theory lessons fee in Singapore:

    Beginner level music theory lessons From $30 Duration 30 minutes to 45 minutes
    Intermediate level music theory classes From $50 Duration 45 minutes to one hour
    Advance level music theory lessons From $60 Duration 45 minutes to one hour

    For a firm quotation as well as information on the profile of the music theory teacher, contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769

  • How much do online flute classes cost?

    Online flute lessons are cheaper than face to face lessons. Typically you can save the transport and time costs per lesson. This usually works out to be as much as 10% to 20% of the lesson cost. So if a face to face flute class costs $60 per 45 minutes, then expect to pay $45 to $50 per minute for the online version.

  • How much do online music lessons cost?

    This depends on a number of factors including which musical instrument — typically saxophone, flute, cello, viola and violin lessons are higher priced versus guitar, piano and ukulele lessons. Reason being there are less such music teachers specializing in the higher fees musical instrument. A function of demand and supply. Typically one can budget from $30 per lesson for 30 minute lesson. For a more accurate idea, you can email info@stradivaristrings.com or call/ whattsapp +65-98137769.

  • How much do pianolessons cost in Singapore?

    Here is a guide on piano lessons fee in Singapore:

    Beginner level piano lessons $30 to $50 Duration 30 minutes to 45 minutes
    Intermediate piano classes $40 to $60 Duration 30 minutes to one hour
    Advance level piano lessons $60 to $80 Duration 45 minutes to one hour

      For a firm quotation as well as information on the profile of the piano teacher, contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769.

  • How much do ukulele lessons cost in Singapore?

    Here is a guide on ukulele lessons fee in Singapore:

    Beginner level ukulele lessons $35 to $50 Duration 30 minutes to 45 minutes
    Intermediate ukulele classes $40 to $70 Duration 30 minutes to one hour
    Advance level ukulele lessons $60 to $80 Duration 45 minutes to one hour

      For a firm quotation as well as information on the profile of the ukulele teacher, contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769.

  • How much do violin classes cost in Singapore?

    Fees for violin classes in Singapore varies according to the experience and qualifications of the teacher. The range can be from $30 for 30 minutes for normal violin coach, to higher budget for professional violin teachers based in the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. So that we can better understand your needs, do contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769 to discuss.

  • How much do violin lessons cost in Singapore?

    Here is a guide on violin lesson fee in Singapore:

    Beginner level violin lessons $30 to $60 Duration 30 minutes to 45 minutes
    Intermediate level violin classes $50 to $80 Duration 45 minutes to one hour
    Advance level violin lessons $60 to $90 Duration 45 minutes to one hour
    Master violin lessons by Singapore Symphony Orchestra based violin teacher From $110 Duration 45 minutes to 1.5 hours

    For a firm quotation as well as information on the profile of the violin teacher, contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769

  • How much do violin teachers in Singapore make?

    A full time violin teacher in Singapore can make in excess of Singapore $5000 per month. This could be higher, depending on whether the coach has more intermediate or advance level students versus beginner level ones. An experienced coach with more than 10 years of teaching experience will command more fees and can take in more than Singapore $8000 per month.

  • How much does a beginner cello cost?

    A beginner cello costs around $500 in a cello shop. These are factory made, with fast turn over. As the price is rather affordable, the quality of the wood used to craft the cello may not be to ideal standard. Also the fittings of this range of cello are lower grade, hence you may experience issues such as tuning pegs not fitted well into the peg box, cello bridge not properly cut to the right height and curvature, cello strings which sound metallic and feels harsh on the fingers. As such you may wish to start off with beginner level handcrafted cello, price range around $1000+.

  • How much does a cello cost?

