Music Lessons In The Comfort Of Your Home

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  • Lessons for all ages and skill levels
  • 30-60 minutes sessions
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  • Free recitals

Find viola Lessons In Houston With Our Private viola Teachers

At Lessons in Your Home Houston, our viola instructors are experienced teachers and actively performing throughout the Houston area at venues like Duncan Recital Hall and The Alley Theater. Because of this, our teachers have ties to performance opportunities both for their students to attend and perform at. Many of our teachers are also Suzuki certified, which is one of the most popular methods used with beginning string students. Regardless of age or past musical experiences, all of our teachers focus on building a lesson plan that caters towards each individual student and strives to help students meet their goals.

Melanie Riordan

Instrument(s): Viola, Violin

City: Houston

Houston violinist Melanie Riordan began playing the violin at the age of ten in her hometown of New Rochelle, NY. After graduating from the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College, Melanie received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University where she studied with esteemed pedagogue Cyrus Forough. While at CMU, Mel…

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Luis Perez

Instrument(s): Viola, Violin

City: Houston

Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Luis moved to San Antonio, Texas with his family when he was 7 years old. Luis Perez began playing the violin at age 10 through his public school. At 16 he began to play the viola under the guidance of his violin teacher, San Antonio Symphony violinist Long Zhou. It was …

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Shih-Ting Wu

Instrument(s): Piano, Viola, Violin

City: Houston

Dr. Shih-Ting Wu is an accomplished pianist, performer, educator, and musical artist who is initially from Taiwan.

Dr. Wu possesses an extensive education in the realm of music, recently earning her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance from University of Texas at Austin in the Spring of 2018 …

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Katherine Hales

Instrument(s): Viola, Violin

City: Houston

Kate Hales began her music studies with the violin at age four. When she was nine, she began studying viola, which became her passion. With her training in classical music, Kate has participated in several orchestras, including Wasatch Mountain Camerata, Young Artist Chamber Players, Gifted Music School Orche…

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Leah Gastler Mabbun

Instrument(s): Viola, Violin

City: Houston

Leah Gastler is an enthusiastic musician with a love of collaboration and communication. Having begun her musical studies on the violin, she took on the viola as her voice of preference during high school. While maintaining both instruments, she studied viola at Bard College Conservatory with Steven Tenenbom …

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Adrian Ponce

Instrument(s): Bass Guitar, Cello, Guitar, Piano, Viola, Violin

City: Houston


An avid educator Adrian Ponce has taught both privately and in public schools. He has participated as a Solo and Ensemble judge for several school districts in the Rio Grande Valley. During his time in the Houston metro area, Adrian has taught with the Houston Youth Symphony’s “El Sistema” based Coda …

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Valeri Speights

Instrument(s): Piano, Viola, Violin

City: Houston

American violinist Valeri Speights helps her students cultivate a life-long love of playing the violin through the use of historically informed techniques and practice strategies.

As a chamber musician and orchestral performer, she has travelled and trained extensively as a professional violinist. Valeri s…

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Helen Dowd

Instrument(s): Piano, Viola, Violin

City: Houston

Helen Dowd is a native of Lincoln, NE, and comes from a large musical family. At age 6 she
learned violin and piano with both Suzuki and traditional methods and in 8th grade, she began
playing viola and has since performed in many quartets as a violist. As early as high school,
Helen started her own violin…

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Jonathan Echevarria

Instrument(s): Cello, Piano, Viola, Violin

City: Houston

Jonathan Echevarria began his studies on viola at age sixteen with Philadelphia Orchestra’s Assistant Principal, Kerri Ryan. Prior to viola, Mr. Echevarria studied piano, violin, and cello with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Bay-Atlantic Symphony, and Delaware Symphony. He graduated Cum Laude with a…

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Melanie Riordan

Instrument(s): Viola, Violin

City: Houston

Houston violinist Melanie Riordan began playing the violin at the age of ten in her hometown of New Rochelle, NY. After graduating from the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College, Melanie received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University where she studied with esteemed pedagogue Cyrus Forough. While at CMU, Mel…

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Houston viola Lessons For Kids

Our teachers are especially equipped for working with children of all ages, but especially those from 5-12. Most teachers will incorporate the Suzuki Method or Essential Elements for preschool through middle school students and more traditional repertoire for high school or advanced students. To make viola lessons more interesting and well-rounded, many teachers use popular pieces as supplemental materials, often letting the students pick out their favorite pieces. These pieces are perfect for recitals, which occur twice a year, and will help motivate students to reach their goals.

Getting viola Lessons Near You

Lessons are held in the comfort of students’ houses, making lessons more productive and convenient. Our viola teachers travel all over the Houston area and surrounding suburbs, including cities such as Sugar Land, Spring, and League City to teach lessons. Online music lessons allow even greater flexibility for busy schedules. Even if you are not in the Houston metro area, virtual music lessons with our teachers is a great option in your musical journey.

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