violin strings buying guide

Violin Strings Buying Guide | Online Violin Lessons

Violin Strings Buying Guide | Online Violin Lessons     As a beginner violinist, you likely won’t give much thought to what types of strings you want to use. However, as you advance you may consider putting some more thought into the type of strings you want. Each violin has a unique “voice”, and changing…

practice routine

How to Create A Practice Routine That Works | Online Violin Lessons

How to Create A Violin Practice Routine That Works | Online Violin Lessons     If you want to become a great violinist — whether professional or amateur — you need to have a practice routine. Your practice routine should be specific to you and largely depends on what your goals are and how much…

a major scale

The A Major Scale | Online Violin Lessons

The A Major Scale | Online Violin Lessons     Scales are a foundational technique to master in order to become a great violinist. In this post, I’ll walk you through the first scale that most violinists learn – the one-octave A Major scale.   A Major Scale Notes All major scales follow this pattern…

Beginner Violin Bow Strokes | Online Violin Lessons

Beginner Violin Bow Strokes | Online Violin Lessons     Violinists use a variety of bowing techniques to add style and interest to violin playing. Understanding these techniques can help you in your own playing and appreciate other violinists’ playing as well. Today, I’m sharing four beginner bow strokes and how to execute them.  …

cruel summer

“Cruel Summer” by Taylor Swift | Violin Sheet Music

“Cruel Summer” by Taylor Swift | Violin Sheet Music     I am SO impressed by Taylor Swift. Seriously! I remember listening to her 15 years ago in high school, and she has managed to keep herself relevant today. Way to go, Taylor! Today, I’m excited to share my printable violin sheet music for my…

staccato

How to Play Staccato | Online Violin Lessons

How to Play Staccato | Online Violin Lessons     One of the fun things about playing the violin is you can make many different types of sounds using only your bow. Staccato and legato are two of the bow strokes that beginners first learn to execute. Read on to learn more about how to…

violin harmonics

All About Violin Harmonics | Online Violin Lessons

All About Violin Harmonics | Online Violin Lessons     Harmonics can seem confusing and complicated at first, but they are actually some of the easiest notes to play on the violin. And while it can be difficult to understand the science behind how they actually work, you don’t need to know anything about auditory…

violin instrument care

Instrument Care | Online Violin Lessons

Instrument Care | Online Violin Lessons     Stringed instruments require special care in order to keep up the health of the instrument. Follow these important guidelines in order to keep your violin in excellent playing condition.   Store Your Instrument in Proper Conditions Because violins are made from wood, they require proper temperature and…

roar viola

“Roar” by Katy Perry | Viola Sheet Music

“Roar” by Katy Perry | Viola Sheet Music     One of my favorite things to do as a musician is to transcribe popular music for viola. I like to create simplified arrangements so that even my beginner students can learn to play these fun pieces. Today, I’m excited to share my printable viola sheet…

violin practice tips

Violin Practice Tips | Online Violin Lessons

Violin Practice Tips | Online Violin Lessons     Learning how to play the violin may seem simple at first. In reality, it takes a lot of dedication to master the instrument and develop a beautiful tone. Today I’m sharing my top practice tips to help make your violin practice more efficient and effective. These…

common violin bow holds

Common Violin Bow Holds | Online Violin Lessons

Common Violin Bow Holds | Online Violin Lessons     How you choose to hold your violin bow can make all the difference in how your playing sounds. Different bow holds can produce different results, and it’s important to be intentional about how you hold the bow if you want to be intentional with the…

danny boy

Danny Boy | Violin Sheet Music

Danny Boy | Violin Sheet Music     To honor St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I’m sharing my arrangement of the traditional Irish tune “Danny Boy”. Frederick Weatherly penned the lyrics to the song in 1910 and it was set to the traditional Irish tune “Londonderry Air” in 1913. It has been a beloved tune…