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Year 5 Violas

As part of the Wider Opportunities programme Year 5 will spend their music lessons this year learning to play an orchestral instrument. The year group have been divided into four and children are learning either violin, viola, 'cello or flute. Check the relevant instrument pages for updates on progress!



The viola is a wooden instrument with 4 strings that is bowed or plucked. It is slightly larger than a violin and has a lower and deeper sound. Far fewer people play the viola which makes it's players a rarity!