Violin and Viola Lessons

Violin Lessons, Viola Lessons

Our violin lessons and viola lessons are customized to the needs of each student. Whether you are interested in learning the violin for leisure, or prefer to track your progress via the ABRSM (Associated Board Of Royal School of Music)/ or Trinity examination program, we can structure your private violin lesson plan accordingly.

We offer violin classes for beginners as well as master violin lessons in Singapore. Private violin lessons can also be arranged.

Violin Masterclasses, Viola Masterclasses

We conduct violin and viola masterclasses for students of all levels. These masterclasses are very effective in correcting any existing technique issues. Once this is done, we move the student forward in terms of more advanced level techniques.

Our masterclasses are conducted by seasoned professional level maestro based with Singapore Symphony Orchestra. As world class musicians, these teachers have honed their performance techniques perfectly and can pass their superb skills to students.

Many students have benefited immensely to secure confidence level in their playing techniques and performance style before their ABRSM or Trinity examinations. Please call +65-98137769 to discuss.

Violin Private Lessons

Our private violin lessons are mainly one to one coaching, so the violin teacher can give 100% undivided attention during your violin lessons. As opposed to group violin lessons in Singapore, private violin lessons allow the violin teacher to correct any technique and bow handling issues you have throughout the duration of the violin lessons.

The best teacher to student ratio is one to one for private violin lessons. Two student to one teacher ratio for violin lessons in Singapore is still fine. For effective violin lessons, both student must have similar music background and ability, to reap the most from beginner violin lessons.

Private violin lessons can be planned at your home, our music centre at Sultan Plaza, or at teacher’s location.

Violin Lessons For Beginners

For students starting out, it is prudent to engage a qualified violin teacher for beginner violin lessons, to build solid foundation in techniques during violin classes for beginners. During violin classes for beginners, our violin teachers focus on technique, sound, and understanding emotions when playing the violin

Do not under estimate the importance of violin classes for beginners. Some students want to rush through this and skip beginner violin lessons. What is covered during violin lessons for beginners? Basics such as proper posture, bow hold, basic bow handling are not mastered and these students typically don’t do well and need to retake violin classes for beginners.

Once solid foundation is built, your progress to intermediate and advanced level playing will be smooth in future private violin lessons.

When starting beginner violin lessons, you need your personal violin. This sense of ownership will inspire you to practice well and be prepared for future private violin lessons.

Keen to join our violin classes for beginners? Call +65-98137769 to arrange.

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  • Michael Loh

    Michael Loh

    Associate Principal (Violin). Singapore Symphony Orchestra

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    Meet Our

    Violin Teachers

    Michael has been with the SSO since 1990 and is now Associate Principal of the Second Violin. He was born in Kuala Lumpur and started studies on the violin at the age of nine. After obtaining his Performer’s Diploma, he left for Germany to study with Professor Igor Ozim at the Music University of Cologne. Upon graduation Michael worked with the Beisel Ensemble and the Rhine Chamber Orchestra. In 1983 Michael was a prize-winner of the Junior Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition in Folkstone, Kent, United Kingdom.

  • Yeo Teow Meng

    Yeo Teow Meng

    Violinist, Singapore Symphony Orchestra

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    Meet Our

    Violin Teachers

    Born in Singapore, Yeo Teow Meng commenced studies on the violin at the age of eight. Awarded a scholarship by the Public Service Commission (Singapore) in 1982, he furthered his studies with Lyndall Hendrickson and Gunnar Crantz in Adelaide at the South Australian College of Advanced Education. Upon graduation he worked with the State Opera of South Australia as well as various chambers groups and has been with the SSO since 1986.

