Preschoolers • Kids • Teens • Adults • Seniors
Violin Lessons for All Ages, Beginner to Advanced
If you’re looking to study the violin with a highly-educated top-rated violin teacher, look no further! The Merriam School of Music offers violin lessons in the following formats: in-studio, in-home, and online.
Our instructors have experience teaching students of all ages and skill levels. Furthermore, our extensive faculty ensures that you are paired with an instructor that has a teaching style that truly resonates with you.
Preschoolers • Kids • Teens • Adults • Seniors
Top-Rated Violin Lessons
As the popular saying goes: age is just a number. Truer words could not be spoken when it comes to music education. You can never be too young or too old to begin your journey as a violin player. Merriam Music is happy to open its doors to students of all levels. We are very fortunate to have an extensive list of faculty members that specialize in teaching specific age ranges and skill levels as well as music styles. From a traditional classical violin path to violin playing in contemporary pop styles, your violin classes will help you reach your desired musical destination.
Take your violin performance to all new heights with in-person or online violin lessons through Merriam Music. Your violin technique will improve at a rate you never would have thought imaginable.
Good Fit Guarantee
Your first lesson with a new tutor is protected by Merriam’s Good Fit Guarantee. If you’re not satisfied with your lesson, you don’t pay. No questions asked.
You will be matched with your ideal violin instructor that perfectly aligns with your goals as well as style of learning. Our teachers undergo one of the most extensive interview and training processes.
Merriam Music opens its doors to students 7 days a week and offers lessons online, in-studio at two different GTA locations (Oakville & Vaughan Campuses), or in your home.
At Merriam Music, we have over three decades of experience preparing students for Royal Conservatory of Music examinations. Our instructors know exactly what it takes to succeed and get exam results of the highest distinction.
You will receive a personalized HD Video Log that documents all of your concert performances throughout each year. Your friends and family will never have to miss a special performance ever again.
At the Merriam School of Music, your private lessons can be supplemented with numerous ensemble and band classes. Some ensemble courses are paid and only accessible by audition while others are free and open to all students without audition.
Students are given the unique opportunity to perform in over 15 concerts and recitals each year. A combination of solo and group concerts in both formal and informal settings ensures that you become a complete performer prepared for any performance situation.
We are very confident that you will be a member of the Merriam community for many years. However, if you do need to suspend or end your lessons with us, we simply require 30 days notice to end your lessons without any penalty.
Merriam Music is proud to be the most reviewed and highest-rated music school in the area. Our 3000+ weekly students and customer satisfaction rating of over 97% is a testament to our dedication to our students.
Violin Lessons in Person or Online
Life is often busy and stressful. Violin lessons should be an escape from life’s stresses. For this reason, Merriam Music offers lessons in multiple formats to ensure that your lessons fit conveniently into your lifestyle. You can study with our internationally-recognized private violin teachers via in-studio, in-home, or online lessons.
Our innovative online music lesson platform is unlike anything violin students outside of Merriam Music have ever experienced. To ensure that our video lessons were just as impactful and immersive as our in-person lessons, we collaborated with hundreds of students and dozens of our teachers and utilized the most cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technology.
Piano Teachers With Degrees
While every violin student is unique, there is one thing that all successful violin students have in common: a great teacher. The Merriam School of Music employs the very best violin instructors in the world and, accordingly, we guarantee that we will match you with the perfect teacher that fits your needs and situation.
From violin lessons for beginners to helping advanced students refine the subtlest nuances of their bowing technique, our music teachers possess the knowledge and experience to guide you in a profound and meaningful way.
Dedicated Customer Support Teams
Over the years, Merriam Music has evolved to become the biggest music school of its type on the continent. Assisting over 3000 aspiring music students each week, the Merriam Music community is truly unique. Despite our large student body, our customer service representatives ensure that every student and family’s needs are personally dealt with.
Our customer care team members work tirelessly both on-site and remotely to ensure that you have immediate access to get all of your questions answered regardless of the day or time. By joining the Merriam community, you will come to know exactly why our school holds a 97% customer satisfaction rating. We are blessed to have the best customer service team around.
Earn School Credits with Music Lessons
Merriam Music is in the rare position to be both a private music academy as well as a certified private high school. Because of this, we offer students the unique opportunity to earn Ontario High School credits through their music education. If you are interested in taking advantage of this amazing program, please contact us today.
Ultimately, our certification is just one of many reasons why we have become an internationally-recognized music school. With endorsements coming from universities as well as industry professionals, we are proud to offer the highest standard of music education.
