Viol Academy of Music

My studio is a place where children can learn in a fun, loving and stress-free environment how to pl I'm a violin and viola teacher for beginning and intermediate students from age 4 through high school.

I am a Certified Suzuki Teacher through book one. I have 22 years of experience playing the viola and 10 years experience on the violin. I love helping my students set and achieve their musical goals. Group Lessons and Recitals are part of our basic curriculum. Now accepting students for Fall lessons. 208-421-4715

Viol Academy of Music updated their website address. 01/16/2021

Viol Academy of Music updated their website address.

Viol Academy of Music updated their website address.

Viol Academy of Music updated their phone number. 12/31/2018

Viol Academy of Music updated their phone number.

Viol Academy of Music updated their phone number.

www.idahosuzuk.org 04/09/2018

www.idahosuzuk.org

I will be attending and might be teaching a class this year!
Come and observe for a day or jump right in and register for the whole week - it is a fantastic week of fun and learning

www.idahosuzuk.org

03/29/2018

It's never the wrong time 😉

02/06/2018

a pic is worth a thousand words...

PROJECT MAINSTREAM: Libertango 01/31/2018

PROJECT MAINSTREAM: Libertango

I've got a great one for you guys today! This quartet is innovative and relatable. I love what they do!
https://www.project-mainstream.com
Project MainStream is a YouTube channel dedicated to the appreciation of both classical and popular music, featuring the collaborations of classical musicians. We're bridging the gap between genres and bringing more classical sounds to the mainstream musical culture of today. With vibrant visuals and exciting performances, our channel provides fun and innovative music videos of classical music, pop covers, and anything in-between.

PROJECT MAINSTREAM: Libertango Behind the Scenes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoqjLUzma5U Libertango - A. Piazzolla Arr. by Alice Hong Alice Hong and Alexis Meschter, violins Drew Ford...

01/24/2018

Bach Courant in D Minor

Originating from ThatViolaKid is a movement not paralyzed by fear, but inspired by creativity and a love for the process.
Stop worrying about perfection; get on out there and

01/18/2018

As a professional musician I need to change my strings way more often than I did in high school. 😀

New set going on today! 🎻♥️

Photos from Viol Academy of Music's post 01/11/2018

Yesterday was the BEST day! A new pillow arrived from and I LOVE it!!

My Wednesday students and parents have already given so many compliments to Cindy's Custom Creations. Thank you, Cindy!

09/25/2017

I walked away from watching Weber's Was gleicht wohl auf Erden (Hunter's Chorus) on youtube and when I came back 15 minutes later it was playing Lindsey Stirling: "Shatter Me" With Lzzy Hale! 😄

Interested in how it made it thru that maze of music?
*Was gleicht wohl auf Erden - Carl Maria von Weber - Freischütz - Hunter's Chorus
*Weber: Hunter's Bride
*NSA Suzuki Workshop with James Hutchins - Hunter's Chorus by von Weber
*Posh violinist Lettice Rowbotham gives the Judges something new | Britain's Got Talent 2014
*Violinist Lettice Rowbotham gives a hypnotic recital | Britain's Got Talent 2014
*Violinist Lettice Rowbotham rocks Evanescence's Bring Me to Life | Britain's Got Talent 2014 Final
*Lindsey Stirling: Former AGT Act Performs "Shatter Me" With Lzzy Hale
Whew!!

09/07/2017

"You may be born with a great deal of talent, but you're not born with fingered octaves. Not even Heifetz."
Endre Granat

A great quote to remember in the middle of an intense practice session

05/11/2017

A message from WEST ADA SCHOOL DISTRICT

From the Education Foundation of the West Ada School District:

Do you own an instrument you are no longer playing?

Do not let it be an orphan- or hide unused in your closet!
Donate your gently used musical instruments to school music programs in need!
We know you loved playing your instrument and many students who cannot afford an instrument of their own would love it also!

Here is how to donate your instrument: Click here to fill out a music instrument donation form.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What schools will donated instruments go to?

Donated instruments will go to a school in West Ada. We will send out emails to music teachers/band directors and we will give them the instruments based on school and student need.

My instrument needs repair, will you still take it?

We encourage you to take the instrument to a repair shop before donating it. We’re always happy to connect you to musical instrument repair technicians near you.

I love music, but do not have an instrument to donate. Can I help in other ways?

Support schools by donating your financial support to our music programs. Click here for our donation page. Designate your giving to music programs.

Will you take donations of Piano's and Organs?

At this time we cannot take donations of piano's or organs.