    The price range of cello in a cello shop is quite wide. This can range from $500 to thousands of dollars. Factory range cello are lower in price point, however the tone quality may not be desirable, the parts of the cello (such as the tuning pegs, the bridge, the tail piece and end pin) may not withstand wear and tear and you may need to service it frequently. The premium, hand crafted cello range typically sound much mellower and it will be easier for cello students to pick up techniques. Speak to Stradivari Strings, a reputable cello shop in Singapore, today to find out more. Call or whattsapp +65-98137769

  • How much does a full size violin cost?

    A 4/4 size violin is a full size violin for adults. For factory made violin, the price can be below $300. For hand crafted violin, the price can be from $500 upwards. Again, the price range is very diverse. It is best for you to arrange an appointment to come by Stradivari Strings, an established violin shop in Singapore, to select.

  • How much does a good viola cost?

    I highly recommend that a motivated viola student start off with a hand-crafted viola. Reason being better grade maple good is used, the workmanship is better (compared to factory range viola), and the parts used to set up the viola are better grade. These all impact on the playability and tone quality of the viola.

  • How much does a good violin cost?

    If you go to any reputable violin shop, you will learn that the good violin range are typically 100% hand crafted from naturally dried maple spruce. For any beginner student aspiring to go to intermediate level, or any existing intermediate level violin student looking to upgrade violin, one can budget $1000 to $3000. An advanced level violin will be priced $3000 and above. Advance level, investment grade violin can go up to one million dollars or more. Check out violin shops personally to ascertain what you require.

  • How much does a hand-crafted violin cost?

    The price range of hand-crafted violin can be very wide. As a start, you may budget between $500-$1000 for a hand-crafted violin. You should expose yourself to a wider range so as to appreciate why a violin costs more versus one which costs relatively less. We would love to guide you through the violin selection process. Contact Stradivari Strings to set up an appointment, at +65-98137769.

  • How much does a violin cost for kids?

    The price range for fractional size violin for kids ranges from $150 to $500, depending on the size of the violin, and whether the violin is factory made or hand crafted. You should also budget for accessories including the shoulder rest, violin mute, music stand and books. For a one-stop-shop experience, come to Stradivari Strings to select your child’s violin. Alternatively, we can deliver the violin to you with delivery fee.

  • How much does affordable violin lessons cost?

    Violin lessons are affordable if you measure them against all the benefits you gain while learning to master it. For some students, the aim is also to get ABRSM or Trinity certification of Grade 8 or Diploma level with the view of teaching in the future. I always advise such students to consider the violin lessons now as investment for the future as this is a skill set no one can take away from you.

  • How much does it cost to rent a violin, cello, saxophone or flute?

    Rental cost for these musical instruments are a fraction of the retail price. The cost varies depending on the quality, tone quality, and playability. The following is a price list chart for rental: Violin rental per month — from $30 depending on size as well as quality of the violin Cello rental per month — from $80 depending on size as well as quality of the cello Saxophone rental per month — from $100 depending on quality of the saxophone Flute rental per month — from $80 depending on quality of the flute

  • How much does it cost to repair a violin/ viola/ cello/ double bass?

    The repair scope of work our luthier can do is very wide. Do contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769 (Call or whattsapp) to arrange an appointment so that we can assess your strings instrument personally and advise the options for repair.

  • How much does private violin lessons cost?

    Private violin lessons are held one to one, meaning one teacher to one student. So the teacher’s attention is fully focused on the student. As such the fees will be higher versus group violin lessons. Budget from $30 to $60 for 30 minutes for private violin lessons, with the higher range fees charges by professional violin teachers.

  • How much is a beginner level violin?

    A beginner level violin which is factory made is priced below $300. A beginner level hand crafted violin costs $500 and above. Before you rush into getting your first violin, speak to a professional at Stradivari Stings, a renowned violin shop in Singapore, for solid advice as to which range to go for. Contact us as +65-98137769.

  • How much is an investment grade violin?

    Many violin students are surprised that investment grade violin may be priced lower that that they presume. An investment grade violin may start from $5,000. Something that any aspiring violinist may want to consider.