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TESTIMONIALS

  • I have been learning violin for over 5 years. While visiting Singapore, I went to all the violin shops in town. I found my dream violin at Stradivari strings. The owner, Rita, helped me to select violin. She is so knowledgeable in this field! Each violin has its own character and tone quality. While selecting my violin, I also had detailed coaching from Mr Yeo, a very experienced violin coach. He pointed out my bow hold issues and gave me pointers on shifting and executing vibrato. My tone and intonation improved a lot after I learnt these important tips from Mr Yeo. He is an inspiring teacher. Just one class from him improved my playing. With that, I was able to attain distinction in ABRSM Violin grade 5. When I return to Singapore this year, I will take more masterclasses with Mr Yeo. Thank you Stradivari Strings! You are wonderful.
    Franklin
    Franklin
    Student
  • I learn violin from teacher Siak Lee as a beginner. Lessons are lively and relaxing. She is a responsible and patient teacher.
    Wen Jie
    Wen Jie
    Student
  • Bryan is a wonderful teacher. He is fluent in the language of music and is very knowledgeable. He is patient in teaching and I improved tremendously with his guidance.
    Aries Lu
    Aries Lu
    Student
  • Teacher Siak Lee is always patient, attentive and caring.
    Mei En
    Mei En
    Student
  • Tevy is great in explaining the fundamentals to a beginner like me. He is very patient and takes his time to explain everything in detail. He makes sure I understand everything clearly before moving on.
    Simone Sng
    Simone Sng
    Student
  • Teacher Siak Lee is a great coach. When I face problems on violin techniques, she will always coach patiently and make sure that I fully comprehend. Her explanation is clear and organized.
    Choo Min
    Choo Min
    Student
  • My 7 year old looks forward to Bryan’s lessons every week. Bryan has got a knack for making lessons interesting and enjoyable while ensuring that Ajay is learning at the same time. With Bryan’s encouragement, Ajay has been motivated to practice at least twice a week and is showing tremendous confidence when playing his pieces. Under Bryan’s tutelage, we are confident that Ajay will continue to learn and love music.
    Radhika
    Radhika
    parent of Ajay
  • Mr Yeo, my violin teacher does not hold back in sharing violin playing techniques and knowledge. He readily answers the many questions I have, he is indeed a patient teacher.
    Alyss
    Alyss
    Violin Student
  • I found my violin teacher Mr Yeo through Stradivari Strings. He is an excellent teacher and I really enjoy my violin lessons here!
    Bonnie
    Bonnie
    Violin Student
  • As a violin teacher, Janice is very flexible and sensible to special needs of adult working students like me. She is very understanding about my weaknesses and promptly redirects me to ensure my progress. I see a very dedicated and passionate music teacher in her heart and actions.
    Joanne
    Joanne
    Violin Student
  • Before I started lessons with Mr Yeo, I was a beginner student with no music background, and not musically talented. Mr Yeo has been very patient with me and he makes learning the violin interesting and easy to understand. This really helps me and I really enjoy lessons.
    Miss Yap
    Miss Yap
    Violin Student
  • Mr Yeo is a very patient and understanding teacher, His lessons are easy to understand and he conducts it in a fun way. He is observant, picking up on my weaknesses in violin playing, and corrects my mistakes immediately. I learnt a lot from him aside from violin playing.
    William
    William
    Violin Student
  • Mr Yeo is a very supportive teacher. Always optimistic, there is a “you can do it” atmosphere in class. I always feel encouraged and have the confidence in mastering the viola
    Bina
    Bina
    Viola Student
  • I started violin lessons in June 2010 and within 1 year, took the ABRSM grade 3 examinations. I am amazed with my progress even though I have no music background before learning the violin.
    Ho Hwee Leng
    Ho Hwee Leng
    Violin Student
  • Teacher Janice is one who enjoys teaching and makes every lesson enjoyable. She is patient and makes the lessons so fun and easy. I admire her passion for teaching the violin
    Apple Teo
    Apple Teo
    Violin Student
  • I had no music background before learning the violin and was initially apprehensive. My violin teacher encouraged me all the way and is very patient. Learning the violin is so enjoyable now, I look forward to lessons every week!
    Lim Mei Yun
    Lim Mei Yun
    Violin Student
  • I started learning the violin 6 months ago and passed the ABRSM grade 2 examinations with distinction!
    Ronnie Tan
    Ronnie Tan
    Violin Student
  • Ms Yentl’s class is fun. We sometimes listen to different classical pieces in class. It is easy to understand her explanation, and I get the opportunity to learn new songs which are not in the examination books
    Dylan Teo
    Dylan Teo
    13 year old violin student
  • Janice is a very patient and encouraging teacher. My son enjoys his violin lessons and has improved his technique in a very short time – his posture is better, pitch is more precise and his sight reading is more accurate. Thank you Janice.
    Caroline Doo
    Caroline Doo
    Mother of 7 year old student
  • We can see that our son, who has passed ABRSM grade 5 exams in 2016, has improved in his bowing technique under teacher Tevy. His coaching is more precise compared to other teachers.
    Mr and Mrs Tan
    Mr and Mrs Tan
    Parents of 9 year old Shane
