Our Violin Philosophy
For beginners and young children, we believe Suzuki's teaching philosophy is the best way to learn to play the violin. We believe every child can learn music and that musical talent is not inborn but can be developed in everyone. Those who have an early beginning have a few things that are crucial to learning music: the need to listen, have an open attitude to learning, be encouraged, go through constant repetition, and have parental support.
Practicing is key to improvement and bettering yourself as a musician. One must practice everyday. Playing an instrument is not only mental, but physical as well. Mental practice is understanding the music you are reading, knowing the rhythm, key signature, and music theory. The physical practicing is constant repetition to build proper technique, muscle memory, and eliminate mistakes.
At Glee we have 3 to 4 recitals a year to make sure every student has an opportunity to share their new skills as well as to motivate them to keep practicing. We make sure the recitals are a positive experience for the students so that eventually they can perform well in front of any audience, no matter the size.
To participate in our exciting recitals and learn how to play this great instrument, scroll down and register below!
Love of Music
Encouraging teachers make your child’s musical journey educational and enjoyable at Glee Music Academy.
Commitment to Excellence and frequent recitals help foster student motivation so that you can focus on becoming your child’s biggest fan.
Our teachers have collegiate training and are active in music associations such as Music Teachers Association of California.
Glee Violin Guarantee
Money Back Guarantee: Worried that your student might not click with the teacher? We are so sure that you will love your first violin class, that we’ll give you your money back if your first lesson isn’t everything you hoped for. So that means that you can register with no worries. If your violin teacher isn’t everything you hoped for, just let us know in writing the same day as your first class.
Meet Our Teacher
Jon, Violin Teacher
- Degree in Music Education: Cal State Fullerton
- Studied with Roy Burns and Pancho Sanchez
- Taught Band and Orchestra for 18 years at Fountain Valley School District.
- Taught music at Carden Hall in Newport Beach for 7 years.
- Played for Sammy Davis Jr.
- Worked with Dale Norris from the Champs
- Climbed Mt. Whitney
- Every summer Jon works backstage at the Orange County Fair.
Affiliations & Certifications
60-minute Weekly Private Lessons
Month to Month
45-minute Weekly Private Lessons
Month to Month
30-minute Weekly Private Lessons
Month to Month
This is popular for adults who have unpredictable schedules
Must give notice the month BEFORE you want to discontinue before the 15th of the month.
If you promise to stay for the entire season through June, we give you a discounted price.
Frequently Asked Questions
What age is ideal for starting?
It depends on the level the individual would like to reach. If the child wants to become a professional musician and be accepted into a top music conservatory, age 5 would be a good age to start. It is not only age that is important however. Daily practicing, focus, and determination to progress is crucial to how much the student can improve. Also at very young ages (5-12), it is highly encouraged that parents are involved and know how to help their child at home since a teacher cannot be present everyday to watch the student. As a hobby or personal goal, any age is great!
What ages do we teach?
We teach ages 5 – adult.
How long does it take before students begin sounding good?
Generally it will take a couple years until one can hear a student progress, but it may take one student 5 years to sound good and another student 2 years. Again daily practice, discipline, the right attitude, and focus is key to how fast a student can develop.
How much does a violin cost on average?
For beginners, violins can range from $50-200. Intermediate level students can range from $500-$2,000. Advanced students can range from $2,000+. High costs usually equates to a better instrument but not necessarily always the case. It is more important to check the quality of the instrument by sound and the right fit for the student. Parents and students please ask us for violin renting/buying advice before going on eBay or going to an unknown shop.