  • How much time should I spend practicing on the saxophone after saxophone classes?

    In the beginning it is important to strengthen your lip muscle so that you can produce good tone via the saxophone mouth piece and reed. This takes some time to perfect. So if you can, try to practice daily on your saxophone in between your saxophone classes. Duration can range between 30 minutes to one hours per practice session.

  • How often should my violin bow/ viola bow/ cello bow be re-haired?

    The horse hair from the bow drops off with practice, due to the strength and friction created when you draw the bow across the strings. Typically, you should rehair your bow every 6 months to a year. This depends on how frequent your practice and how much force you exert on your violin or cello bow. Aside from that, even if the horse tail hair does not significantly thin out on your violin, viola or cello bow, a lot of rosin has accumulated on the batch of horse hair and add 5 to 6 grams of weight to your bow. You should therefore rehair your bow accordingly.

  • How should I clean my violin/ viola/ cello/ double bass?

    After practicing, use a dry cloth to remove the rosin dust from you violin/ viola/ cello/ double bass. Wipe the rosin dust from the fingerboard and underneath the violin strings where the violin bridge is. Periodically, you should also get your instrument sanitized. Bring it over to Stradivari Strings and we can apply a specially formulated coating which prevents keeps your instrument bacteria free. This sanitization service can be applied to violin, violin bows, viola, viola bows, cello, cello bows, double bass and double bass bows.

  • I have a very old violin/ cello which is a family heirloom and very precious. Do you have experience servicing antique investment grade strings instrument?

    Absolutely! Our master luthier is professionally trained in Europe and based in Singapore. He has extensive experience doing repair and restoration work. Old strings instruments like the violin and cello require the expertise of someone who has extensive experience as work which needs to be done could be more complicated. The scope of work could include: grafting of button, neck reset, sealing up open seams, changing new fingerboard, customizing new French bridge, cutting and changing new soundpost and so on. Rest assured that your violin or cello is in good hands.

  • I would like to achieve ABRSM grade 5 music theory qualifications fast. Do you conduct accelerated music theory classes?

    It is a requirement of the Associated Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) that students who wish to pursue grade 6 or higher level practical exams, clear the grade 5 music theory. If you are nearing this intermediate or advance practical level, we can arrange accelerated music theory classes to power you through from grade 1 to grade 5 in a relatively short time frame. Contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769 to discuss.

  • If I start flute classes, is this good for my lungs?

    The flute is played by blowing into a mouth piece. In doing so you exercise your diaphragm and core muscles. Playing a piece of flute music is similar to doing planking for several intense minutes. You do expand your lung capacity over time.

  • Is classical guitar easy to learn during lessons?

    You hear a flurry of notes from the classical guitar during classical guitar lessons and imagine that it is difficult to learn to play it. Actually it is not difficult as long as you learn the rhythm correctly, train your fingers to strum really fast. Most important, you need to have good motivation level and attitude so as to enjoy the process.

  • Is electric guitar easy to learn during classes?

    In some ways it is easier to learn on the electric guitar as it may have lighter gauge strings as compared to the acoustic guitar which makes it easier to pick and finger the strings. The body and neck of the electric guitar is also smaller as compared to the acoustic guitar. Do note that as long as you have a strong interest in any musical instrument, you will find it easy to learn that musical instrument.

  • Is it better to rent or buy a violin or cello for adults?

    There are pros and cons to renting a violin or cello for adults. One big plus point of renting is that this allows the student to try out a few music lessons, get an understanding of how the musical instrument works, before deciding to commit to one long term. However, some are of the opinion that it may be a waste to rent as each month that you commit to renting, it is not paying towards owning a music instrument. As such you will need to weigh these in view of your situation.

  • Is it better to rent or buy a violin or cello for children?

