If you have been thinking of learning the violin so that you can relax at home with one of the most beautiful stringed instruments in the world, the first thing that you have to think about is how you will actually get the lessons you will need, so that you can expertly handle the violin. You have several options when it comes to learning the violin.
The first option is enrolling in a music school, so you can get specific lessons on the just the violin. You don’t have to be a student majoring in music to learn the violin from a music academy or a university. In fact, many universities offer music classes to anyone who wishes to learn how to play stringed instruments, percussion instruments, etc.
Of course, these lessons won’t be exactly cheap, because you will be attending classes in a room with other aspiring violinists. If you don’t want to drive to your regular music classes, your second option is to find a violin instructor. A good violin instructor has seven key characteristics or traits:
1. A good instructor is able to show that he really loves what he is doing. He should also be able to demonstrate the breadth of his knowledge, as well as his passion for teaching people.
2. A good instructor is also competent in the subject matter. Instructors who have degrees in music, or have formally trained under known violin virtuous, are definitely more reliable than violinists who are self-taught, or have had no formal training. Of course, being taught by a professional musician is a completely different proposition altogether.
3. A good instructor should always be gentle and pleasant with his student. After all, you are his client, and no matter how harried or frustrated the teacher may be, he should still handle his clients well.
4. A truly competent instructor should also be able to imagine what it is like for the student. If an instructor is unable to put himself in your shoes during the lesson, the learning process will be laborious and difficult, I can guarantee that.
5. An instructor should also show that he values not just the money you give him as payment for his professional services, but also your time. All personal instructors should arrive on time, unless they have a really good reason not to. Coming in late is never okay, so if you happen to have an instructor who is always half an hour late, you should tell him to come earlier on your next lesson.
6. Another key trait of a truly effective violin teacher is creativity. Not every student can learn to read music after two sessions. Not every student can master the movements needed to create beautiful sounds. The instructor should be able to improvise exercises and lessons that will address the steep learning curve experienced by many students.
7. And, finally, a good teacher always encourages his student to reach out to other students and lovers of music. Enrichment through experience is one of the best ways to encourage a budding passion for the violin.
If you do not have the time or the funds for a personal violin teacher, your last option is to sign up for online violin classes. You can learn a lot from competent teachers online, and the best things about these classes is that you won’t have to attend live classes, and you can view the videos and read the instructions from the teacher at your own pace.
Finding the best place to learn violin can spell the difference between sheer enjoyment at the prospect of learning new music skills, and experiencing difficulty in playing a new instrument.
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