Violin lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced players

BEGINNER/Intermediate/Advanced

Violin lessons at Edora Music School are perfect for those who want to learn how to play the violin from scratch, re-beginners who have decided to resume their training, and advanced violinists. The violin is considered one of the hardest instruments to play, but at the same time, it’s the most popular among the instruments of the classical group.

The development of relative pitch (unless you don’t have perfect pitch) is crucial because the instrument has no frets, so you should always adjust the fingers by “ear” to get perfect intonation. The beginning stage of learning the violin is the most difficult and requires constant monitoring of the student’s progress on the part of the teacher. Our teachers will help you with the development of accurate pitch and teach you how to hear the note in your head before you physically play it. Moreover, with the essential exercises from your teacher, you will be able to maintain the correct violin posture and reduce tension while playing the violin.

If you have been playing the instrument for a few months only or you are a beginner, with Edora Music School, you will learn the basics of playing a violin, proper posture, violin bowing techniques and articulations, basics of musical notation, etc. You also need to prepare for a long journey, since the bow of beginner violinists can produce only squeaks and scratches. Must pass a sufficient amount of time before you can achieve the correct sound and a smooth bow change. Prepare to persevere in your efforts to improve your performance skills each day. Remember that the violin is quite a loud instrument, so you should practice in a well-insulated room. If you want to buy a violin, our teachers at Edora Music School will help you make the right choice. You will get valuable tips and recommendations that will help you in choosing the best instrument, taking into account your financial capacity.

If you are an intermediate or advanced violinist and have been playing the instrument for a couple years or more, with us, you will correct your violin posture, achieve intonational accuracy, and significantly improve your hand independence and speed. Our advanced violin program will help you reach the higher limits of your potential and abilities. We also prepare students for admission to higher music education institutions.

TOPICS COVERED

  • Hand posture and violin bowing techniques, right wrist down and up stroke position, and finding the correct high elbow. Developing a relaxed and fixed bow hold, and "wrist" relaxation exercises to get the proper movement in the arm and hand. We give you valuable tips and tricks to improve left-hand flexibility. You will learn how to stand correctly in the rest position, changing between legato and staccato bow strokes.
  • Beginners will learn popular violin teaching methods (Suzuki method, traditional violin method), the correct positioning of the thumb on the bow, proper chin placement on the chin rest, and the position of the feet while playing the violin, as well as exercises that could improve violin posture and performance endurance.
  • The main bow strokes (staccato, legato, détaché), vibrato, arpeggios, and chords. Shift and proper use of different parts of the bow in the context of the desired articulation. Alternating between détaché and legato, and different articulations of bow strokes. Pitch accuracy plus intonation ear training. Natural and artificial harmonics. Master the vibrato. Two-three octave scales and arpeggios.
  • Intermediate and advanced violinists will learn virtuosity and advanced techniques, shifting into a different position, developing the independence of the third and fourth fingers of the left hand. Difficult bow strokes (Ricochet, Sautillé, Spiccato, and Martelé). Musical ornaments, such as trills, mordents, acciaccatura, glissando, etc. Pizzicato and double-harmonics. Etudes on mixed types of techniques and three-four octave scales, arpeggios, chords, and chromatic sequences.
  • Bow distribution tips, more bow control, how to smoothly switch between strings. Vary your timbre by using different parts of the bow. Playing up to eight notes per bow legato (for experienced violinists, 8-16 notes per bow). Two-octave major scales in the second or third position plus shifting to the third position (2, 4, 8 notes per bow legato; for experienced violinists 12, 24 notes per bow), and string crossing exercises. How to avoid a squeaking sound when you are shifting positions.
  • Intermediate and advanced violinists will learn to play full and the middle of the bow, and tips about shifting in higher positions. Double-stops in the first and third positions. Also, musical pieces and compositions from different styles and epochs, and the approach to violin articulation in the aspect of the musical genre.
  • Repertoire will include the most fabulous musical masterpieces from the violin repertoire, including sonatas of Corelli, Vivaldi, Locatelli, Handel, etc.; the most recognizable pieces of Mozart, Paganini, Beethoven, etc.; and Schradieck, Kreutzer, and Joachim studies and exercises.
  • Basics of musical notation, violin string names, fretboard geography, and how to tune a violin. You will learn to distinguish one musical note from another and determine their duration, as well as learn about music accidentals, pauses (rests), and time signatures. You will strengthen and develop your sight-reading skills and get acquainted with such musical terms as rhythm and tempo, dynamics, and articulation
  • Intermediate and advanced violinists will learn definitions of the musical phrase and musical form, accents, syncopated rhythms, and complex rhythmic structures (tuplets, quintuplets, etc.).

Edora Music School is a classically oriented school where the education is organized using modern computer technologies. We provide our students with an opportunity to learn musical instruments with a personal teacher online through Skype.

According to recent research, the effectiveness of education under a teacher’s supervision is 70% higher compared to self-study by online music courses and various YouTube lessons. However, you can learn a violin on your own, but it would not be worth it especially if you are a beginner. This is because most times, to learn on your own a piece of music effectively takes a few months. During this period probably, you would lose motivation and confidence in yourself.
In other words, various online music courses & tutorials that are promoted on the Internet, despite the growing popularity, will not replace the live communication with the teacher, and would not give you the desired rapid progress.

Besides, self-study does not give you a real assessment and evaluation of your performance level, which often leads to failures and mistakes such as the wrong choice of a musical piece (for instance, an advanced composition that is a few levels higher than your current level). You might even stop playing the violin and lose all interest in studying.

The teachers of Edora Music School will help you love studying and playing the violin. There are a large number of sites that could provide similar services, but our research has shown us the administrations of these sites have no idea about their freelancers’ competence. Unlike them, Edora Music School arranges labor contracts only with certified teachers whose qualifications we are confident about. All of our teachers possess vast pedagogical experience, have graduated from the best European music academies, and have earned many awards for their performance as musicians. They are able to meet the selection criteria to a very high standard, and we can assure you the best quality of services and professionalism from our team.

By clicking on this link, you can book your first. Current prices and discounts on packages of five and ten individual lessons can be found in this section. Follow this link for Cancellation and Refund Policy at Edora Music School. On this page, you can also read our teachers’ biographies.