Private • Group • Enriched • Online
Online lessons are here to stay, and our experience offering them has been amazing. We began building our online offering pre-pandemic, in November 2019, with the goal of bringing our classrooms to the world. We worked with dozens of our top teachers, and thousands of students, analyzing every aspect of the lesson to understand how we could make an online lesson even more fun and more effective than an in-person one.
The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with most teachers and families reporting that they appreciated many aspects of our new online lesson offering more than in-person lessons.
Best Violin Lessons in Toronto
Most violin students remember the thrill of putting their hands on their first instrument or the excitement they felt walking into their first lesson. Sadly, that energy and enthusiasm wanes over time for many students, and practicing and lessons begin to feel like a chore. Thankfully, students of Merriam Music never have to experience that. In fact, we have found the opposite! Our students become more engaged, passionate, and excited with each passing lesson.
Our unique education approach has been refined over several decades. While we are very proud of our achievements in regard to students’ technical development and academics, the thing that gives us the most pride is the fact that our lesson experience is fun. It sounds simple, but many schools struggle to achieve the “fun factor” of music education. There is a science to making it happen which we have dedicated 30 years to investigate. With that said, how do you make violin lessons fun?
While core fundamentals like scales, bowing techniques, and repertoire are critically important, they are not necessarily enough to keep things exciting and engaging, especially for younger students. Depending on a student’s age, we employ a variety of tools to keep students excited about their musical journey.
From games and activities to extracurricular ensemble classes and creative practices like composition or improvisation, we ensure that the feeling of novelty and excitement never dissipates.
Whether your dream is to master the greatest violin pieces from the classical music tradition, heighten the expressivity of your vibrato, or join forces with cello and viola players to form the next great string quartet, by joining the Merriam School of Music, your dreams will be realized all while enjoying the process just as much as the results.
Understanding the language and social importance of music goes beyond the notes and rhythms represented on the page. Needless to say, becoming a proficient notation reader is an important skill for any violinist to possess, but there is a more to holistic music education.
Since the beginning, the Merriam Music philosophy has been rooted in exposing students to all facets of music. While your main path might be classical violin performance, the skills and knowledge you acquire from learning musical theory, composition, improvisation, ensemble playing, and performing will help you to become a more complete musician. The additional skills will also give you a better understanding and stronger set of skills that will be directly applicable to your primary musical goal.
The practical skills you acquire are not the only benefit though. Partaking in the more social aspects of music, namely participation in ensembles and performing in concerts, are a lot of fun. Having fun through your journey is an important ingredient in the recipe for success as it is hard to convince a music student to practice more if they are not enjoying what they are doing or seeing a greater purpose to the time they invest into practicing.
If you have been looking for a holistic violin education unlike any other, join Merriam Music’s ever-growing music community today.
Merriam Music’s teaching method has been meticulously examined by university and college pedagogues from all around the world and they have been unanimous in their praise for our unique music curriculum and education system.
Infusing numerous elements of musical literacy into a student’s lesson means that our students are given the most complete, relevant, and exciting lesson experience possible.
Our students’ progress is measured by our groundbreaking exams that cover every facet of music ranging from harmony, rhythm, and ear training to composition, improvisation, and interpretation.
Furthermore, Merriam Music students have access to the largest variety of extracurricular music classes in the industry. These classes range from band/ensemble playing to songwriting/composition. Students also have access to well over 15 concert performance opportunities which give them an opportunity to further evolve as musicians.
You will be guided through every step of your education process by a faculty consisting of some of the most experienced and highly-regarded musicians on the planet. The amalgamation of these ingredients make up the recipe that Merriam Music has coined “The Science of Musical Excellence”.
Private Violin Lessons
While group classes come with a plethora of benefits, nothing can quite compare to the personalized experience of one-on-one private violin lessons. One of our highly-educated violin instructors will personalize every lesson to your goals, needs, and learning style. Whether you are a beginner or playing violin at an advanced level, Merriam Music’s private lessons will help you grow and evolve as a violinist.
Online Violin Program
Whether you live in Vaughan, Vancouver, or Venezuela, online lessons ensure that you can study with one of our industry-leading violin instructors. Whether you are playing your first notes and don’t know how to use a tuner or have years of performing experience and are preparing for orchestra auditions, our teachers will help you accomplish your goals all from the comfort of your own home.
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If You’re Not Satisfied with Your Lesson, You Don’t Pay. No Questions Asked.