How will my IRS tax deduction be determined?

The current estimated value of the instrument will be determined by you. We will acknowledge the instrument brand and type in our letter. In order to ensure compliance with IRS requirements as they apply to your specific donation and circumstances, always consult a qualified tax professional. A professional appraisal will need to be provided for any item valued over $5,000 (IRS rules). For more information visit the links below:

Publication 561

Deductible Contributions

05/05/2017

May The Fourth Be With You

Stuff Violists Are Tired of Hearing 04/05/2017

Stuff Violists Are Tired of Hearing

They are speaking my language LOL
Do you like to take cheap shots at violists? As a violist, are you tired of hearing jokes all the time? Whatever side your on, you'll find plenty of ways to relate to the age-old struggle!
https://youtu.be/If6eIHHlyGo

Stuff Violists Are Tired of Hearing Do you like to take cheap shots at violists? As a violist, are you tired of hearing jokes all the time? Whatever side your on, you'll find plenty of ways to ...

09/21/2016

Ten seconds of joy. No matter how many times I watch it, it still makes me giggle! It's true, BTW. Maybe I should get my kids to record me showing off my own inner Lindsey Stirling ;)

Summer Sundae Challenge 2016 09/21/2016

This summer my students participated in my Summer Sundae Challenge. Two music tote bags were up for grabs - Libby and Cameron were the big winners!
Each student who completed the required 50 entries earned a 2016 sundae patch.
Congrats to everyone for their hard work!
**Special thanks to Cindy's Custom Creations for the professional custom embroidery. When you find a top-notch embroidery business, you don't let them go!**

09/21/2016

My sister owns a custom embroidery shop and sent me this sweet pillow. I love that it matches my studio decor so perfectly!

Check out her shop:
https://www.facebook.com/cindyscustomcreationsaz/?fref=ts
https://cindyscustomcreations.net/

Timeline photos 09/08/2016

The wall is finished! I am seriously considering painting the door. I want yellow but the kids vote is for lilac.

Timeline photos 09/08/2016

I officially finished my rock path before my first student this fall!
The geraniums were given to my grandmother each Mother's Day and cared for by my dad. I love how they look in front of my studio

Timeline photos 09/06/2016

My studio carpet feels a lot of feet so it has definitely earned a nice shampoo 🚿

Timeline photos 08/29/2016

Changes are coming to the studio! I hope everyone likes the new look 😊

Timeline photos 08/23/2016

Getting things ready for my fall semester! I can't wait to see and hear everyone again :)

03/10/2016

Down Up Crown Song

Learning at all ages!

A Duo Raised On Hip-Hop And Classical Has It Both Ways 09/18/2015

A Duo Raised On Hip-Hop And Classical Has It Both Ways

"Stuck in string class, Baptiste looked around the classroom until he found an instrument nobody else seemed to want.

"No one would pick up the viola," he says. "Literally, I was the only person who wanted to play the viola. So I picked that up, and 20 years later I'm still playing it."

Viola is so under-rated! I hope more people realize what a beautiful timbre it has and start playing it!

A Duo Raised On Hip-Hop And Classical Has It Both Ways As Black Violin, Kevin Sylvester and Wilner Baptiste say they're merely demonstrating what two music styles with traditionally disparate audiences have in common.

Man Puts His iPhone Inside A Guitar and Begins To Play. What It Captures? Stunning 03/05/2015

Man Puts His iPhone Inside A Guitar and Begins To Play. What It Captures? Stunning

Imagine capturing the violin strings this way!

It's real - no special effects. The effect is a result of the fact that each frame of the video is scanned line by line. In the small amount of time that takes, the string is moving back and forth.

Man Puts His iPhone Inside A Guitar and Begins To Play. What It Captures? Stunning Make sure you keep your eyes on the strings

Timeline photos 12/27/2014

Timeline photos

So INCREDIBLY MANY people (approximately three) have asked me to post this long-ago Christmas design of mine, so here it is. If you're checking facebook on a tiny screen, good luck.

What Playing A Musical Instrument Does To Your Brain 11/24/2014

What Playing A Musical Instrument Does To Your Brain

What Playing A Musical Instrument Does To Your Brain Don’t forget to like/share!

Our Story

I'm a violin and viola teacher for beginning and intermediate students from age 4 through high school. I am a Certified Suzuki Teacher through book two. I have 25 years of experience playing the viola and 13 years of experience on the violin. I love helping my students set and achieve their musical goals.

Group Lessons and Recitals are part of our basic curriculum. Now accepting students! 208-803-9954

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