    Violin and cello come in fractional sizes for children. Typically a child age 3 to 5 starts with a 1/16 size violin, or a 1/8 size cello. The child progressively changes the size of the violin or cello every two years till age 10 or 11. Some parents prefer to rent these fractional size violin/ cello rather than buying these and own 5 musical instruments of different sizes by the time the child grows up. However, you may consider trading the smaller size violin/ cello to bigger size one as an option.

  • Is it expensive to learn the violin?

    You can budget $45 to $60 per lesson as a start for private violin lessons. A violin teacher trained in pedagogy and music degree certified will command more per lesson. However, the experience you gain learning under this level of teacher is priceless.

  • Is it hard to learn the cello online?

    It is possible to learn the cello online. As for whether one finds online cello lessons hard or easy, this depends on the ability of the student in terms of grasping concepts like space, rhythm, intonation, theory and so on. A good cello teacher makes it easier for most to learn the cello speedily. Contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769 or email info@stradivaristrings.com to arrange.

  • Is it hard to learn the saxophone during saxophone lessons?

    If is not difficult to learn the saxophone. Many have learnt how to play on it, from children to adults. If you are not sure, always ask questions during your saxophone classes so your saxophone teacher can fully explain and clear your doubts.

  • Is it hard to learn the ukulele with ukulele lessons?

    It is not hard to learn the ukulele with proper instructions from a ukulele teacher. Prepare your personal set of ukulele, get a few guitar picks and strum away with guidance from your ukulele teacher.

  • Is it ok to start online electric guitar lessons first or acoustic guitar lessons?

    Some prefer to start acoustic guitar classes first to get an understanding of how the guitar works, before progressing to online electric guitar lessons. The acoustic guitar is lighter than the electric guitar so beginners may prefer the former first. Others prefer to just go direct to their musical instrument of choice if it is the electric guitar. The playing style as well as the handling between both types of guitar is different.

  • Is it possible to learn the cello from youtube without cello lessons online?

    Self-learning the cello online without engaging an accredited cello coach is not advisable. Watching video clips of how other cellists play on the cello, without proper coaching from a guru, is self-sabotaging your route to picking up cello playing techniques flawlessly. You may pick up bad habits and find that it is difficult for you to unlearn these bad habits after months and years.

  • Is it possible to learn violin online?

    Yes, it is possible. You need to prepare your own violin, find a place which is quiet so that you are not disturbed as you start your online violin class. Strong internet connection is important, otherwise the video and audio will be lagging and affect your learning progress.

  • Is the flute easy to learn with flute classes?

    The flute is a wind instruments and it is relatively easier to learn compared to the violin, viola or cello. Do not second guess the difficulty of learning to play the flute. Contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769 to arrange a trial lesson to experience it.

  • Is violin harder than piano?

    The violin is a bowed string instrument which requires mastery of perfect intonation, hand arm and finger coordination. Violin scores are written on the treble clef. Piano scores are written in both treble and bass clef so the pianist needs to coordinate both hands on the piano keys differently. Each musical instrument challenges the learner in a different way. So we cannot definitely say that starting violin lessons as an adult is easier or more difficult versus piano lessons. To be sure, you can contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769 to try out both instruments before you decide.

  • Should I buy a viola online or in person?

    You should be able to see and play on the viola which you intend to purchase. Reason being you need to judge the tone quality of the viola in person, rather than relying on beautiful photos of the music instrument. In addition, no one should play on the viola aside from yourself, when selecting one for yourself. Reason being you are part of the trio (of yourself, the viola and the viola bow).

  • Should I buy a violin online or in person?

    Once in a while, a violin student comes to me with a violin acquired online. Sometimes, the violin bought online is not properly set up — some come with violin bridge which is not cut to the correct height and curvature, some arrive with the sound post inside the violin rolling around in the violin. Most students are disappointed with the tone quality of the violin purchased online. So my advice will be to go to a shop specializing in violin, to select your violin in person.

  • Should I go for group violin lessons or private violin lessons?

