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Sky-Rocket Progress as a Beginner

Are you ready to avoid mistakes and see rapid progress as a beginner?

Does Learning Violin as a Beginner 
Seem Frightening at Times?

Ok, so maybe you are a total beginner reading this as you haven't even picked up a violin yet...

Or maybe you have been playing a while and have experience some serious frustration. Either way, I can totally relate to your overwhelming thoughts. Maybe you have asked yourself this question?

How do I learn the violin properly and at the most efficient rate?

If you have already picked up a violin, you can relate to all the squeeky sounds and terrible bow bounces. Nothing feels worse than trying to play a beautiful note and nothing comes out but terrible noise. 

Sure, it's easy to just put yourself into a "beginner" category, but wouldn't it be nice to avoid more mistakes and make it to where you could practice more freely and have more enjoyment with the instrument?

I can totally relate what you might be going through.

Wouldn't it be nice to just be able to play the violin and actually like the sound you are creating?

How Much Do I Need to Practice Violin?

Many students think they have to practice 2 hours per day to achieve results with the violin. Certainly the more you practice (properly) the better you get, but most people don't understand the significance of building a solid fundamental foundation as the most important thing needed to progress on the violin quickly.

In fact, I only suggest that my students practice 15-30 minutes per day to get results.

But here's the key. You have to practice the right things in that time span. And unfortunately, you can actually hurt your progress if you practice the wrong things.

Yes, that means that you could have practiced 2 hours today and actually have gotten worse. Why? The violin requires good technique to allow the bow, strings and violin to produce the right sound.

Think of it like this. Just going to a gym and standing around doesn't make you strong. Lifting the proper weights is what helps you build muscle. ​The same goes with the violin--practicing 15 minutes properly outperforms "standing around" or "messing around" for 2 hours. 

It's up to you to learn ideal physics on how to move the bow across the strings. Without the proper training, you will do it your own way which is almost always wrong. 

Maybe you have you spent hours and hours working on violin but actually find yourself going backwards...

99% of beginner violin students work on violin technique improperly - and unfortunately not every violin teacher has the skills to properly teach you how to do this. ​

Quality Violin Instruction Matters

Just because someone is good at the violin, doesn't mean they know how to teach the violin. You may find yourself building crippling habits before you even reach your first month--just because your teacher didn't know enough about certain fundamentals and how to teach them to you. 

This is What Happens When You Learn Violin the Right Way...

Karen and Mary had the same goal in their 60's - learn the violin as a beginner. 

Karen is an adult student who started taking lessons with me, and the other is Mary, an adult student who took one year of lessons with another teacher and then transferred to take lessons with me. 

My approach with Karen was to focus on violin technique right away, so that she would be able to avoi

Proper violin technique will help your progress exponentially. You could consider me somewhat of a boot-camp specialist when it comes to violin technique--I didn't start off this way, until I really saw how significant it affected student's progresses time and time again. 

It took about 5-weeks for Karen to grasp of all the fundamentals--she was holding the bow way to tight, was pushing way too hard with her thumb against the bow, and had a really low hand height when holding the violin.

Karen needed quite a few different drills and processes to fix her problems--otherwise she would have really struggled to progress down the road.

About every student falls into the category of having at least 2-3 bad habits--if they aren't aware of how to work on them.  

After 5-weeks, Karen was able to do vibrato, was getting a great sound, and was playing challenging pieces for her experience level like Danny Boy and Canon in D. She had very impressive technique and I would consider her "graduated" from intense violin technique training. 

Solidifying proper violin technique takes about 5-weeks!

This is What Unfortunately Happens to Most Violin Students in the First Year...

Now let me tell you about Mary who didn't build a solid fundamental foundation on the violin. 

Mary was making awful sounds on the violin (cat noise bad) as she was full of bad habits that were making it seriously hard for her to play. She developed these all throughout her first year of playing the violin. ​

She told me her other violin teacher only helped her learn songs and only mentioned a few things here and there about violin technique. I get so frustrated with some violin teachers out there - they really don't know how much they are hurting students when they don't emphasis proper technique!

Learning songs is always the goal every student should have, but not working on technique will make songs super difficult and sometimes impossible.

Mary had a super bad habit of bow usage, middle finger tension, and improper finger angles that were causing her to be way out of tune, not be able to get a good tone out of the violin and many other problems. She was frustrated and in need of my help. 

It took about 3 months to fix just one of Mary's bad habits. Then her next bad habit took about a year to fix (finger angle issue). I really wish Mary would have taken lessons with me from the start - she definitely wouldn't have developed these bad habits. 

Good Technique Student (Karen) vs. Bad Technique Student (Mary) 

After about 3-months of teaching both Karen and Mary, we had a Christmas recital where they both chose the same song to play - Canon in D. 

You would be amazed that even after only playing 3-months, Karen sounded a lot better than Mary at the recital. Karen had been playing 3-months (had super good technique), and Mary had been playing just over a year (had many issues with technique). 

