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Want to Learn to Play the Violin? Take Violin Lessons!

Want to start to learn to play the violin? Do you love the way the violin evokes emotion? Want to be able to play timeless pieces by composers such as Mozart or Paganini? You need some violin lessons! Why not get in contact with one of our professional violin teachers today! Wherever you are in your playing, whatever your specific need for violin lessons - whether violin lessons for the beginner, or violin lessons for the intermediate or advanced player, we can match you with the perfect violin teacher and have you making progress in no time!

Professional Violin Lessons with Trusted Violin Teachers!

At MusicTutors, we ensure that as you learn to play the violin, all of our violin teachers have an Enhanced DBS Certificate as well as sharing our vision for a regulated online music tuition platform. Safeguarding and child protection are issues very close to our hearts and we are committed to supplying high quality, safe violin lessons, accessible to all.

The Benefits When You Learn to Play the Violin

Imagine playing Caprice 24 confidently, in front of an audience. You've learnt the piece in your violin lessons and practised at home and then taken it to the stage! Afterwards, the audience burst into applause. How great does that feel? Good for your confidence, self-esteem and great motivation to continue to learn to play the violin. A performance like this takes many hours of practise and hard work - our violin teachers can help with exactly that. Whether you want violin lessons as you're still learning the basics or you want violin lessons as you're an advanced player in search of new challenges, one of our experienced violin teachers can help you. For children, we say learn to play the violin as it's a great instrument to learn - it's really good for developing co-ordination, concentration, focus and confidence. What are you waiting for? Start to learn to play the violin today!

Where Do You Want to Learn?

MusicTutors has great violin teachers all over the country offering violin lessons near you. Our tutor base is always expanding. Take a look at some of our violin tutors near you. Who would you choose to help you learn to play the violin?

  1. Leeds Violin Lessons
  2. London Violin Lessons
  3. Bristol Violin Lessons
  4. Manchester Violin Lessons

Are You Looking for Lessons in Another Instrument?

MusicTutors doesn't just offer violin lessons. We also provide music lessons in a wide range of instruments.

Our team is expanding all the time and we are very proud of our professional tutors. Take a look at lessons in other instruments

  1. Guitar Lessons
  2. Bass Guitar Lessons
  3. Clarinet Lessons
  4. Saxophone Lessons

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Do I Need My Own Instrument as I learn to Play the Violin?

It's important that you have access to a violin to practise on between violin lessons. We would recommend doing some research and asking your violin teacher in your violin lessons for advice. Buying a violin is very personal, and you need to find one with a sound that you love, but it's also worth considering it as an investment. You can also ask for advice from music shops or dealers, but it's important to remember that they aren't always impartial - they make a profit if they can convince you to buy their products, and there's no guarantee of quality or condition! It can also be helpful to get advice from a luthier who makes and repairs violins - they tend to be very knowledgeable about different makes of violin, what they're worth at certain ages etc. Unlike the market of many instruments, second hand violins can actually be much more expensive and can be better quality. However, don't get caught up in the age of an instrument if you don't know anything about the make or the quality - an old violin isn't necessarily a good violin. Most importantly, when you learn to play the violin, it should be an enjoyable experience. Choosing the right instrument, both for your violin lessons and for practice at home is an important decision not to be rushed or taken lightly!

Here are some shops to look at:

What Size Violin Do I Need for My Violin Lessons?

The violin comes in full size, 7/8, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/10, and 1/16 sizes. The smaller sizes (3/4 and below) are generally only used for children in violin lessons, and rarely produce the same quality of tone as a bigger violin. 7/8 and full size are both mainly used by adults and children 12 and up who are learning to play the violin, depending on their size. Most adult players choose to play full size violins but some feel more comfortable with a 7/8 size violin. The body length (without neck) of an ordinary violin is about 35 cm. A 3/4 violin is about 33 cm and a 1/2 violin is about 30 cm. Be careful as sizes vary between manufacturers. Size is all about what's comfortable for the player, so find one that works for you. For parents, it's worth considering how much money you spend on a smaller violin for your child - bear in mind that they will grow and you'll likely have to buy a bigger size at some point! Your violin teacher will help recommend a size in your violin lessons.

Equipment for the Violin that's Useful as You Learn to Play the Violin

Aside from a violin and bow, you will need:

  • A shoulder rest - this attaches to the bottom of your violin and rests on your shoulder, lifting your violin up to your chin. Your violin teacher may supply you with a sponge or something similar in the beginning as you learn to play the violin to save on costs, but eventually you will most likely need a shoulder rest for your violin lessons. Some players prefer to play without one, but most use a rest. If you can, try out a few different rests in your violin lessons and see what's comfortable for you.
  • Rosin - this is what you put on the bow hairs to improve tone and grip. Your violin teacher can advise you on a good brand in your violin lessons.
  • A case for your violin - this is important to keep your violin safe and allow you to travel with it as your learn to play the violin. Your violin teacher can advise you on an appropriate case, but most will recommend a good quality solid case (Hiscox is a good brand for this, though quite expensive) for travelling any distance.
  • A music stand - it will be helpful to have a music stand at home for practice!

Playing With Other People

Playing music with other people is a great way to socialise, and there's something magical about being a vital part in a big collective sound. Beginners might think you have to be an expert before you can start to play in an ensemble, but this is not the case! Playing with other people from the earliest stages of your practice is a fantastic way to improve your skills when you learn to play the violin.

Here's a list of amateur orchestras that you could join:

London:

Manchester:

Bristol:

Leeds:

Birmingham:

We’re Here to Help

At MusicTutors, we love helping connect students with their perfect tutor. If you have any questions about violin lessons, don't hesitate to get in touch. The office team are all professional musicians and educators and we love giving great service. Simply call 07946125613 or send us a mail to [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!

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