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    Bethany
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    Hey everyone! A friend of mine just recently purchased a violin and has asked me for some tips. I have never done this before, so I am really wanting to hear some suggestions on how to help get them started? Thanks ya’ll!

    #3669 Reply

    Michael Sanchez
    Keymaster

    My biased answer would be send them to Violin Tutor Pro! 🙂 They can learn from the beginner lessons which are well done in HD, and then ask questions in the forums whenever they have them. Once a beginner has gone through that path, they can sign up for the webinar classes. All these services are located in the top navigational bar which stays put as you scroll down.

    #3727 Reply

    Bethany
    Participant

    LOL! So you would recommend Violin Tutor Pro? 🙂 I actually had already planned on directing her to this site and did. I also let her borrow my Fiddle for Dummy’s book! Thank you for this very helpful site!

    #5205 Reply

    Yinmui
    Participant

    I would say first have them be quipped with the materials that they need, such as tuner, metronome, books to learn from, and music stand. Second, tell them to try to practice everyday, even if it’s only for 10 minutes, little bit goes a long way. Third, learn a piece and practice it, once they learn a second piece, always go back to the earlier piece and keep refreshing their techniques. Always warm up with a scale or two when practicing, and once they are able, study etudes.

    Last and not least, always practice with a metronome.

    #5208 Reply

    Michael Sanchez
    Keymaster

    Many students avoid using a metronome which really hurts progress on rhythm. I think using it regularly is really important to a student’s progress on any musical instrument. Good tip Yinmui!

    #11132 Reply

    Celia Levy
    Participant

    With a beginner violinist you have to go slow with them and make sure they understand the notes, rhythms, tempo, music and all the Italian words like Ritard and such things like that. Plus you have to be very patient too and not give up on the student.

    #11305 Reply

    Nicholas Guess
    Participant

    Also, make sure to make it fun and don’t let them get burnt out! Beginning violin is hard and not always the most fun, so you have to try to make it fun for them! Teaching theory when teaching beginners was the hardest thing for me when I was teaching.

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