Achieving a great sound on the violin takes less time than you might think. Students that focus on violin technique will play significantly better than those that just watch random videos, hoping to catch a tip here or there. 

Each of Karen's notes were clean, in-tune, proper rhythmically, and she even was doing vibrato after a few weeks of training. 

The other student Mary was just struggling to keep her bad habits in check - which unfortunately is very hard to manage especially when you have to play in front of others!

So the moral of the story is that building solid technique from the start makes a huge difference in a student's ability to progress. I see this time and time again with students...the ones that take technique seriously are the ones that have sky-rocking success. The ones that don't end up progressing like a turtle or even worse, digress because they just keep building more and more bad habits. 

Are You Wondering Why Your Songs Sound Mediocre at Best?

Watching a few videos about technique here and there is not good enough to avoid bad sounds. It's very easy for students to focus too much on finger placement, and not what is needed to sustain solid technique. The results are squeeky sounds, bow bounces and the inability to learn new songs. 

There are Over 30 Bad Habits That Will Stunt Your Ability to Progress on the Violin

  • Bad left-hand technique
    Here are some examples of bad habits. Improper hand height, improper finger angles, improper finger placement, improper contact with the fingerboard, improper finger pressure, and much much more...
  • Bad right-hand technique
    Here are some examples of bad habits. Improper bow hold, improper hold pressure, improper usage of the index, improper application of the pinky, improper wrist bend and much much more...
  • Bad bow movement
    Here are some examples of bad habits. Improper usage of the bow, improper pressure of the stick, improper bowings, improper rhythm, improper bow starting point, improper bow pickups and much much more...

You're probably wondering how it's possible to manage so many bad habits on the violin...

The key is solidifying proper habits through a proper mindset including understanding what you shouldn't be doing, and how you can avoid them in your practice sessions.

I break things down very clearly how to approach all these habits through my 5-week intensive program which I'll tell you more about below. Don't be overwhelmed if you are new to the violin - be relieved you are not continuing to potentially learn the violin the wrong way!

Many beginners watch random YouTube videos and stumble across concepts here and there--but just learning a concept is 10% of what you need. It's impossible to avoid every bad habit on the violin without proper awareness and plan of action.

Bad habits crush a violinists ability to learn! Have you ever wondered why so many beginners sound bad and it seems to go on for a while? The difference between someone with bad technique and someone with perfect technique is HUGE.   

Perfect technique will skyrocket progress exponentially. With my 5-weeks of training you'll learn everything that is critical for success, done in a certain way where you'll be amazed at where you'll be at even after the initial 5-weeks. 

Even With No Prior Experience, You'll Be Playing Violin Better in 5 Weeks Than Most People With 10x More Experience

Most people that are at the three year experience mark are experiencing frustration in creating a good sound. Many of them quit because they don't understand why they are struggling even after hours of practicing each day. 

This doesn't have to be you. In fact, after going through my 5-week program, you'll sound better in 6 months than most people that have been playing 3-5 years

And please don't rule yourself out. Even people with absolutely no musical experience can follow my 5-week critical training and have quick results. You might think age is a factor if you can learn the violin but it really isn't! I've seen dramatic results with all types of people including those with disabilities and/or body challenges. 

Be Able to Play ANY Tough Song on the
Violin Within 6 Months - Up to Devil Went Down to Georgia Level

How cool would it be to be able to play any song you have wanted to play in a short period of time? And not just play be able to stumble through the song but sound good enough to really impress yourself (or others). This applies to both the violin and the fiddle.

My 5-week fundamental training is going to dramatically help you progress with both styles of playing. 

Here's a quick story for you. 

In 2012, I got a call from a young college student looking to play the song "Devil Went Down to Georgia" for his soon to be wife at his wedding. He looked up "violin teachers Grand Rapids" on Google and decided to call me.

I was really inspired by his goal! He had 6 months to challenging song and honestly was surprised that I didn't shoot down his request - he had no prior experience reading music and wasn't exactly the musical type. This was going to be his first musical instrument he was going to try to learn. 

Kyle went through my 5-weeks of training and with 2-3 hours of practice each week, he was able to actually play Devil Went Down to Georgia at his wedding!

You might be impressed to know that Kyle had very stiff/rigid hands and was very uncoordinated. But he bought in entirely to my 5-week program which led him to achieve his goal.

There are many similar stories like this. You can achieve any reasonable goal on the violin with my 5-weeks of training!

Learn the Skills that it Takes to Make Violin Not Just a Hobby, But a Passion

Take a look at the video below which is of me and one of my students that went though my 5-week fundamental training. Kassie is playing a duet that many people at 15 years experience would have trouble playing. At the time of the video she had been playing 3 years. Hopefully you'll get the sense that playing the violin is all about learning it the right way!

​I was very articulate and detailed regarding violin technique in the 5-weeks of training - this is what is key to long-term success.