    Some students have asked me for advice whether to go for group violin classes or private violin classes. In my opinion, private one to one violin lesson is more effective as the violin teacher can focus on the student 100%. Posture adjustment, bowing posture, left hand position are all very important aspects to get right. If the teacher’s attention is split between many students in a group class scenario, these points may not be adequately addressed.

  • Should I rent or buy a cello?

    If you buy a cello, you have the sense of ownership over the cello and this will actually speed up your learning progress. A rental cello may not be your preferred musical instrument in terms of tone quality and playability, so this may not inspire you to spend time to practice during the days in between your cello lessons. Aside from that, the rental cello bow may not be to the ideal weight and balance point for you, so you may find that you are not sure if you are practicing your cello playing techniques properly. Having said that, if you feel that you need some time to acquaint yourself with how the cello is played before investing in one, do proceed with renting one.

  • Should I start acoustic guitar lessons or electric guitar lessons?

    It is basically your preference, whether you start acoustic guitar lessons or electric guitar classes. The genre of music you can cover may be different. Playing styles and techniques are also different. If you are not sure, you can plan trial lessons for each before deciding.

  • What age can one start private cello lessons?

    The cello is a bigger bowed strings instrument compared to the violin. Ideally, your child should be age 5 and above to be physically and cognitively ready to start private cello lessons. If you are keen to expose your child earlier to music, you can consider music enrichment programs

  • What age is good for my child to start violin lessons for kids?

    Some children are cognitively and physically ready to start violin lessons from age 3. However, most violin teachers prefer to coach children age 5 to 6 onwards as they can better concentrate over a lesson time span of 30 minutes to 45 minutes. If you are not sure if your child is ready to start violin lessons, contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769 (call or whattsapp) to arrange an assessment session.

  • What age is good to start ukulele lessons?

    We have experience coaching kids as young as 3 or 5 on the ukulele. However this is best done with parental involvement during the weekly ukulele lessons. This enables the parent to practice with the child in between lessons. The next best age will be around 6 years old whereby the child can have lessons independently with the ukulele teacher.

  • What age is it too late to learn the violin in a violin school?

    There is no maximum age to enrol in a violin school. However, you should check out the premises as well as the age group of the students enrolled in the academy which you are considering to start lessons. Some music schools focus on children age 12 and below so if you as an adult enrol in that academy, you may feel out of place. Based on my experience, adults well into age 60s, 70s and 80s can also pick up learning the violin easily.

  • What benefits are there for adults to start violin lessons?

    The benefits of violin lessons for adults are multi-fold. Keeping the mind actively engaged by learning the spacial motions around the violin to create good tone, maintains mind agility and prevents onset of dementia. Practicing the violin is also a good work out and keeps you fit. This is also a good activity to help de stress.

  • What benefits will I get by starting violin classes?

    The benefits one get by learning to play the violin include keeping the mind sharp, relaxing the soul, improving confidence level and so forth. Experience this for yourself by starting violin lessons and you will definitely not regret it.

  • What is a good age to start guitar lessons?

    The ideal age is age 6. The child is physically big enough to handle the guitar. Also cognitively developed to know to understand concepts such as counting and rhythm. Most importantly, get a good guitar coach who has vast experience working with children.

  • What is a good cello for beginners?

    A good cello for beginner can vary from a factory range one to a hand crafter one. As to which suits, this depends on the cello student in terms of music background, as well as objective for learning to play the cello. You should speak to a cello specialist in a cello shop to understand more. Contact Stradivari Strings at info@stradivaristrings.com or +65-98137769 accordingly.

  • What is included in the rental saxophone?

    The rental saxophone will include the saxophone case, and neck strap. For hygiene reasons, you will need to have your personal set of mouth piece, ligature and reed. These can be purchased separately.

  • What is the best age to learn the flute and start flute lessons?

    The best age to start flute lessons is 7 to 10 years old. Any younger, the child may not have the strength to hold the flute for long period of time.

  • What is the best age to start music lessons?

