Can I teach myself the violin?

It may look like homework, but a violin is a great tool for learning other musical skills. Learning to play is not only a fun, rewarding experience, but it can open doors for you in other areas of your life.

Want to get started? Check out our beginner violin lessons and see if you’re up to the challenge.

What if I get sick and no more violin lessons?

If you get sick and no more lessons, you can still learn the violin. You will need a class or a private practice and the class can be at your home, at a nearby school or at any city center we offer. Contact us to set up a time that works best for you.

Don’t worry about learning the violin after your medical leave. Just remember to practice regularly—and always carry your violin case.

What if I get too old to learn?

You are still able to earn a regular income from playing the violin and, for those that need it, some scholarships are available.

How do I improve my playing?

The main thing you need to know when it comes to improving your playing is “what you practice.” In general, you need to focus on playing more often and more accurately. It is very important to focus on all your notes during practice and to practice using “simple technique.” If you are playing “complicated” technique, it’s usually a sign that the violin teacher hasn’t worked out all the technical weaknesses. Practice on an empty string with a blank or “dead” white board and use some free time to work with your teacher. Remember, you are an artist trying to play the music with your hands but the violin teacher is trying to teach you the music.

What instrument are you looking for?

There are thousands of types of instruments—musicians know what works for them—and you will quickly find what works for you by simply playing them! We have made a list of some of the best violin teachers in the United States that can help you find an instrument that will be right for you.

See here for details about our teachers in other parts. If you still get scared away by the vast amount of choices we offer, just think of this list more as guidance than a hard sell, and make your decision based on your needs instead.

Will I enjoy my violin playing? What’s your opinion?

The vast majority of violinists feel that learning and maintaining an instrument are two of the most enjoyable