Beginning, intermediate and advanced viola lessons are available. During the lesson, students focus on developing technical and musical skills, as well as the basics of music history and theory.
Viola is slightly larger than a violin in size and has a deeper and mellower sound. Child-size models of the viola are also less commonplace than for the violin. Often small violas are simply violins with viola strings. In this case, it is very hard for the student to make a beautiful mellow sound. My recommendation is to start with violin lessons and to begin formal viola training as the student enters the school orchestra program.