    The best age for children to start music lessons is from 5 to 7 years old. It also depends on the type of musical instrument. The younger kids can start with the violin or ukulele. While the heavier musical instrument such as electric guitar or the saxophone, require the child to be ideally 8 or 9 years old to be able to handle the weight of the musical instrument.

  • What is the content of the best online guitar lessons?

    The best online electric guitar lessons are the ones which introduces you the basics of handling the electric guitar, the amplifier, basic strumming patterns, chords and strumming to popular songs. You can check out Stradivari String’s online electric guitar course here:
    https://stradivaristrings.heightsplatform.com/courses/master-the-electric-guitar-basic-1-course/preview
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  • What is the difference between acoustic guitar lessons and classical guitar lessons?

    Classical guitars have nylon strings while acoustic guitar uses steel strings. The chord play for acoustic guitar is relatively easier. For beginners, we suggest starting with acoustic guitar lessons before progressing to classical guitar lessons.

  • What is the difference between piano lessons and the keyboard lessons?

    The piano and the keyboard are both similar musical instruments, and also different in some aspects. The piano has weighted keys while the keyboard has lighter keys. Moreover, the keyboard needs to be plugged to a power source. If you are interested to play classical music then the piano may be more suited for you. To experience both keyboard and piano lessons, you can contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769 to arrange.

  • What is the difference between the violin and viola?

    The viola and the violin are both from the same family group of bowed strings instrument. One difference is the size — the violin measures 14” while the viola size can range between 15” to 16.5”. Secondly, the strings set differently — for the violin, these are G, D, A, E. While for the viola, these are C, G, D and A.

  • What is the ideal class size for group violin classes?

    The size of your group violin class should be the smaller the better. The reason being your violin teacher’s attention is split between all the students in the group. If there are 4 violin students in a group class, during a lesson of one hour duration the violin teacher can only focus 15 minutes per student.

  • What is the youngest age to start acoustic guitar lessons?

    Ideally age 6. Children of this age start out with ¼ size guitar and gradually change to ½ size and ¾ size guitar with time. The key factor is to find an acoustic guitar teacher who loves coaching kids this age and communicate well with them during weekly acoustic guitar lessons.

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  • What qualities do I need to look out for in a good violin teacher?

    Aside from qualifications from an accredited examination board such as the ABRSM (Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music) or a music degree awarded by a music conservatory, a good violin teacher possesses the following qualities: patience, the ability to explain concepts which is easy for students to understand, wide range of experience coaching students who learn in different ways.

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  • What should I expect when I come by to select my rental violin or cello?

    The rental saxophone will include the saxophone case, and neck strap. For hygiene reasons, you will need to have your personal set of mouth piece, ligature and reed. These can be purchased separately.

  • What should I expect when I start group violin lessons for beginners?

    You can expect that the pace of the group violin classes to be as fast as the slowest student in the class. If you are musically more inclined than your counterparts in the beginner violin class, then you will be bored with what is covered as these are topics which you are already familiar with. In this case, you should do better with one to one violin lessons.

  • What size cello is suitable for me?

    Adults typically use full size (4/4 size) cello. Petite size adults with smaller hand span may play on a 7/8 or 3/4 size cello. The size chart for children is as follow:

    Cello size Age range
    1/8 size cello Age 5 to 7
    ¼ size cello Age 7 to 9
    ½ size cello Age 9 to 11
    ¾ size cello Age 11 to 13

    However it will be ideal if you or your child can go personally to a cello shop to measure for the correct cello size. Not sure which size of cello suits? Contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769 for a professional measurement.

  • What size viola should I buy?

    You can ascertain the size of your viola by measuring the length of your arm. Here is a guide:

    Age Arm Length Viola size
    14 to adult Over 26” 16”
    14 to adult 25” to 25.5” 15.5”
    12 – 13 24.5” to 25” 15”
    9-12 23”-24.5” 14”
  • What size violin should my child use?