  • Stradivari Strings found me a violin teacher who is humorous and passionate about music. I truly enjoy my journey towards learning to play the violin.
    Miya
    Miya
    Violin Student
  • I really enjoyed my violin lesson with Mr Yeo. During my first lesson with him, I learnt more compared to 4 lessons with my previous violin teacher. I was smiling throughout my violin lesson.
    Bao
    Bao
    Violin Student
  • Ms Yentl is a very patient violin teacher to young kids and very knowledgeable. She is a nice music coach for my son (4 years old) that I hope my son can be guided by her long term. Thank you Ms Yentl
    Winston
    Winston
    Mother of 4 year old Winston
  • I want to enrich my life and decided to learn the violin for leisure. I have been enjoying my violin lessons with my violin teacher, who is very patient and dedicated.
    Isaac Leong
    Isaac Leong
    Violin Student
  • My violin teacher is awesome! My progress on the violin is so fast, I am going for ABRSM grade 2 examinations within 6 months of starting lessons.”
    Kaan Dinckol
    Kaan Dinckol
    Student
  • Tevy/s flexibility in lesson timing made it perfect for me due to the nature of my job. He also keeps each lesson interesting and made sure to teach me something new each lesson. I have piano diploma background when I started lessons with Tevy, his coaching and my background helped me to progress to take grade 6 ABRSM exams within 9 months of starting to learn the violin.
    Joshua
    Joshua
    Student
  • Mr Yeo is a great coach and mentor, he never fails to make my violin lessons interesting and fulfilling. Every lesson with him feels like a fleeting moment, that is how enjoyable his lessons are! I highly recommend Mr Yeo if you are serious about advancing quickly. You will learn all the necessary technical skills from a professional.
    Peggy Chng
    Peggy Chng
    Violin Student
  • Stradivari Strings found a patient and experienced teacher to conduct the violin lessons. My son enjoys his violin lessons tremendously.
    Boon Ching
    Boon Ching
    Mother of 5 year old Jay
  • I have been taking violin lessons from Dwanye for about three months now, and I enjoy learning from him. As an adult learner, initially, I was quite hesitant and worried because I do not have any music background. However, he has been very kind and patient in helping me understand how to play the violin and ensures that I am comfortable with what I am doing each violin lesson. When in doubt, he explains in a way that is easy to grasp. Also, he doesn’t get mad if I mess up on a note, waits if I’m stuck on a certain song, and continues to offer support and encouragement. In a nutshell, Dwanye makes learning the violin fun and exciting.
    Sujjitra
    Sujjitra
    Violin Student
  • Isla has been learning the violin for the last three years, progressing via 3 different teachers at a very slow pace. Under violin teacher Janice, Isla has flourished. Teacher Janice is very patient and she finds ways to make lessons interesting. Even though Isla has short attention span, she is willing to learn and aims to excel.
    Elisha
    Elisha
    Mother of 6 year old Isla
  • Bryan is a very patient and kind teacher who would point out the problems I encountered when playing the viola, and work through the solutions patiently with me. He is always generous with encouragements too. Learning something new is never easy, and I’m really thankful to have him as my teacher.
    Mei Juan
    Mei Juan
    Viola Student
  • My teacher Mr Yeo, makes every violin lesson interesting as he imparts basic theory and even dispenses historical descriptions so that the music is given its deserving mood, setting and value. In doing so, he makes me appreciate classical music even more and this translates to better understanding of the pieces I play.
    Francis Seah
    Francis Seah
    Violin Student
  • I have been taking violin lessons from Mr Yeo for the past year, and each lesson has been very enjoyable and fun. Mr Yeo is always smiling and very encouraging (I cannot remember ever seeing him not smile!), which puts me at ease while learning difficult passages or techniques. He is also very happy to explain to me the reasoning behind certain playing techniques which helps me appreciate playing the violin even more. I can confidently say that my progress is largely due to Mr Yeo’s dedication and professionalism as a teacher. I would strongly recommend Mr Yeo to anyone who would wish to start violin lessons!
    Kenneth
    Kenneth
    Violin Student
  • As an adult starter, I am pleased to have Mr Yeo as my violin teacher. He is just great – very knowledgeable about music and adaptable in style and explanation. His eye for detail allows subtle correction that makes a whole world of difference to the practice. I would definitely recommend him to anybody who wishes to learn the violin in a professional, yet comforting and encouraging environment.
    Fine
    Fine
    Student
  • My twin daughters learn the violin and piano from the same teacher at Stradivari Strings. The teacher is always encouraging my girls to do their best at all times.
    Rosemary Horst
    Rosemary Horst
    Mother of twin girls
  • Lessons with Tevy, my violin teacher, are the highlight of my week. He provides a well-rounded education that goes beyond mere mastery of violin technique, often supplementing lessons with interesting tips and anecdotes that reveal his experience and knowledge. His enthusiasm is infectious, his energy unceasing; every lesson is enjoyable and over too soon. Under his tutelage, my violin playing has improved swiftly and the best part is: none of it feels like work. Tevy makes it fun!
    Claire
    Claire
    Student