In the next student video, Anna (age 5) is shifting into various positions and playing a piece that many people at 5 years experience would have trouble playing--she only had been playing one year at the point of the video! I also was very intense with her in the first 5-weeks of fundamental training (it's so key to success)!

Kassie and Anna were given the tools and knowledge to avoid building bad habits that would have otherwise stunted their ability to progress. There is no possible way Anna and Kassie would be 1/10  as far if they relied on random Youtube videos or bad instruction

Having solid fundamentals and developing perfect technique will help players of all levels including young kids, young adults and also people starting the violin at a later age (I've even had an 89 year old go through my training program). 

I know what you are thinking...building solid skill only happens to young kids. This is totally false! I actually find adults digest information much easier than kids, and it's been much more common to help an adult build solid technique than a child because they are generally dedicated, detailed-oriented and willing to follow my steps and methods. 

This doesn't just come to random people. I've been able to train students of all ages from 4 to age 89 how to play the violin from scratch. If you are sitting there reading this and think it couldn't be you, I'm 100% confident you are incorrect. Anybody can learn to play the violin as long as they have the desire to learn. ​

Take my Grandfather for example who has been playing the violin for 80 years. He finds enjoyment by practicing the violin a few hours per day at the age of 90 years old! After my grandmother passed away about 10 years ago, my grandfather said he wouldn't be as healthy as he is today without his violin.  

​I started playing at age 4, and my Grandfather would bring me to lessons. Believe it or not though, I never got one lesson from him. Even though he played in the Grand Rapids Symphony for over 25 years, he admits to this day that he is not much of a teacher. 

About Violin Teacher Michael Sanchez -
Creator of the 5-Week Intensive Violin Training

Michael Sanchez is a published author of the 350-page resource guide "Fiddle for Dummies" and is one of the most popular violin/fiddle teachers in the world. His influence of teaching stretches over the globe with over 39,000 followers on Youtube, and over 102,000 followers on Facebook one reason - he is a great teacher that people are constantly sharing on social media and talking about. 

Michael has taught hundreds of students violin, viola and fiddle in his studio in Grand Rapids, MI (80 private students in person at one point). He now focuses on teaching more online and has put together the 5-week intensive training to help students worldwide create a solid fundamental foundation for learning the violin. 

Below is a video of Michael playing "All of Me" by John Legend on the violin. 

Learn the Skills that it Takes to
Become a Great Violinist

Do you want to avoid painful struggles on the violin or possibly end up quitting in frustration?

In my estimation, only 25% of people that decide to start learning the violin are still playing the violin after one year. What's the most common reason? They didn't see enough improvement from their method of instruction or find enough inspiration to want to continually practice.

Makes sense doesn't it? Why would any student want to practice at all if they aren't seeing significant progress?

Here's the good news and why I'm happy you found my site. 

95% students that enroll in my program are still playing three years later. I have a way of explaining all the important violin concepts in such a way that will help you stay encouraged, informed and confident in how you are progressing.

Learn Violin Vibrato in Just 5-Weeks

I get people who come in for private lessons that have been playing over 5 years have difficulty with vibrato.

If you didn't know, vibrato is the shaking of the hand which helps create a more beautiful, expressive violin sound. 

See Danny's Progress
3 Year Vision into How Good You Could Be

Here's a great success story of a student that went through my first 5-weeks of training...

Danny and his Mom Jeanine decided to give the violin a shot. Danny mentioned interest in grade school that he wanted to play the violin, so Jeanine enrolled him in lessons. They had no idea what to expect or if he would even end up liking the instrument. 

Danny and his Mom took learning through my program very seriously- and boy did they see results fast. After just 5 weeks, Danny was doing vibrato exceptionally well (like most of my students) and every week he was soaring through at least 2-3 new songs (practicing just 150 minutes per week). ​

Danny - 6 Months Experience

Danny - 2 Years of Experience

Danny - 3 Years of Experience

Sure Danny has some talent, but he couldn't have achieved his skill without having that first 5 weeks of solid instruction and fundamental training. Now the violin is not just a hobby for him, but the violin is a part of who he is.

I want you to have a similar success story of knowing nothing about the violin and in a short period of time being able to play 10x better than you ever could. I promise you are in good hands if you let me teach you. 

The first 5 weeks of violin training is critical. Sure you can take private lessons with any teacher, but I've seen so many transfer students tell me that their other teacher left out many of the techniques that I started teaching them in the first lesson. Don't roll the dice on these first 5 weeks!

Testimonial - Shelly Barrett

Testimonial - Philip Heinforth

Testimonial - Danny and Jeanine Heemstra

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Some of your visitors will be readers and others will be scanners. The readers will start at the top and read every. single. word. until they reach the end of the page (or until they can't wait any longer and decide to buy). The scanners, on the other hand, will skip about looking for things that catch their attention.

Keep in mind: the scanners want to be convinced just as much as the readers do, they are just looking for information in a different way.

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