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Metro Detroit’s Most Comprehensive Modern Viola Lesson Program for Kids and Adults
Our viola lesson program is perfect for kids and adults of all types, beginner to advanced. We not only provide weekly lessons, but lots of shows, performances, and recording opportunities for our students to gain real-world insight and experience into playing music with, and for, others.
Private Viola Lessons
String lessons at The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music® not only consist of a weekly 1/2 hour lessons with one of the finest professional musicians in Metro Detroit, but also many great goal-oriented concerts, recording sessions and other live performance opportunities. Our staff members are skilled in making sure you have the right resources, experiences and direction for your growth and development when it’s needed. Most of all, we have a ton of fun!
Example Experiences and Resources:
- “Solo Showcase” Recitals – That first show in front of an audience.
- “On Record” Recording Project – School-wide recording project.
- “In Studio” TV Show Project – School-wide YouTube show project.
- Studio Circle – FREE studio experience for all enrolled students.
- Access to Superstars® clinics and events – Hang out and learn from professionals.
- 50% Off Rehearsal Studio Rentals for Extra Rehearsals
- DSRP Email Account – Lesson Notes and Communication Account – Always stay in touch.
- College Prep Curriculum – Prepare for a college music program.
We have had former students go on to study music at Berkley College of Music, Columbia College, Wayne State University, Bowling Green University, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Ball State University, and many others.
Instruments / Styles in our String Department:
Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass, both in classical styles as well as a more modern approach. Classical Viola Lessons, Jazz Viola Lessons, Rock Viola Lessons, Pop Viola Lessons, Folk Viola Lessons, Bluegrass Viola Lessons, Country Viola Lessons
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INDEPENDENT STRINGS PROGRAM
CLASSICAL STRING ENSEMBLES THAT ROCK
Jam and create like a jazz or rock musician.
The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music® is proud to offer their cutting edge training for historically classical music instruments, the Independent Strings Program. Utilizing their unique ability to provide meaningful mentorship and instruction combined with unparalleled real-world performance experiences.
The program consists of weekly rehearsals, recording opportunities, concerts, events, and even their own television and video specials. Small group string ensemble training is the focus, with an emphasis on developing improvisation and composition skills. Students have opportunities to compose and arrange their own material and premiere their works at concerts.
“Often classical musicians who have graduated from their school music programs find themselves lost in modern music ensembles because they are lacking confidence and competence in jamming or improvising. The Independent Strings Program seeks to help those students and adults who have moved on from educational music programs but don’t want to stop performing. We equip them with the skills and experience to make-up their own parts, play over chord changes, play in different musical styles, and perform with non-classical musicians like singer-songwriters or rock/pop/jazz musicians.”
Students attend 1/2 hour weekly lessons to learn technical skills necessary on their instruments to perform the music they’ve chosen. Weekly two-hour rehearsals are where the experienced DSRP staff help to put everyone together and hone things into a polished live performance or recording project. More info is included in the frequently asked questions below.
What instruments do we teach in ISP?
(Other instruments taught at DSRP that can participate in the ISP ensembles:)
Marimba / Xylophone / Vibes
(Can participate in ensembles, but no lessons available.)
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“I have to say that although we travel 30 miles one way, bringing my son to The Detroit School of Rock of Rock and Pop Music was the best thing we ever did.”
“Grownups are entitled to rock out, you know. But if you’re not in high school or college, and you want to play in a band just for fun, good freakin’ luck. Are you going to answer some ad in the Metro Times? Really? Jason’s DSRP provides the matchmaking, the facilities, the instruction, and the motivation to make it happen. I had a great time and would recommend it to anyone.”
“The Detroit School of Rock and Pop has been a Godsend for my son, Dan (age 13). Jason and his instructors are able to see not only Dan’s talent and drive but also his future potential and they take the time to figure out what steps need to happen to get Dan there.When Dan leaves his private lesson he is so excited about what he has learned and can’t wait for more.”