“It will be a love story... for she will be my heroine for all time. And her name will be... Viola.“ Shakespeare in Love
In musical terms, “Viola” was originally used for a variety of stringed and bowed instruments in the 16th century. The modern viola evolved as the alto of the string family, and is tuned a perfect fifth below the violin. Browse our sheet music, tuition books and scores, explore our wide range of repertoire for viola beginners, through to professionals, and fall in love with the viola. Although Shakespeare was talking about his heroine from Twelfth Night, there is no doubt that to many, the viola is the true heroine of the string family.