Where can a beginner go to learn violin?
The first five years of a child's life are critical for healthy brain and motor skill development and for these children we recommend entry to our Children's Music Programs. In this graded program, we deliver an age appropriate curriculum and gradually expose the children to all the instrument families.
Research suggests that the optimum window of opportunity for developing musicality is up to around the age of nine so we recommend our beginner violin students are between 5 and 7 years old. For this reason, we run a number of introductory programs to assess the child's suitability for violin lessons. These are affordable options, however, you can enrol in one-to-one violin lessons for younger students if you wish. Why not try out the violin at Summer School in the "Learn the Violin in 4 Days" class. Or come to a Beginner Violin Ensemble for a couple of terms. The costs are low and include the hire of a violin so you don't have to outlay too much money upfront.
Of course learning the violin is not limited to the primary years, but the early years up to age 9 are considered to be the optimal ages for physical and mental progress in relation to musicality and when to take up the violin. If you are in doubt, you can have a trial lesson with a violin teacher. We find that some children just "fall in love" with the violin when they hear it being played and they are determined to take it up and become really good players.
The Central Coast Conservatorium operates to NSW Department of Education School Gazetted Term dates
Tuesday 28/1 to Thursday 9/4
(Saturday Strings concludes 28 March)
Monday 27/4 to Saturday 4/7
(Saturday Strings concludes 27 June)
Monday 20/7 to Saturday 26/9
(Saturday Strings concludes 19 September)
Monday 12/10 to Saturday 19/12
(Saturday Strings concludes 12 December)
We seek to inspire our Central Coast community to engage in and value music as an integral part of life through comprehensive music education and artistic endeavour.