    In general, the size chart for fractional violin (by age) is as follow:
    Age 3 to 5 years old — 1/16 size
    Age 5 to 7 years old — 1/8 size
    Age 7 to 9 years old — ¼ size
    Age 9 to 11 years old — ½ size to ¾ size
    Age 11 and older — ¾ size to 4/4 size
    The above is an indicative size chart. It is best to bring your child to our shop at Stradivari Strings, so that we can correctly measure your child for the correct size violin.

  • When can my child start flute lessons online?

    The starting age for flute lessons, whether online or face to face is the same. Most teachers prefer the child to be age 6 or older before starting flute classes online. Any younger and the child has not enough diaphragm capacity to play on the flute.

  • When is the best time to have violin classes?

    The best time to have your violin class is during off-peak days and off-peak hours. The violin teacher will be more relaxed and may also extend the violin lesson duration if needed. When are the best off-peak days for violin class? These would be Mondays to Fridays, during weekdays. Off peak hours will be on weekdays in the morning or afternoon before 5pm. Don’t worry if you can only have violin lessons during peak hours, we at Stradivari Strings will do our best to place you under one of our dedicated violin teachers. Contact +65-98137769 to arrange.

  • Where can I buy a violin in Singapore?

    In Singapore, there are a few specialist musical instruments shop which specializes on bowed strings instruments including the violin, viola, cello and double bass. If you are looking to buy a violin in Singapore, look for one which has curated a wide range so you can try out the different violin and appreciate the difference. You should contact Stradivari Strings at +65-98137769 for a violin selection session. You will be awed by the range and we will share with you a lot of information so you can make good decision on which violin to go for.

  • Where can I go to select an investment grade violin?

    Definitely, from a reputable violin dealer with many years of experience dealing with both contemporary and antique violin. You can come by Stradivari Strings to select — we are located at #02-23 Sultan Plaza, 100 Jalan Sultan, Singapore 199001.

  • Where can I start violin lessons in Singapore?

    In Singapore, you have a myriad of location options as to where to plan your violin lessons. Popular options will be at a music studio, at your home or at a teacher’s home. There are also group violin lessons which are held at community centres in Singapore. No matter your choice, you can connect with Stradivari Strings as we have violin coaches located all over Singapore. We will very likely be able to locate a suitable violin teacher for you. Contact +65-98137769 to arrange.

  • Where do I buy violin or cello in Singapore?

    A great option will be from Stradivari Strings, a boutique violin shop/ cello shop in Singapore. We are centrally located near the beach road/ Lavender/ Nicoll Highway area. Walking distance from Lavender MRT and Nicoll Highway MRT. Car park is available at Sultan Plaza (multi storey car park) as well as HDB car parks around the vicinity.

  • Where is a good violin school in Singapore?

    There are many music schools in Singapore. However, one which specializes in bowed strings instrument and is known as a violin school, is rare. One such well known violin school in Singapore is Stradivari Strings. Established in 2010, we have taught hundreds of aspiring violinists. Contact us at +65-98137769 to arrange violin lessons.

  • Which is easier to learn classical or acoustic guitar lessons?

    Both are equally easy to learn. It really depends on the interest level of the student as well as how the guitar teacher makes the lesson come alive.

  • Which is the best platform for online violin lessons?

    There are so many options available — zoom, skype, whattsapp video, facetime and so on. Experiment with each of them to discover which is most convenient and easy for you to use during your online violin lessons.

  • Which is the easiest saxophone to start saxophone classes with?

    Majority of beginner saxophone students start off with the alto saxophone in beginner saxophone lessons. The tenor saxophone in comparison is heavier and the soprano saxophone is longer.

  • Will electric guitar work without electricity during lessons?

    Yes you can play on the electric guitar without switching on the amplifier. The sound projection will be soft though, so you may feel that there is no wow factor when you learn to play the techniques during your electric guitar classes.

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