The Violin Guild provides private violin lessons in Durbanville, Cape Town and online (for those in the greater Cape Town area) to students of all ages and all levels. We aim to inspire students to make the world a more beautiful place by learning to play the violin. We encourage students to experiment and express themselves through music but we also help develop a rigorous sense of discipline and hard work to achieve their goals.
- All ages and all levels are welcome! Yes, adult beginners as well!
- Weekly private lessons as well as occasional group workshops.
- Lessons offered in English and Afrikaans.
- Learn in a positive, constructive, and honest musical environment at your own pace.
- We’ll gladly help you find that perfect first instrument.
- Train your ears and develop good music instincts (even if you think you’re tone deaf).
- Music theory and history included in your lessons.
- Learn improvisation and free playing / fiddling.
- Join our community or student ensembles / orchestra.
- After hours and Saturday lessons offered to adult students who work.
- Online lessons are available for those who live far from the Guild
What You’ll Need
- A violin – check out some information on buying (or renting) and maintaining a violin.
- Time to practice between lessons – when you start lessons, you’ll have to be able to commit to practicing for 20-30 minutes a day, 4-5 days a week. More practice = more satisfying progress.
- A blank notebook for taking down practice assignments and taking note of challenges you face while practicing at home. You won’t need to buy any music books when you start – we’ll provide the learning material and sheet music. Also, always have a pencil in your case!
- A curious mind – there is a colossal amount of exploring and discovery to be had when delving into the world of playing a stringed instrument!
Get in touch
Please get in touch using the form below! Let us know if you’d like to schedule a meeting or simply have a few questions. Alternatively, feel free to give us a call on 082 863 4558.