Take Viola Lessons with Virtuoso Musician Michael Larco, violist in The Los Angeles Philharmonic. Here are 25 video lessons that will teach you how to play the viola today! The curriculum was created by some of the leading music educators in the world. This step-by-step method will teach you the basics as well as advanced techniques. (Music notation is included).

The lessons cover:
Meet Your Teacher
Parts of Viola
Holding Your Viola
Plucking Open Strings: Pizzicato
The Bow
Bow Hold
How To Bow: Arco
Left Hand Fingers
Staccato & Legato
Introducing 3rd Finger
Long Bows & String Crossings
Expanding Left Hand
Introducing 4th finger
The D major scale
The G major scale
The C major scale
Triads, Arpeggios
Double stops
Lifting the bow (circle bows)
Stopped bows/hooked bows
Slurs, whole bows and legato
16th notes
2-octave scale
Ode To Joy
Simple Gifts

Music Lifeboat’s viola lessons provide world-class video instruction at a low cost to help you become an excellent violist and musician. 10% of all proceeds go to the non-profit The Harmony Project of America, a nonprofit that brings music education and instruments to underserved students. We are working on a solution to bring free music education to the world that is sustainable. We can use your support by joining us on social media so we can work together to begin a movement so every child has access to music education. To learn more visit our website at

What’s New

Version 1.1

Fixed critical in-app purchase bug affecting some users.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Vibin Vi ,

App not working

Seems like a great app so far! Won’t let me purchase the rest of the classes though :( please fix soon so I can learn!

gamercat57 ,

A bit of a Problem...

This app seems great! But I had a major problem! When I was looking at the lessons you have to pay for, it kept rapidly asking me to authorize a purchase with Touch ID, and when I swiped it down it would rapidly come back up and down. I pressed the home button to close the app and see if it would help, and it took my fingerprint to pay for it unwillingly. This a small glitch, but otherwise the app seems great. Still trying a way to get the money refunded, but this could potentially be a problem for others.

Tracy simp ,

Best viola learning app

I think this app is perfect becoz i can't play viola..i am beginner and with the help of video lessons, i can learn how to play viola perfectly. It is so easy to use!


Music Lifeboat
55.6 MB

Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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